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Amendment T-shirt
Make sure that the people violating your rights KNOW that they are violating your rights with this handy Amendment IV t-shirt with metallic ink.  Notifications like this actually boost the negative karma for violators because it's the metaphysical equivalent of breaking and entering through a locked door.  No claim of ignorance or accident is possible.

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cat_sanctuary From: cat_sanctuary Date: November 9th, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Plussed on Google +. I don't fly, period, but it's nice to see this.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 9th, 2014 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)


I have no intention of going near an airport unless they go sane. I also avoid businesses that are pushier with violations of personal integrity.

The problem is, this freezes people out of society. It's like how rape culture aims to control women by abusing them if they do things men do, like going to parties or walking alone. Your freedom or your safety. You can have your civil rights if you stay home. If you want to watch a movie, buy groceries, go to school, fly on a plane -- well, you asked for it by going there, you careless slut, what did you expect? You have no right to bodily privacy or your personal effects. Strangers can paw them for any reason or no reason.

That's evil and it destroys societies, and we are seeing the negative results everywhere.
From: siliconshaman Date: November 9th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Problem is, wear that through security and you're painting a target on yourself. Yes, they can and will be that petty and vindictive.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2014 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)


Of course they will. They might decide to rape or beat you to death. Some people feel that the protest is worth it. I have protest shirts I don't consider safe to wear anymore. I protest invasive search via boycott and gingerbread. But I'd like other options available for other protesters.
From: siliconshaman Date: November 10th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Sadly, even talking about the TSA & Police .. rape and being killed for expressing dissent are still a definite possibility.

Really, that alone should be reason enough for protest in a civilised country. Sadly, I don't think America qualifies as that any more.

That said... more kudos to those that do wear such... and I hope they don't end up as a statistic. Roll on the day when t-shirts like that can be folded away at the bottom of drawers for good.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 10th, 2014 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

I haven't considered America a civilized country for years. I warn people not to come here because it isn't safe.
From: siliconshaman Date: November 10th, 2014 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Actually, I don't think you can say anything useful about America as a whole... it's such a large and diverse place that for any generalisation there's almost as many exceptions!

America despite commonalities, still presents to most outsiders as a whole load of countries with separate cultures, standards and risks... New England looks nothing like L.A for example.

That said... I wouldn't want to try getting through the TSA, not with my background. [I don't know I'm on anyone's watch list, but it wouldn't surprise me. Although probably way down it.] And honestly, your Federal government agencies & police are more of a perceived risk nowadays, maybe more so than crime.
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