Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Suspension of Reality

One of the most impressive news items of the day is the buzz about the TSA workers in Florida.  Their crime was failing to do the required random screenings of passengers.

I, for one, applaud these brave men and women of the TSA.  From my flying experience, I can only assume that shirking their duties resulted in far smoother operations at the Fort Myers Airport.

Isn't it time we started to yell, loudly, and non-stop, about the TSA harassment, done in the name of our very own security?

Because if we do not riot in the streets, this situation will continue to worsen.  Our liberties, our personal space, will continue to be assaulted by new weaponry, in the name of security.

But what is being called security is in fact capitalism at its best.  It is millions upon millions of dollars in government contracts to private industries, to do research, to create technology, whose sole purpose is to make money for the industry, and whose by-product is the taking away of privacy and dignity.

Safety?  Not likely.

So thank you for sacrificing your jobs rather than continue daily to act out the criminal absurdity of the TSA.  Please note that no lives were lost in the shirking of responsibility by these former employees at Fort Myers Airport.

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