Guess I won't be traveling to China for a while...

Mar 4th

Seeing the Great Wall was on my bucket list, but I'm not this desperate:

I'm sorry, but travel security is so insane these days that pretty soon it will be impossible. Perhaps that's the point.

I'm lucky enough to have taken my first flight before 9/11, back when you used to meet family and friends at the gate and you could bring pocketknives onboard. Now you have to take off your shoes, throw away your water, and raise your arms above your head in massive scanners meant to detect contraband.

I'll gladly take off my belt and coat though compared to mandatory butt testing. I'm sorry, but this is insanity.

Japan has asked China to stop this stupidity because it's causing mental anguish to its citizens abroad.

"Some Japanese reported to our embassy in China that they received anal swab tests, which caused a great psychological pain," said Katsunobu Kato, Japan's chief cabinet secretary.

China, taking a play out of the Democrats' playbook, has defended the move as "science-based."

There are so many more things we could do in the name of sCiEnCe to be more efficient. For example: if we killed off the entire human race, we'd end the problem of disease, pollution, and suffering overnight! Let's not forget that it was the pursuit of science at all cost that led to nearly all the mass horrors of the 20th century, from eugenics to class struggle.

Dignity, purpose, and liberty (also known as love for our neighbor): these must be held in tension at all times with any policy, no matter how "science-based" it is.

Then again, as the most Orwellian police state in the world, China wouldn't know a thing about that.


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