My friend Robyn nails the current Zeitgeist:
Terrorists win again.
Electronic carry-on bag search.. but it’s for everyone’s security, so it’s OK.
Leave your lighters, nail clippers and shampoo behind. It’s for the safety of yourself and others. If you care for your fellow-man, you’ll do it. It’s for everyone’s safety.
Take off your shoes. Stare at the caramel skinned, bearded man. He might be a terrorist. Take off your belt. Go through again. Safe and soundless.
No, you can’t travel with carry-on bag. There might be an undetected explosive in there. No, you can’t travel with a hair dryer in your checked-in luggage. It could be a targeting device for terrorist missiles. Safety first!
You know what? Just take it all off. The FBI now suspects every clothed individual of utilizing fabric bombs. All boarding passengers must strip completely, put on a paper smock and booties provided by the airline. Have a safe trip.
Airlines will no longer permit any bags, checked in, carried on or otherwise. You’ll just have to buy new clothes, toothpaste and refill prescriptions at your destination. There’s a Wal-Mart inside the airport. Just get it all there. Watch out for falling prices!
Air travel has been outlawed due to terrorist threats. All overseas trips must be made by boat. All domestic ventures made by automobile. It’s safer for everyone.
Due to nautical warfare and insane oil prices, all travel has been outlawed. Stay in your homes. Only drink government purified purchased water. Be careful.. someone may have contaminated it at the bottling plant. God bless America, my home sweet home.
Sattellites watch you from above, for your safety. Every dollar you earn, steal or spend is tracked for your safety. You live in fear forever.. for your safety.
“And the beauty of it is, the majority of Americans will have been so frightened by terrorist incidents that they will beg to be controlled as a masochist begs for the whip.” ~R.A.W. circa 1975
Lady MacBeth syndrome in action. We suck.