A female passenger has claimed that she was assaulted by TSA agents when she was ordered to be patted down because her sanitary towel showed up on the body scanner.
The woman was wearing a flannel panty liner, that evidently aroused suspicion, causing her to endure what she described as a ‘horrible’ experience.
Humiliated by her experience, the unidentified Army vet wrote to women’s health company Gladrags to detail what happened.
She said the invasive patdown was additionally humiliating because it brought back memories of a previously suffered sexual assault.
She wrote: ‘The TSA agents were doing their job, they were as delicate as they could be, etc., etc.
‘But what ultimately happened is that I was subjected to a search so invasive that I was left crying and dealing with memories that I thought had been dealt with years ago of prior sexual assaults.
Her email added: ‘Because of my flannel panty-liner. These new scans are so horrible that if you are wearing something unusual (like a piece of cloth on your panties) then you will be subjected to a search where a woman repeatedly has to check your ‘groin’ while another woman watches on (two in my case – they were training in a new girl – awesome)’.
Well, I think its time for real (read: those of us who actually pay taxes, as opposed to the ruling elite who want to make sure that none of us have any jobs to earn many to pay taxes on) Americans to put BushCo neo-capitalism to work for us: We need to abandon an American industry.
In this case, its the airline industry.
We simply need to stop flying.
Yes, we’ll be inconvenienced for a while – some of us more than others. And yes, there will be those in the ruling elite (or, perhaps more accurately, those who think they are) who will continue flying anyway.
But if all real Americans stopped flying immediately, the entire system would crash.
Without sheeple passengers, if the airlines want to continue to operate as is, the remaining flying passengers are going to have to take up the slack in ticket pricing. Yuppies paying the actual cost of flying will only last so long before they figure out how to tele- or Hummer-commute.
And then the airlines – you know, corporations – will have to figure out how to exist.
But they won’t.
And then the government entities which run airports will have figure out how to justify keeping them in existence without anything bringing in the exorbitant user fees which are exorbitant because of all of the illegal tax breaks given to the corporations which actually benefit from the airports.
And then all of the jobs at – and dependent upon – the airports will disappear.
Yes, that’s how BushCo neo-capitalism works: the more jobs lost, the better.
But, this time, it would be millions of jobs lost for a legitimate reason: the people aren’t willing to put up with BushCo, Jr. security-state-for-profit-ism anymore (you know, as opposed to treasonous American corporations destroying American jobs solely to make more money for their elite stockholders and their addicted-to-ignorance spawn.)
We are more important than the undeserved economic engorgement of fake Americans.
Unlike the Walton family and the Koch family and the Bush family and the Quayle family, et. al., we actually are America. We, not the ‘investment class,’ pay its upkeep. We now must demand that we be listened to. And if the government itself won’t listen to us, then perhaps it will listen to things that it always is willing to listen to: corporations.
I propose that we ask a question of the airline industry: Are ya fer us or agin’ us?
If you don’t give a damn about the sexual assaults that are taking place as conditions precedent to the operation of your business, then simply do nothing. You can go up against the wall alongside the Koch brothers.
If you actually want this crap to stop, then say so – and not with mealymouthed press releases worthy of a Human Rights Campaign imprimatur but with the same force that corporations exert when going after perceived debts and desired tax breaks. Tell the government to stop this shit and do not negotiate. Demand – period.
I’ve got a car.
I can live without the TSA and the airline industry.
Its your move.