A modest proposal…

Here is something telling about our current approach to air traffic safety. The latest plot was people planning to carry liquids which could be made into a bomb; the response was to ban all liquids on flights. We get disrupted and reminded of the terrorists every time we get on a flight—so they have won the attention they desired. The result of their terrorism is—to terrify us. It does not matter if they make a large killing—they have disrupted many more lives with the headlines they have won, and the fear they have injected into our lives.

We are trying to lock down the doors to keep out fear.

It will never work.

If we want to prevent all terrorists from boarding flights, then there is an easier solution: forbid all humans from boarding flights.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on August 29th, 2006 | No Comments »

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