Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, May 29, 2012.
The Nation (PK): Human rights violation in the US
& specifically in regard to TSA:'
Wow! That was some good stuff. We are all around in Bizarro world, indeed.
They can throw this in our faces because it is true! thanks for posting this, Mike.
Isn't there an international human rights commission? It seems I've heard reference to this but know know if it's a UN agency or something separate.
If so it might be a good alternative complaint venue for those who have been victims of TSA's hostilities.
I think International mockery over the travesty the DHS and Patriot Act have made of our public policies is healthy. Americans should be humiliated by world-wide scorn and ridicule. Maybe the embarrassment will help to get us back on track.
Really -- this article struck me as so cliched, but sadly so true.
AMEN! America needs to put on it's collective Big Boy/Big Girl panties and admit that we f**ked up with the Patriot Act. Is there a politician out there (besides Ron Paul) who will help us do this? </rhetorical question>
You know, I remember Dennis Miller's routine about "The Death of Common Sense" wherein he notes that "Americans have gone from practical, can-do Johnny Get-Your-Guns and Rosie the Riveters to a bunch of whining, sniveling crybabies who can't take it on the chin without running to our lawyers." Sad that that very same transition was reflected in the nation as a whole with America's response to 9/11. The former leader of the free world went completely off the deep end and practically turns itself inside-out as it twists and contorts to look for terrorists in every corner. Also sad that Miller himself went from liberal neo-hippie to far-right conservative, practically overnight, just as a result of 9/11. Not saying there's anything inherently wrong with being on one end or the other of the political spectrum, but when you let a single external influence shape your perception of the world so easily, so quickly and so completely, you're switching for the wrong reasons.
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