Homeland Security Trying To Shut Down Air Travel?
Growing numbers are refusing to use planes in light of TSA backlash
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, November 15, 2010
Could there be another purpose behind invasive airport security measures that have caused national outrage and led to large numbers of Americans refusing to fly? By making air travel more and more uncomfortable, authorities are killing two birds with one stone – training people to submit to tyranny while also restricting air travel, something the climate change lobby is aggressively pushing for.
With a new Reuters poll showing that some 96 per cent of Americans are now less likely to fly because of full body scans and pat downs, the agenda to reduce living standards by restricting CO2 output in the name of global warming is being achieved through the back door.
Comments on the poll suggest that Americans are taking trains or choosing to drive thousands of miles in some cases in order to avoid naked body scanners and invasive groping techniques at airports which have caused a massive backlash against the TSA.
Others reveal how they have cancelled thousands of dollars worth of airline tickets and holidays as a response to the huge controversy generated by the new TSA measures over the last few weeks.
For the past few years there has been a creeping effort to create a system within which people will have their travel restricted by government decree. Indeed, as of last year Homeland Security bestowed upon the TSA the power to force Americans to obtain government permission before they could travel.
Under the Secure Flight program, the TSA demands that passengers submit personal information before being cleared to fly. While on the surface, this is justified by invoking the threat of terror, as we have seen from the MIAC report and others, the federal government now considers politically active Americans as potential terrorists, meaning that travelers could find themselves on a watch list and barred from flying.