Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hate Crimes Bill Won't Protect Straight Honkies

"Hate crimes" is just another way of saying "thought crimes." George Orwell's predictions of Big Brother punishing us for what we think is a reality in America today, and it's about to get worse if Senate Bill 909 (S.909) passes today. Also called "The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act," S.909 is officially called the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act." This is the bill that, among other weird things, would make make pedophiles a "protected class" of people and public criticism of child molesters a "hate crime." Thank you, Democrats. What Orwell didn't see coming, however, was a Caucasion-hating, heterophobic Big Brother. In reality today, Big Brother is Barack Obama. Today, Politico writes about S.909, a Democrat amendment to a defense spending bill: Republicans are protesting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s move to attach a controversial hate-crimes proposal to a must-pass defense bill, but they may not have the votes to stop it. In an effort to circumvent GOP opposition, the Nevada Democrat has proposed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act as an amendment to a $680 billion defense authorization bill. Full Article.... Apparently the Democrats feel that S.909 would not fare well as a stand-alone bill, so they are parasitically attaching it to a defense authorization bill. (See " Carter Clews summed it up well in his NetRight Nation column on July 14: The highly charged "Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009" (S. 909) would make it a federal crime to violently attack anyone you hate. Unless, of course, the anyone you hate happens to be a white heterosexual. That's right, S. 909 -- aka, the "hate crimes bill" -- being pushed through by the Obama Administration as one of its highest legislative priorities would make it a federal crime to commit a violent act against anyone based on race or gender orientation -- unless the race was Caucasian and the orientation was towards the opposite sex. Full Article.... The whole notion of "hate crimes" is repugnant to many of us. Is it wrong to physically attack somebody, for example, just because they are homosexual? Is it wrong to physically attack someone because of their race, ethnicity, or any other reason? Yes, of course it is, but "hate crimes" laws elevate those attacks to a higher level than identical attacks made on somebody who is not a member of a "protected class"of people. Examples of a protected class would be any non-white person, handicapped persons, homosexual persons, and - you get the idea. It is wrong to punch, kick, shoot, stab, spit on or kill any person for any reason other than self-defense, and even then there are limits. The question, however, is why is it more wrong to do those things to some people, and less wrong for others? The obvious answer - the only answer - is a hatred for the others. Those "others" are heterosexual white people. If you break somebody's nose or even kill them, how are their injuries any worse for the motivation having been "hate" rather than robbery, rape or simple lunacy? "Hate crimes" legislation involves much more than simple phyical attack, however. It goes to thought and speech. (See "Thought Crime Bills Threaten Talk Radio") An example: If some jerk yells "nigger!" or "faggot!" at someone on the street, that jerk can be arrested for and charged with a hate crime in many cities, including Chicago. However, if another jerk yells "honky!" or "cracker!" or "bitch!" then no "hate crime" has officially occured. Fair? No, for more than one reason: Both the "honky!" screamer and the "nigger" screamer are jerks, but they are treated differently. Neither, however, should be arrested for yelling, which is, after all, speech. Last time I checked, expressing one's opinion is a guaranteed right in this country, at least the Constitution says so. In practice however, that has not been true for a while, and it's about to get much worse. "Hate crimes" legislation is the ultimate manifestation of "political correctness." RELATED: "Hate Crimes" Bill Attached As Amendment To Defense Authorization Liberal Lawmakers Love Their Sex Freaks and Hate Christian Ministers Hate Crimes Prevention Act has far-reaching effects Are Dems trying to sneak 'hate crimes' through? Holder fails to explains why 'hate crimes' legislation is necessary Holder “Hate Speech” Video Floods Senate The Origins of Political Correctness Leave a Comment... See Our Online Store Chicago News Bench RSS Feed We're on Twitter...