For months now, there have been so many stories in the news about the fact that airport security lines are getting longer, that the TSA is getting more onerous (as if that’s possible), that people are arriving earlier and earlier and still missing their flights. With increasing numbers of travelers during the summer, things will only get worse.
Here are just a few such articles:
To all of which I have only one thing to say: Ha ha.
Which is pretty much what I said at the comment I left at the NYT article (the last one in this list). Let’s see if they print it. I left it early Tuesday morning:
No sympathy. In fact, laughter. The TSA is an out-of-control criminal agency that abuses people with impunity. It has been doing so for at least the past six years. Yet people put up with it.
Stop flying, people! Stop flying and bring the airlines to their knees. Then things will change. But as long as you’re content to allow yourselves—and your children—to be bullied, harassed, robbed, and assaulted, you’re getting exactly what you asked for. Happy Trails!
Lisa Simeone is a writer, editor, political activist, Glamour Girl, and radio host. She publishes ABombazine, where this originally appeared.