The Blind Leading the Blind – Into Revolution (I Hope, I Hope!)
by Becky Akers
by Becky Akers: In
image" is so "poor" that Congress is counseling
the agency on how to improve it. Yes, Congress, that sewer of corruption,
criminality, and incompetence, whose own "approval
rating" crawled upwards to 17% from "a record-low
10% in February." Perhaps scheming to improve those
scores, its Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee lashed
John Pistole, Chief Pervert at the universally hated TSA, with a
wet noodle last Thursday because of the agency’s "poor
customer service image" (pssst, buffoons: the trouble runs
way deeper than mere image).
the advice Congress’ multi-millionaires dispensed is as out-of-touch
and nonsensical as their other prattle. Oh, blessed day, should
the TSA follow it, for the agency would implode. Alas, the TSA has
made a career of defying Congress, so don’t expect its autocrats
to heed these elected dimwits any time soon.
wisdom is always good for a laugh, so let’s survey the pearls it
handed out last week. First up is Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-Miss].
How to deal with the TSA, a bureaucracy that sexually molests everyone,
even children; endangers
the public’s health; thieves from passengers as often as it
paws them; and stuns
with its profligacy and all-around ineptitude?
Bennie proposes "an
independent analysis of the TSA's way of doing business. ‘Maybe
we ought to have a fresh set of eyes,’ Thompson told Pistole…"
a congresscritter’s classic reflex? Every day, the TSA traumatizes
of cancer, and little
kids, including disabled
ones; heck, it’s
even killed a man. But Bennie, perhaps the most ineffectual
bumbler ever to disgrace mankind, doesn’t demand its immediate disbanding.
No, he pines for "a fresh set of eyes" – sic for
"yet another commission living high on our dime as it rubs
its chin and announces that the TSA only needs more power and money
for even greater effectiveness." Wanna bet Bumbling Bennie
sees himself chairing that commission?
hardest to surpass Bennie’s self-serving imbecility was Rep. Mike
‘The Moron" Rogers (R-Ala.). He attributes the TSA’s "problem"
(sic for problems) to its recent groping of Henry
Kissinger – a "VIP[,]…former
Secretary of State," and "Nobel
Prize winner," as Hank’s flacks in the corporate media
were quick to note. Nor is ole Hank the only "celeb"
with whom the TSA got frisky: its deviants also manhandled his fellow
psychopath, Donald Rumsfeld. That had The
Moron spluttering, "There are certain people that are just
so well-known that you've just got to use your common sense."
I daresay few
folks loathe the TSA more than moi. Yet even I cheered its
assaults on this diabolical duo. Between them, Hank and Rummy have
slaughtered how many millions? For sure someone ought to vet them
as thoroughly and humiliatingly as possible before turning them
loose on normal, innocent people. Yo, Perv: cavity checks for both
of ‘em next time. And no lubricant.
how oafish a moron must Mike be to misunderstand this elemental
fact: passengers object to the TSA’s molesting them, their wives,
their kids, and grandparents, not politicians who so amply deserve
it. Imagine Joe Taxpayer’s fury when the rich and powerful waltz
past the gate-rapists while he stands spread-eagled with a blue
glove probing his junk. Yet that is precisely what The Moron recommends:
the TSA should desist "[b]ecause
if you start patting them down, people are going to say, 'They're
patting down Beyonce.'
I mean, she's not going to blow a plane up."
If that doesn’t
spark the revolution, I don’t know what will. Leviathan’s schools
indoctrinate victims with thirteen years of drivel on democracy;
graduates pretty much believe we’re all the same, one happy, gigantic
commune under Big Brother. If Joe Taxpayer is a threat to American
aviation, so are Hank and Rummy and, yes, Beyonce, too, as well
as Hither, Thither, and Yanni.
Pervert apparently mistook the peanut gallery for serious critics
and mounted a defense, lame though it was. His agency’s utter evil
and incompetence is OK, he told the congressional nuts, because
passengers have quit grousing: "Pistole
said of 525,000 calls to TSA’s call center in 2011, only 6 percent
or 7 percent were complaints."
the smashing success of the TSA’s "Traveller
Redress Program." This bureaucratic shunt busies the aggrieved
for years with filling out forms though Our Masters seldom
respond at all, and never satisfactorily. Then there are the threats
from the checkpoint’s thugs that grumblers will miss their flights
– or worse – if they don’t hush, as well as the implication that
they’ll wind up on the No-fly List. All in all, I’m surprised as
many as 6 or 7% of callers are still brave – or stupid – enough
The Perv rejoices that few dissidents report their beefs to his
bureaucracy, denunciations elsewhere have exploded. The corporate
media remains reluctant to protest any of the State’s droppings,
even those that stink as badly as the TSA. But readers of its propaganda
aren’t. They scathingly and repeatedly call for the agency’s abolition
on virtually every article that permits comments – even puff
pieces urging the peons to appreciate their fondlers.
And back when
Obummer pretended he wasn’t an emperor, he
ballyhooed "Petition[ing] the White House With We the People."
folks signed one of the first such entreaties to appear, demanding
the TSA’s abolition – again, not mere reform but annihilation.
So enthusiastically did they affix their names that they easily
beat the "threshold"
of "5,000 signatures within 30 days" Our Rulers had
that the TSA still flourishes, that it’s nowhere near dissolution
or even reduction, and that the only response these tens of thousands
of Americans received was irrelevant
and insulting boilerplate from The Perv. What to do? Earlier
Americans, whose "repeated
Petitions ha[d] been answered only by repeated injury,"
left us some guidance for such an occasion: "whenever
any form of government becomes destructive of [liberty], it
is the right of the people to alter or abolish it…"
did indeed alter theirs. It didn’t work. I say we try abolition
Akers [send her mail] writes
primarily about the American Revolution. Her novel set during the
war will be published this summer.
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