Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cue the Right Leaning Stormtroopers

...because if we save just one of the poor, poor will have been worth it -
Despite the fact that the TSA attracts more bad publicity than any other federal agency in existence for its routine harassment of the traveling public and its penchant for hiring criminals, Congressman Mike Rogers has called for the TSA to get even “tougher” in the name of preventing the next terrorist attack.

“TSA likes to talk about their successes and I’m proud of their successes — we haven’t had another successful attack in 10 years. The problem is, we have only have to miss one and it’s a disaster,” Rogers (R-Ala.) said on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “We want TSA to become smarter, leaner and tougher.”
 The Real Effect
There is this mistaken notion among most of the populace that techocratic 'experts' are in charge and are successfully managing society on a broad scale.You see, these experts went to the fancy school and all that and are now fit to rule govern you. Never you mind the fact that they are consistently inconsistent and in most situations just flat out wrong again and again, they are working on these problems and you can rest assured that In the Great and Glorious Future you will be reaping the fruits of their selfless dedication.

It is in this repeated confusing spiral of self-aggrandizing spin that we properly view statements such as those quoted above. To most on the self-proclaimed right, the world is a scary place with 'terrists' hiding behind every Bush waiting to pounce and kill busloads of children. They have no proof for this concept, they simply read sensationalistic stories from newspapers declaring the latest foiled CIA sponsored plot and then assume that because they have not joined the fiery martyr brigade in the sky that giving up all of their rights, being molested in an airport and starving on the side of the road was worth giving in to the real terrorists.

Please keep in mind that this is the same type of thinking that plagues liberals in support of public institutions like school.It is a subset of the 'only experts can properly do this' thinking. While I somewhat agree, what both sides religiously fail to grasp is that it is not public experts that should be consulted but private experts to provide the necessary expertise to correct the situation.

Why? You ask. Simple, I say. A public servant has a vested interest in breaking a system. The more dysfunctional, the more hours, people and money is ultimately spent on 'fixing' it. The private servant has a vested interest in making the system more efficient because they get to net the profits. It is in this manner we should view with eyes of wide suspicion any statement made by a public official when they say they need more for this is the wide road they use to garner and consolidate power.

Look for the right to again step into the role of Supreme Protectorate and fall over themselves trying to keep America safe. No right or liberty will be sacred the next time a real terrorist attack happens because they will incorrectly surmise that the liberty itself is the aggressor on their safety.

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