“Anyone who wants to rule men first tries to humiliate them, to trick them out of their rights and their capacity for resistance, until they are as powerless before him as animals. He uses them like animals and, even if he does not tell them so, in himself he always knows quite clearly that they mean just as little to him; when he speaks to his intimates he will call them sheep or cattle. His ultimate aim is to incorporate them into himself and to suck the substance out of them. What remains of them afterwards does not matter to him. The worse he has treated them, the more he despises them. When they are no more use at all, he disposes of them as he does of his excrement, simply seeing to it that they do not poison the air of his house.”
The bomb attacks in Belgium today — three of them, two at different locations in the airport and one in the subway — present in high relief yet more proof of what we’ve been pointing out for five years now at this blog: the TSA is a charade. The TSA does not and cannot and will never prevent terror attacks. All the pre-boarding bullying, harassing, scanning, and groping doesn’t make a damn bit of difference, because — duh — people can set off bombs anywhere, not just on a plane.
From the Tribune wire reports:
Witnesses told The Associated Press that one occurred at an excess baggage payment counter and the other near a Starbucks cafe.
Hello?? Excess baggage payment counter. Starbucks cafe. In the airport. Not on a plane.
And the subway explosions happened in, er, the subway. Not on a plane.
Even the most credulous, unthinking TSA apologists can see those facts. I don’t believe it’ll make any difference — in fact, I know it won’t. But at least the rest of us can see what’s right in front of our faces even if they refuse to.
The TSA isn’t protecting you from anything. If you think it is, the kindest thing I can say about you is that you’re deluded. Willfully deluded. But I’ve been at this long enough to know that denial is one of humankind’s most cherished behaviors.
(Photo: Jef Versele via Yahoo News)
Cross-posted at ABombazine
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Je suis Charlie. H/T to litbrit.
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