My friend was just added to the No Fly List
This one is serious. Everything here is serious, but I’m not even going to attempt to be irreverent.
My friend tried to board a flight out of LAX this month and was told he has been added to the No Fly List.
A few details about my friend:
- The only item on his record is misdemeanor shoplifting, 15 years ago when he was in his early 20s.
- He has an activist background that ended well over 10 years ago.
- He is caucasian, married, had one child, and lives the most standard American middle-class life ever.
The most likely theory is that he was added to the No Fly List as a retaliatory move after refusing to testify to a Grand Jury investigating some activist-related activity that occurred in the late-1990s. Again: not a suspect, never convicted of a crime.
He could be any of us.
I suspect I will be next.
My theory: Things will get worse before they get better, and those of us on the Selectee List (“The List”) will be quietly moved to the No Fly List either gradually, or abruptly after the next fake “terrorist” attack.
The more they flirt with practices even their most supplicant, slavish defenders can’t get behind, the faster they’ll get destroyed in the court of public opinion, and a court of gavels and hard consequences.
More details on my friend’s situation and a possible interview with him forthcoming.