“Satisfied” and “Well Pleased” With Totalitarianism

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Not content with bullying and sexually assaulting aviation’s passengers, the TSA also fields what it risibly calls “VIPR teams.” These  thugs invade other forms of transportation to intimidate-sorry, convince the serfs that Big Brother bosses busses and ferries, too, not just airplanes. Some VIPRs in Chicago hit the city’s Metra (alas, not literally) last week. They carried — get this — “hand-held nuclear-detection devices.” Hmmm. I guess the CIA and FBI have progressed beyond blow-torches for bridges when ginning up “terrorist” plots.

At any rate, these bozos “picked up a reading. … Jerry Jones, a Chicago lawyer, was heading home on that train. He says the federal officers narrowed the trouble to the area where he was sitting. …  Little did he know a nuclear stress test he had at a hospital earlier in the day had set off silent alarms and sent security scurrying. … The tests can leave patients emitting radiation for some time. After showing identification and proof of the nuclear test, Jones and the other passengers were allowed to go on their way.”

Here we have the Thieves and Sexual Assailants doing what they do best: interfering with and hassling innocent people going about their business.

But ol’ Jerr — a lawyer, remember, who presumably understands and prizes due process — “says he’s satisfied with the way authorities acted, ‘knowing there are people on the lookout for this type of thing,’ and was pleased with the way officers and passengers behaved.” Like sheeple everywhere, Jerr either doesn’t know or care that the Constitution never empowers the Feds to impede or harass us as we travel. Nor has he any apprehension that such abuse is the hallmark of totalitarian regimes. (Thanks to Travis Holte for the link.)

6:17 pm on March 17, 2013