A woman who claims the Transportation Security Administration detained her from her flight because the agent didn’t like her attitude has posted a video of the confrontation on YouTube. Federal employees are now feeling empowered to harass Americans for no other reason than having the wrong attitude.
The 22-second video has 45,000 views as of Monday morning. It is posted under the name AirportVideoofTSA. The person who uploaded the video wrote, “I was not allowed to board a plane (even though I had already been through airport security) because I drank my water instead of letting the TSA ‘test’ it. The TSA agent finally admitted that it wasn’t because they thought I was a security risk—it was because the TSA agent, Louis Godeaux, was mad at me!”
Though the audio is garbled, the exchange goes like this:
Woman: Do you think I’m honestly a threat? Do you think that?
TSA agent: No, no, no but with your attitude…
Woman: Wait, let me get this straight, this is retaliatory for my attitude? This is not making the airways safer, this is retaliatory.
TSA agent: Pretty much, yes. [Inaudible]
Woman: Is that legal?
TSA agent: Yes it is.
ABC News contacted the TSA, which said, “In our initial review, we concluded that this individual was screened in accordance with standard procedures.”
“The ‘War on Terror’ was declared ‘over’ last week, but we now know it’s a permanent operation aimed at the American people. This cartoon, drawn by Tina Norton, illustrates how absurd and pernicious the TSA has become. Molesting frightened little girls is supposed to prevent ‘terror?’ The TSA are the real terrorists. They are performing government terror on citizens. The TSA must stand for ‘Terrorize the States of America,’ or ‘Testicle Squeezing Assessors,’ or even ‘Troubled Sadists Agency.’ This type of job is a magnet for child abusers and perverts. The trouble is, the groping and microwave frying won’t be confined to airports. Obama wants a Civilian Security Force as strong as the military in order to suppress and harass Americans themselves. This means the TSA will be coming to bus and train stations, malls and schools. Random checkpoints with malicious TSA gropers everywhere will be the final nail in the coffin for the 4th Amendment. Add in Big Sis’s tattle-tale spy force and we’ll be no better than East Germany or the old Soviet Union,” writes GRR Graphics.
“The TSA continues to spiral out of control at a frightening pace and the American public are asleep. The American people and the constitution of this formerly great country are under attack from within. Engage in acts of peaceful civil disobedience, refuse to participate and above all else, speak up LOUDLY about these abuses!! This is not a democratic, republican or libertarian issue. This is an American issue and our lives and the lives of our children are at stake,” writes John Galt.
The world is full of governments that end up thinking themselves into the stratosphere of arrogance meaning they have all set themselves up for eventual destruction. The Americans are way ahead of the pack when it comes to arrogance and the will to terrorize their own people, but the British are not far behind and of course China and many other countries take some special prizes in terms of civilian control.
“The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colorless human beings. They are the careerists. The bureaucrats. The cynics. They do the little chores that make vast, complicated systems of exploitation and death a reality. They collect and read the personal data gathered on tens of millions of us by the security and surveillance state,” writes Chris Hedges.