Monday, May 02, 2011

Bin Laden’s Dead And Chocolate Rations Are Up

Hooray! Now that the big bad scary threat to America is dead, we Americans can have our civil liberties back, right? No more TSA fingerbang patdowns in the name of preserving freedom, right?

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.”

6 Comments:

Anonymous Russ 2000 said...

Al Qaeda was just sitting around playing Xbox overseas while their leader was alive and well. But now that they have no leader all their evil plans will get executed.

That is the logic of our moronic leadership. The same leadership that said our entire economy would fall into the shitter if they didn't hand over trillions of dollars of taxpayer money to bad banks and bad car companies.

Apparently fundamentalist Muslims know how to handle themselves better without leadership but fundamentalist Americans are too stupid to function without it.

(My verification word is: shillin)

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Russ 2000 said...

This just in:

CHICAGO -- In the aftermath of the death of Osama bin Laden, the Chicago Bulls will use metal detectors to screen all patrons entering the United Center before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.

The NBA issued the mandate for the conference semifinals and all subsequent playoff games. This will be the first time the Bulls have used metal detectors, which are hand-held.


So basically my government put me at greater risk of being killed?

12:14 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Abel said...

The government wants everybody to be scared.

12:49 PM  
Blogger rhhardin said...

Over the underwear doesn't get you any erotic thrill, for what that's worth, I can tell you speaking as a male former teen.

No definition. The item of intense interest is too soft.

No doubt it seems otherwise to the woman.

But the screeners aren't getting any even if they're not bored to tears already.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Lisa Simeone said...

. . . 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.”

Well put. I had been writing about TSA abuse and our civil liberties going down the crapper for the past few years at a group blog, but I recently left because I got tired of being told what a moron I am -- this is an ostensibly progressive, ostensibly civil-liberties-loving blog. But the people there just want to stick their heads in the sand. They don't want to hear about the National Security State (and they certainly don't want to hear any criticism of Obama).

And the mainstream media? Oh, do I have stories. I have it in writing from several of our much-vaunted journo class that they're just fine with fingers up the ass, As Long As It Keeps Us Safe! These are people who are supposed to be questioning authority, not buckling under to it.

Anyway, I won't stop speaking out about these abuses, at other blogs, at newspaper sites, in letters to my Congressional rep and Senators, in conversations with acquaintances and friends who are still too deluded to see what's at stake. Our security overlords would love for us to just shut up and follow along like good little sheep, but some of us aren't that cowardly.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Otto said...

I thought it was "Victory" Chocolate. I guess it tastes the same in any event.

...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...

This is so disturbing. How did we get to a point where so many citizens are willing to give up their rights without protest? They aren't deluded Communists believing they're marching off to a brighter future - they're acquiescing for nothing.

And we have the red and blue wings of the statist party to vote for. If Johnson and Paul make it to the FL primary, I'll actually have a choice. But barring a surprising victory, it looks like a long slide into authoritarianism. I wish I could be more positive.

3:07 PM  

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