Tuesday, May 11, 2010

America is Now Run According to the Failure Principle

Ann Coulter, via Larry Auster:

Even after the NYPD de-wired the smoking car bomb, produced enough information to identify the bomb-maker, and handed it all to federal law enforcement authorities tied up in a bow, the federal government’s crack “no-fly” list failed to stop Shahzad from boarding a plane to Dubai.

To be fair, at Emirates Airlines, being on a “no-fly” list makes you eligible for pre-boarding.

Perhaps the Department of Homeland Security should consider creating a “Really, REALLY No-Fly” list.

Contrary to the wild excuses being made for the federal government on all the TV networks Monday night, it’s now clear that this was not a wily plan of federal investigators to allow Shahzad to board the plane in order to nab his co-conspirators. It was a flub that nearly allowed Shahzad to escape.

Meanwhile, on that same Monday at JFK airport, approximately 100,000 passengers took off their shoes, coats, belts and sunglasses for airport security.

But the “highly trained federal force” The New York Times promised us on Oct. 28, 2001, when the paper demanded that airport security be federalized, failed to stop the only guy they needed to stop at JFK last Monday--the one who planted a bomb in the middle of Times Square days earlier.

So why were 100,000 other passengers harassed and annoyed by the TSA?

The federal government didn’t stop the diaper bomber from nearly detonating a bomb over Detroit. It didn’t stop a guy on the “No Fly” list from boarding a plane and coming minutes away from getting out of the country.

If our only defense to terrorism is counting on alert civilians, how about not bothering them before they board airplanes, instead of harassing them with useless airport “security” procedures?

Both of the attempted bombers who sailed through airport security, I note, were young males of the Islamic faith. I wonder if we could develop a security plan based on that information?

I recall that when socialists like the Times and New York Senator Chuck Schumer demanded that the same idiot airport baggage screeners working for private companies for low wages be federalized and given luxurious wages and benefits, at taxpayer expense, the argument for retaining the proven incompetents was that they had “experience.” The former longtime head of security for El Al, known for having the world’s toughest security, observed, “Yes, they have experience, the experience of failure.”

That is the basis for all American policy today: Failure.

The John Doe calling himself Barack Obama is busy destroying the American healthcare and health insurance industries based on the model of Medicare, which is due to collapse during the next five years. Prior to “Obama” embracing the Medicare model, it was a proven failure.

The Multicultural Mortgage Meltdown/Diversity Depression was caused by lenders giving huge mortgage loans to people who had a proven track record of being uncreditworthy, i.e., of failure.

Affirmative action, aka diversity in higher education has for 40 years proceeded by admitting to highly selective universities people who, according to the standards of those schools, are proven failures, and discriminating against people with a track record of proven success.

Media companies, universities, and the public schools are apparently staffed by people who were given intelligence and integrity tests, and only hired if they failed them.

We have already seen big cities deliberately hire convicted felons as policemen, a practice that is sure to return, if it hasn’t already.

I’m surprised that people aren’t warmly invoking the name R.D. Laing, the psychologist who maintained that the insane are the truly sane, and the sane are really nuts, because it’s his world we’re living in, his … and the Devil’s.

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