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Monday, May 29, 2017

Life Has Become One Long Security Line: Terror Has Already Changed Us

From Richard Fernandez:
The Independent offers predictable advice to the British public after a terror bombing attack on a concert for teenage girls in Manchester that left more than 20 killed and 3 score mutilated and crippled for life. The writers confidently assert that "there's only one way Britain should respond to attacks such as Manchester. That is by carrying on exactly as before." 
They themselves may do so if they wish but there may be a scarcity of followers. The latest in a line of phrases like "we can't let hatred change us; this is not who we are etc" sound like the pleadings of a cult leader to the faithful after the Mothership failed to arrive. The faithful are heading for the door. 
In fact the pixels were hardly dry on the computer monitors when the Independent itself reported panic as hundreds ran from real or imagined peril inside a Manchester shopping mall. Terror has already changed us in ways ranging from the gradual collapse of the Schengen area, intrusive inflight security including a ban on electronic devices in flight to the inevitable tightening of security at all future concerts and exhibitions. 
If there's one thing Ariana Grande will have at future concerts it's security grande. Even the virtual world which once promised to be the frontier of freedom has become a hacker-haunted place. Your phone now spies on you. Mass surveillance is ubiquitous. Passwords to your social media accounts can be demanded at borders.
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Blogger Always On Watch said...

Passwords to your social media accounts can be demanded at borders.

I'd be screwed. I don't remember them; my computer or other device remembers them.

So, I guess that travelers will now have to carry a book of passwords with them. Sheesh.

Thank you, moslems. NOT!

Monday, May 29, 2017 1:14:00 am  
Blogger Kid said...

Yea, maybe 2 hours after 9-11-2001,I knew that America was fucked. It would never be the same because of these assholes. I wish them all dead just for that.

Monday, May 29, 2017 3:51:00 am  

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