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an immodest proposal

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  • Independent
    Massachusetts
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    An immodest proposal (a very variagated variation on Swift's)
    Total nudity as crowd security.
    At any public event, everyone, participants and observers, should be totally undressed.
    Those arriving by public transit would have disrobed at the various stations where they boarded.
    Those arriving by their autos would strip before exiting the parking lots.
    Those coming on foot from proximate locations would have left their clothes back in their
    apartments or condos
    Everyone approaching the event, indoor or outdoor, would be naked. Totally. No way to carry
    or wear anything explosive (or otherwise) if you are only clad in your skin (and this might mean
    that exceptionally hairy people would be banned -- or scanned . . . .
    But explosives come in various forms and configurations, some of which could easily be "internalized"
    (to put it politely). Thus . . . everyone would have to pass through scanning devices as they approached
    the locale of the event.
    Obviously this sort of super-security system offers at least three advantages:
    Far fewer people would attend anything if they had to go naked.
    This would especially apply to those of Islamic beliefs
    Participants in demanding physical activities would be more comfortable wearing less,
    and might even feel more "classical" (in that original Olympics were done naked)
    Events would be held when in warm places or temperatures.
    And finally, people might start paying more attention to the condition of their bodies!!!
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    This would have been a good idea in 1976. But today given the old overweight numbers we now have you just came up with a whopper of a nightmare.
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Woah. Could you imagine that? Talk about an epic over-reaction that would be.. We are well on our way to a scary enough police/surveillance nation/state as it is, all in the name of supposed 'safety'. ....Let's not feed the flame.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    The Second Amemdment gives us the right to "Bear Arms" in public already (at least that's what the NRA is trying o force own our throats) do you think it really mans "Bear Everything"? That would be un-bearable, to most true 'mericans ! !
  • Democrat
    Akron, OH
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    alongcameaschneider Wrote:
    Obviously this sort of super-security system offers at least three advantages:
    Far fewer people would attend anything if they had to go naked.
    This would especially apply to those of Islamic beliefs
    ummm so you are more concerned about Muslims, that comment betrays ignorance of Islam. First you imply that Islam is the origin of the violence, which is false many Christians and Jews have and do commit violent acts on large scale. Second you imply that this is an acceptable response, to create a police state and strip minorities of their rights. I say no to that. It is obviously an effective security measure, its harder to hide a weapon when you are naked, but that to me isnt worth it.
  • Independent
    New Hampshire
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    The other reason I live in New England is the temperature. I really dislike warm weather. When cold I can add a sweater or jecket to stay warm. When it's hot there is a limit to what I can remove before people will look at me and laugh.
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    jperry Wrote: The other reason I live in New England is the temperature. I really dislike warm weather. When cold I can add a sweater or jecket to stay warm. When it's hot there is a limit to what I can remove before people will look at me and laugh.
    Yup