From the very beginning of this new nonsense, ie pat downs, from the TSA and Big Sister I have had the sneaky suspiscion that something else was going on here. It’s so intrusive, so offensive, so over the top that there just has to be something else driving it.
I have entertained this idea over the last week or so but with no real evidence it was just that, a conspiracy theory, if you will. Today’s news however while not providing the smoking gun does give us, the dripping water pistol as it were.
Here in MSNBC’s fluff piece on the poor unfortunate TSA workers who have been so vilely abused (what no one’s stuck their hand up their pants today, no ones fondled their child or grand daughter, no one’s made their wife, sister, daughter take off their bras and show their prostetic breasts?) in the last week, we find this quote, from the head of the appropriate labor union.
Valyria Lewis, local president of AFGE Local 555, which represents TSA screeners in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, said TSOs are trained to screen passengers who opt out of full-body scans.
“But we’d like TSA to hand out pamphlets detailing what opt out means. When someone opts out of the X-ray scanners, they’re opting in for the pat-down,” Lewis said. “And once we explain what the pat-down is, you can’t go back and change your mind and say ‘OK, I’ll go through the scanner.’ We’d like that explained so officers aren’t caught in that crossfire.”
Ah, so that’s how we’re playing the game. Either you go through the scanners, who’s dangers have not yet even begun to be calculated or we get to feel you up. Either you surrender the right not to be seen without clothes by who knows how many perverts and deviants (and please don’t insult our intelligence by claiming the pictures can’t be downloaded to the internet – how did the ones that are already out there get there, magic?) or we get to put our hands where if anyone else did the same they’d be arrested for assault or in the case of our children molestation.
This my friends is the way our new government works. Don’t like what they’re doing, they’ll just rachet it up so that you’ll be thankful to just have the first thing you didn’t like to deal with. They are going to wrest our liberties from us one unthinkable way at a time. This ladies and gentlemen is the new reality, and it will continue to be this way until the cabal that’s in Washington is flushed down the drain. We made a good start but the usual suspects are still there and still in leadership positions.
We need to send a clear message to the powers that be. One of the messages needs to be a severe drop in airline travel. Take a train, take a bus, rent a car or stay home. Don’t go out at all over the weekend. Make black Friday look like Yom Kippur in Kabul. Yes, I know, what about the bargains? Well I guess if $50 off a TV you don’t really need pays you back for someone sticking their hand up you shirt and feeling you up then there’s not much I can say.
But don’t say I didn’t warn you because I will say I told you so. Over and over and over……………