It reads like a bad joke.
You might be a terrorist if:
- You believe in the United States Constitution (earning a higher position on the watch list if you can actually quote it)
- You exercise your right to bear arms
- You exercise your right to free speech
- You think letting Muslims without passports onto airplanes while strip-searching Grandma is wrong
- You believe in fiscal responsibility (earning a higher position on the watch list if you actually practice it)
- You believe that charity begins at home
- You believe everyone has a right to choose for themselves
- You don’t believe everyone must pay for the choices of others
This profiling comes courtesy of our progressive liberal administration. The same progressive liberal administration that wants to change the lexicon to call terrorism “man-made disasters” and its perpetrators “unprivileged enemy belligerants” sees no hypocrisy in profiling the average American. Maybe because such a broad swath cuts across race and gender? One certainly can’t accuse them of discrimination now, can they?
But when there are significant numbers of people in this world whose only goal in life is to kill Americans, if not outright destroy America, discrimination is desperately needed. The average American practices it every single day. Children are taught to not accept candy from strangers. Women walking alone at night are taught to cross the street to avoid coming close to a strange man. When there’s a knock on the door in the middle of the night, everyone looks through the peephole before opening the door and when what they see isn’t a familiar face, most won’t open it.
Truth is our lives are made up of an endless series of judgement calls, discriminating against a combination of various oh-so-unpolitically-correct variables. It’s an inherent survival mechanism, for to blindly embrace what is radically different on the surface may mean death. (It’s why the progressive liberal cavemen didn’t survive their hugging the sabre-toothed tiger.) Sure, it can create a stubborn mindset of prejudice but more are the stories of those pleasantly surprised when they find out not everyone of a certain stripe is really all that different (caveman hugs wolf) than the stories of those who take their prejudice up like a sword and set forth to destroy their perceived enemy.
Yet is is exactly such a hard-core, prejudiced-based war that we have with Islamic extremists, those zealous jihadists the average American rightly call terrorists. They are identifiable by their ethnicity or chosen cultural identification, by their words and their deeds and to ignore them is what now tremendously endangers us. The enemy we face is without but by not recognizing them using clear, level-headed judgement for fear of being seen as racist or bigoted, or lacking in their beloved sophistication or what have you (by anyone other than the average American, that is), this administration has effectively become the enemy within.
Though Washington may be loathe to admit it, the average American knows this. They look at this administration with its endless excuses and it is slowly dawning on them that, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” And in order to survive, the average American will do what they have always done. They will create a profile to allow them to root out their enemy, and they will not hesitate to call that enemy by its real name: progressive liberal politician.