lilTanker saidMy indifference to these body scanners is only to a point Meoh, if they attempt to justify using them in other places I will have something to say about it.
However, I've worked for companies that required a LOT more digging into my personal information then being seen butt naked by some person behind a scanner.
Invasion of privacy by scanning me as I walk into an airport isn't much concern considering I've had much worse dug up about me, presented to be and placed under a grueling series of questions.
But I am the same with everything, from speed cameras (which I'm successfully helped get removed) to fighting things like internet filtering and so on.
I'm not indifferent about the body scanners because it some how doesn't affect me (although, the likelyhood of me going to the US is pretty slim) but because I don't see much problem with it, I would however see a problem with such things like camera's being installed everywhere to watch the public, laws that allow someone to do a police check for no reason, pry into personal information and so on.
Hope is returning. Thank you!
Such a relief to read that.
I'm in Vancouver, and the Olympics are coming, and my city is becoming a police state (something that has been underway for many years now), and we are setting up a surveillance society... and these things arent going to leave when all the tourists do.
Our police are bad enough as it is, I've seen and heard of enough police brutality in this city to not be much of a fan of it turning into a surveillance/police state. I mean, the Vancouver police tasered and killed a Polish man at the airport because he was having a mental breakdown and was freaking out... so they tasered him 8 times and jumped on his neck. All they needed was a translator, but killing him is easier... apparently.
Clubs scan and register ID cards, take your photo, have it linked up to some "central database," our Province has introduced ID cards, which they call "enhanced drivers licenses" which have RFID chips in them, and are to spread continent wide as North American ID cards. Cameras are springing up everywhere, as cities around the world follow London's lead.
My generation is going to inherit a world of nothing worth fighting for. We are generally SO acquiescent and ignorant of our freedoms and rights that we don't even notice they are disappearing.
When did it become normal to be watched everywhere you go?
It still amazes me that there is no such thing as "rights" when traveling, or at an airport.
And yes, internet filtering is a huge issue. The one remaining democratic system, the internet, is under attack. And most people just don't give a shit.
So thank you, tanker, for being... a thinking person. I don't even know what to say to people who think "this is great!"... how about they just get it over with and set the constitution on fire, it's not like they're using it anyway.
Thanks, tank, for giving me hope. I mean that. I'm relieved.