Two things over the last six months or so have demonstrated to me that North America has well and truly lost the “war on terrorism”.
First thing, when travelling through airports in the USA I saw far too many 300 pound plus men and women doubled over, red-faced as they struggled to remove their velcro-fastened footwear in order to pass through security check points.
Often the men were sporting buzz-cuts indicative of military service, or at least former military service. And yet these men and women who have put their lives on the line for the security of their nation are now required to double over and remove their footwear in the name of security. Hunh.
The next thing that really brought my realization of our defeat to roost was when I posted a reply in a discussion forum about briefcases (how geeky can you get!) to the question “what do you carry in your briefcase.”
My smart-ass reply was, “I carry implements of math instruction because I am a member of a group who works to further the skills of Al-Gee-Bruh in our civilized world.”
Cheeky, smart-ass, clever, silly…whatever.
A follow-up comment, from a friend, suggested I take this comment down because some “simp-minded-hill-jack” may not understand the humour in the comment and may report it to some authority.
We are done. We have lost.