On Super Fine Magazine: “On activism and outrage: The importance of recognizing the Man”

February 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm Leave a comment

There’s a new piece up that I’ve written for Super Fine Magazine. It’s title is above, in the subject, but here’s the teaser paragraph:

Not long ago I had lunch with a friend, and the TSA came up as a topic. Now, if a topic has ever been hashed over by the internet hype machine echo chamber, it is the Transportation Security Administration. There is a reason for this, of course— most of the time, internet users are firmly ensconced in private or semi-private locations which are arranged for the users’ convenience and comfort. Much of modern American existence is so structured.  Thus, moving through a TSA checkpoint is a jarring experience: everything seems sacrificed for the sake of some arcane and arbitrary rule set that is suddenly imminent in the traveler’s experience. This is the root of all this hullabaloo, right? That Americans are so generally comfortable that endless complaints are issued at any discomfort more sustained than the ten minute wait at a busy Starbucks?

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