|The mass shooter James Holmes is a "WHITE TERRORIST".|
Republicans were crowing about the Department of Justice and Homeland Security's crackdown on domestic extremism. The Republicans were upset that a declassified memo about the rise of right wing extremism had conservatives blasting the president and others for singling them out as potential threats to society.
During the Aurora, Colorado shooting, numerous people were killed and injured by James Holmes, a mentally disturbed human being. What Juan Cole points out in this piece is that the media doesn't consider him a White terrorist.
|Juan Cole wrote the top ten differences between White Terrorist and Others.|
2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners.
3. Doing a study on the danger of white terrorists at the Department of Homeland Security will get you sidelined by angry white Congressmen. Doing studies on other kinds of terrorists is a guaranteed promotion.
4. The family of a white terrorist is interviewed, weeping as they wonder where he went wrong. The families of other terrorists are almost never interviewed.
5. White terrorists are part of a “fringe.” Other terrorists are apparently mainstream.
6. White terrorists are random events, like tornadoes. Other terrorists are long-running conspiracies.
7. White terrorists are never called “white.” But other terrorists are given ethnic affiliations.
8. Nobody thinks white terrorists are typical of white people. But other terrorists are considered paragons of their societies.
9. White terrorists are alcoholics, addicts or mentally ill. Other terrorists are apparently clean-living and perfectly sane.
10. There is nothing you can do about white terrorists. Gun control won’t stop them. No policy you could make, no government program, could possibly have an impact on them. But hundreds of billions of dollars must be spent on police and on the Department of Defense, and on TSA, which must virtually strip search 60 million people a year, to deal with other terrorists.
Conservatives are so sensitive to the issue of being single out at extremists. This toxic environment caused by the likes of Fox News, talk radio and The Drudge Report has many White men becoming unhinged.
How many White people threatened the president?
How many anti-Black, anti-Hispanic, anti-gay, and anti-Muslim websites are out there?