Bin Laden’s Dead And Chocolate Rations Are Up
Wrong, of course; Eternal War doesn’t end just because Goldstein is dead. Indeed, the government wants us to be more afraid of terrorists than ever:
U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world were placed on high alert following the announcement of bin Laden's death, a senior U.S. official said, and the U.S. State Department should be sending out a new "worldwide caution" for Americans shortly. Some fear al Qaeda supporters may try to retaliate against U.S. citizens or U.S. institutions.A few days before they caught Bin Laden, self-described “advice goddess” Amy Alkon had her own TSA encounter. Perhaps that explains why US forces finally caught Bin Laden. It definitely explains why she wrote a blog post advising her readers, “Don't Give The TSA An Easy Time Of Violating Your Rights,” and added “It shouldn't be emotionally easy, earning a living by violating people's rights.”
TSA hasn’t commented on Alkon’s case, so far as I know, though if it did, I’m sure they’d insist Alkon’s groping followed proper procedure, just like the groping of six-year-old Anna Drexel, Miss USA Susie Castillo, and every other person molested by TSA agents (except the cancer survivor who wound up drenched in his own urine after a TSA agent broke his colostomy bag; a TSA spokesman admitted that agent screwed up, just not severely enough to be punished or even identified for it).
The TSA isn't going away just because they caught Bin Laden. The Patriot Act isn't going away either. The “terrorist threat” hasn’t been about Bin Laden for a long time now, if indeed it ever was; America’s Eternal War is fought against its own citizens. And many of those Americans who cheered in the street after hearing Bin Laden is dead doubtless believe TSA is a noble organization doing a necessary job, and I’m convinced the majority of my fellow Americans these days will eat any crap the government shovels their way, so long as there’s an authority figure to assure them “That’s not shit you’re eating; that’s Freedom Chocolate.”