America, by accepting TSA gropers, shows that it is dead
The image of a defeated country: Transportation
Security agent patting down an elderly, crippled
traveler at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport last year
The photo is from an April 13 New York Post column by Becky Akers, “Worthless ‘security’.” Akers thinks the TSA procedures are a waste of time and energy, but she has no grasp of why the government requires these useless and humiliating procedures, namely, to avoid discriminating against Muslims and to break Americans’ will.
Paul, the author of the Stuff Black People Don’t Like blog, writes:
I fly a lot—six to ten times a month. It is a lamentable fact that Americans have capitulated to the TSA and these searches.Robert A. writes:
The TSA pat-down is not about security. It is about the secular, liberal state taking control over our bodies. In the old Christian culture, people covered their bodies out of modesty. There was a certain distance between people’s bodies as a show of respect for other people. The liberal state defeats that aspect of Christian culture through by mandating the touching of one body by another immodestly—all parts of it. One’s personhood as formally presented through one’s appearance and body is now at the behest of the state.Paul of SBPDL writes:
A comment to your reader who says the majority of TSA employees are black or nonwhite. Not necessarily true. At the major airport hubs (think Atlanta, Dulles, Midway in Chicago) there are a lot of blacks. But remember that the black population is situated in either major cities or the South. A lot of the smaller airports have TSA staffs that reflect the local majority population (think regional airports in places like Montana). Not surprising, these airport security lines are much more efficient. Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Orange County, San Diego are much faster then, say, Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta that has a TSA staff of almost 100 percent black people.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 15, 2011 12:26 PM | Send