Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
November 06, 2010 | Last Updated Saturday, November 26, 2011
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“The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has deployed Advanced Imaging Technologies (AIT) for operational use to detect threat objects carried on persons entering airport sterile areas. AIT identifies potential threat objects on the body using Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) software to display the location of the object on a generic figure as opposed to displaying the image of the individual. TSA is updating the AIT PIA to reflect a change to the operating protocol regarding the ability of individuals to opt opt-out of AIT screening in favor of physical screening. While passengers may generally decline AIT screening in favor of physical screening, TSA may direct mandatory AIT screening for some passengers. TSA does not store any personally identifiable information from AIT screening. ... The individual will undergo physical screening if ATR alarms for the presence of an object..” --- U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, December 18, 2015
Dear American & International traveler friends,
Please pay URGENT attention to this :
- Update 2016 TSA No Opt-out policy goes into effect
- Update 2010-2011 TSA Opt-out policy and intrusive pat-downs
Please click on the link above to download the Know Your Rights at Airports Brochure from dontscan.us. If you don't like these images, you should be aware that according to the brochure, you have been generously afforded the right to say NO to body-scan with the supposed “I Opt-out” utterance.
Should you sensibly choose to exercise that right, then you have to deal with the possible trauma described in one of the links above which states: 'TSA agents stand accused today of fondling the genitals of women and little children as part of their "enhanced pat-down" procedures being rolled out at airport security checkpoints.'
The brochure imaged below further carries the following warning:
'Pat downs are no longer the simple search like those in the past. In some instances, as part of an “enhanced patdown,” the TSA screener may use the front of their hands to touch your genitals. Should you feel that you or your child were inappropriately touched, call for a law enforcement officer.
If presented with the option to leave the checkpoint for a private screening, consider politely declining with a “No, thank you,” as you will likely be asked to remove your clothing. Pat downs can be performed in public view.'
Please study this carefully. This is unbelievable!
If you are like me, then my attitude is that before submitting to pat-down and after having uttered the formulaic “I opt-out”, coldly warn that nice-looking TSA agent getting ready to frisk you that he better not touch your and your family members' private parts and if he intends to, that you want to immediately see the manager/supervisor in-charge before subjecting yourself to pat-down physical search.
And, if you are still more like me, you will likely boldly add within earshot of others waiting in line to experience the same traumas, that you will NOT subject yourself to humiliation by either undergoing strip-search which is what the body-scan reduces to, or gross physical pat-down of your anatomy and the violation of your personal rights guaranteed you by the Constitution. And that while you know the TSA is merely doing its job to earn its paycheck just like the 'Good Germans' once did in the Third Reich, you are concerned for your own rights and privacy and you wish to take preventive action now rather than lament later!
I would personally make a calculated, un-emotional, carefully chosen, perhaps pre-rehearsed, loud statement of rights and dignity before I am humiliated, rather than doing it afterwards emotionally, when crying and talking to CAIR/ACLU/clergy and filing meaningless complaints serves little to mitigate the traumas – for indeed, it is only the un-courageous silent acquiescence to tyranny which creates all this erosion of rights and liberties in the first place. I did that once before, entirely un-rehearsed, and this is what I have advised my own family to remember – teaching by example rather than academic punditry – their old man's stance at the front door on those two occasions in April 2003 when the nice boys from the FBI had come calling looking for “terrorists” in our home in California: They dared to Knock on my door!
And I am still here. And so long as I have the choice, I refuse to suffer indignities, either in Pakistan my home country where it is far more common to be feeled up at every damn checkpoint and roadblock, or in the United States where I live. When I won't have the choice, I don't know what I will do – perhaps nothing different form the vast 'untermenschen' now bearing the brunt of “imperial mobilization” from Pakistan to Palestine. Every day I and my loved ones escape that fate, I offer a prayer of thanks!
If you are really like me, then you too will be boldly civic minded before you lose that choice. You too will daringly protect your own inalienable rights and your own dignity – no one else will do it for you.
Before the day comes when everyone is asked at gun-point every few hundred yards, “your papers, your papers please, show me your papers”, and one's refusal then is rewarded with a bullet lodged into one's brain, it is surely a tad easier to stand-up now with the little show of courage that it takes, before the indignities of these government mandated TSA searches.
An excellent illustration of how to do this with dignity, poise, and resolute firmness is in the experience of a recent traveler in his pre-Thanksgiving week journey through an American airport. The traveler, Matt Kernan, meticulously reported his encounter in his blog article 'My TSA Encounter' where he narrates:
'I certainly don’t enjoy being treated like a terrorist in my own country, but I’m also not a die-hard constitutional rights advocate. However, for some reason, I was irked. Maybe it was the video of the 3-year old getting molested, maybe it was the sexual assault victim having to cry her way through getting groped, maybe it was the father watching teenage TSA officers joke about his attractive daughter. Whatever it was, this issue didn’t sit right with me. So, since I had nobody waiting for me at home and no connecting flight to catch, I had some free time. I decided to test my rights. After putting all my stuff through the x-ray, I was asked to go through the Backscatter. I politely said that I didn’t want to. The technician quipped to his colleague, “We’ve got an opt-out.” They laughed. He turned back and started to explain. After he finished, I said, “I understand what the pat-down entails, but I wanted to let you know that I do not give you permission to touch my genitals or the surrounding area. If you do, I will consider it assault.” ... I was never touched, I was never “Backscatted,” and I was never metal detected. In the end, it took 2.5 hours, but I proved that it is possible. I’m looking forward to my next flight on Wednesday.' -- 22 Nov 2010 http://noblasters.com/post/1650102322/my-tsa-encounter
Caption What Went Wrong In The Land of The Free – Standing For Airport Indignities: In bra, panties and wheelchair, Tammy Banovac goes through Oklahoma City airport screening on 30 Nov 2010
The AP news report of November 15, 2010, Scanners and pat-downs upset airline passengers (cached here), narrated the story of Americans' rising outrage:
'Nearly a week before the Thanksgiving travel crush, federal air security officials were struggling to reassure rising numbers of fliers and airline workers outraged by new anti-terrorism screening procedures they consider invasive and harmful.
Across the country, passengers simmered over being forced to choose scans by full-body image detectors or probing pat-downs. Top federal security officials said Monday that the procedures were safe and necessary sacrifices to ward off terror attacks.
“It's all about security,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. “It's all about everybody recognizing their role.”
Despite officials' insistence that they had taken care to prepare the American flying public, the flurry of criticism from private citizens to airline pilots' groups suggested that Napolitano and other federal officials had been caught off guard.
At the San Diego airport, a software engineer posted an Internet blog item saying he had been ejected after being threatened with a fine and lawsuit for refusing a groin check after turning down a full-body scan. The passenger, John Tyner, said he told a federal Transportation Security Administration worker, “If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.”
