It was the hat all along! I posted about Sebastian Horsley, a British author who was detained at Newark airport and then not allowed into America all because---he wrote a book that Lucille Cirillo, a spokeswoman for the New York office of United States Customs and Border Protection said didn't meet the moral standards of the USA and he was therefore not admissible to our country. Now we find out a little more of the story:
To Mr. Horsley, who has in the past entered the country without incident, the recent fracas arose less from his past indulgences than a current one. In short, his very tall top hat. “It’s a stovepipe,” he said, referring to the subspecies made famous seven score and seven years ago by Abraham Lincoln. “They asked my girlfriend, ‘Why is he wearing that hat?’ And she told them, ‘Because it wouldn’t fit in his suitcase.’
One of the first questions they asked me was, ‘What have you got inside that hat?’ I said, ’My head.’ ”
This is just insane. I wonder if Lucille Cirillo was a graduate of Regent University just like the former top DoJ aide Monica Goodling?
This is a laughably, lamentably pathetic state of affairs for the United States, that paragon of freedom and of The Individual. Yes, we love the individual -- just so long as he is an individual like most others.
Nonetheless, on we go. Careful what you dare to think, and careful what you wear. You wouldn't want to be too threatening to the complacency that envelops most people, a complacency of such depth and pervasiveness that it becomes indistinguishable from death...read on