Tuesday, April 07, 2009

TSA: Tyrannical Snooping Agency

For once, I am bloggingly speechless. The video speaks for itself.

I do not post this with the intention of causing fear, hatred, or any emotion other than mournful sadness for my fellow countrymen. There is nothing amusing about it, about the TSA, or about the despotic things going on in my country.

Contains brief, "bleeped-out" language:



Please pardon my lack of further written opinion of this video, but I really can't think of anything that isn't obvious to any American.

Tyranny stings.

"Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order, to efficiency of operation, to scientific advancement and the like." ~Justice William O. Douglas

"The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen -- a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person’s] life." ~Justice William O. Douglas

"It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face ... was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime ..." ~George Orwell's "1984"

"And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress... to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, papers or possessions." ~Samuel Adams

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