Tyner's individual protest quickly became a web sensation, but questions also came from travel business groups, civil liberties activists and pilots, raising concerns both about the procedures themselves and about the possibility of delays caused by passengers reluctant to accept the new procedures.
There are some 300 full-body scanners now operational in 60 U.S. airports. TSA is on track to deploy approximately 500 units by the end of 2010.'
The Harvard Crimson reported on December 03, 2010, Harvard Students Sue TSA Over 'Intrusive' Searches:
'Two Harvard Law School students filed a lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration for its use of “intrusive” full body scanners and pat down procedures late last month.
Jeffrey H. Redfern and Anant N. Pradhan, both second year Law School students, allege that the scanners—which generate images of travelers’ bodies—and the TSA’s “enhanced pat down” technique which requires “the touching of their genital areas” are a violation of the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure, according to the complaint filed on Nov. 29 at a U.S. District Court in Boston.
Currently, passengers are permitted to opt out of a full body scan, but upon doing so must submit to an enhanced pat down.
Both Redfern and Anant opted out of the full body scan while traveling on separate occasions and found the pat down “highly intrusive,” according to the complaint.'
Remember, TSA is authorized by the Homeland Security, which in turn is authorized by the US Government, to subject its denizens to this – TSA is not doing it on their own. It draws its rights from the Government, which at least in the lofty American Republican theory, draws its rights from the people. It isn't clear to me whether deliberately hiring sexual perverts into TSA and calculatingly seeding the traumas noted in the first link above, is part of the unwritten coercion policy of the Government to get objecting peoples to accept the body-scan! It just seems extraordinary to me that without some tacit support from higher-ups, that anyone in their right mind would do such molestation in such a public place with everyone watching.
This is a commonsense public service message from Zahir Ebrahim, Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Please circulate it, specially to your young family members and womenfolk who travel. It does not matter that they might be travelling in the company of their adult male family members – perverts and absurdities do not discriminate between sexes and ages, nor does tyranny.
Just imagine the entire body-scan scam failing before it gets off the ground due to every civic-minded law-abiding courageous American declining all indignities in the name of enhanced security – their own, from big brother!
The UK and EU Airports shall not escape such draconian procedures either unless good peoples silently complying with state-tyrannies in Europe also stop doing so in significantly large numbers. This report headlined 'Muslim woman barred from flight after refusing body scan' in the UK Telegraph of March 03, 2010 states: 'A Manchester Airport spokeswoman said: “Two female passengers who were booked to fly out of Terminal 2 refused to be scanned for medical and religious reasons. In accordance with the Government directive on scanners, they were not permitted to fly.”'
Despite the real fear of being labeled as suffering from an “oppositional defiant disorder” as per the newly revised DSM IV psychiatric manual (see Anatomy of Conspiracy Theory), and the concomitant threat of being legally confined to 'state-hospitality' centers for rehabilitation, or worse, being labeled “domestic terrorist” as per big-brother's newly enacted police-state laws to maintain domestic tranquility in the face of rising public discontent, the price to be paid now to challenge the grotesquely Orwellian Western society while it is still in its infancy, is minuscule compared to what our progeny will face! A new generation born into a mature system of big brother in the West won't know the difference – unless their parents' generation takes a cross-Atlantic stand now while the Orwellian World Order is still only being birth-panged into existence under the pretext of fighting the War on Terror: What is War on Terror?.
Please read the CFR's April 1974 disclosure “Hard Road to World Order”, to hear it from the horse's mouth concerning the nature of this World Order and how it must be deceptively instrumented, piece-meal: “In short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up, rather than from the top down. It will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.” Here is a CliffsNotes version which deconstructs that diabolical planning for those weaned on 15-second attention spans and unable to digest too much information in one sitting: Of Ostriches and Rebels on The Hard Road to World Order by Zahir Ebrahim. And here is a detailed tutorial that demonstrates the hideous existence of long-entrenched establishment forces arrayed against the peoples of the United States of America and which transcend the changing occupants of the White House and the Congress: Tutorial: The Un-Hidden Agenda for World Government by way of 911 and Imperial Mobilization By Zahir Ebrahim.
EPIC, the civil liberties research center in Washington, D.C., has acquired Homeland Security Documents under FOIA, including this 173 page ominous report dated July 12, 2006, which reveal phased proposals to Body-Scan pedestrians, rail passengers, with rapidly emerging Electromagnetic technologies. It should not be surprising if the next thing to be revealed as part and parcel of fighting terorrism will be their deployment at shopping malls, Safeway, Macys, and schools! Meanwhile, the latest in terrorist detection has already been revealed by Der Spiegel, to be those wearing a Casio watch: “US interrogators at Guantanamo Bay identified potential terrorists by the watch they wore on their wrist.” Evidently, “The Watch Points to Mecca”, and is “Used to Detonate Bombs”!
Given such overwhelming agendist forces at play, resisting both the deadly body-scan as well as the vile patdown intrusions at airports, may indeed appear to be an insignificant challenge.
However, the import of this challenge in firing up the imagination of a significant percentage of the public if the draconian and nonsensical security measures are successfully thwarted even at a single airport, can be immense. Recall that the active participants in the American Revolutionary War were only 3% of the colonist population! The Western states being ubiquitously governed by brilliantly psychopathic minds, also realizing that such small defeats can quickly snowball into larger defeats with the possibility of widespread domestic revolts, will surely try to make an example of those resisting the body-scan (see video report by CNN's Meredith Jessup in Postscript below)! In the United States, it is already frowned upon in some places to quote its Constitution chapter and verse even in one's own self-defense (see: Postscript ‘War on Terror’ is not about ‘Islamofascism’ – Please get with the real agenda you people!).
Therefore, also be forewarned that if you sensibly choose to act in your and your progeny's own best interests, it may not be a free ride. You may be denied boarding, or even arrested.
If you have to travel but don't wish to be part of the new nude morality of the United States that is trying hard to keep America safe from the ubiquitous Islamofascist terrorist, you still have some liberating choices in personal freedoms left:
1) 'To opt out for a pat down, say “I opt out.”
2) 'Warning: Pat downs are no longer the simple search like those in the past. In some instances, as part of an “enhanced patdown,” the TSA screener may use the front of their hands to touch your genitals.
Should you feel that you or your child were inappropriately touched, call for a law enforcement officer.
If presented with the option to leave the checkpoint for a private screening, consider politely declining with a “No, thank you,” as you will likely be asked to remove your clothing. Pat downs can be performed in public view.'
3) Warning2: Should you sensibly choose to exercise that right, then you have to deal with the possible trauma of being groped and molested: 'TSA agents stand accused today of fondling the genitals of women and little children as part of their “enhanced pat-down” procedures being rolled out at airport security checkpoints.'
