Friday, July 22, 2011

Bureaucrats Define Potential Terrorist Activities

I'm thankful that I'm one of a small minority of Americans who does not own a cell phone. Why? Because, according to a recent Homeland Security film, almost anything I do with it may be construed as "suspicious" and a potentially terroristic threat.

Prison Planet provided the link to the video below.Before you watch the video I recommend you read this excerpt from Prison Planet's accompanying article to see if its descriptions are accurate:

In the course of the 10 minute clip, a myriad of different behaviors are characterized as terrorism, including opposing surveillance, using a video camera, talking to police officers, wearing hoodies, driving vans, writing on a piece of paper, and using a cell phone recording application.

Despite encouraging viewers not to pay attention to a person’s race in determining whether or not they may be a terrorist, almost all of the scenarios in the clip proceed to portray white people as the most likely terrorists. Bizarrely, nearly every single one of the “patriotic” Americans who reports on their fellow citizen is either black, Asian or Arab. Imagine if the video had portrayed every terrorist as an Arab and every patriotic snoop as white, there’d be an outcry and rightly so, but this strange reversal must have been deliberate on the part of the DHS, but why? Is this merely political correctness taken to the extreme or is something deeper at work?

Are the people who made the film racists? In my opinion, probably so.

But the saddest part of this video is that those who produced it are, in my opinion, entirely sincere. They see people like me as enemies, but not just because of my race.

My ideas, convictions and beliefs, based on Scripture as they are, challenge the naked power and idolatry of statism. In the end, the power elite sees this as an infinitely greater threat than hordes of Muslim jihadists with guns and bombs.

Thanks to my barber who first drew my attention to this.

1 comment:

The Warrior said...

And I was wondering when they'd start the "See Something, Say Something" campaign.

This is interesting...I must be honest and admit I can see it as only a piece of propaganda. What is the point of this video? What is the point of the community-esque statements, stating that "we all have a role to play"? I don't know, but that reminds me more of dystopian science fiction than anything else. Orwellian reminiscences are not my idea of a positive thought. (And on the other hand, mentions of the magical "fusion centers" seems like a bad idea to me. MIAC, anyone?)

But the saddest part of this video is that those who produced it are, in my opinion, entirely sincere.

I can't help but wonder, gravelbelly, are you sure? Would a sincere person/group really perpetrate what we are seeing these days? Does closing the eyes to common denominators in "terrorism" and redefining it as conservative Christians, etc. really fall under sincerity?

Just something I was thinking about.