“U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled Thursday the court lacked jurisdiction.”
Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura sued the US Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration in January alleging scans and pat-downs violated his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure. The judge’s verdict means America’s Brown-Shirt TSA have the last word when it comes to deciding who is friend or foe, the plague of pilferers and perverts won’t abate soon.
Ventura served his country in uniform and that alone would give us lesser mortals nightmares. If anyone has earned the right to question violations of Constitution to which he swore an oath, it’s this guy. The building wave of anger amongst US military veterans highlights more than ever that America is already a police state. Well, Jesse tried to save a little something, did anyone notice or come to his rescue? Sunshine patriots are the order of the day in a society daily fed on American empire worship.
In historical terms, Ventura’s tenure as Minnesota governor should lend him a great deal of credibility but America’s fascist takeover is so prevalent that it’s wiped clean the public memory in certain quarters. While he was up to his nuts trudging through rice paddies, many a deferred wannabe lawyer and future Senator bonged up in college was subverted to theories of the world according to Marx. Where they can’t re-write the law, they merley sidestep or ignore it altogether but pulling a Pontius Pilate to throw Ventura back to the slimey TSA Pharasees didn’t quite go un-noticed.
No longer a lean, mean fighting machine, Jesse has taken to surfing in Mexico and spending as little time as possible in the US of A. His media obligations on the back of his highly successful Conspiracy investigation show on True TV require him to travel and get patted down and groped more than the normal folk but we wonder just how long he’s going to take it. If this was a movie script, the denial of justice and throwing our hero back into the clammy hands of his tormentors is about the time we’d know some serious whoopass is about to go down, go get the popcorn now or you’ll miss it.
Our “computer says no!” culture forces grown men to bow down to preposterous demands with violation of rights based on the whims of Washington wimps trying it on and winning so far. The Beltway Mafia aims to keep it that way by slapping military veterans in the face with threats to cut their pension and benefits even further. The OWS fantasised Marines were coming to protect them but we’ve gots news; “He who controls the spice controls Arrakis!” Wall Street is the paymaster and unless softie veterans grow a new set of guts, Ventura’s gesture will have been lost to posterity.