4) Warning3: Should you sensibly choose to quote your inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution to protect yourself and your loved ones from these vile indignities, you may have to deal with being labeled a “domestic terrorist”!
5) Based on this escalation path of making the price of discontent progressively costlier and costlier, the vast majority will simply choose the body-scan. That appears to be the strategic thinking behind these enhanced pat down procedures and the occasional case of vile molestation which will be widely reported!
6) But if you choose to bravely stand up for yourself by not standing for any of these vile indignities, you may not only get away with having a pleasant journey, you will also be assisting in patriotically extracting your nation from the rapidly closing jaws of the Brotherhood of Death.
Postscript-1: Jeffrey Goldberg confirms the aforementioned summary, especially item-5, in the Atlantic, October 29, 2010, 'For the First Time, the TSA Meets Resistance'
“I asked him if the new guidelines included a cavity search. "No way. You think Congress would allow that?"
I answered, "If you're a terrorist, you're going to hide your weapons in your anus or your vagina." He blushed when I said "vagina."
"Yes, but starting tomorrow, we're going to start searching your crotchal area" -- this is the word he used, "crotchal" -- and you're not going to like it."
"What am I not going to like?" I asked.
"We have to search up your thighs and between your legs until we meet resistance," he explained.
"Resistance?" I asked.
"Your testicles," he explained.
'That's funny," I said, "because 'The Resistance' is the actual name I've given to my testicles."
He answered, "Like 'The Situation,' that guy from 'Jersey Shore?'"
Yes, exactly, I said. (I used to call my testicles "The Insurgency," but those assholes in Iraq ruined the term.)
I pointed out to the security officer that 50 percent of the American population has no balls (90 percent in Washington, D.C., where I live), so what is going to happen when the pat-down officer meets no resistance in the crotchal area of women? "If there's no resistance, then there's nothing there."
"But what about people who hide weapons in their cavities? I asked. I actually said "vagina" again, just to see him blush. "We're just not going there," he reiterated.
I asked him if he was looking forward to conducting the full-on pat-downs. "Nobody's going to do it," he said, "once they find out that we're going to do."
In other words, people, when faced with a choice, will inevitably choose the Dick-Measuring Device over molestation? "That's what we're hoping for. We're trying to get everyone into the machine." He called over a colleague. "Tell him what you call the back-scatter," he said. "The Dick-Measuring Device," I said. "That's the truth," the other officer responded.
The pat-down at BWI was fairly vigorous, by the usual tame standards of the TSA, but it was nothing like the one I received the next day at T.F. Green in Providence. Apparently, I was the very first passenger to ask to opt-out of back-scatter imaging. Several TSA officers heard me choose the pat-down, and they reacted in a way meant to make the ordinary passenger feel very badly about his decision. One officer said to a colleague who was obviously going to be assigned to me, "Get new gloves, man, you're going to need them where you're going."”
Jeffrey Goldberg offers the following summation of lessons learned. He is right on the money on the first two. But he misses entirely on his third lesson, demonstrating his deep axiomatic faith in the establishment's core-narratives du jour. See the Conclusion section which provides my own commonsensical summation that these “terrorist plots” are themselves a fabrication.
“I draw three lessons from this week's experience: The pat-down, while more effective than previous pat-downs, will not stop dedicated and clever terrorists from smuggling on board small weapons or explosives. When I served as a military policeman in an Israeli army prison, many of the prisoners "bangled" contraband up their asses. I know this not because I checked, but because eventually they told me this when I asked.
The second lesson is that the effectiveness of pat-downs does not matter very much, because the obvious goal of the TSA is to make the pat-down embarrassing enough for the average passenger that the vast majority of people will choose high-tech humiliation over the low-tech ball check.
The third lesson remains constant: By the time terrorist plotters make it to the airport, it is, generally speaking, too late to stop them. Plots must be broken up long before the plotters reach the target. If they are smart enough to make it to the airport without arrest, it is almost axiomatically true that they will be smart enough to figure out a way to bring weapons aboard a plane.” --- http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/10/for-the-first-time-the-tsa-meets-resistance/65390/
Note: The image above is for illustrative purpose only. It is NOT from an AIT scanner.
'You may have read about TSA implementing enhanced pat downs as part of our layered approach to security. Using the latest intelligence, TSA constantly updates our screening procedures to stay ahead of those who wish to do us harm and keep the skies safe for the flying public. When developing our security procedures, we use input from across the agency, including our Offices of Intelligence, Privacy, and Civil Rights and Liberties.
To add some perspective, TSA has used pat downs since our agency started federalizing checkpoints in 2002. They’re an effective way of helping us keep dangerous items such as weapons or improvised explosive devices off of planes.
So, what might cause you to receive a pat-down? Passengers may receive a pat-down in a number of circumstances: to resolve an alarm at a walk-through metal detector; if an anomaly is detected during screening with advanced imaging technology; or during random screening. Passengers who opt out of enhanced screening such as advanced imaging technology will receive an equivalent level of screening to include a thorough pat-down. Remember, you can always request to be screened in a private area.
You shouldn’t expect to see the same security procedures at every airport. Our security measures are designed to be unpredictable and are constantly assessed and updated to address evolving threats.' --- http://blog.tsa.gov/2010/08/enhanced-pat-downs.html
Postscript-3 A closer look at an Image from the AIT (Advanced Imaging Technology) Body-scan machine vs. photoshop
Caption The “Dick-Measuring Device”. Portrait of an Artist, Self-Image by John Wild taken with Backscatter X-ray fully-body scanner at Manchester Airport UK (Image Source)
Caption What can the 'naked' scanner really see? A fabricated image depicting a fabricated threat in this fabricated War on Terror (Image original Source, the image has now been removed)
Click here and here to verify that the image is fabricated [composited from photos of a model photographed naked in studio]; here to understand that terror threats are fabricated; and here to confirm that the War on Terror is also fabricated ab initio.
And you might sensibly well ask WHY?
Why do they need this 'War on Terror', the constant terror alerts, the myriad other global threats and crises – from financial to pandemic to global warming – all of which “look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion’ to use William James’ famous description of reality,” to literally bring mankind to its knees in submission?
Well, let's gallantly permit the elites' own mouthpiece, the Financial Times, to inform one in their own eloquent words:
'I have never believed that there is a secret United Nations plot to take over the US. I have never seen black helicopters hovering in the sky above Montana. But, for the first time in my life, I think the formation of some sort of world government is plausible. A “world government” would involve much more than co-operation between nations. It would be an entity with state-like characteristics, backed by a body of laws. The European Union has already set up a continental government for 27 countries, which could be a model. The EU has a supreme court, a currency, thousands of pages of law, a large civil service and the ability to deploy military force. So could the European model go global? There are three reasons for thinking that it might. First, it is increasingly clear that the most difficult issues facing national governments are international in nature: there is global warming, a global financial crisis and a “global war on terror”.' --- Gideon Rachman, And now for a world government, Financial Times, December 8 2008
The UK Telegraph of March 03, 2010 cited above which reported the two female passengers being barred from flight after refusing body scan on religious and medical grounds, also reported from the Manchester Airport spokeswoman:
'“Body scanning is a big change for customers who are selected under the new rules and we are aware that privacy concerns are on our customers' minds, which is why we have put strict procedures to reassure them that their privacy will be protected.”
