I am from the 60's where we all grew our hair and took off our clothes. It is time for the latter to happen.
Take Off Your Clothes!
In a situation where we are presented with two uncompromising and demeaning alternatives what is our choice? Which death do you choose? People have asked what we can do to make things change. My opinion is that is up to art. On the side of art we have Banksy and Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, to list the most obvious persons. We also have the freeway bloggers of which I am one. Banksy is my hero but he has not been effective. What he needs and what any guerrilla art movement needs is the participation of many people who may not call themselves artists. You will think I am nuts but the body scanning at the airports presents an opportunity. Truly it does.
This is why. We have a diary at Kos that talks about the seriously demeaning aspects of the new technologies used to detect bombs on planes. We know how well that works. Ya got a plastic bomb then do the scan and the bomb gets through. Ya don't but you think the scan is invasive then be raped by the TSA. Love it! So what do we do? It is what the hippies knew in the 60's. We take off our clothes. It is easy. Just don't stop with your shoes. And it is radical. And it will stop this nonsense.
Puritanical values are the pivot of what is wrecking our country. Hey let's confront it face on. I am willing and I am a 65 year old female not about to get the Angelina Jolie body award. Next time I fly out of Raleigh-Durham expect to see an encounter. You do it before me you get my spot on Keith Olbermann. But I tell you we can win the propaganda war. Just be there. Like our soldiers you put your body on the line.
There are many paths to the waterfall.