Yes, the arm of the law is there for people who do stupid things on airplanes. I don't want to get into a rant here or sound too much like Alex Jones but there is a certain desire to push stories of dangerous events to scare people into thinking the need all sorts of protection which intrudes on basic liberties.
: Yeah, I mention the free drinks thing three times because that is the most obvious thing they are going to take away. Yes, it's for first class passengers but they pay for a certain luxury, among which has historically been free drinks.
I am just tired of the media pointing out isolated stories, taking legitimate statistics out of context and proportion by sensation, etc. Like with the relatively few shootings and so forth. Note how when you point these people with statistics to show the context in proportion to other issues of a similar nature of whatever is had hand they respond not with an attempt at logic but emotion. For example I admit Alex Jones looked a bit crazy when he talked with Piers Morgan on gun control but he was trying to have a serious conversation and when Jones started bring out FBI statistics to argue his case, Piers, in an unmanly manner, started throwing out questions. And when Jones would try to give a response he could not finish because another question was thrown. Jones could not be blamed for responding with passion because although Piers made himself appear the calm and rational one, he was actually being less rational by not allowing a serious discussion, using fast questions to keep hold of the conversation. It's unmanly and the only way to respond to a smug prick like that is to either punch him in the face or respond with passion. He will not listen to logic so you have to respond with anger.
Way off topic, but though this issue of out of hand people on planes is very small in proportion to the gun control issue, the way in which the story is given to us is sensational and does not inspire critical thinking. I am not a conspiracy theorist or a libertarian even. But this story just seemed to be to make the issue look bigger than it is. I am not saying people out of hands on planes are not serious--the certainly are! But even with the increase in incidents there needs to be a serious critical way of looking at this which I will now offer.
There is an increase in people getting out of hand on airplanes to to various causes, whether drunkeness or getting angry over small things like being asked to buckle up. The problem is that on a plane you cannot just kick the person out without causing problems. You have to land if it is serious enough which causes problems for the airline and passengers. Then there is the serious danger in the air. With this increase how is this problem to be addressed? Are we to take away free drinks and be more careful of who we let on the plane at the gate? Are we too add a couple law enforcement to restrain these people for the safety of those on board and keep them restrained until the plane can land without having to divert? Maybe having law enforcement that are not undercover but in uniform might help even because people are less likely to misbehave. And with obvious law enforcement there is no need to make the sky marshal undercover on board to decide whether acting or keeping silent is more prudent. Say two uniformed law enforcement could be enough in most cases. But that takes away two seats, costs money, raises ticket prices, etc. Is the problem serious enough to justify that?