Monday, January 04, 2016

To answer Josh's question...

What changed is that, because of recent events, it has become impossible not to notice stark contrast between how the authorities handle, for instance, unarmed black lives matters protesters who are walking on a public street, compared with the Y'allQaeda folks who are armed and actually seize federal property. Or, for that matter, the difference between the kid gloves treatment that the VanillaISIS people get when they pull stunts like this versus how they would be treated if their names were Ahmed and Mohammad. These guys are being treated completely differently than how any non-white or non-Christian group would be treated if they did the exact same thing. Anyone else who pulled this shit would probably already be dead. That's too obvious not to notice.

I understand that the feds learned their lesson after the Waco and Ruby Ridge incidents in the 1990s, and now the thinking is that the best way to handle these incidents without bloodshed is to take a hands off approach. Maybe they are right and that is the best way to deal with it. But why does that lesson only apply when the people confronting the government are white Christians?