I have always found the body scanners deployed in increasing numbers at our airports to be an offensive intrusion of my person while believing the scanners were providing more in the way of ”security theater” — the illusion of security — than an actual increase in security. The link below provides evidence to back up my intuition. The video demonstrates that is easier to get a metal object through the highly invasive, nude body scanners than it is through the less invasive metal detector. Yet, the TSA continues to deploy the scanners, wasting billions of dollars while potentially increasing the risk of a terrorist (or anyone else) boarding a commercial airliner with weapons or bombs.
In addition, the whole ritual conditions us to live in a police state, a condition in which we learn to accept de facto strip searches and invasive pat downs by uniformed personal as part of every day life.
As Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1775: ”They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA’s insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe (radiation what?) and non-invasive (nude pictures who?). The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort. The TSA has been provided this video in advance of it being made public to give them an opportunity to turn off the scanners and revert to the metal detectors… See Video