Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fear and trembling at the metal detector

If you've done any traveling lately, you can't but feel contempt for all the bogus fear-mongering that goes on in airports -- exaggerated attention to meaningless matters and endless announcements about purported dangers. “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and thus clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- H.L. Mencken

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