In order to guarantee your safety and protect your freedom, your government , the government of constitutional scholar Barack Obama, has found it necessary to suspend the constitution.
You will now be subject to searches of your person and possessions at any time, not only on attempting to board airplanes but at bus terminals. train stations, on public roads in your own vehicle, and just plain walking down the street. Leave your home, your ass is theirs.
Several weeks ago, the gestapo, in coordinated exercises with local and state law enforcement, boarded buses in downtown Houston and searched passengers. Over the course of two days, fourteen arrests were made, twelve of them African-Americans. Three instances of drug possession; two outstanding warrants. No terrorists.
When she announced the invasive TSA airport operations three years ago, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, responded to objections from constitutional nit-pickers by saying, if you don’t want to be groped or x-rayed, you can choose another form of transportation.
I’m not making this up.
Now that the TSA goon squad has been expanded and drug-sniffing dogs have been added to the arsenal, now that DHS thugs and other federal agents have embarked on a wider program involving all forms of transportation, including a ‘pilot’ operation in Tennessee where motorists are randomly stopped and searched, Napolitano may be expected to release an amended statement. If you don’t want to be searched, you can stay home.
Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who to put it kindly has only a passing familiarity with the laws of the land, announced the new program by saying that TSA agents would board buses to perform searches, watch for “suspicious activity” and interrogate passengers in order to “curb crime and terrorism.”
There’s a lot of this mindless, dangerous crap going on in America these days. Idiots in Congress falling for the fear and terror brainwashing and jumping aboard the Nazi express. Screw the Constitution, they say, we’re under attack.
One Reuters photograph depicts a TSA cop ‘running her hands over the head of a traveler.' The young woman whose hair is being inspected is holding her arms out to each side. According to the accompanying article, passengers on buses run by the Houston METRO system will now be subject to “random questioning and searches from ‘counter-terrorism experts’ hired by the TSA.”
The Houston program, called BusSafe, is being implemented as ‘necessary to enhance safety’ for bus riders, according to the Congresswoman’s doublethink press release. Presumably our safety will be enhanced even more when the government plants listening devices in our mandatory ID cards and stations ‘counter-terrorism experts’ inside our homes.
Want to hear something really eerie? Try this from the press release:
Authorities will “ride buses, perform random bag checks and conduct K-9 sweeps, as well as place uniformed and plainclothes officers at Transit Centers and rail platforms to detect, prevent and address latent criminal activity or behavior.”
Sound good? Well, I hope so, because the Houston operation is only a pilot project. The federal government will be expanding it to urban areas across the country. It’s coming to your town. As one bureaucratic thug with TSA explained to the L.A. Times, “We’re not the Airport Security Administration. We take that transportation part seriously.”
In 2011, TSA conducted more than 9,000 unannounced ‘security checkpoints’ at transportation hubs around the country. With the extension of these measures to onboard agents, both uniformed and plainclothed, that number is rapidly rising. We are becoming a police state and nobody with any power is objecting much. The corporate media doesn’t mention the story. If you haven’t already figured out that CNN and its brethren don’t broadcast the news, ask yourself whether they’d cover the opening of Auschwitz.
The only major political figure who wants to stop these searches is Ron Paul, and he’s been so marginalized now that it hardly matters.
Note the wording of the Houston press notice: security officers will “address latent criminal activity or behavior.”
I don’t want to seem impolite, but what the fuck is that supposed to mean? Latent? That means activity and behavior which hasn’t happened yet but which the “expert” in “counter-terrorism” can apparently sense.
Your honor, he looked as though he was going to commit a terrorist act. Well, shoot him just to be safe.
TSA gangsters in Houston were stopping bus passengers as they disembarked, asking them where they were going and why they were riding the bus. What sort of government, what sort of social system, what sort of polity does this sound like to you?
In past years, it has sometimes been a condition of parole that an offender could be subject to search of his or her person at any time. Now it is a condition of living in America. No charges, no proof, no probable cause, no trial, no lawyer, no reasonable doubt, no habeas corpus. Guilty until proven innocent. Hell, the President can have you killed if he wants to, according to Attorney General Holder. Indeed, Obama had a 16-year-old boy blown to hell by a drone attack simply because he was the son of another citizen Obama had ordered killed.
Under these conditions, gropings on public transport and having a stranger go through your pockets is not much to complain about. These are necessities in order for us to maintain our freedom against the terrorists.
I’ve been writing for years about some of the seminal events in modern American history but a lot of people don’t want to know about them. They’re more comfortable buying the official versions, even when those versions are so patently false they wouldn’t fool your average 12-year-old. They don’t want to know because that would make them uncomfortable. It’s easier to sleep, isn’t it?
There was nothing special about the Germans, although they thought there was. They just wanted to party, and they wanted to sleep. Hitler and his friends –– with considerable assistance from American bankers and industrialists –– murdered, both in camps and outside them, in war, over ten million people.
He was able to do that because the people didn’t stop him.