I have given up on being politically correct! As many of you who have read my Relations article can plainly see. With that in mind, I am about to breach a topic that seems to linger underneath the conversation, but never seems to breach the surface. Everybody wants to talk about it, everybody is beginning to think about it, and nobody wants to be the " one" that brings this whopper of fish to the surface. So I shall! I got nothing to lose, or gain from it.
I was reading another article on the vine about a young Marine, Brandon J. Raub, being arrested for his face book posts. I was amazed at the reactions, by commenter's, that were enraged over the concern about his " Patriotic" postings. Many claimed to have posted much worse, or similar rants or post on the vine or on Face book, and to know of several other such like minded people. This is a scary situation, especially in the wake of so many recent acts of domestic terrorism.
There seems to be an abundance of very angry White people out there, with access to mass amounts of ammo and weapons. Now I say White people, because I am quite sure that there are angry White women out there, with similar anger issues. This is evident by listening to the interview given by the mother of Brandon Raub, after his removal to a mental institution.
Take a look at the pictures of these mass murderers, and you have to begin to wonder at the common characteristics. These acts of domestic terrorism all seem to have a political motive, mixed with some form of mental disorder, access to weaponry, and White men. Though, mass shootings are not exclusive to White men, they do represent the vast majority of the incidents through out American history. So do we now begin to racial profile for prevention of domestic terrorism and mass shootings?
The mass media does not ever seems to want to insert the topic of race, when discussing such events. I think we need to talk about it, and bring it out into the open. My motivation for such open conversation is the fact that the other races in America are becoming increasingly weary of these mass shooting and acts of domestic terrorism. The media and White people may not talk about, but we do. We are becoming increasingly frightened by White people, again. This is beginning to form a rift in what was becoming a much more integrated America. Many are becoming very aware of groups of young White men, in public places, especially schools. We have once again begun avoiding certain events and venues, such as gun shows, christian fellowship events, concerts, political rallies and state fairs. At work, we are paying that much more attention to the quiet White guys in the corner. The discussions, amongst ourselves, is becoming increasingly geared toward self defense, and arming oneself against potential events. Those of you who would like to pin this as a Black phenomenon, should understand that it is not. This is bringing together a vast selection of races and cultures into the discussion. I have talked to Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, Arabs, Blacks and my LBGT friends on the topic recently, and we are all very concerned. My LBGT friends are extremely worried, because they feel that hatred towards them has become openly acceptable my a mass majority of Americans, no matter the race.