The UK Telegraph further stated:
'Last month, Transport Secretary Lord Adonis stressed that an interim code of practice on the use of body scanners stipulated that passengers would not be selected “on the basis of personal characteristics”. He stressed that images captured by body scanners are immediately deleted after the passenger has gone through and that security staff are appropriately trained and supervised.'
The following video of the trialling of the body-scan machine at Manchester Airport is revealing of the official UK Government position:
Caption Video Body X-ray scanner trialled at Manchester Airport - The Telegraph 13 Oct 2009. Click on the image to watch the Airport Spokesperson Sarah Barrett defend the trial of full body-scan.
The Manchester Airport Spokesperson Sarah Barrett in the above video stated the following:
'Firstly, we have made sure it's safe. So its been certified by the National Radiological Protection Board. There are part of the Health Protection Agency. And they are the people who certify medical equipment, medical x-rays fit for use. So they have given it their stamp of approval.
We have also made the process completely anonymous. So you will see from the images, you cannot, it is impossible to recognize an individual's face from the image.
They are not photographic images. They don't show skin color, they are not erotic, they are not pornographic, completely anonymous.
The operator viewing the image sits remotely, in a different part of the airport. They don't sit in the public search area, and the machine in which they are viewing the image doesn't have the capability to store images.
So the images can't be stored, you know recorded, forwarded on to anybody. They are literally on the screen for a few seconds and then they are off.
... We want to give our customers the experience that they want. We know they don't like security at the moment. They don't like the physical pat down. They tolerate it, because they want to be safe. But a lot of them are telling us that they would welcome an alternative. And that's why we are trialling this technology.' -- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/6316975/Body-X-ray-scanner-trialled-at-Manchester-Airport.html
As if the Image from the “Dick Measuring Device” in Postscript-3 above and mainstream news reports aren't prima facie evidence of the disaffirmation of the official narratives of the in-capabilities of the AIT body-scanners, the following US headline 'Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images' in CNET News of August 4, 2010 is outright evidence of the official deployment of public-deception alongside the body-scanners:
'For the last few years, federal agencies have defended body scanning by insisting that all images will be discarded as soon as they're viewed. The Transportation Security Administration claimed last summer, for instance, that “scanned images cannot be stored or recorded.”
Now it turns out that some police agencies are storing the controversial images after all. The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse.' -- http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20012583-281.html
While EPIC has filed a lawsuit to suspend the deployment of body scanners at US airports, they are up against the empirical state policy to create police-state USA to protect Americans from terrorists, like the UK and the EU. Therefore, all organs of state officially support that policy. Hence, EPIC's principled arguments will most assuredly remain ineffectual in practice:
'On July 2, 2010, EPIC filed a petition for review and motion for an emergency stay, urging the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to suspend the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) full body scanner program. EPIC said that the program is “unlawful, invasive, and ineffective.” EPIC argued that the federal agency has violated the Administrative Procedures Act, the Privacy Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Fourth Amendment. EPIC cited the invasive nature of the devices, the TSA's disregard of public opinion, and the impact on religious freedom.' --- http://epic.org/privacy/body_scanners/epic_v_dhs_suspension_of_body.html
Update June 15, 2011: Susie Castillo is taking her challenge to the next level: Former Miss USA, Ralph Nader, Privacy Advocates Fight Full Body Airport Scanners and Invasive Pat-Downs, http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/13/former_miss_usa_winner_and_ralph
Excerpted From Susie's BLOG:
'My TSA Pat Down Experience
To be quite honest, I almost didn't post this video and blog because I kept asking myself, "Am I just being a baby?" I’m also not one to stir up controversy. In fact, I do my best to live a very positive and healthy life. However, in the situation I’m about to describe, I felt truly violated and believe I should let my voice be heard. Ultimately, I hope others will do the same. Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” So, that’s what I’m doing by sharing this experience:
On my overnight, 11-hour flight back to Los Angeles last week after hosting the red carpet premiere for “Fast Five” in Rio De Janeiro, I connected in Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) where I had the misfortune of being selected to go through one of those full body scanners that emits radiation. Now, if you don’t fly very often, you might not worry about it. But I’m a frequent flyer and don’t wish to be irradiated more than I already am on flights (we get a pretty large dose of radiation while flying due to our proximity to the sun; the longer your flight, the more your radiation exposure) and in life in general (we’re exposed to radiation all day every day; it’s called “background radiation”). So I will always “opt out” of going through these body scanners, especially since the long-term effects of radiation are quite well documented: it mutates our cells, often in irreversible ways, and causes cancer. I’m all set with that!
Anyway, after “opting out,” I proceeded to follow a very nice older female TSA employee to the “pat down” area. It was an inconvenience, but I thought, “No biggie. I just went through this at LAX for the first time and it wasn’t too bad, so let’s just get it over with.”
Well, this pat down was completely different. It was MUCH MORE invasive than my first one at LAX, just a week before. To say that I felt invaded is an understatement. What bothered me most was when she ran the back of her hands down my behind, felt around my breasts, and even came in contact with my vagina! Honestly, I was in shock, especially since the woman at LAX never actually touched me there. The TSA employee at DFW touched private area 4 times, going up both legs from behind and from the front, each time touching me there. Was I at my gynecologist’s office? No! This was crazy!
I felt completely helpless and violated during the entire process (in fact, I still do), so I became extremely upset. If I wanted to get back to Los Angeles, I had no choice but to be violated, whether by radiation or a stranger. I just kept thinking, “What have I done to deserve this treatment as an upstanding, law-abiding American citizen?” Am I a threat to US security? I was Miss USA, for Pete’s sake!
I have never felt more violated in my life than I did that morning at DFW, and I’ve heard of others feeling the same way after these “pat downs.” Just a couple weeks ago, a video of a six-year-old girl being patted down by TSA made headlines. Talk about unjust and unacceptable. So I decided to speak to a TSA supervisor about how I felt, and make a video about what happened to post on my blog.
This “pat down” is a total violation of our rights (we shouldn’t be searched this way without probable cause or a search warrant), therefore I will be filing a complaint via phone, online and also in writing with the TSA to complain each and every time for as long as the TSA is violating my rights. I’m 100% against it, and if you care about your freedom, you should be too. This is precisely the kind of unjust search and seizure our Constitution was created to protect us from.
