Ah, so--in their ever-escalating war against the nefarious forces of terrorism, the TSA ups the ante and looks at you naked. Or gropes your children.
Abhorrent? Yes. Tantamount to sexual assault? You betcha. Exposure to (small amounts of) radiation? Absolutely. Beyond-words stupid? That above all else.
These new checks do nothing to make us safer. Nothing. If you want to get a bomb on a plane, stuff it up your ass. Even a bomb small enough to fit inside the human anal cavity is large enough to punch a hole in an aircraft. In fact, these new procedures have made us more vulnerable: all it would take is for an enterprising terrorist to pack some huge-ass suitcase full of nails and C4 and wheel it up to a three-hundred-person TSA line.
An expensive, counter-productive, traumatizing, and irradiating assault on human dignity.
But all you folks who object to government agents staring at you naked, let me ask you something--where were you when this happened? You people who are justly horrified at your screaming children being groped by men in uniform--aren't these someone's children? You jet-setters who seethe and the interminable delays--where was your outrage when your government set up a Cuban concentration camp?
Did you think that you could abandon human rights and human dignity and still maintain your own? Did you think that the torture and indefinite detention you applauded would stop with faceless Arabs?
Did you honestly believe that the bell you so gleefully tolled for the Other would never toll for you?