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by Foreign Press Foundation Thursday, Dec. 09, 2004 at 4:44 AM The Netherlands

You've just got to accept it the next time you travel with your good looking wife or daughter: of course their breasts are firm like Semtex. And when they or you are fingered, just ask yourself: where's your spine ? Are you going to protest ?


Some people have said they felt uncomfortable,

seeing themselves nude on the screen.

by Henk Ruyssenaars

FPF - The Netherlands - 09-12-04 - Ever had that dream of finding yourself stark naked in the middle of a busy shopping mall, or on the local square?

And you could run, but not hide.?

That dream has become reality, and the next thing you may know is standing quite in the nude in Los Angeles Airport for instance, or at London's Heathrow Airport where it is already used. It's apparently being tested in Orlando.

Thanks to modern technology and the despicable American Patriot Act II, in the nearby future you may stand naked at whatever airport, with professional 'Peeping Toms', which are paid to literally 'handle' your most intimate and private parts.

Not only checking your luggage, but your body as well, all in the name of this so called and non existent 'security', which is meant to control everything and everybody on this planet. 'Human dignity' now is an unknown entity, nearly extinct, because it has - by brainwashing - been by you accepted' as 'collateral damage'. Like McLuhan said: "The media are the massage". And it works.

Your humiliation is called 'security'.

Last June 8, the ''PEN USA First Amendment Action Committee'' said it was concerned about 'security measures' at the Los Angeles airport, since several foreign journalists (representing millions) in a rather brutal manner were detained, maltreated (not all) and extradited.

They had not been informed by US-Customs or consuls, embassies etc. - about ever newer 'security measures'. Drawing criticism from Reporters Without Borders (RWB), an international journalists 'watchdog' group. And just imagine what they wrote and said in their media, about the treatment they received in the new American Empire, which many of them liked before.

But now it's our turn to be further humiliated, and be undressed by security guards, who already - according to a new directive by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - are allowed to pat down private areas of the body, including breasts, pubic areas and buttocks.

You've just got to accept it the next time you travel with your good looking wife or daughter: of course their breasts are firm like Semtex. And when they or you are fingered, just ask yourself: where's your spine ? Are you going to protest: say or do something ?

Some passengers are finding the searches intrusive.

But that's nothing compared to what the I-team of* wrote: "Far more intrusive, at least in the minds of some, is a new X-ray technology that TSA officials would like to begin using. It's called the 'Backscatter X-ray' which essentially does a low-level full body scan. The waves go right through clothing but bounce off the skin leading to a screen image that leaves nothing to the imagination.

Weapons or plastic explosives worn under clothing are readily visible, but so is every crease of skin and fold of fat. Some passengers have said they felt uncomfortable seeing themselves nude on the screen. TSA officials, though, say for many people it's less intrusive than physically patting down the body.

TSA Customer Support Manager Bob Kapp says the machine is still in the testing stages. It's said to be in use at London's Heathrow Airport and is being tested in Orlando. Passengers are given the option of pat downs or X-ray screening. Denver International Airport does not have one of the machines yet, but Kapp says' it has been requested'. He says it's much more thorough than a physical search and would speed up the screening process for passengers."

Not quite understanding anymore what formerly was known as 'Human Dignity', nor 'humiliation'. It's all crushed under the present 'Befehl ist Befehl'-structure, the inhumane 'Orders are Orders' mentality, with armed people in black or brown uniforms again wrecking the world.

There's an interesting study on this: "Those acts of humiliation that are committed accidentally, will clearly never be eliminated. However, many other acts of humiliation could in fact be avoided. Raising awareness of the destructiveness of acts of humiliation, for example, could diminish the likelihood for acts of humiliation being inflicted.

What currently seems to be lacking, in particular, is an awareness for the fact, that humiliating people more often than not proves to be counterproductive, rendering angry enemies instead of friends.

Here we have the whole source - and the roots - of the global resistance against the United States, Israel's Holocaust of the Palestinians, and all the despicable collaborators with their humiliating US foreign policy and killing corporate geopolitical greed. While faking and fomenting terror and fear.

Having no clothes nor nipples - like in the US...

In maybe the most influential theater play from 17th century Spain, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's ''La Vida Es Sueno'' (Life Is a Dream), Calderon cleverly shows how fragile the reality around us can be.

His hero, Prince Sigismundo, appears in a theatre-cum-futuristic-nightclub where people are wearing battery-powered glasses that enable them to see others naked, but without nipples...

Clopping hooves migrate from the loudspeakers to the theater itself, sounds of torture, blood-curdling shrieks and moans emanate from behind the screen, a location whence people are intermittently dragged, struggling. Intimations of violence escape the screening process and infiltrate the spatial texture of ‘daily’ living.

When the hero discovers that a police station is situated here, he realizes that the uncanny feeling he is experiencing comes from ‘someone being beaten’.

That is a feeling we all must have now. It's the 'American Reich': Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib all over, showing how fragile and hostile the reality for a US-citizen - and us globally - has become.*

This fake reality called the ''American Dream'',

is now being very undressed and very dead.

Awaiting the global 'Grapes of Wrath'.

Henk Ruyssenaars

US' Global terror - Url.:

John Kaminsky knows - Url.:

Suggested: Desmond Morris 'The Naked Ape''



Editor : Henk Ruyssenaars

The Netherlands


The Dutch author has this far worked abroad for 4 decades for international media, as a foreign correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the Middle East.

Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism ! (US Senator Hollings agrees: )

Help the troops come home ! We need them badly to fight our 'governments':


FPF-COPYRIGHT NOTICE - In accordance with Title 17 U. S. C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed by the Foreign Press Foundation under fair use, without profit or payment, to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the information.
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