Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Making Sure the Plane Lands

Arnold Kling, exploring the recent passenger mutiny aboard a Monarch Airlines flight to Manchester, sums up the difference between the elites and the rest of us:

...no doubt the elites are thinking, "Oh, what awful behavior on the part of passengers. They are ruining our effort to reassure Muslims that they face no discrimination."

Meanwhile, the people are thinking, "Look, the fact that you subject all passengers to the same humiliating searching and restrictions says that you have no idea who is dangerous and who is not. If you are that incompetent, then don't expect us to trust you when you tell us that a plane is safe."

Kling should feel a certain amount of shame just for bringing it up. Somehow though, he does not.

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