TSA Blog Attempts to Capitalize on Memories of 9/11

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. barbell

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    The recent celebration for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 on Propaganda Village, as also discussed right here on TUG, has coincided with my own reading of an interesting essay in the August 2011 issue of Harper's magazine. To be clear, there are currently 2 celebrations posted, and I'm sure many more to come.

    However, I find this memorialization of 9/11 by TSA to be incredibly distasteful. It is a constant reminder of the blight we must endure every time we go to the airport. This blight being the dismantling of cherished American values such as Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    The essay in Harper's is particularly adept at explaining how TSA's behavior here is particularly unsettling. Unfortunately, you'll either need to subscribe to Harper's, or miraculously find the issue on a newsstand. I have, however, excerpted what I find to be an insightful observation. The essay, titled "After 9/11: The limits of remembrance" was written by David Rieff, who according to Wikipedia, is a writer and policy analyst.

    The author uses as his foil the official memorial that is in the works for Ground Zero. The central point here is this:

    It seems that the sooner we can move on, the better we can actually memorialize the memories of those lives we lost.
     

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