Friday, December 23, 2011

grandma got indefinitely detained

i knew the moment i saw this guy that i've posted a TSA-related video with him before (here) but i just couldn't resist another one, especially with a christmas theme.

in case you're wondering why this might be topical, the devil's in the details. it's not just detainment, it's indefinite detainment. it's a reference to the NDAA bill whereby the "homeland" is supposedly classified as part of the battlefield and US citizens may be subject to indefinite military detainment without trial. at least that's the fear, and that kind of blatantly unchecked power would certainly put fear into me.

the TSA is the perfect foil to raise awareness about this with, since their particular brand of security theatre of the absurd is the one that's most familiar to average folks.