By ann summers
Because of a “mouth-feel” like styrofoam peanuts, I hate baked Cheetos or their generic imitators even as I definitely like fried Cheetos. So much for common sense about what is healthy snack food— fortunately it probably isn’t fatal.
What can be fatal are generalizations that aren’t accurate especially for public safety.
Claiming that racial profiling is “common sense” is micro-aggressive nonsense in a US that could have tRump relying on the closeted racism of dominant voter culture in “swing states”.
That 2017 Trump presidency would be even more Draconian than the post 9/11 security state revealed by Snowden. And those cops with poor training are using a cover of no one respecting their authority as they get hate-crime protection in Chicago.
Trump is making profiling the new political correctness, trying to make racism a tool for public safety, institutionalizing bigotry in its most insidious, authoritarian form. Respecting the public seems to be only an option for its servants under the Trump regime.
Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement scrutiny of Muslim Americans after the Orlando mass shooting.
“I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“You look at Israel and you look at others, and they do it and they do it successfully. And you know, I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense,” he said when asked if he supported increased profiling of Muslims in America.
Who “escapes detection” for possible public danger as a firearms owner in a nation where there are simply a lot of firearms legally and illegally held. The real issue never to be acted upon unless complete chaos occurs would be confiscation by a police state which would be the end of democracy anyway. So many slippery-slope fallacies and strawmen upon which lobbyists fundraise. And of course there’s the more insidious profiling by those lobbyists. As if detection was something interfering with basic bodily functions like using toilets.
During a May 20 speech before 80,000 NRA members at the NRA’s annual meeting, NRA Institute for Legislative Action executive director Chris Cox attacked acceptance of Olympic athlete and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, calling her “Bruce” and “he.”
Following Cox’s speech, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said the Obama administration was “in the toilet” because of efforts by the administration to prevent schools from discriminating against transgender students.
Just moments into his speech, Cox lamented that “the America we know is becoming unrecognizable. Everything we believe in, everything we’ve always known to be good, and right, and true has been twisted, perverted and repackaged to our kids as wrong, backwards and abnormal.”
The real issue is to make sure that a negative preference does not become predjudicial and even worse become institutionalized even de facto as POC are the more likely objects of legal and illegal firearms activity. And political correctness still has nothing to do with it when cops empty complete magazines into suspects.