Dammit, now the Americans are going to have to add “people who whinge about paying taxes” to terrorist watch lists.
Sorry – did I say “terrorist”? This has nothing to do with terrorism, according to The Age:
The crash of a small plane into a building in Austin, Texas does not initially appear to be the result of a crime or terrorism.
Sure, before his suicide attack he declared he was “adding his body to the count” to make sure things “will change”, but this is DIFFERENT. For one thing, he’s not one of, you know, them.
It’s not as if random nutjobs of all manner of backgrounds do stupid things and cause death and destruction, and that it’s completely unfair to use such tragedies to smear all people who share that background, after all. There are bad groups who can be smeared and blamed when one of their number does something horrific – but white professional males who don’t like paying tax are not one of them.
It’s legitimate to use these incidents to reinforce existing discomfort with an already-maligned minority within society: but it’s completely wrong to use them for any other political purpose.
Do you understand the distinction?