Skip to comments.Homeland Security training video portrays all "terrorists" as white, middle class males
Posted on 07/22/2011 4:55:48 AM PDT by SJackson
If you see something silly, say something: Homeland Security training video portrays all "terrorists" as white, middle class males
Don't they know stereotyping causes alienation, and alienation and poor self-esteem lead to radicalization? Now these poor men are going to have to deal with those additional radicalized Misunderstanders of Middle America and worry about backlash because of their portrayal in this video! And this is going to damage our standing with middle-class white guys abroad in nations that are our Friends and Allies, and create even more terrorists.
Of course, the intention seems obvious. But by bending over so far backward to show they aren't singling out any other group, they appear to have created a study in absurdity. As James Thurber once cautioned, "You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward."
"Who does Homeland Security thinks poses the greatest risk? Video portrays white middle-class as the most likely terrorists," from the Daily Mail, July 22:
A video released by the Department of Homeland Security urging people to report anything suspicious has caused outrage by characterising white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists. The promotional video is part of Homeland Security's $10million 'See Something, Say Something' programme as they believe it will help curb random acts of terrorism by individuals.
But the controversial video has angered some Americans due to the fact all the actors who play the would-be terrorists in the video are white, and the people who report them are either black, Asian or Arab. What would happen - it is asked - if it was the other way about?
Lawsuits. Oodles and oodles of lawsuits.
The ten-minute clip shows a number of scenarios in which different behaviours which could be characterised as terrorism are played out.
These include - wearing a hooded top, driving vans, opposing surveillance footage, using a video camera, talking to police officers and recording something on your smartphone, among others.
The voice over urges viewers not to consider a person's race when making a decision on whether or not they are a terrorist. [...]
DHS has confirmed the video is theirs but adamantly deny there are any racial or politically correct overtones to it.
They are striving for the destruction of the USA.
Fight them at every opportunity.
Alternate explanation: “White male” = Western Civilization = capitalism = scapegoat for the left
This would be funnier if it wasn't such an accurate portrait of how the egghead left thinks.
> Homeland Security training video portrays all “terrorists”
> as white, middle class males
They forgot Christian.
White, middle-class, Christian males.
> This Marxist government is a joke.
And not a funny one either.
watch out! they’ll smuggle stuff on planes in loaves of Wonderbread®!
Don’t forget little old ladies who have adult diapers on
show me the video
OOH but —but that guy that was killed for bombing the Federal Building in Oklahoma City was a white guy—wasn’t he? Yeah and where was this never caught never was fin newton of the Right wing extremist mind that supposedly was seen -but like bigfoot never caught — where was the middle Eastern looking man? Why look at the poor guy now confined for life to a wheel chair.Major Hasan was trained by old white guys in the Army wasn’t he? See, See I know how to talk like a left wing-nut Of course Homeland security used middle class white guys as terrorists anything else would bring a lawsuit from Jesse Jack sonss Rianblow co-alition.
Or the Naalcp.OR Abraham Foxman and the Jewish ACLU.
I thought the terrorists were 90 year old women in diapers.
Well, good morning to you, too, DHS, DOJblogsquad.
Welcome to the Real World
isn’t this racial profiling?
- George Orwell, 1984
They keep this sh*t up, and they’ll end up being right.
Hmmm...I would have suspect elderly Amish women as the culprits. Handicapped ones too.
Idiots. And ironically is of no use to a trainee who needs to distinguish
one Arab from another. An Arab guy may be harmless but because the agent is given no information about what is normal cultural behavior and what is not, he will not know when to take someone aside and when not to. And if his gut tells him that some Arab passanger ought to be stopped, he probably fells the needalso to stop some white grandmother just to cover himself.
HHS forgot to mention veterans as terrorists.....Janet early on in her reign of terror, pointed them out.
You forget that White Middle Class Christians are the only ones that can be attacked without causing a problem.
We don’t amount to squat.
For the last 40 years white middle class men have been under attack. They have take our jobs, our pride in our race has been called racist. For some reason we are called number two males on our driver’s licenses.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I went to a J.C. Garand shoot last month. The president of the guns club was a match organizer. He said that at the last meeting of the officers of the club, an FBI agent showed up to make a presentation. It was for the gun club to be on the lookout for terrorists who want to overthrow the government.
The presentation said that the likely terrorists were old, white, Christian guys (usually with gray or white beards) who don’t like to pay taxes. When the president asked if someone shouted “Allah Akbar” just before shooting, would that be suspicious, the FBI agent refused to answer.
True story. We are all screwed.
White, middle class males? Racism! Racial profiling! Where’s the media outrage?
