Sunday, January 16, 2011

There are 310,800,000 suspect terrorists in the USA

By Ed Martin

On November 19, 2001, President George W. Bush, a Republican, got one of the most desired wishes of his regime. He signed into law the characteristically Republican, authoritarian, repressive law that created the TSA, the Transportation Security Administration.

George Bush's TSA has made every citizen of the USA, all 310,800,000, a suspect terrorist. Just go to an airport to fly somewhere and you'll find out. According to George Bush, you're just as much a suspect terrorist as Osama bin Laden.

The Constitution, the law of the land, provides that we are to be "secure in our persons." It does not have a codicil that says, "except from the TSA."

Note that this law made by George Bush does not apply to him. To paraphrase Anatole France, the law is magnificent in its equality in that it prohibits both Kings and beggars from stealing bread and sleeping under bridges.

The TSA fulfills the role that the Stasi, the Ministry for State Security in East Germany did after WWII and the role the SS, the Schutzstaffel, did during and before WWII.

Instead of the command, "Papers, please," the terror-inducing phrase used by both those organizations now, at least for male TSA officialdom, is, "Penis, please."

So far, for almost 10 years, the success rate for the TSA in rooting out terrorists has been exactly zero. The two airplane related terrorist attempts were stopped by ordinary people, none of whom were members of the TSA.

That zero success rate has been at the cost of hours of humiliation and billions of dollars paid for by those humiliated. You're paying good money to have your genitals fondled. That's the only thing the TSA has accomplished. This is an ongoing, perpetual George Bush Mission Accomplished program -- just part of the legacy he left for you to cope with. To no purpose. It's impossible to understand what satisfaction a person would get out of that.

What did you do today, Daddy? Well, I felt some penises and looked at some people's assholes.

How is it that these words referring to people's genetalia have been unacceptable for use in polite society and in public, but now those same genetalia referred to by those words are openly felt of and fondled in public? We've gone from genteel restraint to officially sanctioned, open, crude public sexual fondling.

And, everyone says there's nothing we can do about it. Well, actually, there is. On that date in November, 2001, I swore off ever flying again as long as there is the TSA at the airport.

The only way to prevent the TSA from violating our civil liberties is to follow the advice the doctor gave to the patient who complained, "When I do this, it hurts right here." The doctor's advice, "Well, don't do that."

Just stop flying and that will be the end of it. That may put the airlines out of business, but so be it. It will also put a stop to the TSA's invasion of our underwear...while we're wearing it.

When the airlines go out of business for lack of passengers, just point out the truth. George Bush's TSA put an end to the airlines.

As long as people submit to the TSA, it will only get bigger and bigger and more and more invasive, not to mention being absolutely ridiculous.

The cost of flying on an airplane is way too high. I am too old, too dignified and have too much class to allow anyone to feel around my balls just so I can fly on an airplane.

That is not going to happen. Never, ever.

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