Vivian Schiller’s amazing achievement in becoming the Chief Executive Officer of National Public Radio indicates how far out of touch that propaganda agency for progressive socialism has truly become. It would appear that her educational background in Russian studies, and her time spent in Russia as a journalist, have conditioned her to the benefits of media censorship, and to the delights of toying with statistical reality. It certainly has not prepared her for the responsibility of leading a major media organization.,
Let me explain in simple terms why Juan Williams is completely rational to experience the emotion of fear when boarding an aeroplane in the company of a closely-knit group of Muslims, especially young Muslim males. Are you not aware, Ms Schiller, that for a period of some 40 years, terrorist attacks in the skies, whether hijackings, the use of planes as vehicles of destruction, or attempts to detonate explosive devices, have almost exclusively involved Muslims? And most especially, have involved young Muslim males. How many instances are on record of such anti-social behavior led by white Christian grandmothers, Ms. Schiller? Please do tell. I shall not be offended, I truly promise you!
I notice that many parents allow their children to play outside and to ride their bikes around the neighborhood in the City of Fairfax, close to where I live. How many families, Ms. Schiller, do you think allow their children such privileges in Anacostia, or in downtown Detroit? Why do you think there are such behavioral differences? Or, to put it another way, if you have small children, do you encourage them to ride out at dusk, unaccompanied, anywhere at all in the District of Columbia ? And if not, why not? Do you think that Anacostia is inhabited by vampires and that Fairfax City is not?
Why is it, Ms. Schiller, that you and your young family have chosen to reside in Bethesda, rather than in South East DC? Pray do tell us about the secret of Bethesda’s attractiveness. Could it possibly be…gasp… the high quality of its schools and the safety of its streets?
Why do you think, Ms Schiller, that families have become increasingly reluctant to allow their small sons to become altar boys in the Roman Catholic Churches of Boston? Is it, do you think, fear that there is something suddenly unhealthy in the air in such churches; or may there not be a more rational statistical motive underpinning such reluctance?
Why do you think, Ms. Schiller, that millions of your fellow -Jews desired to flee from Germany during the early years of Hitler’s Third Reich? Would they have been better employed in consultations with their personal psychiatrists, rather than worrying about irrational, ethnic-based fears of persecution and talking about such worries on national public radio?
Pull your head out of the sand, Ms, Schiller, look around you, and understand the reality of ordinary people’s lives. Every individual has a right to life, liberty and property. There are people out there who do not respect such rights. And rational individuals can be guided only by statistical evidence as to who those people most likely are, and where they most likely reside. Yes, if I were out walking late at night in Anacostia and heard footsteps steadily following behind me, I would be a trace more nervous than I would be in Fairfax, Virginia. And this is not a sign of bigotry, but of statistical reality.
If National Public Radio is not prepared to allow decent people to express sensible views on statistical reality, it has no right to government money, and should have little expectation of securing private donations. ‘Off with your head’ Ms. Schiller is the entirely rational response to your absurd, politically correct behavior.