The brainwashing of Americans regarding terrorism is near complete. In a brilliant example of irony and the sheer lunacy of air travel in this country a man was kicked off a Delta flight wearing a t-shirt that featured a TSA logo along with text that satirizes the agency’s paranoid and overbearing approach to airport security. Apparently passengers and employees were “nervous”.
Seems some Americans, flight operators and TSA are so stupid to believe that a potential terrorist is going to show up on a plane with a t-shirt that says “I’m a terrorist. Please harass me”.
Arijit Guha was flying out of Buffalo-Niagara Airport wearing a satirical anti-TSA t-shirt. He actually made it through security before his fellow passengers and brainwashed government spies ratted him out to the flight authorities. So he found himself escorted off the plane and back into questioning by government agents.
“I was then questioned by TSA about the significance and meaning of the shirt,” writes Guha. “I politely explained that it was “mocking the security theater charade and over-reactions to terrorism by the general public — both of which we’re seeing right now, ironically.” The agents inquired as to the meaning of the term “ZOMG” and who it was that I thought was “gonna kill us all.” As best I could tell, they seemed to find my explanation that I didn’t think anyone would be killing us all and that I was poking fun at overwrought, irrational fears exhibited by certain members of the flying public to be satisfactory. And moreover, they clearly deemed my shirt to be no legitimate threat.”
Having been told by Delta agents that him and his wife could take the flight only if they submitted to another search of their belongings and if he removed the t-shirt, Guha agreed, but as he was boarding the plane he was pulled aside yet again by a Delta supervisor accompanied by three TSA agents as well as multiple Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority transit police.
“I was questioned some more and my wife was also pulled out of line for additional questioning and screening. Our bags were searched, my shirt was photographed, we were asked multiple questions about the cause of our visit, how often we make it to western NY, and our drivers’ license numbers were taken and radioed in for what seemed to be a quick background check,” writes Guha.
And this exchange between him and the morons at TSA is perfectly scripted for Saturday Night Live:
After being booted from the flight, Guha and his wife were subjected to even more intense interrogation, with transit police demanding to know where Guha’s brother lived because he had originally purchased the t-shirt as a gift.
“You had to think about that one. How come?,” she asked. I explained he recently moved. “Where’d he move from?” “Michigan,” I respond. “Michigan, what’s that?,” she says. At this point, the main TSA agent who’d questioned me earlier interjected: “He said ‘Michigan’.” Unable to withhold my snark, I responded with an eye-rolling sneer: “You’ve never heard of Michigan?”
“This response did not please her partner, a transit cop named Mark. Mark grabbed his walkie-talkie and alerted his supervisor and proceeded to request that he be granted permission to question me further in a private room. His justification?: “First he hesitated, then he gave a stupid answer.” Michigan, my friends, is a stupid answer.”
Yes folks. This country is fucked.