If you have tried flying lately, you may have noticed a new phenomenon. Freedom, as we have known it in the past, has been replaced by "Big Brother" (or should that be "BIG Sister"), and enforced by the mostly unwitting personnel of the TSA (Trained Security Apes?).
I have previously spoken out on the topic of the TSA reaction to the terrorists, and I would like to continue in this vein.
It would be unfair to single out the individual employees of the TSA, except for the fact that these lowly denizens of the airports seem to have taken to their newfound "power-trip" with gusto. Yes, I know that it is their "job" and the are only "following orders", but that job can be done with either humility, or arrogance. It can be done in a demeaning way, or it can be done discreetly. It can be done in a way that they would want it done to their own children and spouses, or it can be done with the joyous zeal of a pedophile.
But having said that, it is not the visible echelons of the TSA that should worry us. After all, they are only "doing their job." What we should question is the motives and the wisdom of the TSA organizational Elites, who visit these indignities on the traveling public. I am talking about those Political appointees who couldn't logically reason their way out of a paper bag, who fill their positions only because they know the right people and know how to follow their own "orders".
But the scariest thought of all, is that the American Public has been so browbeaten, that most will willingly submit to any degradation meted out in the name of "Security". They slink through the dehumanizing escapade with their "tails between their legs". The truth is that this method of "security" checks do nothing to enhance our actual security.
So you are asking me to prove it? It's simple if you are willing to use your brains. Tell me what was the first impetus to enhanced security measures (shoes and belts removed)? That's right, it was the Reaction to the "Shoe Bomber". What was the impetus for the current Nude Scanners and Groping Patdowns? Correct again, it was the Reaction to the "Underwear Bomber". Now comes the trick question.... Assuming that they had access to today's methodology, which TSA agent in the U.S.A. could have stopped these two terrorist before they boarded their flight? Think real hard!! NONE!! Both of these terrorists boarded their flights overseas. That's right, Paris and Amsterdam! So why are WE being PUNISHED?
Now while the minions on the front lines are busy groping crotches and fondling bosoms, the REAL TERRORISTS are laughing, and are busy finding ways to game the system. While our supposed Protectors do their utmost to stomp on our Constitutionally protected freedoms with their Jackboots and harass the innocent traveler, the terrorists, who should be the focus of their zeal, will most probably manage to find the next method of entry to their Heavenly Harem of virgins. While we are suddenly enamored with checking out Laser Printer Cartridges, the wily death-merchant is already working on the Death Banana, the KaBoom Box or the exploding Tampon.
Will each and every terrorist attempt, being successful or otherwise, result in a further diminution of our freedoms? Will our Guardians "react" once again with the ONLY response they seem to be comfortable with - the "Protective Subjugation" of the American Citizen?
Unfortunately, until the American Public stands up and asserts it's love of Liberty at the top of it's collective lung, my realistic evaluation is YES. You can check out my solution (hint - Profiling) at my TSA reaction to the terrorists posting. What do you think? Do you have any Solutions? Have any "smart" comments?