The latest news out of the U.K. is that airports are introducing a new "priority lane,"
which helps air travelers avoid long security line for a fee of three or five pounds. But now airport security personnel are deliberately keeping lines long to make the priority lane (and its fee, of course) more attractive to passengers. One whistle-blower in Britain said, "Before the priority lane was introduced we had to keep queues down. Now the lane is there staff are told to create queues, which forces passengers to pay for the priority lane."
Nine years after 9/11, this is what things have come to.
While we are constantly being schooled in how insensitive we are to Muslims and how we should be bowing to the idea of a Ground Zero mega-mosque, or are being admonished for not embracing the Sharia, the state of wartime siege continues unabated. The Muslim world is under no such mandate to reach out or reciprocate. They only have to demand, and the West apologizes.
The war that no one will talk about for fear of reprisals blazes on. And when the brave actually do talk about it, they are relegated to the pile of racist-islamophobic-antimuslim-bigots. This schema defies reason.
The rise and resurrection of Islamic jihad, and its ensuing war on the west, rages on, thanks to the largest transfer of wealth in history from Western societies to petrol-rich Muslim nations and an incomprehensible, suicidal surrender of our once-exalted values system. Now the West chooses to respect barbarism and eschew the decent and the good.
We live in a constant state of low-grade war. And with each new Muslim attack, we lose a right. We lose a freedom. We have to adhere to some new restriction or loss of privacy. You cannot enter a major building in New York City without being carded. (I am not sure what illegal aliens do. Perhaps they are given a free pass -- as in so many things.)
The general silence from the mainstream media and our governing officials on last weekend's wholesale slaughter of Christians praying in a Church is indicative of how decayed, empty, and morally inverted our leaders and media have become. The slaughter of the churchgoers in Baghdad was a crime against humanity. And there are thousands of stories of Islamic slaughter, but the lambs remain silent. Have we become so inured to Islamic jihad that human life is cheap to us as well? So crippled have our military and other branches of government become by this self-imposed Sharia (do not insult Islam!) that despite the staggering loss of U.S. soldiers, the chief concern of Army chief Casey in the bloody aftermath of the Fort Hood jihad was that "speculation could potentially heighten backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers and what happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here."
That was the concern.
Meanwhile, every aspect of the daily social fabric of our life has changed.
There was a time when air travel was fun, exciting. Instead it has become wretched, like entering into Sing Sing on the first day of a prison sentence. This, too, is part of the war. The time lost, the hassle. And think of the money. Vast wealth is being spent on this inane strategy, "Operation Fetal Position," instead of being spent on vanquishing our enemy (which we could do in a heartbeat with the will). Think of the ridiculous TSA, another huge bureaucratic agency created at the insistence of the Democrats. Bush did not want to create another bloated government agency. He wanted to keep it in the private sector, but the Democrats could not resist another parasitic, money-sucking agency, replete with all the entitlements of government mooching and looting.
And now, in Britain, our stupidity is being exploited for cash. It's just the next stage of the West's ongoing Operation Fetal Position.