Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tiger Lily Pullover
I really hate flying these days. It was bad enough with the airlines cutting back and treating passengers more like cargo than humans, but now with all the security theater I dread walking into an airport. I really hate being treated like a criminal in my own country, and it isn't even as if these measures are really effective. Governments always use times of war to expand their powers, and the "war against terror" is perfect because it can never be finished or won. The same also applies to the "war on drugs." They provide an excuse for government to intrude into the lives of its citizens and erode our civil rights. Rights that are enshrined in the Constitution that it seems most politicians never read. George Orwell was right. It appears that we are doomed. For myself, I will opt out of the new body scan and endure the pat down. I don't believe that the scanners are safe. Exposure to radiation never really is. At least the pat downs won't give me cancer. Been there, done that, no thanks.