The Larger Point Here…

So there’s been this outcry lately over a 95 year old wheelchair-bound woman who may, or may not have, been ordered to remove her adult diaper when subject to a TSA screening. Something about her daughter missing the flight, and her having to travel alone…blah blah blah, she was flying home to die in Michigan…and now calls for TSA officials to resign

Look. This is what was going to happen all along. Civil liberties groups and everyone else saying what an atrocity this is aren’t seeing the bigger picture. We’ve established the TSA, told them its their job to make us safe, and that under no circumstances should they discriminate against anyone. So whether they pick a 40 year old businessman or a 95 year old wheelchair woman for “expanded scrutineering” or whatever the heck it is they call it these days, it shouldn’t matter, right? Her number was up, she had to deal with it. No bigotry, baby. What you do unto one passenger, you do unto ’em all.  And boy, have we all been done unto.

And this is why the terrorists have won.

7 Responses to “The Larger Point Here…”

  1. BrianN says:

    Yeah, little did we know the terrorist’s real objective was to see some granny toosh.

  2. Pitt says:

    They are a sick bunch of folks, those terrorists. Seedy to the nth.

  3. Dan says:

    A lot of people are just fine with these intrusive searches because it makes them feel better…until it happens to them or a family member who is “undeserving.”

    I’m not saying this 95 year old’s family was necessarily okay with the TSA’s procedures, but how many noise were they making about injustice or civil rights before this happened? Were they okay with these searches when it was just those dirty muslims that were getting groped?

  4. Pitt says:

    @Dan,

    “And then they came for the dirty stinkin’ towel-wearin’ sand bunnies, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a dirty stinkin’ towel-wearin’ sand bunny.”

    Something like that?

  5. Dan says:

    Something like that.

    I remember the incredulous, snide comments all over the blogosphere (shudder…I just typed that word) back in November when people were outspoken and enraged by all this. This was before there were videos of little girls getting groped or people with prosthetic limbs being scrutinized…these people were just angry that *anyone’s* privacy was stripped from them. And in return they feasted on comments such as “Grow up” and “Stop whining.”

    But my how things have changed. Now that the old, the children, and above all the white people are being searched…now it is a crime.

    Whatever. I’m not gonna bitch any more. As long as people are getting more and more angry about it, I won’t complain about why.

  6. matt says:

    Did she deserve to be searched? Well, Depends…

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