Awhile back I posted about a man who was impersonating a police officer. Since we hear all the time about cops stopping people and demanding compliance, I wondered what it means for self-defense when we all know that sometimes people who claim to be cops are not really cops.
Now I need to ask similar questions about TSA agents groping us in airports. The local CBS affiliate in San Francisco reports:
A San Francisco man suspected of having one too many drinks is accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and groped two unsuspecting women, both foreigners, in a private booth for security pat downs.
Authorities said the man was a ticketed passenger who went through the security checkpoint and was seen drinking at an airport lounge for a few hours Tuesday.
The man, who was wearing khaki pants and a blue polo, may have swiped plastic blue gloves to look the part.
So notice how the TSA has changed the culture of airports. There was a time when a woman knew she did not have to submit to being touched inappropriately. There was a time when a woman would have refused to cooperate.
But then 9-11 happened and the government, at great cost to taxpayers, trained men and women to submit to groping.
Does this make us freer? Does this make us safer?
It doesn’t seem to do anything of the kind. The TSA have never stopped a terrorist attack. And instead of helping us be free, the TSA has taught us to be compliant to exploitation. Women now know they are supposed to submit to the guy with the blue gloves, the blue polo, and the khaki pants.
Basically, we have now paid taxes to finance the government training us to submit to abuse. Can someone explain to me, if this man is guilty of abusing the women by “patting them down,” how can the same act be considered non-abusive when done by someone who is really a TSA worker?