Here’s the video I made right after going through the invasive, unjust, unconstitutional and ineffective “pat down.” Honestly, I don’t like that I’m putting myself out there like this, but I wanted you to know what happened, what I was feeling, and that I hope you, too, will speak up if and when this happens to you. We shouldn’t be giving up our liberties as Americans because of our fears. The government can’t keep us safe. No matter how much they promise us they can, it’s a false promise.
And here’s the TSA compliment/complaint card that I filled out and mailed to the DFW TSA. I’ll be filling one out each time I get “patted down” at an airport. Hopefully tears won’t be involved every time:
Like I say in the video, we as individuals have to speak up and protect our liberty. If you feel like your Constitutional rights have been violated by the TSA, please follow my lead and contact your Congressional representatives. Let them know that if they want your vote they must stand up for our rights. ...' --- http://susiecastillo.net/blog/2011/4/25/my-tsa-pat-down-experience.html
Thank you Susie Castillo for speaking out so courageously as a citizen. However, “Let them know that if they want your vote they must stand up for our rights.” - isn't going to work. Please see Not-Voting is a 'YES' vote to Reject a Corrupt System which thrives on the facade of Elections and Democracy! and Flashback: From President George W. Bush to President Barrack Obama – More faces change, more they remain the same!.
Postscript-6 CNN Meredith Jessup Report: 'TSA Behavior Indicator: Anyone who Displays arrogance and verbally expresses contempt for the screening process' is a possible terrorist
Postscript-7 May 27, 2011 An Open Letter to State Officials in Response to the DOJ Threat Letter (“WE TOUCH YOUR PRIVATES OR YOU DON’T FLY Dept. of Justice letter threatens TSA will cancel flights in Texas if agents are not allowed to touch passengers’ private areas” Press Release Office of Texas State Representative David Simpson May 25, 2011)
'An Open Letter to State Officials in Response to the DOJ Threat Letter
Today you received a letter from Mr. John E. Murphy, United States Attorney, Western District of Texas in regards to House Bill 1937 currently up for consideration by the Senate.
In his letter, Mr. Murphy made a veiled threat to the elected officials of Texas that if we move to protect the constitutional rights of our citizens, the TSA could shut down flights to and from Texas airports.
175 years ago in the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico, a small band of Texans stood in defiance at Gonzalez, turning back the attempt to deprive them of their weapon of defense, a single cannon.
Gentlemen, we find ourselves at such a watershed moment today. The federal government is attempting to deprive the citizens of Texas of their constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 9 of the Texas Constitution. If we do not stand for our citizens in the face of this deprivation of their personal rights and dignity, who will?
Time is critical. If the bill does not pass the Senate tonight it may very well be dead until the next legislative session. Meanwhile, our wives, our children, our mothers and grandmothers, will be rudely violated by federal employees out of control.
My response to Mr. Murphy’s factually inaccurate letter follows. Please give this matter your immediate attention.
For Texas And Liberty!
John E. Murphy, U.S, Attorney letter states:
TSA False Statement: “As you no doubt are aware, the bill makes it a crime for a federal Transportation Security Official to perform the security screening that he or she is authorized and required by federal law to perform.”
Truth: HB 1937 states that a person commits an offense if, while acting under color of the person’s office or employment without probable cause, performs a search for the purpose of granting access to a publicly accessible building or form of transportation and intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly touches the anus, sexual organ, buttocks or breasts of the other person. We know of no federal law that requires this kind of search without probable cause.
TSA False Statement: “The proposed legislation would make it unlawful for a federal agent such as a TSO to perform certain specified searches for the purpose of granting access to a publicly accessible building or form of transportation. The provision would thus criminalize searches that are required under federal regulations in order to ensure the safety of the American public.”
Truth: HB 1937 grants a defense to prosecution for an offense that the actor performed pursuant to and consistent with an explicit and applicable grant of federal statutory authority that is consistent with the United States Constitution.
So, if there is actually statutory authority consistent with the Constitution, all an agent must do is bring that statute to the attention of the court. In other words, Texas needs to tell the Department of Justice, “You show me yours (statutory authority) and I’ll show you mine (privates)”
TSA False Statement: “The legislation also makes it crime for a public servant, as defined in the bill, to deny or impede another person in the exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege, knowing that the public servant’s conduct is unlawful. As a result, it appears that the intent of the bill is to preclude a TSO from turning away from the secure area of an airport someone who otherwise would have been subjected to a pat down as a condition of entry.”
Truth: Actually, it is already current law in Texas that public servants cannot intentionally deny or impede another person in the exercise or enjoyment of any privilege, power, or immunity, knowing the public servant’s conduct is unlawful. TSO would only be precluded from touching specific private areas of an individual without probable cause to believe the person committed an offense. The bill will not prohibit a TSO from using administrative screening methods with metal detectors, scanners, explosive sniffing dogs or pat downs that do not include touching the travelers anus, breasts, sexual organs, or buttocks.
TSA False Statement: The effect of this bill, if enacted, would be to interfere directly with the Transportation Administration’s (TSA) responsibility for civil aviation security. 49 U.S. C Section 114 (d); 6 U.S.C. Section 202 (1). Congress has directed the Administrator of TSA to take ‘necessary actions to improve domestic air transportation security,” 49 U.S.C. Section 44904(e), and directed him to “prescribe regulations to protect passengers and property on aircraft . . . against an act of criminal violence or aircraft piracy.” Id. Section 44903(b). Congress has directed TSA to provide for “the screening of all passengers and property . . . before boarding,” in order to ensure that no passenger is unlawfully carrying a dangerous weapon, explosive, or other destructive substance. Id. Sections 44901(a), 44902(a), 114(e). If the Administrator determines that “a particular threat cannot be addressed in a way adequate to ensure. . . the safety of passengers and crew of a particular flight,” he “shall cancel the flight or series of flights.” Id Section 44905(b)
Truth: Nowhere in the language cited is there statutory authority for a government agent to touch the breasts, anus, sexual organs, or buttocks of a traveler. And, no where in the Texas legislation does it prohibit that touching if there is probable cause to believe an offense has been committed. HB 1937 merely works on the premise that Texans don’t have to forfeit their dignity to exercise their right of free travel.
TSA False Statement: HB 1937 would conflict directly with federal law.
Truth: It is perplexing that the United States Attorney would make a statement saying one thing while citing examples that do not substantiate the remark. Either he intentionally misrepresented the truth, was unaware of the actual language of HB 1937, or has other statutes to validate his statement. No comment on the first two scenarios, but if the third scenario exists, then the defense to prosecution will apply and Americans will be made aware of the actions of their elected officials.
TSA False Statement: The practical import of the bill is that it would threaten criminal prosecution of TSA personnel who carry out the security procedures required under federal statutes and TSA regulations passed to implement those statutes. Those officials cannot be put to the choice of risking criminal prosecution or carrying out their federal duties. Under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, Texas has no authority to regulate federal agents and employees in the performance of their federal duties or to pass a statute that conflicts with federal law.
