Please surrender any dangerous items and last remaining shred of privacy…

Like we really needed this to realize how much of a police state the US of A has become:

Logan Airport deploys snitch-squad


At the security checkpoints, screening supervisors have a score sheet with a list of behaviors on it. If a passenger hits a certain number, a law enforcement officer will be notified to question the person.

Let me guess: along with the score sheet comes a set of color samples to match appropriately any evil dark-skin foreigner, I mean “suspect”…

And to the gregarious hordes of concerned citizens braying about how they don’t mind any further trampling of their personal liberties, as long as it can somehow “make them feel safe”, I think it bears repeating once again the ubiquitous quote (attributed to Franklin by most, although it also seems to have been uttered by Jackson in a slightly different version):

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

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