'KISS' Gene Simmons Unabashedly: "Time to Profile Everyone! Profile Me!"
YOU wanted the best, YOU got the best. The hottest take in the world...comes from KISS frontman Gene Simmons.
Seriously though, KISS as a band has made it clear where they stand (see KISS Absolutely Destroys Colin Kaepernick in the Most KISS Way Possible). Where they stand is perfect. Because Simmons is 100% spot on here...
"[Ahmad Khan Rahami] should go to jail and be somebody's girlfriend."
Nobody says the word "profile." Everyone needs to get smart. I'm ok with profiling. I want you to stop me first. I want you to stop me because I look a certain way. And if I'm clear, than profile someone else. It's emergency powers during war. There's a war going on.
But what about people who think they are being unfairly profiled.
It is unfair. That's why the words "too bad" exists.
Gene Simmons for Secretary of Homeland Security?
Aside from how much we're pumping our fists and shouting "AMEN!" what does it say about the state of our culture that a member of a band makes more sense than the leftist idiots leading our country? Maybe we don't want to address that large issue so early in the day. Let's put a pin in it and come back later.
Is it later yet? It is somewhere. Despite the obvious truths of Simmons' words, TMZ's camera guy, or reporter (I'm not sure what his designation is, sorry TMZ) can't help but say "But some people feel violated" from profiling. Interesting, because some people feel injured or dead if political correctness wins the day and no one "says something" about someone suspicious. Especially if that suspicious someone prays to Allah and hates the Jews. And the gays.
It's okay to profile?
Yet here were are. If you see something and say something, you might be a racial profiler who deserves to be shouted down at best, and branded as a racist hate-monger at worst. We already saw it happen in San Bernardino. Read Woman Didn't Report Muslim San Bernardino Killer... Guess Why...
Which is why Simmons is right (and a little ballsy) for pointing out what used to be obvious: "Too bad" if you feel all hurt over being profiled for how you appear. If how you appear falls in line with someone who's on a crime spree, you might be looked at suspiciously. What about the leftist meme often applied to gun control used here "If it only saves one life, we should do it..." Oh, it only applies to those pesky NRA tea partiers who love their Second Amendment rights.
Seriously though, profiling would have been an interesting topic to address with Sally Kohn. Maybe next time...