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“Shut up and be scanned” – The LA Times raises a red flag

November 17th, 2010

Today’s LA Times Editorial page carries this article, “Shut up and be scanned“.

When someone in power, such as the editors of a major metropolitan paper, respond to the current TSA policy outrage with “Shut up and be scanned”, it is a clear indication that we should, and need, to do exactly the opposite. It is a red flag of the highest level.

“Shut up and sit down” is the answer used by those in power when they can offer no defense for their actions. They only want the problem to disappear instead of addressing the issue.

I expect better from the LA Times than being told to “Shut up and be scanned”. I expect considered discussion about an issue, not paternalistic claptrap.

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