Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American
As we now move into the official Political Aftermath period of the Boston bombing — the period that will determine the long-term legislative fallout of the atrocity — the dynamics of privilege will undoubtedly influence the nation’s collective reaction to the attacks. That’s because privilege tends to determine: 1) which groups are — and are not — collectively denigrated or targeted for the unlawful actions of individuals; and 2) how big and politically game-changing the overall reaction ends up being.
I'm sorry, I couldn't hear that last part over the sound of millions of gun owners laughing.
Collectively denigrating and targeting is EXACTLY what the anti-freedom forces do after every single mass shooting. Every single gun owner in the country is painted as some slack-jawed, drooling moron, a Cletus with a room temperature IQ and a closet full of hatred. Because of the actions of a tiny handful of unstable people, millions of us who enjoy and appreciate the full spectrum of our constitutionally protected rights stand by, waiting for the hammer to fall.
A hammer that fell, mind you, on NY, CO, MD, and CT even though millions of gun owners in those states did nothing wrong.
Take your hair-shirt wearing, racist-American projecting BS and fold it until it is all sharp corners and then cram it somewhere personal. We fall all over ourselves avoiding the elephant in the room - the black-on-black violence that turns our inner cities into war zones, like, say, Chicago; yet you're concerned that white terrorists get special privilege. Hmm. Let's examine this hypothesis. First, consider "white terrorists. After Tim McVeigh, we've got... Um... Let's see... Oh yeah, that's right. Bill Ayers. Next, what would "special privilege be? McVeigh was executed in - for the death penalty - record time; his conspirator jailed for life. Bill Ayers? Remind me what his sentence was, again?
Maybe there's something to this after all - as long as those white terrorists are mentors to the current Teleprompter-in-Chief...
That is all.