Human frown Richard Dawkins is fuming after being separated from a tasty jar of honey at the airport over the weekend. The author, scientists, and noted atheist was traveling yesterday when airport security confiscated his vessel of sweet golden goo because of current liquid restrictions. Honey-gate spurred Dawkins to write: "Bin Laden has won, in airports of the world every day."
Dawkins's declaration of humankind's monumental loss against terror happened on Sunday, and judging from his Twitter feed this morning he's still fuming about it. Here's Dawkins's complete bin-Laden-has-won tweet:
Bin Laden has won, in airports of the world every day. I had a little jar of honey, now thrown away by rule-bound dundridges. STUPID waste.— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) November 3, 2013
"Dundridges" is Dawkins's word for petty, bureaucratic, zombie-ish, rule-followers. While many people agree with Dawkins that these long-enforced liquid rules are stupid (Dawkins himself says he was aware of the law, but chose not to follow it), could his reaction have been a little too much?
Is a world where an Englishman is separated from his jars honey really the benchmark for a bin Laden victory? Is a honey-less world really the end of the free world that Osama bin Laden envisioned? We can't help but hope there is some al Qaeda operative in some dusty, dim bunker sending a message to hell, which reads: "Sir. We got it. We have won. We have Richard Dawkins's honey jug. We're done here."