Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Jim Robinson" is on the terror watchlist.

According to a recent CNN article, Former Assistant Attorney General Jim Robinson is on the terrorist watch list. I'll be honest: I had never heard of the guy prior to this. But here's the real issue: there might be people out there who don't mind if people with names like "Muhammad" can't get on U.S. airplanes, but everyone should be concerned if there are serious inconvenience to people with names like "Jim Robinson." That's right, this list is harming nice American Protestants with good, old-fashioned American names. Are you irritated yet?


Dan said...

Yes, slightly bigoted wasps should wait for one of their own race to come under fire before suspecting a problem.

Joshua said...

My point does not have to do with "bigoted wasps". People are less likely to care about something when it seems unlikely to impact their lives. That's not great but it doesn't demonstrate bigotry. The point is that they should be concerned since it is hitting people with names like theirs.

Anonymous said...

Tell you the truth Josh.... I don't care what you have to say about a cnn article.