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June 19, 2015

On Calling Terrorists Terrorists

Here's the definition of "domestic terrorism" from the FBI:

"Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:

Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;

Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and

Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.

Now I will concede that there is a reasonable case to be made for declaring the little punk who perpetrated the Charleston Horror to be a domestic terrorist. One can certainly point to the above definition above and check off points 1 & 3 quite easily -- and make an argument that the second prong of the definition is met as well

So tell me -- why did the people making the argument for classifying the little prick in Charleston as a terrorist not want to classify the perpetrators of some other recent acts of violence as terrorists? Doesn't this same definition also apply to the actions of the Ferguson and Baltimore rioters? By my reading, it fits their actions. After all, rioting, arson, property destruction and attacks on law enforcement officers certainly endanger human life and are in violation of state and/or federal law, the goal was to affect the conduct of government by mass destruction, and the crimes took place within the United States.

Of course, we know the answer to the questions I asked above. The media elite supported the rioters -- indeed, they created, encouraged, aided, and abetted the mobs. What's more, the media went out of their way to defend the rioters from serious criticism, labeling much of that criticism as racist -- remember the kerfuffle over the use of the word "thug"?

I guess it all comes down to a question of privilege. But is it the "white privilege" to be accurately described as what one is, or the "black privilege" to have one's misconduct obscured and excused because of the color of one's skin? Seems to me we need to answer those questions as a matter of getting a little bit more of the moral clarity that commentators have been seeking over the last two days.





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