It can be debated any number of ways regarding the TSA security screenings. It’s not important whether or not the security measures violate personal rights. It’s not important if the security screenings cross the line of personal privacy.
We know that the implementation of the machines was very profitable for George Soros and other like minded investors, and we know already that they don’t care about the rights of American citizens. He has virtually declared himself an enemy to our country through his actions and has undermined us internally with our own naïveté. That’s not important either, although you can see an interesting article with some insightful public reaction here.
Wonderful to see how people will sell their freedoms away for a slight profit which is a whole other social problem centering on devout human weakness.
What is important is the human tendency to over-react and panic under duress. Because TSA employees have had some highly published close calls, and it is well known that terrorists are poking at our security barriers to find a weakness, the tendency of the average human being is to over-react.
You see that type of behavior in your workplace. When something goes wrong, and whoever makes the mistake is questioned, it is typical of the guilty party to become animated and make promises that the mistake will never happen again. And what ensues is that the guilty party will then do many cosmetic improvements to make their job performance appear to be taking all measures possible to ensure that previous mistake won’t happen again. If it does, they can always proclaim that they did everything possible. So the over-reaction is simply about covering one’s own behind which is the real motive. Not safety.
Don’t be this guy. This is what Soros thinks you are.
So under the guise of “safety” people like former Homeland Security Michael Chertoff who is making money off the scanners, can make people’s fears into profit for themselves.
It is therefore our societies fault for being so cowardly, for allowing valor to flee from our culture and panic to replace it. While society pursues global safety, there will always be a terrorist element that greedy people like George Soros will ride the back of to profit off your fear. Then Soros will turn the money he’s made off your fear to erode our civilization. But that’s another issue all together.
It happens all the time. In fact, it would be an interesting study to see how much legislation has been implemented based solely on people’s fears, with no logical thought process at all.
What???????? Who are these people?????????????
The best quality to have is to always be cool under pressure. To keep your fears to yourself and under rational control, and to never, ever, ever overreact.
That’s how you sort out what’s true, and what’s false under pressure. And that is what is missing in the TSA scanner debate. The airline industry is afraid and trying to pass that panic off to the people that buy the tickets. And that is the conflict.
And the fact that such ability is vacant from our society, particularly our airline industry, is the most disconcerting element that has emerged from this debate. Our society has become panic stricken and weak as a result of surrendering personal valor to fear. And that is far worse than the violations of personal liberties, because personal freedom means nothing when society cowers under the threat of danger.