Security Theatre

I get it. Airport security obviously isn’t about stopping bombs, because they don’t. Sure, they catch some toothpaste, hand lotion, shampoo, but actual liquid explosives? No.

And why would they? The equipment doesn’t work, and the staff isn’t much better

You’re not even allowed to make jokes at the airport, which is odd, since somehow I doubt terrorists have good senses of humour.

And what would happen if they did suspect some real terrorists were on a plane? As it turns out, they leave the passengers on the plane with the terrorists.

So what is the point? I’m all for security, but does the theatre really scare terrorists off? Or is it just an excuse to increase gov’t authority?

UPDATED (2008/05/04): Fixed broken URLs

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