Wednesday was supposed to be the day that America's airline passengers showed the TSA and the government what they thought of the radioactive and pornographic strip search xray scanners and sexual assault "pat down" physical searches by TSA goons, both male and female. They were going to opt out of the scanners, forcing the TSA thugs to pat them down in an effort to bring things to a standstill. Well I've been watching the news and...nothing. Apparently they didn't drop the ball, they never picked it up. It's another example of people thinking safety, even false safety, even an outright lie is worth putting up with any amount of humiliation and degradation. Apparently they actually believe that Napolitano and Pistole and the rest care if they're safe and it's not just a case of using their power to line their pockets. Apparently they actually believe that there really is danger some sort of danger that the TSA goons are able to protect them from by forcing them to submit to a public virtual strip tease or making them endure a TSA pervert feeling them up probing and prodding their bodies, groping, grasping and twisting the womens tits, pushing fingers into their pussies and asses, grabbing guys cocks and balls, all in an effort, so they say, to prevent non-existent terrorists from committing imaginary acts. The truth is, in my opinion that yes there is the occasional "terrorist," but not to the degree that Napolitano, Pistole, and the government would have us believe. What else, of course, would you expect them to say? They need the public to believe that there are terrorists, hundreds, thousands of them behind every bush, trying to board every plane, they need us to believe it desperately to justify their positions, to justify the Homeland Security nonsense, to justify the ever increasing brutality and degradation they claim is necessary to protect ourselves, from this non-existent threat.
It's just like the cold war of years past, the government convinced us that "Commies" were a threat like no other. That we needed to spend billions and trillions and trillions of trillions of dollars to protect ourselves from Commies. The truth was, as we know now, Commies were never a threat to us. Yes, I'll grant that they probably thought they were, and our "leaders had us convinced they were, but as it turned out they never were. I'm sure the Commie government had done the same thing to their people, convinced thenm that we were a threat like no other.
If you look back it's easy to see that at least for the last century possibly longer, our government has to have an enemy, has to have a war, it's the only thing they know. I recently did a post on Will Rogers and he said, "America has never lost a war, nor never won the peace," (taken from America Is on the March TYRANNY WILL BE ON THE RUN, By JOHN W. McCORMACK, of Massachusetts, Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Delivered before the Boston Chamber of Commerce, Retail Trade Board, Maritime Association, and Advertising Club of Boston on December 31, 1941). Of course, that quote comes before Vienam, so it's no longer true. What is true though is that we never have won a peace. Our government has created, or found an excuse to keep us at war, with someone, almost constantly, since at least WWI. We had a peace between WWI and WWII, and of course it went all to hell, the biggest depression, world wide in the history of this country. Until now, maybe. Then we had the Cold War, because our leaders convinced us that Commies were, as I said, the biggest threat that existed, and of course that led to the Korean War, my fathers war, we won, sort of. Then there was Vietnam, we lost on many fronts, including the actual war, but more important we lost on the home front where everybody and their brother thought the war was wrong, evil, and demonstrated against it. It was interesting that the demonstrators were against sending our young men to a foreign backwater to be killed, but when those same young men came back to their world it wasn't unknown for the same demonstrators to spit on them and call them babykillers. Talk about skitzoid... Then we had a couple small ones, just enough to keep the war machine making money, George the first started a war in the middle east to save his buddies and their oil. Of course not finishing the job, led to the destruction of the twin towers, and George the second starting an illegal war to avenge that, allegedly. To avenge the fact that Sadam supposedly put out a contract on his father George the first, and oil is probably more accurate. Now thanks to George the first and his replacement Obama we are still in the illegal war, further in debt than ever in our history, in the middle of the worst recession or depression since the last one in the 30's, if it isn't worse than that one, our government is committing horrendous and illegal attacks on our civil liberties and the Constitution in the name of safety for us, what a laugh that is.
But they need us to believe they're protcting us, that we're constantly in danger from Huns, from Nazi's, from Commies, from Terrorists, from whoever is next, for the simple reason that it justifies their position, with the secondary benifit that it makes them a ton of money. It seems that the only thing needed for a broke man to become a rich man is for him to get elected, ideally as President, Bill Clinton is a good example.