Freedom Frisking and Granny Groping
Oh, the tales our children will tell about the dark days of the Anti-Terrorists.
As the robber barons sidestep the cancer screens, countless Lollipop Extremists were foiled with a steady regimen of toddler gropes and kiddie-sized wipe downs (pint-sized complaints to be filed under Goldman Sachs).
Luckily corporate science dollars go toward making flu more contagious rather than toward saving the ladies responsible for most of the food on our plates. When funding dollars are dowsed in oil and gunpowder all solutions become militarized. Before the bomb was dropped, the physicist I. I. Rabi was worried about the role of the scientist in war:
If we take the stand that our object is merely to see that the next war is bigger and better, we will ultimately lose the respect of the public….We will become the unpaid servants of the munitions makers and mere technicians rather than the self-sacrificing public-spirited citizens which we feel ourselves to be. - The Physicists, Kelves
How many more exceptions for grannies and the Super Rich before we realize we should do what Israel does in their airports - recognize and engage people as people?
Should we extend the powers of local police to allow the Vegas-style Eye-in-the-sky?
How many terrorists have they caught with their shoes off?
Be sure to visit my friend Kenny's blog LubbockLeft as we have a Gentleman-Blogger's wager: Each of us will post at least one post per day, and the first person to miss buys the other guy lunch.