Sunday, November 21, 2010

Where are the protesters?

I'm waiting with baited breath to see whether there will be any protests over the airport nudey scanners and TSA groping this Thanksgiving holiday. I mean, we all remember the riots over universal health care, right?

If the government putting their nose in our personal business rankled people, surely the government putting their hands in our privates will unleash true rage.

Surely people will be up-in-arms over the TSA taking naked pictures of them and keeping the good ones for fun. Surely people will be angry that their wives and daughters are being felt up by convicted sex offenders. Surely people will be rabid over the loss of their 4th amendment rights.

Given the public shows of anger and disgust -- the public backlash -- in town hall meetings regarding something as mundane as health care, I expect the protests against the government's full assault of our privacy and dignity to be something to see. I can't wait.
Update 2010/11/24:
Well, the busiest travel day of the year has passed without any notable protests. I'm not quite sure what to make of that.

1 comment:

j said...

Damn good post. And I like your style.