The "Right" to Act Belligerently

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

In my last post, I discussed the deliberate misuse of the term "racism" by a group of Moslem clerics in order to smear the recent legitimate acts of self-defense by the passengers and personnel of US Airways in Minnesota.

I have stated here before that I find quite a few parallels between the corruption of the civil rights movement (which has unfortunately inherited the moral mantle of the fight for equality it abandoned) and efforts currently underway by followers of Islam to cause Americans to accept dhimmitude, a meek, second-class citizenship, in their own country.

One of the most blatant parallels lies in the outrageous demands that Moslems and "civil rights" leaders make. For example, Moslems demand that we surrender our freedom of expression by never displaying images of their "prophet" -- as if their professed desire not to "be offended" trumps the right to intelligent debate inherent in man's nature. And then they demand that we ignore religion when screening airline passengers even though the vast majority of terrorists are Moslems -- as if their professed "offense" is more important than our very lives!

In Houston, there is a brewing controversy about the use of tasers by the police that illustrates my point perfectly. Here, we see self-proclaimed civil rights leaders pooh-pooh the whole idea that police officers might need to defend themselves on the way to trumping up charges of racism because they do just that.

Quanell X, a local race-baiter, has called for a moratorium by the police on the use of tasers after a female policeman used one in self-defense during a traffic stop in which Texans lineman Fred Weary "became verbally combative and extremely argumentative".

Community activists are calling for a moratorium on the use of Tasers after an HPD officer fired her stun gun at a Houston Texans player during a traffic stop after police said he resisted arrest earlier this month.

"This white officer saw a big black man and had that innate fear of a big black man in her presence," said Quanell X with the New Black Panther Party. "The minute he made a slight move or gesture she disagreed with, (he) was 'Tased.' "


Deric Muhammad of the Millions More Movement agreed.

"If you are caught at the wrong place, at the wrong time and clothed in black skin, you are a target," he said.
You will notice that all context is dropped except skin color. Weary is black, the officer who tasered him is white. It was racist for Whitey to taser poor, oppressed Mr. Weary. Case closed.

And the useful idiots at the Houston Chronicle go right along with it. The article never pictures Weary (at least in its web version of the article), never tells us whether the officer who made the stop was alone or had any backup, never gives us any indication of what threats Weary may have uttered or whether he appeared to be getting ready to make good on them, and, to add insult to injury, tells us only by accident -- because Quanell X happened to use the pronouns "her" and "she" -- that the officer was female!

Our "community activists" are also more than happy to manufacture statistics (which the article does at least refute) to make it seem that black men are being singled out for persecution. But this still leaves unchallenged the notion that if a majority of those at the business end of a stun gun are black, such a percentage is evidence of racism. Furthermore, it leaves the following question unasked: "If this tasering was improper, what proof do you have that so many others are also improper?"

Gosh. Such a statistic could mean that the black community breeds criminals and that the police frequently have to taser them. Call me crazy, but I strongly suspect that to be the case. Quanell X, Carol Mims Galloway, Deric Muhammad, and the rest of their ilk would do much more for the betterment of the black community and race relations if they would work to stem the epidemic of crime that has plagued Black America for decades on end.

But I suppose it is easier and grabs better headlines to demand that a woman take unnecessary chances with her own safety than to tell a hulking brute that he was way out of line to throw a tantrum at a time when most people his age manage to conduct themselves as adults.

Grow up, Mr. Weary. If you deserve a ticket, take it like a man. If not, fight it in court like the rest of us. In the meantime, if you can't pick on someone your own size, at least lay off the girls.

No wonder so many black men have so much trouble becoming responsible adults, when as Stanley Crouch reports, "young black men do not see growing up as having any advantages to it." Too many people like Quanell X are making sure they never do.

-- CAV


Today: Minor corrections.

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