The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Vox Populi

    The revolution may finally be beginning. The American people may, at long, long last, have finally have had enough. If this indeed turns out to be the case, let it be written here that the final weight that  broke the poor patient dromedary's back was not the hundreds imprisoned without a trial, not the wiretaps or the wars about to begin their second decade, but the TSA airport pat-down and the whole body scan.

     In San Diego a man refused to submit to either a body scan or a groin grope, and recorded the entire exchange with TSA on his cell. The airline pilot's union is urging all of its members to refuse body scans over concern for cumulative whole body radiation exposure.Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who captured the hearts of the nation when he successfully landed flight 1549  in the Hudson River without loss of life, has publicly come out against them. Now there is a campaign on the internet for a national day of refusing the body scan. If even ten percent refuse air traffic will be severely delayed or planes will take off half empty.

    Future would be despots take note. There is a lesson to be learned here. You may torture all the brown people you wish. Start a war or three on the flimsiest of excuses. Tap our phones and read our e-mail, but if after a decade of bloating our bodies with the high-fructose crap that passes for our food you let strangers peer beneath the facade and gaze upon our quivering flesh we will rise up with one voice and say "No!"

     The garden of Eden is long gone and we cannot bear the sight of what our own naked flesh had become. We are not about to allow your low rent brown shirts to see it...and don't even think about patting down my crotch let alone that of my children.

   Once the people learn that they can say no to the minions of the State I suspect they will like the feeling.

    You had better get used to it.

     Be seeing you.

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