Turning point… 4 January 2010Posted by marisacat in Border Issues, California / Pacific Coast, San Francisco, WAR!.
Gateshead, England: People walk past Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North in heavy snow Photograph: Scott Heppell/AP
I think we are at it…
Reports late today that the separation of incoming passengers at SFO was extended to citizens and those flying in from the UAE and other, so far, unamed countries.
Earlier to day, news reports did carry commentary from the flying public indicating displeasure with what they had experienced…. in particular a young woman who came in from Taiwan, via Tokyo and was frisked patted examined numerous times. Twice in Taiwan, again in Tokyo and incoming at SFO. She was Asian, of Chinese origin, as best I could determine.
In the latest reports, commentary was limited to those who said they were grateful for it.
So… we are separating people by race, ethnicity, presumed religious affiliation and country of origin, as in, nationality or just got on the plane in a certain country…. I would never say it had not been happening, but now it is official.