I'm arguing that they aren't "doing whatever they want". You missed that painfully simple point.
mikkel wrote:Paranoia? Paranoid about what, exactly?
Kmarion wrote:No not anything. They aren't shoving their hands up your ass. Paranoia will eat you away. Get a grip son.
mikkel wrote:That's the kind of disinterested attitude that lets the TSA get away with anything. "Well, they're keeping us safe, so they can do whatever they want to do".
The whole-body imagers are supposed to expedite the screening process and increase security, but do neither successfully. There are better, cheaper and more efficient methods, but the people who swallow the tripe that the TSA publicise are the people who are allowing the government to treat the flying public like Zeks being transported to Gulags, to borrow an apt phrase.
You're eroding the privacy and freedom of everyone through your unquestioning attitude towards an agency that has repeatedly proven itself to be untrustworthy.
"They aren't shoving their hands up your ass" is about as meaningful as saying "Don't complain about being punched in the face. At least you aren't being shot." You're arguing for people to settle for something that they shouldn't have to settle for by reasoning that at least they aren't settling for something else that they shouldn't have to settle for.
You may dismiss my objection through empty and baseless accusations of paranoia, but I'm just interested in being a member of a society that values privacy and openness, and doesn't demand that I subject myself to whole-body imaging just to go from one point to another within the country that I live in.What kind of fallacious argument is that? When did I even begin to suggest anything even resembling this? Take your tenuous connections elsewhere.
Kmarion wrote:You think the TSA just wants to check your shit out for no reason? Don't flatter yourself.
Paranoia that the the TSA is out to strip your freedoms away, without good intent.
I value my privacy as well as my safety. I will sacrifice CERTAIN things to protect my family and myself. That is not the same as "letting the TSA get away with anything". I'm not just assuming that they are acting in my best interest neither.