Truth: HB 1937 only threatens criminal prosecution if there is inappropriate touching and there is no federal statute consistent with the United States Constitution to do so. As elected officials, Texas legislators have taken an oath to uphold both the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution. In that capacity, they not only have authority to pass a statute that would reign in the daily violation of Fourth Amendment rights, they have a responsibility to do so.
TSA Threat: If HB 1937 were enacted, the federal government would likely seek an emergency stay of the statute. Unless or until such a stay were granted, TSA would likely be required to cancel any flight or series of flights for which it could not ensure the safety of passengers and crew.
Truth: The United States Attorney has thrown down the gauntlet. Either Texas backs off and continues to let government employees fondle innocent women, children and men as a condition of travel, or the TSA has the authority to cancel flights or series of flights.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says, “Well, actually, very, very, very few people get a pat-down.”
Atlanta TSA spokesman Jon Allen told us (Hot Air) that during March, 3 percent of air passengers were subject to a pat-down. The TSA collects this data by monitoring “data from select airports throughout the year,” he wrote in an email. That number is “consistent with that of previous time periods.” …
So, 97 percent of people who go through the nation’s airports do not go through these offensive searches. And yet, a United State’s Attorney warns that flights to Texas could be shut down because TSA would not be able to ensure the safety of passengers and crew if agents could not touch the genitals of the other 3 percent.
Someone must make a stand against the atrocities of our government agents. As Reagan said, “If not us, who? And if not now, when?”'
I would first like to appreciate the courage of this bold Texas Representative, Mr. David Simpson. Thank you Sir!!
However, had the good Representative of the peoples of Texas read Project Humanbeingsfirst's Body Scan Alert before writing his excellent exposition of dissent, he surely would have outright challenged the entire state of fiction of this “War on Terror”, rather than merely the degree to which it is tolerable to the State of Texas. Indeed, I dare to surmise that were Mr. David Simpson properly informed that it is not just that “Someone must make a stand against the atrocities of our government agents”, but that someone must make a stand against the ruling oligarchy that is ruining the United States of America through their government errand boys for their own private globalist agenda, and that these vile indignities being inflicted upon the public at American and other Western airports are but a mere link in the chain of fear based Pavlovian conditioning of the public, he would surely have challenged the whole body of false axioms upon which the entire geometry of “War on Terror” is fabricated.
As Mr. Simpson truthfully observes on his website: “David Simpson was grateful to be elected State Representative of House District 7 in 2010”, a sentiment which he has already shown to be genuine by boldly standing up for the dignity of his peoples to the degree that he has, I have no doubt that he would be just as fearless in resisting the enactment of this entire Alice in Wonderland fiction to safeguard the larger interests of his own nation.
To humbly assist in that endeavor, this report has been emailed to the specified contact person to forward to the good Representative: Kathi.Seay@house.state.tx.us., Tel: 512-463-0750.
Postscript-7a June 16, 2011 Forbes: Quote of the Day, After Texas State Official 'Left Sore' From a TSA Patdown “You’ve got to have a reason to go to third base.”
Texas Rep. David Simpson, author of an anti-groping bill that would make TSA patdowns a misdemeanor. This was his response after Texas Public Utility Commission chairman Barry Smitherman was “punished” with a TSA patdown that left his private parts “sore,” after opting out of a whole-body-imaging scan in New Orleans. The anti-TSA-groping bill failed to pass in the Texas Senate after the feds threatened to cancel all flights out of Texas, but it may sputter back to life in the state’s current special session.
Postscript-8 September 07, 2011 The travails of Amy Alkon at the hands of TSA: My letter to Amy Alkon
To: Amy Alkon, advicegoddess.com/goddessblog AdviceAmy@aol.com
Subject: Re: Don't Give The TSA An Easy Time Of Violating Your Rights
Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 4:43 AM
“On March 31st, when I came through the metal detector and realized that everyone in the TSA line to my United flight was getting searched, I got teary. I was teary at the prospect of being touched by a government worker ... I sobbed my guts out. Loudly. Very loudly. The entire time the woman was searching me. Nearing the end of this violation, I sobbed even louder as the woman, FOUR TIMES, stuck the side of her gloved hand INTO my vagina, through my pants. Between my labia. She really got up there. Four times. Back right and left, and front right and left. In my vagina. Between my labia. I was shocked -- utterly unprepared for how she got the side of her hand up there. It was government-sanctioned sexual assault. ... [September 07, 2011] Magee is looking for me to pay her $500K, apologize to her, and take down my blog item about her -- because I had the nerve to exercise my First Amendment rights and complain after she jammed her hand sideways into my vagina four times. ” --- Amy Alkon (graphic description of violation cached)
'My client entered Terminal Six at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and exercised her right to opt out of the TSA’s body scan. Your client, in apparent retaliation for my client’s refusal to blindly submit to the TSA’s authority, jammed her fingers in between my client’s labia -- not once, not twice, but four times. My client characterized Ms. Magee’s actions as “rape.” As a result, your client seems to believe that she is entitled to $500,000.' --- Marc Randazza, attorney for Amy Alkon, September 06, 2011
I am sorry to hear of your experience.
There is evidently some misconception regarding who is actually doing the 'rape' vs. who is ordering it, and why.
While you were intruded upon by the TSA, they are only 'following orders' no differently than the Third Reich's henchmen followed orders. However, at Nuremberg, the foot-soldiers who did all the killing (and dying) were only starved out in the concentration camps by Eisenhower. There were no legal charges brought against them, even though, they did much of the killing (and dying) in the killing fields of Europe. The victor's justice primarily ensured that those who ordered the "supreme international crime" were hanged, creating an international precedent for victor's justice. Some argue that there is no reason to prepend "victor's" before it. I do it only to imply the impracticality of administering justice unless one is a victor and wields the upper hand, and the hypocrisy of it. Namely, that only the losers are hung by artfully crafting the definition of how crime is defined such that the victors' crimes are not considered crimes, only self-defence and collateral damage of war.
The Airport intrusive patdowns cannot be understood in isolation from the two parallel contexts of "imperial mobilization" and "police state" which cradle that act. The pat-downs are merely obedience training for the American public.
Remember, TSA is authorized by the Homeland Security, which in turn is authorized by the US Government, to subject its denizens to this – TSA is not doing it on their own. It isn't clear to me whether deliberately inducing emotional traumas, which to the victims do appear rape-like, among the passengers, especially women, is part of the unwritten coercion policy of the Government to get objecting peoples to accept the body-scan! It just seems extraordinary to me that without tacit support, and directives from higher-ups, that anyone in their right mind would do such molestation in such a public place with everyone watching.
