The Chinese balloon that made it all the way to the Atlantic really did stir some emotion.

Interesting that the catastrophic military failure of 911 worked out differently. That was the time the nation pulled together. People flew the flag again.

The long term response was to support big DOD budgets and a US Dept. of Defense that could not stay out of or win undeclared wars in distant lands for another 20 years.

The GWOT also brought on a $51.6 billion (every 12 months) US Dept. of Homeland Security.

Special IDs to go have lunch in Canada and return home. Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

Special IDs for domestic air travel too.


Newspeople play along by not asking questions.


If REAL ID is critical to the safety of America, have travelers out at the airport been less safe since 911?

The new REAL ID requirement for domestic air travel has now been extended out more than 20 years past 911.

Show up early to wait in line, squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube and show your REAL ID at the airport.

What keeps the terrorists of the GWOT from creating a disruption at the back end of the screening line?

Zero questions from newspeople.

All these special IDs seem to play no role in keeping cartels from moving product into Hometown, USA. Would the DEA be out of work if a giant US Dept. of Homeland Security was able to keep cartel product from showing up in all 50 states?

Security Theater

It’s all widely accepted by the public and the press. Watch for a big Dept. of Homeland Security show of force prior to and during the Super Bowl, and another military jet flyover at the opening of the game as reminder of all this. Cheering fans signal acceptance.

Possibly of interest:

GWOT/Super Bowl Security Update 2023

Below, are some random thoughts and questions newspeople will not ask. Our questions appear in bold type.

Was It A Fake War On Terror?


Similar DOD role on 911?

Thank You For Our Freedom?

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

America Deserves A Military Recruiting Crisis

Schmoozy TV Freedom Nonsense – Leaving Afghanistan

Cultural Honesty

Sports Culture is Honest

Leaving Afghanistan – Lies About American Rights And Freedoms

Because We Said So