Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Liquid Ban

I’m thankful that the recent terrorist plot was foiled in time, but I’m also saddened at how the wickedness of a few makes everyone suffer. We gradually get treated more and more like suspects in our own homeland. Some of the new restrictions, like the complete ban on all liquids, seem ridiculous to me, but on the other hand, I understand that it’s much more efficient to just ban everything. Besides, as the world becomes a more threatening place, sacrifices become necessary in order to have safety. I wonder if we’ll ever be able to really win the war on terror.

I guess it’s all just such a reminder of how the world is hurtling towards a dramatic finish. We really shouldn’t expect things to get better, at least not long-term.

1 comment:

Methuselah said...

I'm in agreement, banning all liquids, while efficient, will not solve the problem of terrorism. Profiling will. Who is blowing up planes, trains and automobiles in the name of allah? Arabs are. When we begin to search Arabs and let the 80 year old great grandmother through without treating her like a terrorist, then we will begin to fight terrorism domestically.

It may not be PC, but so what? American's lives are at stake, if profiling will save lives while ensuring that others keep their liberties than we'll be on the right track.

That's my two cents :)