If you wish to understand how the various pieces fit together, you may find my report pertinent:
Also posted as comment for Amy's article on September 7, 2011 5:24 AM: http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/2011/04/26/make_it_tough_t.html
Amy Alkon's Response article to my comment: http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/2011/09/07/obedience_train.html
My letter to Amy Alkon's attorney Marc Randazza: http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2011/09/letter-civilrights-tsa-lawsuit-randazza.html
Letter of Demand for $500,000 by attorney for TSA agent (PDF): http://humanbeingsfirst.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cacheof-tsaalkonthedalamageeltr-via-techdirt-com-letter-july-12-2011.pdf
Marc Randazza's response letter to the Demand by TSA agent (PDF): http://humanbeingsfirst.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cacheof-randazza-responsetotsaagentlegalthreat-via-techdirt-com-letter-sept-6-2011.pdf
My article September 09, 2011: America: TSA vagina probe and you
Elie Mystal's Testical Probe September 09, 2011: Two Minutes of Terrorist Triumph: Alone With the TSA
Postscript-9 September 09, 2011 My article: America: TSA vagina probe and you
The Airport intrusive patdowns cannot be understood in isolation from the two parallel contexts of “imperial mobilization” and “police state” which cradle that act. The pat-downs are merely obedience training for the American public.
It appears that in this particular instance, there was no choice for the passengers – be exposed to radiation and full nudity via X-ray body-scan, or, feel the pain of sexual groping and molestation.... LAX, United Airlines.
The grotesquely absurd demand by the TSA agent seeking $500,000 from Amy Alkon must be resoundingly defeated because I suspect it is not just the pot calling the kettle black (ulta chore kotwal ko dante), not just a TSA agent suing Amy for her loud complaining, but the TSA itself is suing Amy, DHS is suing Amy, Police-state is suing Amy, as part of silent acceptance of obedience training of Americans.
I suspect that this is another testing of the waters by the hectoring hegemons, a barometer, a rain gauge, of how successful their obedience training has been thus far --- will the Americans even accept this vile absurdity that after the state shoves its hand inside the American vagina, it prohibits complaining about it and the majority of people accept it?
The intimidation of lawsuit is also intended to be precedent setting to ensure that the majority of the public do not revolt because it will hit them directly in the pocket-book.
Remember, indoctrination and obedience training is primarily for the masses. The public already has accepted all the rest of 'war on terror' absurdities which have been heaped upon them since 9/11:
Convince People of Absurdities and get them Acquiescing to Atrocities: The Enduring Power of Machiavellian Political Science
Please promulgate this issue widely. Publish it if you have a website. Highlight Amy Alkon's case if you are a writer. Donate funds to her legal defense team if you have the capacity. For all these acts, you will actually be helping protect your own loved ones' vaginas and balls. And most importantly, take Amy's own advice for the best way you can support her, by standing up for your own self: "Thank you so much -truly appreciate that. And my wonderful attorney has the legal defense handled, but what I hope people will do is make a stand for our rights. Many, many thanks.-A"
Postscript-10 September 10, 2011 My response to Elie Mystal's 'Two Minutes of Terrorist Triumph: Alone With the TSA'
From: Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Date: Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Subject: America: TSA vagina/testicle probe and you
In response to the vile molestation suffered by Elie Mystal: Two Minutes of Terrorist Triumph: Alone With the TSA , the following sheds light on the 'system architecture' of which this is merely a tiny component.
As villainous as these molestations are, they can no more be understood in isolation from "imperial mobilization" and obedience training to accept police state, for “World government could only be kept in being by force.”, than the function of a wire can be understood in isolation from the rest of the system to which it belongs and without which, the entire system with thousands of wires would still fail.
This is the second time this week that I have to express this sentiment related to TSA excesses and I only wish this was to be the last time: "I am sorry to hear of your experience."
The solution is not to accept such indignities in the first place for lamenting after the fact does little to mitigate the trauma, the anger, and the disgust. The success of this obedience training is precisely measured by the fact that of this [powerless] sentiment expressed by Elie Mystal: 'But I did not appreciate it. I wanted to say, “The next time I use an epic tragedy as a trumped up excuse to molest you, we’ll see how relaxed you are.” Of course, I didn’t say that, but I did flash him my “if you were any other man, I’d kill you where you stand” look..'
For the next time you travel: Body-scan Alert - Not Suffering Indignities at Airports
From: Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Date: Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM
Subject: Fwd: America: TSA vagina/testicle probe and you
To: worldwide distribution
Can the mosques, churches, synagogues, NGOs, civil rights organizations, professors, lawyers, doctors, scholars, newsmedia, kindly take a preemptive public stand that is not just of meaningless lip-service and unfortunate lament – for, the next time I have to express my regret, it may be for your wife, daughter, child, grandmother.... or you.
The silence is criminal. Adopt the Solon principle and one can change the destiny of a nation, and a people.
Solon, the Athenian law giver, according to Plutarch’s Lives, when asked which city he thought was well-governed, said: “That city where those who have not been injured take up the cause of one who has, and prosecute the case as earnestly as if the wrong had been done to themselves.”
Thank you for your time,
Postscript-12 January 24, 2016 My letter to Jonathan Corbett, civil rights activist, law student and Professional Troublemaker (his nom de plume)
To: jon @ professional-troublemaker.com
From: Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Date: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 5:28 PM
Subject: Comment for Motion to Stay TSA No Opt-Out Policy Fully Briefed
Dear Mr. Jonathan Corbett,
You are a most inspiring young man. Thank you for your untiring activism in defence of your nation's peoples. Striving to become a lawyer so that you can pursue more justice in society is an excellent idea. More power to you, and I hope more people might be inspired by your spirit.
Having said all those words of encouragement, I would also like to offer some sanity-check, meaning reality-check. Too few people are concerned with TSA body scanners to make any substantial impact on the policy. The motivation behind the policy is far more diabolical than meets the eye by just the [health and privacy] danger of x-ray body scanners or the intrusive pat-downs that are now being phased out. It will come to pass because that's how it was planned ab initio for the obedience training of America. In the past six years, less than 0.05 percent of travelers filed a complaint with the TSA (and that number is from memory now but it was reported by the TSA itself). Most obediently went through the body-scanners.
As empiricism would have it, by any social engineering metric, that exercise has been a rousing success. The phase-out was expected the day these abhorrent intrusive pat-downs were introduced in 2010 to herd the American masses through the body-scanners. I wrote about it then, and I would just like to leave you a link to that essay. It is grotesquely sad that so few people expressed concern for these pat-downs over the past 5-6 years, Those who earlier did, acquiesced to either groping or body-scans, and they will simply march on to the next phase of acceptance what they individually have not been able to change. Collectively the people could have made a difference --- but the collective remains "united we stand" with absurdities and consequently easily accepts or at least acquiesces to atrocities (apologize for hammering that cliché down):
Thank you again for your activism in favor of ordinary common decency. As they say, one man is a moral majority. But it takes more than moral might to make a difference in a world that is run by the Übermensch on Social Darwinian principles which have become deeply entrenched within the system itself. Those running the system from behind the scenes you can't even mention and not be thrown out of your law school if you ever chose to study power and its coveting legality, and decided to write of your discoveries for your class case project on power and law.
