British Airways passengers who refuse to submit to what is an astonishingly controversial full body scan will be barred from boarding their flights. FANTASTIC! And they also eliminated the ban on scanning children under the age of 18. FANTASTIC! Wow. To know you’re not going to have to worry about the guy next to you lighting up a bomb in his private parts is a blessing.
Now why would anyone be against this? Well think of conspiracy nuts, “big brother” nuts, and people who are anti-Western civilization, as well as those who are anarchists. As far as I’m concerned, they can all ride a bus or get some exercise on their bicycle or rent a little boat and cross the ocean on their own.
Oh, and by the way, the image generated by the body scanner can’t be stored or captured, nor can security officers recognize individuals from viewing the images.
This is not (as some naysayers proclaim) an indication that the “bad guys” have won. It’s a technology which thwarts their means of killing us. Issues of life and death take precedence over silly sentiments of “modesty” when our media has elevated immodesty to a perverted art.