Something worth considering.
Chocolate Pickle: Anyone here familiar with the Stanford Prison Experiment?
While I hate the indignity of air travel as much as anyone, one thing that bothers me on the "fuck tsa" stance is how it is never followed with a proposal of how these things should work. I understand that security theater is not security, but what is? Should we let people waltz into planes like they do in buses or trains? Should TSA agents be allowed to profile? Is there an acceptable level of security?
Not when the "tyranny" is being driven as a partisan issue. Look, I don't like the procedures and abuses thereof any more than I liked the color-coordinated "terror alerts" back when the Republicans were in power, but you simply can't deny that while the problem is the same, the reaction to it has been flipped along a partisan line. The TSA has become a massive right-wing dog whistle, all to reinforce the supposed conservative truth that we are all socialists who want to take away your freedom.
The TSA has become a massive right-wing dog whistle
You want a solution? How about we use the same security system as the Israelis use. And then we just have to change the entitlement that people in the USA are used to.
because I guarantee that the day Obama says he's dialing back airport security the rightwing will turn on a dime and start complaining that he's making Americans unsafe.
The Democrats didn't invent the TSA, they inherited it.
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