November 15, 2010

Full-Body Scanners at Airports

Glenn Reynolds has been pointing out their intrusiveness, and there is talk of a boycott.

Look at it from the ruling class's point of view.

If the public tolerates the scanners, they thereby become further conditioned to a surveillance society. If the public refuses to fly, the airlines will go bankrupt and the government will nationalize them. So what's not to like?

Addendum 20101116. This poll indicates strong public approval of the scanners, and strong disapproval of profiling. My impression is that the Israelis don't think much of our security and perform extensive profiling in their.

(I sent the poll link to Glenn Reynolds. Perhaps it doesn't fit his narrative.)

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