Stockholm Syndrome: thanking the TSA for being “nice” while they violate our rights

I’ve written many times how the TSA provides no protection from any terrorist with two warm brain cells and how it is therefore not security but obedience training for the American public to be more docile when our rights are yanked from us.

A woman whose late husband gave her the knife that was taken from her for no rational reason by the pretend security officers in police costumes at airports (aka the TSA) wrote a letter about it to the Washington Post, calling the return of the knife “a Christmas gift from the TSA”:

When the Transportation Security Administration agents identified the knife, there was insufficient time for me to return it to my car and still make my flight. In tears, I told the security agent that I would leave and try to get a later flight but that I was not going to lose that remembrance of my husband. The agent said he would mail it to me and took my address, and I made the trip. Of course, I had some doubt that I would see the knife again, but I decided to risk it.

Sure enough, this gentleman — Frank — mailed the pocketknife to me at his own expense (even tracking it). This Christmas, I thank a wonderful TSA employee for his thoughtfulness and sensitivity.

Joan Smith, Cross Junction, Va.

Sad. I understand her gratitude, but it’s a bit like being grateful to the prison guard who only beat you with his fists instead of his billy club.

(Cross-posted at Advice Goddess)