reply to post by alphabetaone
You’ll be aware of that old saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions?
A case could be made here for this over the top TSA activity being a good idea that has gotten out of control, not by design but by lack of foresight
on the part of those who initiate government policy and once it’s started it’s hard to stop.
With regard to a money making enterprise being at the heart of this, one would have to find an individual or individuals who have a vested interest in
manufacturing who also have connections to government and are in a position to either set policy or lobby successfully to ensure that the business
takes off, a business which could supply governments world wide with scanning technology. A continual terror threat is essential for this to work and
the technology effectively sells itself.
Who is winning? Well, we all win in a way.
To some extent there are those who will feel safer because of the scanning and searches, so they win.
Manufacturers make profit, so they win.
People are employed to carry out these searches, so they win.
Governments have an ongoing, in your face indoctrination and reminder of the terror threat, should they wish to use that as a control mechanism, so
that’s a possible win.
Criminals will be caught transporting illegal goods, so that’s a win.
Who looses? That would be those who have delicate sensibilities and value the illusion of freedom.
There are those here who are ranting about the abuse of children, molestation and paedophiles personally I would suggest looking at the bigger picture
here. Society is being molested, twisted and manipulated and if you don’t get a hold of this, keep it in check then you had better get the lyrics to
‘Let’s face the music and dance’ and learn them……there may be trouble aaaaaaheeeeeead……
For those who have no problem with these searches and you have every right to feel comfortable with them, according to your standards, I would ask you
at which point you personally would draw the line, where elements of searching become unacceptable? There he is, the big 400lb TSA agent (who was
employed as a taxi driver last year) is standing in front of you with his rubber gloves on. What will you refuse to let him do to you?
Not that it matters much because he’s going to do it anyway isn’t he, they are doing it NOW.
Let the probing begin!