Friday, May 4, 2007

It's not terrorism if you're white

The Maryland dead tree edition of The Examiner reported today that a counter protester was arrested at an immigration rally in Washington, DC this past Tuesday (May 1st) following a confrontation with several protesters. Prior to physically challenging some of the protesters, 24-year-old Tyler Joseph Froatz was distributing fliers that read, "The only way to stop a flood is to cut off the flow" and displayed cartoon drawings of tanks and soldiers gunning down people crossing into the US from Mexico. When police arrested him after he assaulted the event's organizer, they found him armed with a hammer, taser, a loaded flare gun, and two knives including a 12-inch dagger. A search of his nearby Jeep turned up a loaded M-1 rifle, ammunition, and a map of a local embassy. Police later searched his apartment and found "at least 15 guns, a Molotov cocktail, a hand grenade, and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition." Froatz is a former Eagle scout and self-proclaimed Herndon Minuteman. He was denied bail by a DC Superior Court judge this afternoon over concerns that he may pose a threat to the area.

Ya think?

This is the first I've heard of this story, so I assume that it hasn't been widely reported by corporate media. A quick search on "the Google" turned up only a couple of local stories and a few blog accounts.

Imagine if Tyler Joseph Froatz was named Tayib Jamal Farahani and was of Middle Eastern decent. To say that this would have generated some national interest is a bit of an understatement. This would have been splattered all over CNN for hours. Fox would have had a field day. The wingnut blogs would have been on this like ugly on an ape for weeks. Michael Chertoff would have made a public statement raising the terra level to blinking red. Dick Cheney would've booked all the Sunday talking head shows. And Dubya would've said something incredibly stupid. But since it was just Bubba from Podunk, the MSM and assorted right tards not only couldn't care less, many of them wish he would've succeeded.

When a foreigner gets caught plotting to kill Americans, it's new$. When a white conservative gets busted? Not so much. Welcome to the United States of Bigotry.

1 comment:

polizeros said...

Thanks for the link and for helping get the word out on this.