Terrorists, Terrorists Everywhere

Remember what I said on Monday about hysteria being the flipside of denial, how turning everyone into a suspect is just as dangerous as pretending there's no problem at all?

Well, this is the result of a government run by a bunch of hysterics: Terror watch list swells to more than 755,000

The government's terrorist watch list has swelled to more than 755,000 names, according to a new government report that has raised worries about the list's effectiveness.

The size of the list, typically used to check people entering the country through land border crossings, airports and sea ports, has been growing by 200,000 names a year since 2004.

…"They are quickly galloping towards the million mark — a mark of real distinction because the list is already cumbersome and is approaching absolutely useless," said Tim Sparapani of the American Civil Liberties Union.
In addition to the very real concerns about our governing hysterics having rendered a vaguely useful tool totally ineffectual, there's also a rather amusing irony in the fact that these are the same ridiculous jerkoffs who keep telling us that their war on terror is making the world safer, even as they add thousands of people to the terror watch list. Of course, not all these people really are terrorists, but hysterical blindness makes it difficult to tell actual terrorists from run-of-the-mill ideological enemies, I guess.

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