Using Security Arguments to Further Agenda
I’ve often said that security discussions are rarely about security. Here’s a story that illustrates that.
A New Jersey mother doesn’t like her child’s school bus stopping at McDonald’s on Friday mornings. Apparently unable to come up with a cogent argument against these stops (which seems odd to me, honestly, as I can think of several), she invokes movie-plot security threats:
“I think they all like it,” Tyler [the mother] said. “They are anywhere from 9th to 12th graders. They don’t really think about the point that it could be a dangerous situation. They just think it’s breakfast.”
Tyler wants the stops to, well, stop before a student is hit by someone speeding into the drive-thru or before a robbery occurs and her son and other students are inside.