Monday, July 19, 2004

The idiocy of political correctness

Interesting story and followup about a possible dry run by terrorists on a recent flight from Detroit to LA.

The moral of the story is that vociferous idiocy and a lack of political courage, with regard to racial profiling, make it easier for terrorist to kill us again. The terrorist we have to fear are overwhelmingly young, middle-eastern males. To ignore this fact is rank stupidity.

Feel free to bring up Timothy McVeigh at this point. He's the exception that proves that rule.

Commentary on this story by Michelle Malkin here, here, here, and here.

Update: Final word on this whole episode here.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jeffrey Davidson said...

I am all for being PC, but not very much for being stupid, and sometime PC is just an abbreviation of "very stupid."

Yes, racial profiling can and does go to far in some instances. But more to the point, and a very important point, is that people from different cultures do look at the world very differently. Acting is if people brought up in Rio de Janeiro act and believe the same as people from Belarus, Chicago, or Damascus is foolish, short-sighted, and wrong.

I love my fellow man. I believe Carl R. Rogers was right, that people are basically good. I also believe some folks have a different definition of good and some have a whole lot of training, indoctrination, growing-up, etc. in places that do not value my, or your, life.

So now what?

8:53 AM  
Blogger ABCD II said...

My reading of your comment, Jeffrey, amounts to:

"I'm for PC, but not when it's abused. And I'm for racial profiling, but not when it's abused. And people are basically good, except for when they're not."

Everyone already knows (except those who don't) that everything can be used for good until it's used for bad (except those things that can't).

Do you have anything SUBSTANTIVE to say?

And what, exactly, is the point you are trying to make of different people brought up in different places looking at the world differently? How is this relevant to racial profiling or the stupidity of politcal correctness run amok? How is this a point at all, let alone "a very important point?"

1:43 PM  
Blogger Jeffrey Davidson said...

I deleted my reply to your comments. It's your tone. It's arrogant, beligerant, belittling, and not, in the least, conducive to having a conversation.

5:06 PM  

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