And the TSA incompetence beat goes on . . .

As I wrote earlier this month, TSA incompetence and stupidity—combined with American populace passivity—are causing thousands of people to miss their flights. The amount of time travelers are supposed to allow to get through airport security keeps ballooning—from one hour to two hours to, now, three hours before their flights. And that’s for domestic flights, mes amis, not just international ones.

Yet despite the copious coverage of this insanity, people keep flying. They not only keep flying, they’re increasing their flying. They keep planning vacations, they keep taking trips they don’t have to take, they keep putting up with being abused, and they keep complaining—just read the comments at Jonathan Turley’s post on this. Yet they will do nothing to resist.

Guess things must not be so bad.

I’ve said it a thousand times before, and I’ll say it again: unless you’re forced to travel for work or for a family/medical emergency, you don’t have to fly. You’re choosing to fly. You’re choosing to risk missing your flight. You’re choosing to be treated like cattle to the slaughter. Your behavior is telling the airlines and the TSA that you’re pefectly content to be abused.

When people get what they ask for, I don’t see how they can be surprised.

Lisa Simeone is a writer, editor, political activist, Glamour Girl, and radio host. She publishes ABombazine, where this originally appeared.

One Response to And the TSA incompetence beat goes on . . .

  1. Tony Vodvarka

    Since some of these queues waiting for a body search have had enough folks packed together to fill a score of aircraft, it would seem that this might be a more tempting target for a terrorist than just a single plane. Therefore, if we want to be truly, truly safe and secure, why aren’t there security searches to get onto the security search line? Just asking.