you want to fly these days,
there’s a high probability that you will be given two
choices are: subject
yourself to potentially harmful x-rays as you allow a stranger
to view your naked body or, be
patted down by someone you don’t know in a manner that
others have described as humiliating, demeaning, and
To touch someone the way a TSA official touches people (http://www.ourlittlechatterboxes.com/2010/11/tsa-sexual-assault.html)
would be a crime in any other setting, but no longer is
classified as such when a TSA employee does it.
How America is being protected by having a TSA agent
touch your penis, vagina or breasts is not explained.
expect that this kind of invasion of privacy is only the
beginning. One day
someone will bypass these detection procedures by hiding some
kind of device in their rectum or vagina and then the TSA will
want to routinely explore these places too with your clothes
off like they do in prisons.
Surely this is a major victory for terrorism.
If we are in a war against terrorism, it’s a war we
are losing badly. We’re
now doing to ourselves what our enemies would very much like
to do to us… risk free.
thought up these procedures, or gave the ok to use them, may
not have considered them to be acts of political repression,
but surely that is what they are.
If we are to be subjected to these procedures, we no
longer live in the country our Founding Fathers envisioned.
When you live under a repressive regime you are no
longer secure in your person; you live in constant fear of
having your life, your possessions, or your dignity taken from
you. When you live
in fear, your mental and physical health is at risk, not to
mention your happiness.
On the other
hand, these acts of terror are to be expected.
Citizens of the United States cannot allow their
government to intimidate, terrorize and persecute other
peoples without eventually learning that we will have to pay a
corresponding price for committing these crimes.
What is happening is simply the natural order of
things. It is how
life works. It is
one of the great lessons of history.
The artifacts of regressive regimes fill the world’s
museums and continue to be favored holiday destination sites
of vacationers worldwide.
beings are destined to learn the meaning of compassion. Too
bad we can’t learn it simply by looking over the artifacts
of other people’s pain; we insist on learning it for
ourselves first hand. The lesson:
what goes around, comes around.
And here it is. And
there’s more on the way. And it won’t stop coming around,
until we stop sending it around.