Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others

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  1. midcan5
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    Sometimes a few words can say a lot.

    "1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”"

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    "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."

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    Terrorists are an organized group of people who attack innocent civilians, based on a religious and/or political ideology. If you can define a particular white shooter with that definition, then they are in fact terrorists. If it isn't organized and just a single crazy man, then you call them a "lone gunman".

    By the way, the implication of this thread is that a "lone gunman" is somehow not as bad as "terrorist". That a false assumption. They are both equally bad, we just use different names for them so as to communicate better. If you lump in every killer with the word "terrorist", then the word becomes too generalized and we have to come up with a new word for terrorists.

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    Huh? You mean muslim terrorists on domestic soil are described as "work place violence" while white terrorists are called "terrorists," but only if they attack a mosque. According to the Obama media, attacking a conservative organization that receives money from Chick Fil A because they support traditional marrage is not news worthy. However, they are the ones called "gunmen." Remember that the Fort Hood shooting was made possible via political correctness. And now you want your political correctness back? http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/1...shooter-because-political-correctness-report/
    It's certainly an Obama world!

     
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    I notice, "White terrorists receive a disproportionate level of media coverage" didn't make the list.
     
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    All terrorists are criminals, their race, religion, or ethnicity incidental and irrelevant.
     
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    The article is 100% spot on. The double standard is astounding.
     
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    1. So are black terrorists, what's your point?
    2. Funny, I don't remember a global plot when Hasan shot a bunch of soldiers.
    3. Unless they are Muslims.
    4. Like the interview of the mother of the white terrorist in Aurora?
    5. No, they are extremists, even if they get money from the mainstream.
    6. Yeah, right.
    7. Not if they are Palestinians.
    8. Whites have better PR people.
    9. I think anyone that kills anyone for any reason other than revenge is insane, but I am pretty crazy myself.
    10. The TSA isn't going to stop anyone, it just keeps the idiots happy.
     
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    You must live in Disneyland. I here the term gunman to describe people of every race in the city I live in.
     
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    I couldn't agree more - it is as if US media have simply decided they won't talk about anything to do with gun violence beyond news coverage.

    Why isn't their more indepth reportage about extreme right wing movements, about Christian-inspired terror organisations and particularly about these nutcase survivalist militia?
     
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    I agree - but that doesn't mean that if two people shoot up a shopping mall tomorrow, the white guy won't be called a gunman and the Arab guy a terrorist by the TV news crews.
     

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