Seriously, I’m having problems not wishing violence upon people. Why? Because I have no clue why anyone would feel the following is acceptable behavior.
While I was going through the TSA, some of them started laughing in my direction. I thought it might’ve been someone behind me, but I found out otherwise.
They went through my bag (for no reason), and found a couple bags of candy I brought. I was told I wasn’t allowed to fly with that (wtf? I’ve flown with food before — these were even sealed still because I brought them right in the airport). I was then asked if I would like to donate the candy “To the USO”. Since I know the airport there has an Air National Guard base, and I figured it would go to the soldiers, I (annoyed) said sure, why not?
The guards, as I was getting scanned, started eating the candy they just told me was for the soldiers. In front of me, still laughing at me (very clearly now). One of them asked why they were laughing, and one of them came up to me, pointed at my shirt, laughed at me and said, “Fucking deafie”. The Louisville TSA called me a “fucking deafie” and laughed at me because I was deaf, and they expected wouldn’t say anything back (or wouldn’t hear them). Make no bones about it — she was facing me and I read her lips. There was no mistake. I would later find out that they had called at least 4 other individuals the same thing.
Seriously, it makes me so angry I can barely see straight. What angers me more than just the actions of these despicable individuals is that no one yelled at the agents. No one confronted them. Everyone stuck their tail between their legs.
I know exactly why no one was willing to stand up though. No one wants to be stranded from home on the whim of some high school drop out who was too stupid to get his GED.
I am at a loss of words why anyone would tolerate that behavior in general. While yes you do have a small risk, the quickest way to minimize the risk is to bring the majority of those who were silently protesting inside to the fight. You do so by leading from the front.
I am disappointed in my fellow Americans. Not only for the fact that they would allow the TSA to grow to such a behemoth mass, but they would stand by and do nothing in that situation. I’m tired of waiting for legislators to do something.
If you’re flying, buy a bottle of Mountain Dew, drink it or dump it down the drain. Refill it while you’re in the bathroom and feel free to let them taste test it. Harass them verbally when seen in public. Call them names while they do their job, make their jobs miserable. Make it so no one would willingly take that job. There are other options, many of which are of questionable legality, but then again, revolution is legal in the first person while illegal in the third person. What they are doing is illegal, yet no one has acted to stop it within legal means. Well at what point to do give up on Plan A and move to Plan B?
I refuse to fly specifically because of these state sponsored thieves and molesters. I am reaching the point where I am going to be hard pressed to control my rage towards any of the blue gloved Gestapo.
State Sponsored Criminals: The whole damn lot of the TSA
Because when someone is deaf, or has any other disability, it is perfectly OK to harass them, steal their stuff, and be rude, insolent, and total pricks because your employer is Uncle Sam.
*And if you didn’t get the clue, I am pissed and if anyone has any video of a TSA agent being verbally ridiculed to the point of emotional breakdown, that would seriously help cheer me up. Hell seeing a bunch of people riot in an air terminal would be a big step up. There’s a reason our legislators aren’t doing a damn thing about it, we aren’t seeking to do damage yet. This shit keeps up, I’m sure someone’s tripwire is going to snap.
If riots occurred in air terminals, if people started being injured because of the TSA’s attitude towards the general populace, attitudes would quickly shift… I’m not saying anyone should, or condoning any such action, I am merely stating an observation that our legislators fail to act because they see no need or concern to act.
I’m all for making some molester who thinks it’s OK because Uncle Sam told him to stick his hands down little Timmy’s pants or up little Tiffinay’s skirt realize he’s a piece of crap who should be expunged from society as the heartless predator he is. I would say to start laying on every last legislator too, but they’re a bunch of corrupt cowards anyway, and that type of stuff happens on a daily basis so what would be new?
H/T to my buddy Jonah from high school.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.