Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TSA Now Forcing Opt-Outs To Walk Through Body Scanners

TSA employees tell passengers they now have to go through switched off body scanners, even though the passengers have asked for the body pat down instead. The obvious question is: what good would it do to walk through a turned off machine? (And, as is asked in the following article: TSA Now Forcing Opt-Outs To Walk Through Body Scanners what proof is there the machines are actually turned off?)

What is the purpose of over-riding the supposed "opt out" policy and having people walk through a turned off machine?
It makes perfect sense in a game of psychological warfare by the government to suppress the will of people to opt out of the intrusive searches being done. What better way than to make that naughty guy that opts out walk through and thereby, in a way, submit to the machine. Otherwise, by walking around the machine, there is a sense of victory. In such a case, one thinks, “I did not submit to that machine and the unwanted xrays and pictures. I did not go through it.” By going through it, there is a sense of defeat. “I had submitted,” one thinks.

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