The term, “home-grown terrorist,” has commonly been used to identify Americans who target other Americans and cause both mayhem and fear among the citizens. The usual MO of this type is a stealth bomb or sniper rifle, targeting a building or a few selected individuals.
Yet, in the fall of 2008 a small group of Americans wearing suits, not camouflage outfits, committed an act of terror on the entire population of this nation- every man, woman and child. And where are these terrorists? They are, of course, back at work and living a very comfortable life-style, blending in nicely with their up-scale neighbors. They may even be in the church choir this morning singing songs of praise and worship.
I flash back to the image of the KKK members who also were church-goers, perhaps righteous choir members, singing Christian songs on Sunday after having lynched a ‘nigger’ on Saturday evening.
So, who are these homegrown terrorists who reeked havoc upon the entire nation? Why is the FBI not investigating this act? And why has the public been so silent about their heinous act?
Very good questions. Maybe it’s because they don’t LOOK like terrorists. Or perhaps we Americans are so completely dumbed-down that we can’t recognize subtle terrorism, white-collar terrorism. These guys don’t fit the ‘profile.’
Surely by now you’ve ID’d the subjects of this post because those of you who read this blog are a cut above the average American.
Jail time. A simple solution for the criminals who prey on our citizens. Perhaps hanging. I can’t help thinking of those tens of thousands of Americans behind bars today because they possessed a bag of marijuana. Yet these 11/08 Terrorists not only are not doing jail time, but are back ‘at it’ once again, like parolee recidivation.
Where is the public outcry? Where are the people gathered to demonstrate? Why the silence? You tell me.