Yesterday’s shoot-’em-up at Los Angeles Airport (Pravda’s account here) will result in one thing for sure – but ought to result in another thing as well.
The for-sure thing will be a call from the usual quarter to issue guns to the goons in blue.
For their “safety,” of course.
Forget ours. There will be no calls to allow your or me or any other nonperson whose life doesn’t count the means to defend our lives. Just the opposite. We’ll be expected to grovel even more, submit to new degradations. Frowning – hell, not smiling – will probably become sufficient provocation for a beat-down or at the very least some extra harassment.
We’re just props, after all.
In reality, arming the Blue Goons has been the Next Step-in-waiting for quite some time (see here, for instance). It was the goal from the get-go, but of necessity had to be approached piecemeal. First, get them – meaning, us – used to the existence of these Mall Guard douchebags. Next, routinize their omnipresence. Give them badges, the usual costume. Make them cops in all but name. Issuing them guns will follow naturally. After all, who would deny TSA officers arms? Terminology – accepted verbiage – is everything. The whole ball of wax. Get people to accept these apes as officers – and all else follows.
Soon, the transformation from ball fondling buffoons to something much more sinister will be complete. It’s less easy to mock an armed buffoon – no matter how fat, marginally female, chinless or inbred looking. Especially when one knows these buffoons will have the benefit of a shoot first, no-questions-later power structure that will justify – no, lionize – almost anything they do to you in the name of “officer safety” and “security.”
Did you know they are already threatening to arrest people for snickering about security theater? Crack wise about ball fondling – or make an “inappropriate” comment (as determined by them, which means pretty much any comment they don’t like) and it’s Game On.
Now imagine how it will be when these buffoons have Sig .357s strapped to their beefy thighs.
How now, brown cow? Just do the Auschwitz Shuffle. Keep your head down, eyes averted. When told to “freeze!” – freeze.
Hier ist kein warum.
Which brings me to the second thing. The inevitable Hero Talk about the late lamented member of the Blue Goon Squad who got shot “in the line of duty” yesterday.
Oh, the humanity!
Do you feel sorry for the downed Blue Goon Unit? Not me. No more sorry, at any rate, than I feel when a mafiosi gets Luca Brasi’d by another mafiosi.
However, the demise of this “hero” does present us with an opportunity to show how we really feel about his “service.” An opportunity to express our keening sorrow, North Korean Dead Dear Leader style. I am talking about hair-pulling, chest-beating, carpet chewing grief hysterics. Who could ever doubt our sincerity? Everyone knows how irreplaceable these GED dropout, left-side-of-the-Bell-Curve “heroes” are . . . .
Lets show the world how distraught we are about the departure of a Hero. And not just this particular Hero – but for all Heroes.
The Blue, the Black, the cammo-clad.
They expect to be worshipped? Flags flown at half-mast?
Let’s show ’em how it’s done!
Throw it in the Woods?
I doubt the official account too, Ed, and I suspect this was allowed/encouraged by the authorities to further their agendas. But I thought Robert Wenzel’s post on LRC today hit on the most important point: If one “lone nut” can break through all the TSA agents at LAX and make it to the middle of the terminal, imagine what a dozen terrorists could do. So what have we accomplished by creating the TSA and all the homeland security crap? Obviously, nothing but creating more tax parasites.
I’m Obama and I endorse this message.
“Guns to the goons” for the “ball fondling buffoons.”
A TSA goon died? Good news I guess. Good enough until we are able to talk the goons out of their goonery.
Slavoj Žižek on “They Live” Ideology
When you see a rainbow, you’re seeing something completely subjective. You see it at a certain distance as if stitched on to the landscape. It isn’t there. It is a subjective phenomenon. But nonetheless, thanks to a camera, you record it entirely objectively. So, what is it?
Each time a man speaks to another in an authentic and full manner, there is, in the true sense, transference, symbolic transference – something takes place which changes the nature of the two beings present.
But what Freud showed us, was that nothing can be grasped, destroyed, or burnt, except in a symbolic way, as one says, in effigy, in absentia.
The real is what resists symbolization absolutely.
From an analytic point of view, the only thing one can be guilty of is having given ground relative to one’s desire
Words are never ‘only words’; they matter because they define the contours of what we can do.
We feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom.
The true ethical test is not only the readiness to save the victims, but also – even more, perhaps – the ruthless dedication to annihilating those who made them victims.
A German officer visited Picasso in his Paris studio during the Second World War. There he saw Guernica and, shocked at the modernist -chaos- of the painting, asked Picasso: -Did you do this?- Picasso calmly replied: -No, you did this!-”
Do not blame people and their attitudes: the problem is not corruption or greed, the problem is the system that pushes you to be corrupt. The solution is not, “Main Street, not Wall Street,” but to change the system such that Main Street is able to function with or without Wall Street.
Everyone should be allowed to carry guns everywhere. Even on airplanes. Thanks to cognitive dissonance, the sheeple public can watch the show “mythbusters”, (specifically the episode where they debunk the myth that if an airplane window gets shot out, it won’t suck out all the passengers like we see in a lot of shitty hollywood action movies), and at the same time think that guns in airplanes/airports are dangerous. Not to mention, here in America, people used to be allowed to carry guns on airplanes! I believe that was like 50 years ago now, but remember all those shooting incidents in airports/airplanes from 50 years ago? Neither do I!
The perverted, former Taco-Bell-can’t-get-a-real-police-job worker with a gun and an attitude. And your government masters know you will stand in line with our shoes in your hand, bleep like a sheep and comply. And people still won’t protest and stop flying? Brothers, you asked for it.
I doubt it even happened. These days, a good standard rule is if it’s on TV, it’s a fuckin’ lie.