I’m going to be honest–I don’t care about the methods the TSA uses. And furthermore, I think the people that are so very excited seem to be men worried about someone touching their weens, and the people who retweet them. Which is why I find this Saturday Night Live sketch so very funny, because at least it’s open about what the collective freakout is really about:
My suspicion is that people have way too much Internet-and-cable-teevee time on their hands if they’re getting seriously upset about this stuff. This Forbes writer–who, based on his profile pictures, seems way creepier than the guys in the SNL video–refers to “YouTube videos of children being terrorized by TSA screeners.”
OK, cowboy, settle down. What I saw was a kiddo having a tantrum, just exactly like every child under four on my flight on Saturday–in the security line, once the plane was in the air, in the line for the bathroom, in their seats, kicking the seats in front of them. Toddlers (mental or otherwise) should probably not decide our airport security policy one way or the other.
Prediction: “National Opt-Out Day” will amount to a storm in a Twitter teapot, but not much in real life. Seriously, middle-aged straight men of America: Your berries are just not that interesting, much less photogenic. Can you please stop holding up the security line so that I can I get to my gate already?