The airport security kabuki is reaching ridiculous extremes:
British man stopped from boarding a flight at Heathrow…because he was wearing a t-shirt depicting a cartoon character with a gun.
“Sorry we can’t let you through and you’ve a gun on your T-shirt.”
“If it’s offensive, we don’t want other passengers upset.”
It boggles the mind, it does. And before you shake your heads and mutter, “What the hell is wrong with those British?”, take a good, hard look at the charades they’re playing in our airports these days. We’re not too far behind the UK when it comes to zero-tolerance overreactions to anything that may even hint at anything violent, subversive, or in any way unrelated to docile cud-chewing.
Feel any more safe now?
And for those who support any security measure that “keeps one of our cities from going up in a mushroom cloud”, please answer the following in 500 words or less:
If more government control and less civil liberties mean increased safety, why aren’t our prisons the safest places in the country?