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Government At Work: Groping Children Is Preferable to Perceived Profiling

posted at 12:17 am on November 15, 2010 by

Originally posted at Horowitz’s NewsReal:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently implemented new supposed security measures, which include a mandated trip through a full body scanner that shows you in all your naked glory, or lack thereof. It’s all cool, though, because if you don’t wish to have your naked body ogled, you can always get felt up instead via the new “enhanced pat-down” option. It’s all about choice, baby! Whichever you prefer: leering or groping.

Surely, you’d think, this wouldn’t be done randomly, but would rather be a targeted measure. And, you’d also think, certainly the absolutely random subjection of children to such “pat-downs” wouldn’t occur. Well, you’d be wrong on both counts. Of course this isn’t targeted – that would be too profile-y and stuff! Because, tolerance. Or something. You see, because we must tolerate those who wish to kill us, we cannot offend them. We cannot be perceived to be singling out a certain group. We must, therefore, waste time and resources using terrorism countermeasures against, you know, NON-terrorists. And we are to pretend that 90-year-old grandmas from Nebraska flew planes into buildings on September 11th. Or that three-year-old girls strapped bombs to their shoes or in their underwear.

The TSA should change its name to Totalitarian Sexual Abuse. This child was terrified, tormented and assaulted. And we are supposed to find this acceptable, because it is allegedly For Our Own Good ™?  “Kids, do not ever let a stranger touch you. If they try,  scream, run away and tell someone immediately. Wait, whoops! Unless it’s government molestation. Then, shaddup.”

Hey, you know what would actually be for our own good? I’m no Janet Napolitano (thank goodness), but it seems to me that we should try out that whole using targeted security measures, based on actual suspicion and clues, like they do in Israel. Oh, silly me. That would mean acknowledging that it is a specific radicalized group of people who wants to kill us and not tea partiers. And it might even entail mentioning the word Islam. Oh, the horror.

As it stands now, we do nearly the opposite. We go out of our way to ass kissily show that we are not “profiling.” Which is why I now think that I’m giong to have to start putting my 7-year-old daughter in a burqa when flying.  It is clearly the only way that I can ensure that she won’t be groped by TSA.

The above video shows something else highly disturbing. Is the public so cowed by “government knows best” strong arm tactics that they are now willing to let some low-level,  government-employed flunky assault their children, as they merely stand by and film it? People say that you can’t know how you’d react until you are in a similar situation. That is often true. But it is not true when it comes to protecting one’s children. No threat to me, especially a stupid monetary threat of a fine, outweighs protecting my child from harm. I would not have allowed that to happen and I certainly would not have stood by passively and filmed my terrified child with my little cell phone.  The only way I’d have used a camera, were that my child, would have been to teach the TSA employee a little something about what happens when a camera goes where the sun don’t shine. I’m small, but I’m scrappy.

Where the sun don’t shine, by the way, is where any terrorists would attempt to smuggle stuff. So, these pat-downs aren’t just egregious, they are worthless. They want to kill us, stupid. Assaulting our personal liberty and taking naked scan pictures of moms from South Carolina or feeling up some dude from Tennessee’s junk won’t stop that. Nor will tormenting our own children. Political correctness moved from annoying to potentially deadly. It is now also abusive.

It’s bad enough the Government constantly condescends to the American public and treats us all like half-witted children. I think the past election showed them that we will no longer stand for that. Let this be another Teachable Moment for them: do not dare try to use – and worse, harm - our children to perpetuate your own demented quests for absolute power and pathetic “multiculturalism,” politically correct acceptance.

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Cross-posted from NewsReal

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Enhanced pat-down to annoy and harass the f***king s**t out of innocent travellers — necessary evil. Enhanced interrogation to save the lives of myself and my countrymen from terrorist scum? IMMORAL.

gryphon202 on November 15, 2010 at 1:02 AM

It’s time for this organization to be stopped and defunded.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/tsa-ejects-california-man-for-refusing-groin-check

jdawg on November 15, 2010 at 1:48 AM

It is deeply distrubing to see a mother forced to hold her own child so that a stranger can molest her in the name of national security, under the threat of punitive punishments if she refuses or tries to protect her from being assaulted.

