POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL
This reminds me of the gorilla America border guard at Buffalo who seized a man's banana from his lunch because it didn't have a sticker.
There are many nice Americans, but there is a large set of unstable, belligerent, and even unbalanced Americans.
A serious study a few years ago showed the highest rate of mental illness of any advanced country, about a quarter of the population.
With the insane hype about terror, these kinds of people are going to be far more prominent, and they have the excuse to be far more abusive.
Again, for perspective on terror, Americans since 9/11 have killed roughly a quarter million of their own on highways. Americans murdering other Americans have killed roughly a hundred thousand.
Yet untold tens of billions are spent on craziness, and endless hype gives the lunatics the chance to enjoy themselves.
A bizarre land.