Indefensible security theater is indefensible… » Med Student Rescues Body Part From Airport Security

Eugene Crosser June 20, 2012 03:28

“I extract a small sample of [the security guard’s] stem cells, drop them in a Wisdom Broth where they grow and multiply, are mounted onto an artificial scaffold and inserted deep in his frontal cortex. A day later, our guard leaves the hospital, returns to work and, astonishingly, allows scientists to carry important medical packages onboard, even though they are bathed in more than 100 milliliters of liquid!”

And loses his job for violating the rules. No, this has be done with the politicians who make the rules.

But no, then they won’t get elected! So it’s not even them, it’s their constituencies. I.e. us…

Michael K Johnson June 20, 2012 08:08

+Eugene Crosser …which is why I referenced the theater, not the actors. It’s why I keep posting about security theater, to do my tiny part to help shift public opinion. It’s kind of like voting; I can’t measure the impact of my vote, but it’s still important to vote. I can’t measure any impact from me pointing out how the security theater is a form of victory for terrorists, but if we all point out the absurdity and real problems often, it may eventually help sway public opinion.

Eugene Crosser June 20, 2012 08:18

+Michael K Johnson I wholly agree with your sentiment, I just disagree with the way the article implicitly places the blame on the ‘actor’.

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