The new full body scanners going into airports across the United States are being hailed as the next great innovation in airport security, but the truth is that most Americans do not understand what these machines actually do. The reality is that these machines produce an image that is the closest one can get to seeing someone's exposed body without actually seeing their skin. Every curve, every crevice and every detail of the bodies of every passenger will be completely exposed to the eyes of gawking airport security officials. In addition, a number of scientific experts are now claiming that the technology used by these scanners actually is damaging to human DNA. But even with all of these concerns, new polls reveal that an overwhelming majority of Americans want these machines to be installed in U.S. airports.
So are you ready to walk through full body scanners that give security officials a crystal clear look at your completely exposed body?
Democratic political strategist James Carville apparently is....
"Let me buy a [security] card, then go and measure my *****, and let me get on the airplane."
But is this the way that the new "Amerika" has to be?
A place where all dignity and all privacy is completely thrown out the window?
A place where there is no shame and where we are all reduced to little more than cattle to be herded around and embarrassed?
But not only are these new full body scanners a threat to privacy, they are also potentially dangerous to our health.
Many of these machines use terahertz waves in order to produce the images that security officials see. Technology Review recently described how these new machines work this way....
Great things are expected of terahertz waves, the radiation that fills the slot in the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and the infrared. Terahertz waves pass through non-conducting materials such as clothes , paper, wood and brick and so cameras sensitive to them can peer inside envelopes, into living rooms and "frisk" people at distance.
This capability to see "inside" of clothing has security authorities very excited, but is there a downside to this technology?
Yes, apparently there is. According to Technology Review, there is now substantial evidence that shows that terahertz radiation actually damages human DNA....
The evidence that terahertz radiation damages biological systems is mixed. "Some studies reported significant genetic damage while others, although similar, showed none," say Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and a few buddies. Now these guys think they know why.
Alexandrov and co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they've found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw dropping conclusion.
That is very frightening stuff.
The truth is that there have never been any clinical trials that indicate that multiple exposures to such terahertz waves are safe for humans.
If terahertz waves do "unzip double-stranded DNA", then perhaps some testing should be done before millions of Americans are marched through these machines.
But right now Americans are so scared of another "underwear bomber" that they are overwhelmingly in favor of putting these full body scanners into U.S. airports.
A new USA TODAY/Gallup poll says that 78 percent of Americans approve of these new full body scanners.
Are the American people that stupid?
Isn't someone going to stand up and say that it goes way over the line to herd the American people into machines so that security officials can look at their private areas?
But this is what we are becoming.
We always knew that in the last days hearts were going to become hardened and people would lose their humanity and any sense of shame.
Thanks to these new scanners that process of stripping away our humanity and our dignity will certainly be accelerated.
Say goodbye to the America that your parents and grandparents knew.
Say hello to "Amerika" - where individual liberties are a thing of the past and where the Big Brother security apparatus rules over all.