I have learned not to count on public outrage. The polls are now in, and the willingness of air travellers to submit to “full body scanners” — that render them nude to security personnel — proves we continue to be “a nation of sheep.”
Imagine this! Look at the denudations of Auschwitz; see the hell-paintings of Hieronymus Bosch; read the Book of Genesis again; think carefully about what is wrong with pornography.
Now consider the crowds going willingly in nakedness into their airplanes. The tyrant has reduced us to a shivering, humiliated mass. I, for one, have resolved not to board an airplane through a full-body scanner, and I do not believe anyone with a lively sense of his own human dignity should submit to that farce, short of physical compulsion.
Yet there is worse…