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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-10 05:07 PM
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48. These measures will never guarantee our safety, because well... they are not designed for it.
Edited on Fri Nov-26-10 05:11 PM by liberation
These measures are at best a simple "security theater" and at worst a gross invasion on privacy and individual rights.

If the actual security of its citizens was the concern of our government (and make no mistake this is not exclusive to the USA), then the government would not conduct policies (e.g. bombing the shit out of other nations) that make our citizens targets and thus put them in danger. The "best" case scenario for these measures puts them as being nothing but a simple show, designed to give people the illusion of safety and thus provide uninterrupted economic activity. So either the government is intruding on our privacy or they care deeply about corporate well being first and foremost even if it intrudes in its citizen's individual interests, take your pick because neither is any good, and what's even worse: it does not have to be an either/or proposition.


If we were being intellectually honest with ourselves, the debate should have evolved to the point where people were asking openly that if the "well being" of the common American citizen seems to be the priority of our government. Then those full body scans and checking of genitalia should be provided by hospitals at no cost for any citizen, not at the airport.
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