Wednesday, June 29, 2011

TSA Grows New Fangs

I took a break from blogging because I feared falling into an insanity rut -- remember, one definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" -- and it was starting to feel like I wrote the same anti-TSA rant over and over again. I snapped out of it long enough to write another column for the Guardian, this one sharing the unsurprising news that TSA searches are spreading out of airports into other forms of American mass transit via the agency's not-at-all-ominous-sounding VIPR program.

The TSA doesn't protect us from terrorism; now it's TSA terrorizing us. It's not "fear of al-Qaeda" that prevents me flying to visit friends or scenic attractions on the other side of the country; it's fear of being molested by a thug in blue latex gloves. And now, the apoligists' mantra "If you don't like it, don't fly," is replaced by "If you don't like it, don't fly, don't take a train or trolley, don't ride a bus, don't board a boat or ferry, and don't drive your own car. In fact, don't go anywhere; just stay home and be thankful you live in a free country."


Anonymous Lisa Simeone said...

Jennifer, I gave up at the group blog where I used to write because the TSA and National Security State apologists were off the charts. And that was an ostensibly liberal blog.

You're lucky you have a forum like The Guardian. Keep at it. There are many thousands if not millions of us out here who get it, who know what's going on, and who aren't going to shut up about it. We're citizens, not cowards.

The United Sheeple of America will have to answer for this, sooner or later.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Lisa Simeone said...

Question: What kind of a man knowingly surrenders his own daughter to one of us government workers to be molested, standing by passively even as her private parts are fondled while she screams “Daddy Daddy, please help me!”

Answer: an American man.

I speak only to you men when I say you gutless cowards will be lining up to hand over your wives and daughters in our airports, it will happen hundreds of time each day across our USA. You had better start explaining to your children that we government employees are allowed to touch their private parts whenever we want; it will make the whole thing a lot less dramatic. Seriously, the 1st time is always the worst. The next time you get molested will not feel as disturbing as we accommodate you to our abuses.


5:35 AM  

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