The insanity of allowing government goons to “protect” us unfolds in Philly.
The Philly Inquirer reports:
After pulling her laptop out of her carry-on bag, sliding the items through the scanning machines, and walking through a detector, she went to collect her things.
A TSA worker was staring at her. He motioned her toward him.
Then he pulled a small, clear plastic bag from her carry-on – the sort of baggie that a pair of earrings might come in. Inside the bag was fine, white powder.
She remembers his words: “Where did you get it?”
Two thoughts came to her in a jumble: A terrorist was using her to sneak bomb-detonating materials on the plane. Or a drug dealer had made her an unwitting mule, planting coke or some other trouble in her bag while she wasn’t looking.
She’d left her carry-on by her feet as she handed her license and boarding pass to a security agent at the beginning of the line.
Answer truthfully, the TSA worker informed her, and everything will be OK.
Solomon, 5-foot-3 and traveling alone, looked up at the man in the black shirt and fought back tears.
Put yourself in her place and count out 20 seconds. Her heart pounded. She started to sweat. She panicked at having to explain something she couldn’t.
Now picture her expression as the TSA employee started to smile.
Just kidding, he said. He waved the baggie. It was his.
The 22 year old girl in question then broke down into tears after shaking in total fear for her life.
As all good fascists know, only the supreme authority of government can keep us safe from terrorists. The public must be kept in total fear of terrorists AND government at all times.
In a poll I conducted over at the AR15 forums, I posed the question of who you fear most when carrying a gun in public – government or criminals. About 80% of the respondents said government.
Of course, these same clowns beg for more government at every turn. They demand the government be put in charge of security. They demand government protect us from terrists. They demand government protect us from drugs. They demand the CIA be given supreme authority to monitor all citizen activity. They demand government protect us from all evil doers on the planet.
This Orwellian doublethink is truly a sight to behold.
Criticize the military, CIA, FBI, DHS, or any other entity of federal power and the right wingers come completely unglued.
Yet in the same breath, they say they fear government more than criminals.
There is a reason we have guns in this country; so we can protect ourselves. Only limp wristed ninnies demand government protection. Real men demand the right to protect themselves.