OK time to get serious. This coming February, the TSA and Homeland Security will implement new regulations. They call it Secure Flight Plan. Most are hard to understand and cloaked in byzantine language, but here is the gist.
To travel overseas, American Citizens will have to be cleared by Homeland Security. Get it? You will need permission from the Government to leave the country or enter. Now in case you are younger than me, you may not have learned the history lesson taught when I was a child. It was the story of Germany in the 1930’s and that fatal day when the Nazis began controlling who left and entered Germany. It was the beginning of the “final solution” and that should be something you do know about.
I am not saying that the US government has any such plans for a “solution” but the idea of having to have all my travel cleared by the Government makes me angry and sad at the same time. How could our lawmakers, the people we elected do this to us? Easy, they are easy dupes for this kind of thing. Wrap a bad law in a patriotic name and the Congress will vote for it rather than to have to explain to their constituents what it means.
We have become a passive nation, where we blindly accept anything that is fed to us. I thank TV for that. As our collective asses grow wider from sitting and ingesting the junk food of TV news we have become sheep. Sheep serve a couple of purposes on a farm. They can be periodically sheered for wool and slaughtered for meat. So we are sheered by big corporations and slaughtered fighting wars to save those corporations money in the global marketplace.
I am not a conspiracy nut, but I do see a real problem with this new law, and it scares the hell out of me.
Please, please read the article on Daily Kos about this. If you are not upset by it, then line up for the guy with the sheers!