TSA propaganda cartoon aimed at children


“Stop. Screen. Go.”

Those are the magic words in a new TSA video cartoon aimed at children, called Prepare for Takeoff. It’s on a nifty page — “TSA Kids” — that’s part of the “Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security,” which also includes links to other fab TSA stuff, such as “Fun Page” and “Parents Page.”

As all propagandists know, you gotta get ’em while they’re young.

To that end, the TSA has already been a busy little bee. Its employees are known to stand around at the checkpoint passing out little badges (though no more fake than the ones they themselves are wearing), in effect deputizing children as “Junior TSA Officer.”

This might seem strange to anyone who’s observed how the TSA actually treats children, but then why let facts get in the way of a good game? And anyway, millions of parents have already been brainwashedwillingly — into supporting the TSA’s make-believe; why shouldn’t their children follow suit?

The family that gets scoped & groped together, stays together!

(Video courtesy of your tax dollars) 

Cross-posted at ABombazine.

  • Susan Richart

    I have just sent a complaint to the DHS OIG about the apparent refusal of the TSA Blog to publish the comments :

    “On December 18, 2013, the TSA Blog, under the charge of Mr. Curtis Burns, published a thread by John Pistole regarding a new Spanish language TSA webpage and a webpage with a cartoon about the screening process for kids, http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-kids.

    This page has met with much derision from the general public, yet as of this date, December 28, 2013, only 12 comments have been posted about it on the TSA Blog, two of which ask why there are so few comments on such a “touchy” subject.

    I ask that the OIG direct Mr. Burns to publish each and every comment received by the TSA Blog concerning the TSA Kids webpage.”

  • Speaking of propaganda aimed at children, this is sicker than sick:

    http://www.commondreams.org/further/2013/12/24-2

  • drumbabe

    Last year, when we went on vacation (overseas), the blue-gloved thugs handed my 10 yo daughter a fake badge. I had taught her important phrases like ‘opt-out’ and the like.
    She looked at the badge, then at me and politely handed the badge back to the screener and said, ‘I don’t believe that you need to violate my Rights in order for me or anyone else to travel safely’. All with a sweet smile on her face.
    The screener was flummoxed but couldn’t be mad because she was polite. I got a dirty look but I smiled too as I ‘opted out’.
    Not every kid is being sucked into the scam.

    • frostysnowman

      Great story!

  • TSAisTerrorism

    Go back and watch that video. I promise, you won’t have to do so for long. All you need to do is look at the airport, which is visible until 0:02.

    And then ask yourself why the TSA is promoting a video to children with an airport shaped like a penis, complete with testes? There are even sperm-shaped planes ejaculated out the end.

    You cannot make this stuff up.

    Do you think Blogdad Bob is aware of this delicious Freudian slip? And if he is, why doesn’t he care? Are pedophiles and general perverts rampant from top to bottom at this disgusting place called TSA?

    • Whoa, you have a very vivid imagination!

      • TSAisTerrorism

        You don’t see it?!?!?!!

    • Daisiemae

      Oh, dear God! I guess that’s the reason it went by so fast…to keep it subliminal.

  • Jill_Ion

    Creepy lies by TSA, not just for adults anymore. Won’t someone think of the children?!

  • Chris Bray

    Stop. Screen. Let the nice man rub your genitals — just think of it as a game, little boy. Go!

    • Daisiemae

      That photo more than any other I have seen of TSA screenings makes me hate our federal government to the very core of my being. Effing pedophile perverts!

    • Susan Richart

      Interesting that a few years ago when that picture was taken, kids were a big threat. But suddenly, they no longer are.

  • frostysnowman

    Stop. Screen. Go…throw up in my mouth a little bit. I love when the kid asks whether he’ll get his toys back. The more accurate answer would have been, “As long as it’s not something the TSA agents want to steal from you!” This video is terribly misleading, and just plain terrible.

  • Chris Bray

    Of course comments are disabled at YouTube.

    • Yep! I was going to add that to the post and forgot. The disabling of comments there kind of says it all. Wonder if Bloghdad Bob has written about this.

      • Susan Richart

        He has, in a way, and there are 9 comments to his post none of them positive. (The TSA Blog is really slowing down on posting comments lately. Sometimes several days go by after a thread appears before any comments are posted.)

        http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/12/new-pages-on-tsagov-spanish-language.html

        • It takes time to censor!

        • Jill_Ion

          I’ve noticed that too. The “team” takes days to allow (or delete) comments.

  • Chris Bray

    Soviet message, Soviet quality.

  • Susan Richart

    You’ve probably already my thoughts on this as I’ve posted them far and wide but for anyone who hasn’t, here’s what I see:

    A machine (allegedly WTMD) that lights up like it’s radioactive both before the kid goes into it and while he’s in there. In fact, it shows the machine scanning the kid. That’s not the way WTMD works.
    The kid is also shown raising his arms in the machine as if he is actually in a NBS.

    Whoever put this propaganda piece together did a lousy job – but what else do we expect from the TSA.

    • For readers unfamiliar with the acronyms, “WTMD” means “walk-through metal detector,” and “NBS” means “nude body scanner.”

    • Daisiemae

      Yeah, I noticed that too. I think it’s intentional to further indoctrinate everyone into going through the scanners.

  • Such a nauseatingly familiar tactic. Such a nauseatingly weak response from the properly terrified public.

    This post needs to be shared far and wide.

  • Daisiemae

    Absolutely sickening!