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Friday, October 3, 2014

The great cover up

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This is not about a media or government coverup. Partly it is about a conspiracy and partly it is about simply covering up as in wearing clothes.

Dunno why, but I got to thinking about Muslim women wearing a burka and Ku Kux Klan members wearing their full-head and body covering outfits. I thought I remembered a court declaring the full hood of a KKK member to be illegal. A hood with the face exposed is entirely fine.

So, I set about looking for the court case which decided this. I found out, there ain't one. It has yet to reach the US Supreme Court. Meantime, various states have ruled in different ways. The most recent case found in favor of the person wearing a full-face hood.

So. Let me ask you what's the difference in these two people?
Aside from some physical attributes - white outfit v. black outfit, setting, etc. you cannot tell anything. You do not know why each person is so dressed. You do not know if it is a man or a woman, nor can you say definitively that it's not the SAME person in each picture.

Beyond question, you cannot tell what the person is thinking, plans to do or the reason for wearing such attire.

Therein is the danger.

We have elements in society today who demand the Thought Police show up in force to accuse, prosecute and condemn those who think differently. These elements have no problem in saying their own views, thoughts and words are sacrosanct.

Parity is not even a word in their dictionaries.

So. If we intend to ban the public wearing of the garb on the left in the above picture, I suggest you to parity demands the same of the garb on the right. If the face must be exposed in the left picture, the same must be applied to the one on the right.

Parity.

Now, two divergences:

1) While I'm here, lemme rock your world a bit about the KKK. My kid's mother grew up in Central Mississippi where the Klan had a presence. She describes the outfit then as a little more than a civic club with a streak of vigilante justice that was applied across the board regardless of the ethnicity of the person targeted. Abusers were common targets, no matter who they were.

2) While researching this, I stumbled across stories of the ACLU repping the KKK in various cases. I posted about that, resulting in this thread.

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