So now that I've created this blog, I feel like it serves nothing more than to publicize my personal whims and to validate myself as a web professional. It's not like a personal journal where you record your intimate thoughts, and it's not some kind of PR site either; it fills the space between those two, with entries like, “Today I concluded that Jif crunchy peanut butter is the supreme condiment of all time.”—not exactly a confessional and not overtly superficial. Personal enough to illicit cyber-stalkers, but generic enough to prevent them from cyber-stalking your friends and family. So taking all of this into consideration, I give you my first blog entry:
Does any forward-thinking person really believe that the increased airport security decreases the chances of another terrorist attack? Lets closely evaluate a fundamental axiom of human nature: if somebody really wants to do something, they're going to do it. Who needs to rely on sharp instruments, like the newly banned tweezers and nail clippers, when any fool who studies martial arts can kill with his bare hands? Since their hands are a deadly weapon, would you suggest that we handcuff everyone who gets on the plane? What about the metal handles on rolling carry-ons? I can think of plenty of ways to make it a deadly weapon, so why aren't those banned yet? As long as we're using the rent-a-cops and only doing random bag checks, air travel is not any safer than it was before 9/11.
What really irks me is that the National Homeland Security Agency should have thought this through years ago, but thanks to our wonderful politicos, the NHSA was instated 3 years after
it was first introduced. The cacaphony of cracking joints amidst this deluge of knee-jerk reactions is deafening.