TSA & Reverse IncrementalismSubmitted by Idea Factory on Sun, 03/06/2011 - 20:49
A FOIA by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) brings us this latest gem:
TSA, DHS plan massive rollout of mobile surveillance vans with long-distance X-ray capability, eye movement tracking and more
What happens if in the spirit of the Seattle coffee shop that refuses service to all TSA members, restaurants and grocery stores across the country followed suit with the same ploy turned on our would be occupiers?
For starters, the Seattle model won't work en mass because it's difficult to tell whose a TSA worker by memory as opposed to the run of the mill sex offender.
So instead, why not put up notices at the entrances of businesses that TSA workers are required to put on plastic gloves provided by the store or restaurant in the name of protecting consumers.
TSA comes in to contact with STD's, skin diseases, etc. on a daily basis by unlawfully shoving their hands' down people's pants and this is obviously a very reasonable public health request.
Once you've acclimatized TSA workers to accept this precondition for food consumption, a new rule pops up that all TSA members who enter these restaurants/stores will have to have their photo taken to ensure those who should be wearing gloves while shopping & eating actually do.
More levels of "safety" can be added down the road to guarantee TSA employees are conducting themselves as safely as possible at the movies, on the road, and even in their own homes.
The beauty is that you can start this in local stores in towns/cities without a nearby airport and spread the campaign out from there ensuring ample momentum by the time it meets with "pro-TSA" resistance in larger cities where their street time counterparts dwell.
If you happen to have a food establishment, give it a whirl and let me know how it's working.