Growing numbers are refusing to use planes in light of TSA backlash
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, November 15, 2010
Could there be another purpose behind invasive airport security measures that have caused national outrage and led to large numbers of Americans refusing to fly? By making air travel more and more uncomfortable, authorities are killing two birds with one stone – training people to submit to tyranny while also restricting air travel, something the climate change lobby is aggressively pushing for.
With a new Reuters poll showing that some 96 per cent of Americans are now less likely to fly because of full body scans and pat downs, the agenda to reduce living standards by restricting CO2 output in the name of global warming is being achieved through the back door.
Comments on the poll suggest that Americans are taking trains or choosing to drive thousands of miles in some cases in order to avoid naked body scanners and invasive groping techniques at airports which have caused a massive backlash against the TSA.
Others reveal how they have cancelled thousands of dollars worth of airline tickets and holidays as a response to the huge controversy generated by the new TSA measures over the last few weeks.
For the past few years there has been a creeping effort to create a system within which people will have their travel restricted by government decree. Indeed, as of last year Homeland Security bestowed upon the TSA the power to force Americans to obtain government permission before they could travel.
Under the Secure Flight program, the TSA demands that passengers submit personal information before being cleared to fly. While on the surface, this is justified by invoking the threat of terror, as we have seen from the MIAC report and others, the federal government now considers politically active Americans as potential terrorists, meaning that travelers could find themselves on a watch list and barred from flying.
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Leading agitators in the global climate change lobby are pushing for carbon taxes to “constrain air travel demand,” by making flying more and more unaffordable.
By simultaneously discouraging people from traveling via degrading pat downs and dangerous radiation firing body scanners, the feds are creating a perfect storm that will restrict air travel and result in millions of lost dollars from the US economy. The country has already lost an estimated third of all tourists since 9/11 primarily as a result of unpopular and pointless security measures like forcing people to take off their shoes.
But for people like White House science czar John P. Holdren, killing the economy in the name of saving the planet, when in reality the man-made climate change movement has nothing to do with the environment and is about limiting personal freedom and lowering living standards, is a good thing.
Since the entire raison d’être of big government is about restricting personal choice and mobility, the feds won’t concern themselves about Americans who refuse to fly because of the TSA controversy.
What will keep them awake at night however is a potential states rights’ confrontation where local authorities take it upon themselves to abolish the TSA and make naked body scans and invasive pat downs illegal.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show.
This article was posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6:22 am