TSA: All For The Common Good…

Written by Scott

Topics: Archives, Family

Let me say this upfront: I despise the TSA’s security theater as much as the next guy, perhaps even more. But with the recent video below, of TSA doing an enhanced screening patdown on a 6-year old girl, they’ve taken it to a whole new level.

First, there’s the issue of her age…even NPR had reported that no child under the age of 12 would be subject to this disgusting action, according the the head of the TSA.

Second, there’s a very interesting and very telling nuance in the video, the repeated use of the phrase “sensitive area”.  This is no accident.  The way it is used, and with the repetition of the phrase, this is policy.

Why is that important? Because rather than being your privates, your junk, your whatever you want to call it…it is now, for the common good, now only sensitive rather than deeply personal and protected. Which means they can, with impunity, do what they wish, whenever they wish, however they wish, to whomever they wish…to make us all so much more safer.

And we are letting them, just like the parents in this video.

While it’s good that this video made it to the internet, they did nothing to stop it. I would have handed over the recording to my wife, and I’d be in the video, likely getting arrested.

 

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