The TSA Exposed for Exposing Us – Again
by Becky Akers
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) finds itself indebted to the Nazis yet again. Adolph himself wrote in Mein Kampf, “… [T]he principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation … more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” It goes without saying that Adolph’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, obligingly devoted himself to substantiating this observation.
The TSA has relied on the Principle of the Big Lie so often both should have collapsed by now. Alas, no. But the truth will out: an “area director” for the agency spoke to the Denver Post over the weekend; both he and the reporter unwittingly blew one of the TSA’s whales of a whopper right out of the water. (At least I assume the truth-telling was inadvertent. Or perhaps the “area director” has tired of molesting little kids and figures if the TSA fires him, he can nonetheless remain on the dole.)
The TSA has begun retrofitting its carcinogenic porno-scanners with software that supposedly replaces explicit pictures of our birthday suits with a “genderless image,” as the Post puts it. The paper adds that the TSA last “Friday unveiled new security checkpoint machines at Denver International Airport that will obscure details of a passenger’s body and instead show what looks like a chalk outline.”
Yo, Post: get with the program. The TSA has pretended all along that its perverts see only a “chalk outline” on their monitors; indeed, its propaganda – sorry, press release dated February 23, 2007 employs that very phrase: “TSA’s privacy-filtered image looks like a chalk outline of the person’s body…”
Hard on the Post’s honest heels came Der Direktor. Speaking of the contraptions’ previous scans, the ones still denuding passengers across the country, he admitted, “They were graphic, no doubt about it.”