Probably some of the same actors who star in all those burglar alarm TV ads.
The last socially acceptable punching bag...
Don't they know stereotyping causes alienation, and alienation and poor self-esteem lead to radicalization?When there's no more recourse to law, there is only recourse to lawlessness.
Constitutional Government...their biggest fear....
Yeah, but you gotta watch out for those Minnesota Lutherans smuggling in the lutefisk! :-)
I’m surprised they didn’t depict ninety year old ladies concealing weapons in their walkers, babies with explosive filled diapers or five year olds trying to hijack a plane as these seem to be targets for TSA scrutiny.
> HHS forgot to mention veterans as terrorists.
Yes, of course. Sorry I forgot to point that out.
The 0bamao regime is the enemy of our Constitution and of the American people who don’t fit their profile of what they want America to look like.
They are racist, totalitarian, collectivist-statist, MARXISTS, and, as such, ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE.
0bamao does not even qualify as a Domestic Enemy, since he was at least raise, if not born, in a foreign land.
He is as anti-American as Osama bin Laden was.
What's scary is, they think they're telling the truth.
Yeah! Everyone knows they are light-skinned privileged class males. (Of course they are also wild-eyed murdering moslems)
Of course they would portray white, middle class males as the enemy. It shows you who the powers to be are really afraid of. The DHS isn’t about internal security, they’re here for control.
The Left always accuses its opponents of that which they themselves practice.
I’m getting tired of TSA terrorizing travelers.
nobama hates you, hates your family, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer.
Everything nobama does is intentional.
God help us all.
A farmer sees a fox running off with one of his chickens so he trains his dog to hunt down rabbits.
Not only are the “terrorists” white males, all of the reporting citizens are, with one exception, very swarthy, Negro or Middle Eastern in appearance. This film is the ultimate piece of racist propaganda.
I had a visit early last year from a fellow masquerading as a hospice nurse (my mother is on hospice care for Alzheimer’s). This guy was the biggest man that I ever ever seen for a short guy at 5’7” and 275 pounds, and probably less than 8% body fat. After he took care of mother, he joined us in the living room for an introduction, since we had never seen him before, and talked about the sport of “power lifting”, which I had excelled in up until about 20 years ago, hunting and other outdoor activities, and I showed him and old custom 6.5x55 that I had built(being careful to not cop to owning any other toys). After talking about his stint as a trainer in Ukraine, his training Brad Pitt for a movie role in London, and his try at the Foreign Legion, he just out of the blue asked me where he could meet some “militia types”.
I had red lights and sirens going off in my head so I told him that I didn’t advocate the overthrow of the government, and that he shouldn’t hang around with people that did. After he left, I googled his name which turned up photos of him in Ukraine, at the gangster’s home in London where the Brad Pitt training took place, and a bunch of other biographical stuff.
The regular nurse came the next day and said the hospice group did not know who this guy was, and that he disappeared the same day that he visited me.
I can only speculate, but the only activities that I engage in that could be remotely perceived as anti-government are my membership on this site, the past membership on a gun owners forum that originated in Norway, and a query sent to the NC Militia for information(oops). Oh, and I had my photo taken at a couple of “Tea Party” rallies in Charlotte, NC.
It would appear that the Feds already have a long list that they are working so be careful what you think.
Well to the lesbian slut at DHS, yes I am your enemy. Keep pushing and poking you sexually dysfunctional piece of debris and you just might get the response you are looking for.
That explains why big janet was running those “If you see something, say something” PSA’s at WalMart.
Go to the source.
According to the Home Security company television ads, all the home invasions are being done by white males...on single moms living in quarter million dollar homes in the ‘burbs.
And thus, the emasculation and denigration of the white male continues apace..
It’s sickening and infuriating in it’s blatant falseness...
It's not just government agents out there. Regular people who get into some legal trouble may be told that the trouble could "go away" if they help the feds do stings on people they know. So the next guy to ask you where he can meet "militia types" could be a co-worker or an old buddy.
Was obviously scripted and made by holder’s people who have a strong kinship with mooselimbs the world over. C’mon, its their turn, we owes it to em, you know mofo.
“So the next guy to ask you where he can meet “militia types” could be a co-worker or an old buddy.”
Being a young retired person (63), I am happy to report that there are no longer any “co-workers” to turn me in. The old buddy thing could be a concern so some discernment would certainly be in order if anyone from the past shows up out of the “clear blue” and wants to get chummy.
My wife and I harbor no illusions about where all of this is going. We just hope for a few relatively quiet years before the knock on the door comes late one evening.