Your Child Wants A Security Checkpoint Play Set
Posted by Pile
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|In a sign of the times, Playmobil has a new toy set out for children: The Security Checkpoint play set!|
From the Manufacturer:
The woman traveler stops by the security checkpoint. After placing her luggage on the screening machine, the airport employee checks her baggage. The traveler hands her spare change and watch to the security guard and proceeds through the metal detector. With no time to spare, she picks up her luggage and hurries to board her flight!
But the best part are the Amazon comments:
Thank you Playmobil for allowing me to teach my 5-year old the importance of recognizing what a failing bureaucracy in a ever growing fascist state looks like. Sometimes it's a hard lesson for kids to learn because not all pigs carry billy clubs and wear body armor. I applaud the people who created this toy for finally being hip to our changing times. Little children need to be aware that not all smiling faces and uniforms are friendly. I noticed that my child is now more interested in current events. Just the other day he asked me why we had to forfeit so much of our liberties and personal freedoms and I had to answer "well, it's because the terrorists have already won". Yes, they have won.
I also highly recommend the Playmobil "farm fencing" so you can take your escorted airline passenger away and fence him behind bars as if he were in Guantanamo Bay.
477 of 486 people found the following review helpful:
3.0 out of 5 stars Great lesson for the kids!, September 9, 2005
By loosenut (Seattle, WA) - See all my reviews
I was a little disappointed when I first bought this item, because the functionality is limited. My 5 year old son pointed out that the passenger's shoes cannot be removed. Then, we placed a deadly fingernail file underneath the passenger's scarf, and neither the detector doorway nor the security wand picked it up. My son said "that's the worst security ever!". But it turned out to be okay, because when the passenger got on the Playmobil B757 and tried to hijack it, she was mobbed by a couple of other heroic passengers, who only sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, which were treated at the Playmobil Hospital.
The best thing about this product is that it teaches kids about the realities of living in a high-surveillence society. My son said he wants the Playmobil Neighborhood Surveillence System set for Christmas. I've heard that the CC TV cameras on that thing are pretty worthless in terms of quality and motion detection, so I think I'll get him the Playmobil Abu-Gharib Interogation Set instead (it comes with a cute little memo from George Bush).
This is great learning too for young brownshirts.
I am waiting for a few accessories though, kids size jackboots and a toy Taser. Think how much fun that will be for your young Martin Bormann types. I envision a low voltage say 5KV instead of 50kv to give a realistic but non-hazardous jolt.
Next we can have a nice Nerf Nightstick and little Heinrich can have great start getting ready for his future job with the TSA, local police force or the new STASI ( Secure Transportation And Safety Inititive)
Be the first on your block.
I also look forward to the upcoming Halliburton Play detention center real simulated barbed wire.
|Posted by Sore Pancake on 2008-02-28 22:37:30|
|I guess its better than the "Cavity Search Playset"|
|Posted by Fail on 2008-03-01 00:28:49|
|Nothing is better than the Cavity Search playset.|
|Posted by Glis on 2008-03-04 19:03:18|
|I thought this was a spoof... Wrong.|
Notice the gun in the air...
|Terrorists have won?!|
Posted by _____________ on 2008-03-04 20:41:28
|I was reading some of the comments made about this "alleged" toy that's now on the market and came across one that said that terrorist's had won? Won what? First of all, terrorism is not the problem that the government makes it out to be people….check this out, according to the State Departments annual reports on terrorism since about the mid-80's there has NEVER been more than 10,000 deaths worldwide from terrorist attacks. Now granted, every person's life is important and even the 203 people that were killed world wide in 2003 were important and dear to many people, but 203 people doesn't sound like the terrorist's are winning. If you want to talk about people winning, let's look at the amount of deaths from cigarette smoking, not even per year, per day! The number surpasses the number of people killed by cigarette's greatly! So please don't say that the terrorist's have won. It's the government. They want you to be afraid and think that terrorism is this MAJOR killer of Americans every day, but it's just not the case. The government spends millions upon Billions of dollars on our military so we can be "safe" from a threat that isn't real? No. They spend that money so we can gulp down some of that luscious black gold, known as Oil. So whether this toy is real or fake, terrorism has not won, the government has by scaring you shitless of an unreal problem. Here's a website to back up my rant. Have a nice day.|
|Re: Terrorists have won?!|
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-03-05 02:18:57
|The terrorist victory is not in the number of deaths they cause, but in the fear they have elicited from the government. This fear causes the government to become suspicious of it's own citizens, and thus strip them of their liberties.|
Posted by jerry on 2008-03-08 14:27:22
| Whats next ? am i going to see a drug raid play set? f*cking dea action figures? atf costumes for Halloween?|
|terrorists have won?|
Posted by karl roenfanz ( rosey ) on 2008-03-08 17:33:09
|just like pearl harbor. the gov knew before. the big biz has won. no limits on how much to raise prices, and turning the u.s. into a corporate run country.|