Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Security theater still works for some of the masses

In this incredible story of a teenage stowaway who survived dangerous conditions, we see a glimpse of the wizard behind the curtain. Airports are not secure, and it is essentially impossible to make them 100% impenetrable. A quote from an airport rep betrays as much:

"We have 1,050 acres. That's a lot of fence line. He could have scaled the fence line really through any area here at the airport. It's very easy to do so under the cover of darkness, and it appears that's what he did."

Politicians and bureaucrats, such as the one quoted in the article, will say we need more security, more money thrown at the "problem". Some of the public hopefully realizes that calls for tighter security are futile, and - if they are really paying attention - detrimental.