April 14, 2005

I'm being oppressed by the British!

I was urged this morning to have my say on this BBC article about airline security. It's an interesting article that tries to discuss both zealous enforcement of minutiae and security holes going ignored. I'm generally a fan of these "have your say" features, so I decided to participate.

I thought perhaps it would be germane to talk about the rather surreal phenomenon of having one's footwear examined in more detail than one's identification, as happened to me the last time I flew somewhere. I decided to discuss the random fluctuations in security procedures that have allowed me to board unchallenged while carrying an opaquely-wrapped electric guitar but not a dozen small plastic animals. I made my comment concise and concluded it by positing that the air travel industry is eager to be seen to be working hard on appropriate security measures but nobody's really clear on what those measures should be.

I see now that the morning's comments are posted and mine isn't among them. Those limey bastards are walking all over my free expression! I'm being stifled! Silenced! Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

For the second time today I'm forced to admit that a properly closed (/dork) tag has no place in anything I'm saying.

Posted by dianna at April 14, 2005 01:54 PM