The child was obviously not wanting a stranger to touch her, not to say she did not have a concept of not allowing anyone to touch her private area. The TSA agent obviously could care less if the child did not want to be touched by her and appears to be more determined to do it because of the childs refusal.

As bad as that was, for older children it can be much worse. Liberals and socialist see children as little adults that just don’t have enough of life experiences to make decisions. The fact is their brain is not yet develpped enough to make rational decisions or to understand consequences and relations. Being selected is not much different from being accused of having done something bad that the adults are not happy about. If they go through the scanner, they know that someone is taking a naked picture of them. An adult can get over that easily enough, but to children it can be very embarassing. They only know that a naked picture was made of them and someone has seen it, maybe even believe they have kept it. There is a good chance they are right.
If they opt out then they get the bad touch molestation, which happens to be no less than a pedophile would do to them to get a quick thrill or thr prelude to an assault pr rape. It certainly is not the good touch like a doctor does. If in fact a doctor did the same thing they are doing, he would be arrested just like any of the rest of us.

A Women who had gone through a traumatic sexual grouping stated that she had a hard time not slapping the TSA agent who was essentially committing the same sexual assualt upon her. What if she had been unable to contain the feelings of being assualted again and did slap him? Considering the general attitude, she probably would be arrested. What about others like her who will relive a trauma, either form the naked pitures or being intimately fondled? People who are wounded in that way are not always able to just pull themselves back up by their boot straps and go on with it.

TSA has not a prayer of proteting us with any of these assualts on our bodies and freedom. If past experience is any indicator, they will board the terroist with their blessing. It does appear that that they have other purposes. One is obvious, the social engineering needed for socialim to work and the other is to insure that those making the scanner are able to put them in every airport, and other places that they come up with.

Franklyn on November 15, 2010 at 6:58 AM

like they do in Israel.

But, but, but…that’s so RACIST and JUDGMENTAL!! And after all, we can’t judge other people (unless they’re conservatives) because that would be saying that we’re better than other people. And we’re not, President Obeyme has said so.

oldleprechaun on November 15, 2010 at 9:05 AM

I have read about this on other sites and the arguments go:
#1 We should be willing to forgo our rights to ensure our safety.
#2 Airplane travel is not a right.
#3 Anyone can be a terrorist.

It what order should they be addressed?
#2 It is not the right of airplane travel that is being addressed, that should be between the airlines and me. It is the right to privacy, the right to not be sexually assaulted, the right to not give up my dignity under any circumstances.
#1 It is highly debatable whether anyone is actually safer, so far we know of several instances where all this has done no good, and only because of passengers were attempts foiled. Second there is a slippery slope here, where does it end. How much of your life becomes under government supervision to keep you safe? Under government control? Should it be true that the ONLY WAY you can fly is when you have government permission? That is where this is going, or in fact that is where we are!!
#3 In fact not anyone is a terrorist. On another site I asked please show me, tell me where, when a 90 year old grandmother was a terrorist, gee I haven’t seen that in the news, any reports of 3 year olds carrying bombs on planes, hmm haven’t seen that either, in fact aren’t all the terrorists confined to a small demographic, who have also traveled so certain specific places in the world. DUH?

When we continue using a security system that harasses everyone and is in fact ineffective, you start to wonder are there other motivations at work here.

odannyboy on November 15, 2010 at 11:36 AM

We’ve just quit flying. It’s too much hassle anyway. I suppose we would have to in a family emergency, but only then. The trips we plan these days allow us to drive mostly and the very occasional AmTrak. Aware that not everyone has the luxury of NOT flying–but enough do that if they stop, as we have, the airlines will see drops in passenger usage.

jeanie on November 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Boycott the TSA all you want, all that’ll lead to is a bailout, where you get to pay from your own tax dollars to see little old ladies harassed and babies molested.

Land of the free, my ass.

RachDubya on November 15, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Don’t profile for actual terrorists, OH NO! Treat everyone like terrorists and that’ll solve the problem.

Ugh.

I just used liberal “logic” and now I have a severe headache.

Yakko77 on November 15, 2010 at 7:05 PM