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.