damn! how beautiful is the system?
...if the goal of terrorists is to engender and encourage a state of fear and anxiety in (a) populace, then everyone is contributing to this...the TSA and all of the other government agenices are on the front lines making sure that as many people as possible feel that there is an immediate and mortal threat to them (and everyone else)...otherwise why would they need to search body cavities?
This is not to say there are not people out to hurt and kill other people...happens all the time, but mostly on a 'retail level', you know, at home... at work... driving in your car.
If it is a valid government function to take any and all steps to prevent the population from harm, shouldn't we have check points at schools (oh! forgot we have those) or at the door of the local Post Office and the toll booths (search for bottles and guns).
I will resist the simplistic suggestion that people need to look within and realise that any life worth living is not risk-free.
Rather I will indulge in saying, that (instilling and encouraging and maintaining ) fear in a population is so more effective a means of control than any weapon yet devised.
We all know what we think we would do if 'the enemy' came to our shores' with armies..."why, we'd whip their asses, just like we done in WWII", but think about the fear thing...people are lining up to be controlled.
damn! what a system