Friday, July 06, 2012

TSA Wants Passengers to "Freeze"

Another policy goes into effect -
According to a friend of political commentator Lew Rockwell, the federal agency is now ordering travelers passing through security to “freeze” on command.

Explaining how he had arranged with his family to split up as they were passing through airport security, the correspondent, whose story is posted at, explains how he heard a commotion from a different security lane.
We heard a “freeze, freeze” or something like this coming from the output side of (false) security (where my wife was), followed by further barking of commands. From where I was, I couldn’t see much.”

“It turns out they were doing a new drill. They want all passengers to freeze on command. My wife told me later that she didn’t follow this order fast enough, so the subsequent barks I heard were directed at her.”
TSA supervisors expressed little other than disinterest when the man’s wife complained at being ordered around in such an overbearing manner.
This is exactly when I love to lambast the right on their myopic love of regulations. They claim they like free markets and yet when one shows up, the first thing they say is 'That ain't right, "WE" ought to fix that." Take for instance a commenter who runs a fairly prominent blog in SE Wisconsin posted to The Real Effect way back in 2005 in response to the Fourth freakin' Amendment being posted -
Come on Eric, what should we do?
At the time I opined -
We have to ask ourselves, 'Do we really want to continue suspending our only guarantee against the invasion of our rights by any dictatorial power now or in the future?'
Now, let's be honest here. We live in an entirely risk adverse society. Whole industries have cropped up around suing perfectly legitimate products produced by honest businesses because a research team failed to protect you from your own idiocy. Societal hand wringing shifts into overdrive as the shrill matronly harpies whore themselves out to the media demanding that 'someone stop this from happening to another person'.

Indeed, we live in the age of mandatory insurance everything and zero tolerance for anything the government deems unnecessary in our daily pursuit of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness safety. Is it any wonder that we find ourselves a collective nation of mama's boys asking the government not to impose another tax on us? Begging and pleading with the left not to take our sodas away? Groveling at the feet of the right to not support a national health plan. (Romney and the Catholic Church, I'm looking at you.)

And yet, we keep believing lie, after lie, after lie appealing to our oppressors to ease the yoke, to just, ya know, let us breathe...

History dictates that this is not going to end pleasantly for the oppressors or the oppressed. An armed populace will only take so much death before they start fighting back and when they do, the oppressors will quickly become the hunted.

Ask yourself, which side am I on? What principles do I support? How long until they arm these fools? What side of history will I be on when the axe falls?

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