By J-One Royal Fam
Since the failed Christmas day plane bombing, I've heard it said that we should profile every Muslim man between the ages of 18-28. In a time when fear is the most common emotion in people, that would seem to be the correct course of action. In the past few years since 9/11, we've been told about countless terror attempts from disgruntled "Muslim men", many with "ties" to Al-Qaeda. On the surface, it's safe to say: "Profile them all" in the name of national security, but what would be the point? If profiling in the name of national security is the new fad, then let's inconvenience and harass YOU!
J.R. Junior made some great points about the questions that we should ask ourselves and others about what happened that day. I, for one, believe wholeheartedly that this was all set up to scare you into supporting the invasion of another sovereign nation in the name of terror. Only this time, support is based on speculation and the idea of lives lost, which is obviously scarier. Of course, this is going to run 24-7 all over the news channels and across the web. The problem is: the rhetoric which prompts profiling is much more heavily covered than all of the childish inconsistencies of the "story" we are being told.
Have we not learned anything from history? Do we even know history? Well, history has shown that profiling has very damaging effects especially when there is no reason for it--or in our case, reasons are made up for it. Who gets effected by this? Do you even care? Of course not. It's not you whom they are after. Most of us Americans don't fit that profile. But, what if you do? I actually kind of look like Mr. Abdulmutallab, and I'm a Marine Corps veteran. So, should I go through the same scrutiny even though I signed up to defend our country? There are so many scenarios against profiling that eventually it will not make sense.
But, the biggest point I want to make is that when--and I mean WHEN--profiling happens to every person in this country, you will finally realize that no one wants to take our freedoms away except for you. No one wants to bomb a plane because of two reasons: First, it's inconvenient to everyone including the "bombers". Secondly, once the investigation is complete, their families will be bombed themselves which defeats the whole purpose of and is not even the definition of terrorism.
The only bomb attempt that occurred on Christmas day was the one that went off in the minds of the American people. Profiling seems like a good idea when you aren't the target group. Once you realize that you actually are the target group, then maybe, you will understand that this is a war to make and take money from you; not a war on half-assed wanna-be terrorists.
Open Your Eyes...That's What They're For!!!