Recently by Becky Akers: Good Tidings of Great Joy
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) finds itself indebted to the Nazis yet again. Adolph himself wrote in Mein Kampf, "… [T]he principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation … more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." It goes without saying that Adolph's minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, obligingly devoted himself to substantiating this observation.
The TSA has relied on the Principle of the Big Lie so often both should have collapsed by now. Alas, no. But the truth will out: an "area director" for the agency spoke to the Denver Post over the weekend; both he and the reporter unwittingly blew one of the TSA's whales of a whopper right out of the water. (At least I assume the truth-telling was inadvertent. Or perhaps the "area director" has tired of molesting little kids and figures if the TSA fires him, he can nonetheless remain on the dole.)
The TSA has begun retrofitting its carcinogenic porno-scanners with software that supposedly replaces explicit pictures of our birthday suits with a "genderless image," as the Post puts it. The paper adds that the TSA last "Friday unveiled new security checkpoint machines at Denver International Airport that will obscure details of a passenger’s body and instead show what looks like a chalk outline."
Yo, Post: get with the program. The TSA has pretended all along that its perverts see only a "chalk outline" on their monitors; indeed, its propaganda – sorry, press release dated February 23, 2007 employs that very phrase: "TSA’s privacy-filtered image looks like a chalk outline of the person’s body…"
Hard on the Post's honest heels came Der Direktor. Speaking of the contraptions' previous scans, the ones still denuding passengers across the country, he admitted, "They were graphic, no doubt about it."
Whoa! Apparently, Direktor didn't receive the memo ordering Our Rulers never to reveal to the serfs how much we're revealing to the scanners. Indeed, the TSA fibbed about that dirty little secret every chance it got. Over and over, its liars assured us that the scanners protected our privacy as they stripped us naked.
Unfortunately for the TSA, incidents conspired to highlight these fabrications. There was the thug in Florida who agreed to pose in one of the gizmos while the agency was training him and his fellows on their operation. His "chalk outline" proved our suspicions, that guys who beat up on the elderly for a living fall a tad short when it comes to the ol' manhood. In fact, his "chalk outline" was so precise that his colleagues, sensitive souls who torment little boys in braces and humiliate cancer's survivors, teased him mercilessly about his deficiency. To the point that he attacked one of them and wound up in both the headlines and jail – a living, breathing (or, more accurately, seething) contradiction of the TSA's claims.
There was other evidence of the TSA's mendacity. For instance, though the same scanners were infesting Britain, authorities there prohibited filming children with them because their "chalk outlines" violate its laws against pedophilia. So while we don't need Der Direktor's testimony against the TSA's deceit, it sure is fun!
So is the hatred for and skepticism of the agency readers now spew. The TSA, its lackeys in the corporate media, and pundits praise the agency's new software, but victims know better. Catch this canny comment: "This is simply a ruse to offset the damage done to TSA by EPIC in court last week. TSA is trying to score some PR points before they have to seek public comment as ordered in the ruling."
Our brilliant cynic here refers to a decision from the DC Court of Appeals that the TSA's porno-scanning is completely constitutional – yep, I kid you not – but violates the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) because the agency neglected to seek "public comment" before installing the technology. The court recognizes how vital ogling naked girls and grandparents is to national security, so it did not prohibit the TSA from continuing to do so while it collects those "public comments." (It seems the unofficial comments that passengers have been screaming since last fall don't count.) No, the TSA must formally solicit our opinion on whether government's goons should leer at our nudity. Nothing says it has to heed our wishes, but the APA and the court demand that it make the pretense of listening. This is what passes for "good" government among Progressives.
Our genius is factually incorrect since the TSA's testing of the new software predates the court's utter lunacy. But isn't his doubt exhilarating? So is his conclusion: u201CTSA constantly lies and this is no exception. Nothing less than the complete elimination of TSA is acceptable.u201D Yeehaw!
Another astute reader announces, u201C…these invasive searches are ILLEGAL; plain and simple,u201D while a third opines, u201CTSA helps people like rabies helps dogs.u201D
Amen! Time to put this exceedingly dangerous beast down.
August 10, 2011