So, Which Billionaire Was Behind The TSA Protest?
Don’t get me wrong; I am totally with these protesters, as several of my articles such as this one shall attest — yet, I suspect a big fish was behind these protests. I just do not know which fish though!
For a while it seemed, from reading internet articles and watching the media, that the ever docile freedom-loving American people have finally been outraged. Many of those circulating stories were unbelievable, and sure to raise the temperature of any normal person. For example, the story of this young girl who was handcuffed to a chair, whose breasts were twisted, and whose airline ticket was torn off!
And journalists of conscience raised question such as, will searches ever catch terrorists? Even Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who as a privileged diplomat does not have to undergo security pat-downs, sympathized with ordinary Americans by stating that she, for one, wouldn’t want to go through such scrutiny.
It appeared that all that buzz against TSA was making real waves when President Barack Obama’s spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said the government was “desperately” trying to balance procedures that maximize security and minimize invasiveness. Or say for instance, when the TSA chief apologized to one individual with a medical condition, many hearts warmed up; after all America is a democracy where people’s voices are heard.
Yet, the much-hyped protest on the eve of Thanksgiving Day, the protest that was going to shut down all major airports creating major impacts on holiday travel, fizzled out, and when it did, sure, media again came up with explanations why it did fizzle out.
I fully agree with all the valid points the writer makes in this article, such as that not enough people are angry on this issue, the travelers are placing their own interests first by not creating delays for themselves, there was a lack of preparation on the part of the organizers, among others.
Nevertheless, I say, from the very way the media handled this matter, it was probably one billionaire (or a few) against many, and the lone billionaire failed. American peoples' outrage has not reached the level that would have really made the difference.
At least, not yet.