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TSA’s Nazi-like tactics should be rejected by Americans

SabrinM012810_optBY MURRAY SABRIN
COMMENTARY

My parents were the only members of their respective families who survived the Holocaust. Dad was a partisan commander in his native Poland, where he and more than 230 heroic fighters killed untold German soldiers, laid mines and attacked convoys. In 1949, my parents decided to immigrate to America so they and their children (including yours truly) would live in their new homeland — the beacon for all oppressed peoples for two hundred years — in peace and freedom.

Mom and Dad had one overriding wish in choosing to come to America; they would never have to fight Nazism ever again, especially in a land that values individual liberty. Unfortunately, despite all the constitutional protections the American people are supposed to have, the Nazification of the United States, a nation I swore to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic, when I became a citizen in 1959, is occurring because the political elites keep telling us the federal government has to use all the means at its disposal to keep our homeland safe and wage a global war against terrorism.

A brief history is in order. After taking power in 1933, Hitler's regime quickly declared Jews "sub-human." Then, economic warfare against the Jews began. In 1934, the Star of David was painted on Jewish shops with the word "Juden" written on front windows. In short, to be a German Jew in the early years of Nazi Germany meant essentially you were an "enemy of the state," because Hitler asserted as early as 1920: "None but members of the nation may be citizens of the State. None but those of German blood may be members of the nation. No Jew, therefore, may be a member of the nation."

By law, Jews were forced to sit in designated areas on buses, trains, and park benches. The 1935 Nuremberg Laws abolished the Jews' German citizenship and prohibited marriage between Jews and non-Jews. Soon thereafter violence against Jews spread. Jews who could pay an exit fee were able to flee Germany. The Jews who remained in their homeland faced incredible economic hardship until the Final Solution.

In Nazi Germany and then occupied Europe, Jews became the object of one of the most virulent hate campaigns in the history of the world, and victims of a systematic attempt to wipe them off the face of the Earth.

In sum, when the Hitler regime demonized, dehumanized and demeaned one of the most productive groups in German society because of a collectivist ideology — Antisemitism, all the social, political, and psychological ingredients fell in place paving the way for the Holocaust.

The introduction of so-called porno scanners at America's airports and the egregious pat downs of airline travelers have turned every American into a German Jew. Instead of dehumanizing and demeaning one segment of the population in order to pave the way for the Holocaust, all airline travelers are being treated like German Jews by our government for our own good — to keep us safe from terrorists on airplanes.

The TSA now considers every American a potential "enemy of the state," because any one of us may be carrying a bomb aboard an airplane, despite the fact that young men from the Middle East perpetrated the 9/11 attacks.

Hold on say TSA officials and their lackeys in Congress and in the media. Our federal government is not out to harm us let alone kill us like the Nazis did to the Jews; our government needs to conduct "aggressive measures" to "protect" us on all commercial flights from potential terrorists. That is the party line.

Nonsense. We are witnessing a great leap forward in the creation of an American version of Nazism. What if the next terrorist attack — and I hope and pray there is not one — is at a mall or on the Interstate Highway? Will the next chapter in the fight against terrorism be porno scanners at all American malls and roadblocks on all Interstate Highways?

The more I see of the porno scanners and the pat downs on news shows, the more incensed I become. A recent poll suggests that 81% of America supports the use of porno scanners. Be careful what we wish for. As Benjamin Franklin astutely observed more than 200 years ago: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"

There is one surefire way to end the Nazification of America. As Lew Rockwell recently posted on his blog: ..."there is one reform (that) would actually end terrorism, not just fight it, and do so immediately: Withdraw all the troops from Muslim countries, and abolish the CIA. Stop interfering in other countries' lives. Stop murdering, controlling, manipulating. Feds, mind our own business."

However, the interventionists do not want to end terrorism. They want to perpetuate the "war on terror" so they can control the movement of the American people, control the U.S. economy as much as possible, or profit handsomely from the sale of porno scanners.

We should honor the lives of Jews who suffered the indignities of the Nazi regime (November 9 and 10 was the 72nd anniversary of Kristallnacht) and express our opposition to the TSA's Nazi-like tactics by wearing an armband with a Star of David with the words, "American citizen: Don't Tread on Me." I will be getting my armband made ASAP and will wear it until the TSA ends its Nazi-like tactics and respects our constitutional rights. I hope all freedom loving Americans do likewise.

Murray Sabrin is professor of finance at Ramapo College. He was the Libertarian Party nominee for governor in 1997 and a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2000 and 2008. Check www.MurraySabrin.com for more of his writings.

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Comments (5)
5 Sunday, 16 January 2011 10:06
Bongoo
Resist....eat beans and raisons the night before a flight...Ghandi was right, this is not a life and death issue and if it was, it might be sitting next to you on your flight.... TSA's got a tough job, give them the benefit of the doubt, make malicious transgressions by TSA employees punishable with gravity. This procedure clearly violates the protection of unlawfull search and seizure and that is the conundrum. A slippery slope that our govt. should not be on, and if so move to get off really quickly.
4 Friday, 26 November 2010 06:08
Tory II
The 2nd amendment speaks to the govt. It tells the govt it can't regulate weapons. That is it's only purpose.

