December 07, 2015

Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch

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This past summer when Dylann Roof killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, SC, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch”€”a black woman”€”expressed zero concern about protecting neo-Confederates against a looming public backlash.

But last week, a mere day after two radical Muslims slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, she told a group of Muslim advocates that her “greatest fear” is that the shooting would lead to anti-Muslim “rhetoric.”

The day after she said that, she announced publicly that the feds were opening an investigation to determine whether a Muslim teen in Texas had his civil rights violated after being arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials had mistaken for a bomb.

She made no note of the fact that the Muslim couple who perpetrated the San Bernardino massacre had planted an actual bomb at the scene of their attack.

Would one be crazy for suggesting that the powers that be have trouble distinguishing real danger from hypothetical danger? And would it be even nuttier to suspect that in their zeal to protect minorities, they step right on the majority’s throats?

“The ones you should fear most are those who try to dictate what it’s acceptable for you to fear.”

On Thursday, while the blood was still wet and sticky from Wednesday’s slaughter, Lynch deigned it proper to speak at a dinner event hosted by a group called the Muslim Advocates.

I will pause to note that neither Lynch nor any public official currently in the USA would be caught dead speaking at a dinner for a group that advocated on behalf of white group interests.

“€œObviously this is a country that is based on free speech,”€ Lynch told the audience in Arlington, VA. “€œBut when that edges towards violence…we will take action.”€

Beware of anyone who ever employs the “free speech…but” clause.

Lynch told the crowd that since 9/11, the US Justice Department had launched “over 1,000 investigations into acts of anti-Muslim hatred, including rhetoric and bigoted actions.”

Note how she conflates “rhetoric” with “acts.”

Lynch added that her “greatest fear” is the “€œincredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric.”€

In other words, despite the fact that Islamists killed 130 in Paris only three weeks ago and slew another 14 in California the day before her statement, the literal murder of human beings didn’t frighten her nearly as much as the idea that people would say bad things about Muslims in the aftermath. She also said that if Muslim schoolchildren feel they are being bullied in school, they should contact the feds immediately.

The next day she announced a federal investigation into whether Clock Boy had his rights violated. Note also that Clock Boy”€”who’s moving to Qatar with his family while suing his former school district and the city of Irving, TX for $15 million“€”received a special audience with Barack Obama, who apparently finds it beneath himself to visit any family members of those slain in San Bernardino.

While admitting she had succumbed to the fear that Muslims would potentially be subjected to critical comments, Lynch added that “We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on.”

OK, lemme get this straight. Fear that people would say bad things about Muslims is legitimate, but fear that Muslims might kill people is a groundless form of “hatred.” And the only “rhetoric” we should fear is negative speech aimed at Muslims, not the ISIS propaganda that apparently inspired last Wednesday’s mass killing.

We have met the enemy, and we pay it taxes to destroy us. It is not only that the government is indifferent to majority interests”€”it is actively hostile toward them.

After Wednesday’s massacre, both a male and a female neighbor of the perpetrators said they noticed suspicious activity at their apartment”€”groups of Middle Eastern-looking people coming and going at all hours, often toting packages”€”but they never reported anything for fear of being accused of racial profiling.

It was this same sort of crippling sensitivity that enabled the Fort Hood massacre and England’s Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal. People have been so literally terrorized at the idea of being called a racist, they set themselves up to be killed. And this form of psychological terrorism”€”fear of being called a racist”€”is far more pervasive and effective than the occasional bombing or mass shooting.


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