And after they’re eighteen, they can pass through the body scanners, look into retinal pattern id readers, submit to body cavity searches, submit to endless background checks, drug checks, be pushed into first amendment zones, get checked on secret “terrorist” watch lists, have their email and IM’s read, have their mail opened, packages scanned, DNA data catalogued, car monitored by GPS tracking devices, their phones tracked every second of their lives and by extention their own movements monitored until they die.
Sweet freedom! And that’s just the people who haven’t done everything. Get convicted of something and you are a prisoner for the rest of your life, if not in bricks then in opportunities.
And WHAT ARE THE ODDS of a terrorist attack hitting anyone? What are the odds of being killed by your car? Why aren’t cars illegal, then? Why aren’t there driver terror lists? Alchohol watch lists? Oh, why go on.
We’ve given up what it means to be free because we’re terrorized cowards incapable of rational risk analysis. No sense of human rights, no idea of history not promulated by Fox News or equivalent.
So, what’s a kid gonna look forward to after they release him from the school prison but the bigger prison that we all are sharing (unless we’re rich — whole different world for them, always).
Wow. If all Americans are really like this then they are seriously doomed.