I think they’re mostly out to destroy our lifestyle, to make us less comfortable, and if they succeed in also killing some of us once in a while, that’s just gravy.
When they flew our planes into our buildings, they didn’t just kill people and deplete available office space. They changed the way we live a little bit.
And when that nutcase tried to ignite his shoe, it resulted in our having to take off our shoes when we fly, changing the way we live a little bit more.
Someone tried to use liquid explosives on a plane, and now lip gloss and shampoo is verboten on board.
Now that this latest Muslim fanatic hid some kind of incendiary devise in his crotch, it’s clear what the next degradation will be for the flying public. And I understand the authorities want to prohibit people from moving around or touching their belongings starting an hour before landing.
Yeah. That’s the answer. Let the little kids and the pregnant women pee on themselves. That will make flying safer.
You know, back in 2001, I suggested having everyone flying go into a little room, strip naked and put on a government-issued paper hospital-type gown.
This, I suggested, would not only prevent sneaking a weapon on board, but would also cut down unnecessary roaming around, since those things are open in back. Plus, it’s difficult to hold or operate a weapon with one hand while clutching closed the gown with the other. And few can pull off intimidation with their tushies hanging out.
I’m afraid, though, that the next thing these numbskull Muslim terrorists will try will involve secreting some kind of explosive inside a bodily orifice, and that will result in little old ladies from Wisconsin (and you and I, too) having to undergo cavity searches before boarding.
In our efforts to appear unbiased, we will make air travel so distasteful for everyone that the industry will die. The impact of this on the global economy is unimaginable, not to mention that it will mean the Jihadists will have succeeded in their mission on just about every conceivable level.
They are accomplishing their aims by using our determination to be “politically correct” against us.
If reports are true that this latest Islamist was on a terrorist watch list and was flying into the United States, anyway, I’d like to know why. Why do we bother with watch lists and no-fly lists if they are going to be ignored? And if the terrorists are bold enough to fly under their own names, then they already know those lists are strictly for the purpose of lulling the public into a false sense of security.
And, or course, as soon as some airline official takes steps to investigate someone acting suspiciously, particularly in an Islamist sort of way, that person and everyone who ever met that person, is sued for millions of dollars for discrimination.
Another attack on us using our own attempts to better the world as a weapon against us.
To allow the radical Muslim Jihadists to insinuate themselves into our lives so profoundly is to let them win. The only way to combat it, in my opinion, is to abandon political correctness and rely on what we know.
Profiling is not a four letter word. When profilers develop a general descriptor of a criminal type, it is based on what is known from past experience. It would be stupid to ignore this information.
For instance, if it were known that a significant percentage of red heads tend to steal candy from babies, it would be foolish to ignore red heads licking lollipops, and it would be a waste of time to look especially hard at blonds and brunettes doing the same.
Not rocket science.
This approach to air travel will mean inconveniencing people originally from Muslim countries. But it will mean less inconvenience to others, who are being increasingly inconvenienced now for no good reason. And all countries need to adopt the exact same criteria and measures or they must be barred from landing in countries that do.
And if the majority of Muslims, who, I’m continuously assured, are perfectly normal, peace-loving people, get fed up with it, maybe they can try to get a handle on it. It is their sons, fathers, uncles and brothers who are creating the trouble, after all, and therefore, it is they that have the most power, potentially, to make their loved see reason.
I resent sweeping measures being imposed on everybody because Muslim fanatics have done or tried something. But the entire western world is so concerned about not offending anybody, that they’re going to wind up offending everybody.
So, the next time grandma visits from Kansas and tells you she was strip searched at the airport, you know who to thank.
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