Imagine our govt telling us it is regulating or banning guns for our safety. This is like a pedophile telling us he will babysit our kids to keep them safe. Govt is always our worst enemy.

Remember when the CIA instigated a coup in Iran (after the Iranians evicted British Petroleum from Iran, 1953) ? Few Amerikans were told the truth why the Iranians invaded the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the Carter presidency. Later, Bush proclaimed the Terrorists (Arab patriots) attacked the WTC because we're a free country. Amerikanos accepted the Bush lies as the gospel truth. We are as innocent as babies (only Amerika has the right to seek revenge).

After decades of Terror attacks and hijackings (enemy responses to U.S. govt meddling in the Middle East), Amerikano war profiteers had learned new tactics to convince the sheep to accept war.

First, the govt antagonized Arab patriots to incite them to attack Americans. But after they did, Americans ignored the events. Our govt continued until the Arabs attacked the WTC on 9/11. Then our govt got the response it wanted, and so now our govt has a blank check to expand the war against Terror (forever).

To win the war, the govt must restrict freedom and privacy here in Amerika. To prove the govt is keeping us safe it must keep air travel safe. To do that it needs American travelers to accept full body x-ray scanners. (Second) To get Americanos to accept body scanners, it had the CIA incite a young Black Muslim, from England, carrying explosives in his underwear, to train and then board an airplane from Yemen bound for the U.S.

[Notice the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber were unable to detonate their explosive payloads.]

Because Amerikans were skeptical of full-body scanners, the govt had the newsmedia show us the sight of people receiving intrusive full body pat downs. By Thanksgiving eve, Amerikan air traverlers were as passive and submissive as sheep. They surrendered their privacy like females in heat to nosey dominant males.

The solution to Terror attacks is to force the U.S. govt to vacate the Middle East, but according to our govt, the solution is war, invasion, occupation, pacification, and loss of freedom in the US (regardless of the co$t). More people died under Bush than under Hussein.

Our govt (our worst enemy) is going to ban our guns if we don't learn to restrict it's conduct and power. When we finally become completely disarmed, the police will be able to completely dominate us (the way the Gestapo dominated European Jews).

The greatest threat to our safety and freedom comes from our own govt. We need our guns more than ever. A patriotic American Jew MUST own a military type rifle. An armed America deters slavery, genocide, personal tragedy, and other tyranny.
3 Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:28
Nurit Greenger
A society on the defense develops a siege mentality!
If our government needs to conduct “aggressive measures” to “protect” us on all commercial flights from potential terrorists, then PROFILE those who follow the mentality of wanting to blow us all up. They all belong to a certain group named moslems! The government cannot conceal who the terrorists are by disallowing us to call moslems by who want to blow us up by who they are, namely jihadists and on the other hand tell us they protect us by tapping, touching and patting little white American children from Iowa and white hair American grandmas from Kansas. We need to wise up and do what the Israeli do, hire smart, savvy security people, which the TSA employees are not. They TSA people have a terrible and intimidating approach when dealing with the public and, to me, they appear sloppy, rather lazy, and have nothing in mind but to take home a day's pay, not vigilantly and astutely seek the terrorist.
We are at war, act like we are! Until now, the 67,000 employees TSA have not foiled and stopped ONE terrorist!
The Nazis' plan was to rid Europe of ALL Jews, they managed to kill SIX millions of them before they were stopped. If there was no Pearl Harbor and the USA did not join the war… who knows what would the outcome be!? The Moslems have a plan to KILL all Americans, all infidels or enslave them and take this God's country over…the TSA we have today will NOT stop a repeat of 9/11 occurrence, will not stop another moslem jihad attack on American soil!
In WWII Jews were simply one step behind the Nazis' final Solution; TSA is like the Jews, at least one step behind the Moslem jihadists…! Wake Up America!
2 Monday, 22 November 2010 15:20
David K. Meller
Mr. Sabrin is right in his observation that the Hitler regime used the initial measures of humiliating and brutalizing German Jews as the opening wedge for what eventually became an organized program of extermination against them(along with every other group whom the Nazis didn't like)!

He is additionally correct in calling to our attention the many similarities between the Nazi government of the '30s and the current government in Washington DC regarding us in their "war-on-terror". especially in airports!!

Is it therefore reasonable to infer that the war-on-terror is the beginning of a program for the ienslavement, brutalization, and eventually, the mass extermination of American citizens (of all races) by our oppressors and usurpers in Washington DC?

PEACE AND FREEDOM!!
1 Monday, 22 November 2010 12:33
John Giles
The advent of these travel restrictions represents another effort to implement internal passports. Jews can play a unique role in curbing an encroaching police state now while there is still time. Sound the call. Never again.

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