From the article:
“Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft … and they did nothing wrong,” said one federal air marshal.
“That could have serious impact … They could be placed on a watch list. They could wind up on databases that identify them as potential terrorists or a threat to an aircraft. It could be very serious,” said Don Strange, a former agent in charge of air marshals in Atlanta. He lost his job attempting to change policies inside the agency.
Boy, intended or not, that sure sounds nothing like our own little cultural revolution, does it? Tell you what, let’s step it up, let’s have our own Hundred Flowers Campaign, too! Let’s make sure that once’s some has a mark on their name, legit or not, that it’s indelible. Tell you what, while we’re at it, let’s even infiltrate popular dissent in the name of national security!
Oh wait, we’ve already taken that step.
God, I love the smell of authoritarianism!