Friday, November 12, 2010

Alternative Screening Methods

So, the fascists at TSA are trying to push the use of the backscatter scanners by making them the lesser of two evils. Basically, they've instructed their hoards of Barney Fifes to go so far down the path of invasiveness with their pat-downs as to qualify for sexual assault in any other context. They've done this to make the alternative to being scanned even more embarrassing and annoying than being run through the backscatter scanners.

I wonder, though: were I to wear a rubber gimp-suit to go through TSA screening, would they still need to grope or scan me? I mean, it's not like I'd be able to hide anything under such attire. With those things, can tell just how fit you are, just how hung you are ...hell, they can practically tell what your religion is. Certainly, there's no possibility of hiding a pack of sugar, let alone contraband or explosives.

But, it's not about that, really, is it? It's about showing the little people who's in power and that they're helpless to do anything about it.

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