Just As I Thought

“This is fun,” says re-educated citizen

This story, when I heard it on the radio this afternoon, only made me more and more horrified about the world George Bush has engineered, which the common man has shrugged and allowed to happen:

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — First airport security, and now “Clear” cards with the fingerprint and other biometric information allow you to skip the lines at Candlestick Park.

They rolled it out for the 49ers-Lions game Sunday, people whose backgrounds have been given the all clear by the Transportation Security Administration simply flash their cards at the Stick and avoid security lines.

“This is the first Clear lane that has been opened at a football game for a stadium. It takes the fast past for airport security and applies it to stadium security. If you have a Clear card you can get in the fast lane here at Candlestick Park,” said Clear technology chief Jason Slibeck.

Football fan Candice Kagin of Tiburon spent all of 15 seconds getting through the gate. “This is great, it’s better than at the airport cause there’s usually a few people ahead of me there. This is fun,” said Slibeck.

Clear, with more than 200,000 users and 18 airports nationwide, costs $128 a year and doesn’t prevent security people from check you for things like bottles or weapons.

Clear is also starting up at Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons games.

“This is fun!”
People whose backgrounds have been given the all clear?!

Dear God, doesn’t anyone else see what I see? How did we allow this to happen, in America of all places? Why do we continue to allow our “free” society to become surveiled, our movements restricted, our right to assemble checked, and our every activity scrutinized? How did we let conservatives, of all people, turn us into a fascist, Iron Curtain state? When will this end, and how?

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