I saw a recent post in slashdot about some the increased popularity of illegal cell phone jammers in the USA. Apparently a few self-opinionated white morons (my pretty accurate guess) are now using them to silent undesirable loud cell-phone conversions in public places.
As many of you know, I do not judge an act by its legal status because laws are written (and enforced) by greedy and short-sighted parasites.
But I have issues with this form of vigilantism for reasons above and beyond the conventional ones. So let me first list the conventional reasons-
1. Since the jamming is indiscriminate you might accidentally cut off an important conversation.
2. It could affect 9/11 or other emergency calls and might be used to facilitate robbery.
3. There is no law (or custom) against being a loud cringe-inducing idiot in public.
4. Other people paid for cell phone access, whether you like it or not.
But all of these are, in my opinion, minor issues compared to the big one that few white (and asian) geeks are able to comprehend. Can you guess what I am talking about??
Payback with a significant racial component.
Ok.. if you have read the original article and the comments on it on slashdot- it is hard to deny that there is a significant racial (and class) component in the beliefs of those who use, or condone the use, of cell phone jammers. As many of you know, inter-racial relations in the USA between slavery, jim crow and the ‘war on drugs’ have never been particularly good. It goes without saying that a white, or an Asian person, trying to jam the cell-phones of a predominantly Black or Mexican crowd might cause or invite personal harm. Sooner or later a white (or Asian) geek is going to caught and lynched.
But that is not the real problem..
Once news of a few such events spreads over the intertubes- even a small cell-phone outage will make people suspicious of every white (or asian) within shooting distance.
Then there is the issue of Blacks and Mexicans in service jobs that involve taking care of pathetic old and dying white people. Don’t you think that they won’t “transfer” some of their extra contempt for whites by abusing the ones under their care? I don’t feel any sympathy for old and dying whites who get abused by non-white caretakers because what goes around, comes around.
What do you think? Comments?