Scott Horton Interviews James Bovard

Scott Horton, May 17, 2012

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James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, discusses his article “TSA – Tenth Anniversary of a National Nightmare;” why individual TSA employees are part of the problem, since they could choose a non-coercive line of work; the expensive “bad attitude” fines for mouthing off to a TSA agent; the many air travelers who are grateful for their creeping totalitarian state; the lack of any significant success stories to justify the TSA’s immense budget, and how the 9/11 Commission betrayed Americans by producing a whitewashed report.

MP3 here. (18:28)

James Bovard is a contributor to The American Conservative magazine and policy advisor at The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is the author of Attention Deficit Democracy, The Bush Betrayal and many other books.

7 Responses to “James Bovard”

  1. [...] Horton of Antiwar.com Radio and I had fun earlier this week paying respects to Transportation Security [...]

  2. Total Sexual Assault!

  3. TSA — Protects those who own a forth of all wealth

    Since 1945 Empire USA has plundered a forth of all the wealth on earth, so where is it now? Surely it resides in the personal bank accounts, investments and property owned by our voting majority, our 51% most wealthy, the only ones in America with great jobs, terrific homes and deluxe healthcare

    So, does our voting majority have a guilty conscience for always voting for the President best qualified to plunder the world? No, but what it does have is an instinct for survival, an emotional stress knowing that our wars of aggression and brutal imperialism has it standing square in harm’s way, and the tradeoff is to endure the stress or end terrorism by giving back the plunder.

  4. In 10 years they will start retiring so it will start getting expensive when you are paying them not to work.

  5. TSA shows that the coming police state will not lack for functionaries and enforcers.

  6. Every regime in history has its goose-stepping adherents. This one is no different.

  7. Yeah, but will we be conditioned by then to call them "heroes"?

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