I travel frequently to Oaxaca, Mexico. On my last return trip I was singled out at the Mexico City Airport for extra scrutiny by the security personnel. I’m told that passengers are chosen at random for the extra attention, but I don’t believe it because I’m often chosen. Maybe I look shifty, or perhaps my mustache makes me look suspicious. Who knows? In any case, on arrival in Dallas I had my first experience with a full-body scanner. Apart from the extra delay that these new scanners impose on travelers, they are just one more indignity we must endure to travel anywhere these days.
I won’t be surprised if someday soon thousands of the full-body scanned images will show up on YouTube under the guise of “the public’s right to know.”