as recently posted by The Queen of Snark (in part)
(…) In the wake of the Istanbul bombings, the people in charge of wrapping the world in foam padding are trying to figure out more ways to make us perfectly safe. Apparently this will put a security checkpoint at the edge of the airport grounds to screen you before you get to the security checkpoint inside which will screen you to get on the plane. It’s screeners all the way down!
…and if they move screening back to the airport access road, they set off a truck bomb in the traffic jam rather than a backpack bomb in the terminal.
The reductio ad absurdum of this, of course, is to avoid creating the security bottlenecks that make such target-rich environments by putting a TSA checkpoint outside every front door in America.
(and here’s the money line)
There’s just no practical way to nerf the world.
From Ref Desk, one of my daily reads…
FACT OF THE DAY:
Burger King’s Triple Whopper with cheese has an amazing 1,230 calories. Hardies Monster Thickburger has 1,420 calories and 2,770 grams of sodium. Carl’s Jr.’s Double Six hamburger has 1,520 calories and 111 grams of fat. Most people need only 44-66 grams of fat per day, and most of them should come from sources like nuts, fish, and olive oil. – Provided by RandomHistory.com
I love how in their scary facts fat grams are listed in only one of the three examples! Of course, one may extrapolate from the two items previously listed that they, too are not low in fat.
And, these hamburger sandwiches are named – presumably to attract customers – Whopper, Monster Thickburger and Double, respectively.
The Nanny State, in it’s infinite wisdom, has seem fit to force purveyors of food items to provide us – the ignorant public – with statistics and facts regarding the content of their wares.
As if we didn’t suspect a Monster Thickburger was unhealthy for us. Or a dozen doughnuts.
So let me get this straight…
The INDIVIDUAL should have no power. The ‘Cult of the Individual’ is fallacious. Individual liberty is not the desired result. (Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders)
And all Property is theft. (Karl Marx)
Here in this Constitutionally-mandated Republic with a Bill of (Individual) Rights…
BUT, it is the inherent ‘goodness’ and power of the collective which we should seek.
THE STATE should have all the power. And property.
As they know best what is good for us. (To each, according to their need, yatta, yatta – Karl Marx)
And (eventually) when The State has achieved true equality for all people, it shall wither away.
It’s function is to ‘level the playing field’. (The President)
It takes a Village. (Hillary Clinton)
Now this collective is a group. A committee.
Made up of INDIVIDUALS.
How exactly does THAT work?
And what have we learned regarding committees?
Or perhaps I should say Comintern?