'If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.'
January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016
Comment for: http://professional-troublemaker.com/2016/01/20/motion-to-stay-tsa-no-opt-out-policy-fully-briefed/
As evidenced in the postscripts above, the vile TSA indignities are being escalated upon the American public with increasing villainy, and with chutzpah to boot. Those sexually assaulted under legal cover can't even complain after the fact of molestation without being threatened with a lawsuit for complaining! Even public officials are not immune from TSA's genital probe – all under the rubric of 'war on terror' in which the state is terrorizing its own denizens into submission by systematic obedience training.
These intrusive measures have little to do with keeping the childishly insecure Americans and the poor orphans of the beleaguered Western Anglo-Saxon nations safe from the Islamofascist terrorists, and more to do with their systematic Pavlovian conditioning in increasingly draconian stages to get them to willingly accept big brother.
One arrives at this logical conclusion based on the self-evident observation that the Anglo-American governments are keen on ushering in big brother under the pretext of fighting terror.
But as Aldous Huxley had observed in 1962 at UC Berkeley in his speech titled The Ultimate Revolution:
“it seems to me that the nature of the Ultimate Revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: that we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy who have always existed and presumably always will exist, to get people actually to love their servitude!”
Only with the knowledge of social and political sciences can one even begin to appreciate the social engineering purposes of these otherwise rather senseless and vilely intrusive measures in which all organs of state, at both local and federal levels, in all Western nations, are participant.
Therefore, it follows that, only individual peoples in large numbers, courageous peoples refusing all indignities at Airports, who can practicably overturn this measure.
While no sensible person espousing traditional modesty would recommend stripping down to a bare poodle like what Tammy Banovac did at Oklahoma City airport, or the bikinni girl from Los Angeles Corinne Theile routinely does, and evidently TSA and Homeland Security have no problem with women baring it all while enjoying their own degradation and making light of it, finding commonsense ways of demonstrating the immorality, the perversity, the unconstitutionality, and outright absurdity of these vile TSA measures is most essential. Like what the two young Harvard Law school students did. Congressman Ron Paul submitted a Bill in the US Congress which sensibly argues that if it is a crime for a private individual to grope and molest you, it should be a crime for Federal employees to grope and molest you as well! Nothing can be expected to come out it as the entire Congress is part of the same problem-space and entirely responsible for police-state USA in the same measure that they are entirely responsible for America's perpetual 'War on Terror' and the passages of its Patriot and other Enabling Acts. Individual Congressman pitching the lofty Jeffersonian notions of Liberty of yesteryear cannot do a thing unless they can get majority vote on their Bill. We all know empirically where the Janus faced Congress' primary allegiances lie.
Just witness this Reuters report of May 26, 2011 with the self-explanatory headline ten years into the fabricated “War on Terror”, Congress votes to renew anti-terrorism steps:
'WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress, racing the clock and rejecting demands for additional safeguards of civil liberties, passed a bill Thursday to renew three expiring provisions of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act. With the provisions set to expire at midnight Thursday (0400 GMT on Friday), the Republican-led House of Representatives approved the measure, 250-153, just hours after it cleared the Democratic-led Senate, 72-23.' (cached here)
Therefore, it is entirely up to individual peoples to take their liberty, their dignity, and their sensibilities, into their own hands.
Unless individual public protest spreads quickly however, unless more and more people increasingly behave like the courageous San Diegan John Tyner, and the measured but persistent traveler Matt Kernan, it will become fait accompli as it gets drawn out. Because, good people will eventually give up after their initial flurry of protesting these physical and emotional assaults on their bodies. The big brother government is counting on exactly that! They have already proclaimed that they don't do policy based on “focus groups”!
If you still remain unconvinced that the terrorist threat is fabricated by the State itself, that your government is run by psychopathic liars who have taken America from lies to lies towards its calculated demise as a sovereign nation-state, that its escalating security mantra followed by its escalating totalitarian measures is entirely for training you to acquiesce to the gradual loss of your liberties in the name of security, then by all means, go through the “Dick Measuring Device”, and bend over for the anal probe to pay homage to the Fourth Reich each time before you travel, while also recalling the pragmatic words of your own founding father: “those who trade their essential liberties for some temporary safety deserve neither!”
Do you not remember that your own government had told you that the terrorists hit America on 9/11 because they hated your freedoms? Well, the terrorists seemed to have succeeded beyond their own wildest expectations in taking it all away from you so easily!
And as you marvel at the remarkable powers of persuasion of Ali Baba to screw the entire Western world with nothing but some primitive box-cutters, a pair of well-worn tennis shoes, and fancy underwear, do keep looking down the neckline of that buxom 38-D sitting next to you on the plane/train/bus for any signs of restlessness, for she could be carrying some modified IUD implants which the TSA's surface gropes failed to detect. But Perhaps you might be more concerned with that suspicion falling upon your own wife and daughter? For, not just at airports, they could be pulled over at the shopping mall next and ordered to bare it all or go through that body-scanner! Watch this video if you don't believe that your lovely six year old child can ever be designated a threat to “national security” and groped up the wazoo in this diabolical calculus of America's obedience training.
TSA, at least for now, has openly admitted to glossing over certain inner sanctums of the public's bodies, perhaps waiting for that convenient “crotchal area bomber” or the “breast implant bomber” to trigger willing compliance with that final loss of human dignity. As already reported by CNN in September 2010, 10,000 TSA employees, one sixth of the agency's workforce, get secret clearances, to ensure that very outcome! It will be coming to your Safeway and Macys soon enough.
Once you become a creature of habit in the police-state whereby all big brother absurdities make sense to you, where you routinely count 2 + 2 equal 5, you have arrived in the world of “1984”. Watch the movie to remind yourself what you are automatically accepting for tomorrow when you stand for these vile indignities today. Recall that you began yesterday with stupidly standing in line with your dirty shoes in hand to keep you safe. Now you stupidly open up your private parts for strangers to grope, or image by exposing you to cumulative deadly radiation, to keep you safe! If you don't act today, prison-state in full surveillance society West will become your safest zeitgeist. This is precisely what's been planned long before 9/11, because, as rationalized by the philosopher of one-world government in his 1952 book The Impact of Science on Society, “World government could only be kept in being by force” under the scientific dictatorship of the elite. The global scientific dictatorship in the making however has other existential ramifications besides just the police-state and full surveillance society.
Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
Short URL: http://tinyurl.com/TSA-Body-Scan-Alert
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