Friday, November 19, 2010
I DEMAND to know what threat a 3 year old little (American) boy is to American airport security. I DEMAND to know why this little boy, barely out of training pants, was subjected to a FULL BODY PAT-DOWN.
I DEMAND to know why we, as a nation, are ALLOWING this behavior to go unchecked, all in the name of “security”.
You know what? The government and the TSA are lying to us all by telling this helps “keep us safe”. It doesn’t, and we all know it, especially when they will soon give all muslims exemption from pat-downs because of their religion. The only way it would ever come even close to working as they say is if EVERYONE who boards an aircraft was subjected to this, regardless of race, religion, age, or sex, no exceptions. But that won’t happen, so it’s POINTLESS.
What we need is Israeli-style profiling at airports to weed out suspicious persons before they get even close to the gate. Yes, I said (gasp!) PROFILING. It’s one of the best ways to ensure security and we ALL know it.
We profile everyone we come into contact with, naturally.
After all, I don’t see many people going out of their way to conciously chose a meth-whore as their best friend, a drunk for a taxi cab driver to drive them to the airport, or a burgler to watch their home when they are away on vacation. Why not? Because we profile the people we have contact with. We judge them on how they look, behave, and talk. That IS profiling. If anyone tells you it’s not, and that they don’t do it, they are lying not only to you, but to themselves.
It has nothing to do with race, except as it applies to probability. It is much more probable that your home will be burgled if you hire a burgler to house-sit. It is much more probable that you will be in a car crash if you hire a drunk person to drive you to the airport. It is much more probable that you will get ripped off, or at the very least put through an emotional wringer if you have a meth-whore as a best friend. And absolutely no one in this nation can deny that it is much more probable that a 20 year old muslim from the middle east would be a terrorist than a 3 year old blonde little boy from Atlanta GA.
So, why are we wasting time patting down 3 year olds, and letting people who wear a turban, burka, or carry the koran in their hands slip right on through without any inconvenience? Racism.
The TSA is actively engaging in racism already, in their wish not to appear as racist profilers. In not applying the SAME measures to everyone, they are engaging in discrimination, which is what they claim they wish to avoid.
We should just be honest and USE THE TOOLS WE HAVE, instead of allowing this rediculous sham to continue.
It’s time to have the guts to do what needs to be done, instead of putting on a really lousy show at the expense of that 3 year old, or that 80 year old grandma with the walker.