Re: The Usual Idiots
@Milton1. "The marketurds who help to hype and sell expensive tech and gadgets like body scanners, radiation detectors, facial recog and the rest.
2. Security and law enforcement agencies who willlingly swallow this crap because even if it doesn't work, it inflates budgets and builds empires.
3. The politicians whose childlike credulousness seems to grow from one year to the next, who nod meekly every time they're asked for cash by the previously-mentioned,"
Without wanting to absolve anyone in your accurately described charade, lets consider two possible outcomes where something awful happened and the junk pushed by 1. hadn't been used.
i) 2 had turned away the junk pedallers in 1 who then drop a suitable leak/advert to the media pointing out the attacker could have been stopped had their junk been bought and used properly (whether true or not). 3 then demand heads of 2 and offer a big budget increase to buy even more junk from 1 because "someone must do something".
ii) 3 had declined 2's request for a massive cheque to buy the junk from 1. People want to know why 3 didn't make funds available amongst a media circus of calling for heads from 3. 3 demands heads from 2 as a smoke screen, approves funding to 2 at the same time so they can buy lots of junk from 1.
With that in mind it's no wonder 2 and 3 end up complicit with 1 - they really don't know what they're doing or how to stop the bad things (in a way that's understood by voters) and the shiny shiny junk pushed by 1 looks like a great way to be seen to be doing something, regardless of its efficacy.