Traumatizing Tykes at the TSA

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Behold the State's newest trophy in its War on Libert-sorry, Terror: four-year-old Isabella Brademeyer, on her way home to Montana from her uncle's wedding. In their efforts to protect us from this child, the TSA's valiant bullies screamed at and then chased her while separating her from her mother, whom they threatened. Yo, all you benighted, shriveled souls worshipping government in general and its tantrum over "terror" in particular: why doesn't beating up on girls, large and small, immediately invalidate your idol?

According to Isabella's mother, she, her children, and their grandmother were flying out of Wichita, Kansas when the TSA's perverts ordered Grandma to step aside and await their sexual assault. Isabella, who had already endured the checkpoint's charade, dispensed a child's comfort to her grandmother: "she excitedly ran over to give her a hug, as children often do," her mother reports. "They made very brief contact, no longer than a few seconds."

You can imagine the conniptions those "few seconds" induced among brutes who strip-search octogenarians, insist that passengers wearing flip-flops shed them lest said footgear hide explosives, and pretend that cupcakes sabotage planes rather than diets. Yep: "a TSO [sic for u2018sociopath'] began yelling at my child, and demanded she too must sit down and await a full body pat-down." Equally unconscionable, Ms. Brademeyer "was prevented from coming any closer, explaining the situation to [Isabella], or consoling her in any way."

No rational person would ever fantasize that Grandma was a sleeper-agent for Al Qaeda nor suspect her of passing a bomb to her granddaughter during their "few seconds'" hug. So we'll assume Ms. Brademeyer describes Isabella's outfit for the TSA's two remaining apologists out there among the sheeple: "My daughter, who was dressed in tight leggings, a short sleeve shirt and mary jane shoes, had no pockets, no jacket and nothing in her hands." That didn't stymie the TSA's thugs: they abused her as though she were Obama-um, Osama himself (why do I always confuse those two?). Ms. Brademeyer tells us that Isabella "was obviously terrified" and "had no idea what was going on, and the TSOs involved still made no attempt to explain it to her. When they spoke to her, it was devoid of any sort of compassion, kindness or respect. They told her she had to come to them, alone, and spread her arms and legs. She screamed, u2018No! I don’t want to!' then did what any frightened young child might, she ran the opposite direction."

And her tormenters did what any predator might: they "followed" her.

I do hope Isabella led them a merry chase. (Sweetie, next time run hard enough that Leviathan's obese leeches suffer a heart attack from their pursuit.) Meanwhile, they "declared [her] a u2018high-security-threat'" and, after capturing her, imprisoned her in a "side room."

Thank God, Ms. Brademeyer now defied these criminals. "…I was beyond upset, I disregarded what the TSO had said to me, and I ran to my daughter. I picked her up. I hugged her. I tried to comfort her." But her "sweet four-year-old child was shaking and crying uncontrollably, she did not want to stand still and let strangers touch her." Good for you, Isabella: none of us want to, either. "My heart was breaking," Ms. Brademeyer continues. "I will never forget the look of pure terror on her face."

Again, I ask those of you who excuse the State and its pedophiles at the TSA to explain yourselves. Are you as evil as Our Rulers? Or are you merely stupid and ignorant (you are if you justify the assault on poor Isabella as an isolated incident: the TSA routinely abuses children to the point that they scream)? Do you cravenly imagine the money the IRS just stole from you for the bureaucracies there in Alphabet Town – money that bought this little girl's savaging – the price we pay for civilization? If so, are you demanding a rebate? And are you hypocritical enough to damn Germans who rallied behind Hitler as reflexively as you do behind the Feds?

Eventually, Ms. Brademeyer appealed to a supervisor. He decreed that she could hold and console her daughter while his underlings pawed her. But that didn't end the persecution: when the family reached their gate, "I noticed that the TSOs had followed us through the airport," Ms. Brademeyer says. "I was told something was wrong with my boarding pass and I would have to show it to them again. Upon seeing the TSO, my daughter was thrown into hysterics." Then, "on a connecting flight in Denver, an airport employee demanded to know which of the family was Isabella – and ‘looked really confused’ when the girl was pointed out to her." No doubt she was expecting someone at least 3 feet tall.

None of the TSA's atrocities are complete without its managers' benediction; as usual, they readily defended the indefensible: "…TSA has reviewed the incident and determined that our officers followed proper current screening procedures in conducting a modified pat-down on the child." NB: terrorizing a child with a "modified pat-down" until she's "hysteric[al]" is "proper…procedure" in Our Rulers' eyes. May the Almighty forgive us that we haven't long since rebelled against such fathomless cruelty.

Recall, too, that while government's goons chase and molest little girls in airports, their enablers lurk in the sewer we fund on the Potomac. Nor do they ever consider abolishing this satanic agency. Rather, they debate how to waste the $400,000 in change the TSA pilfers from us and whether "privatized" sadists will grope us more efficiently than the government's do. All this while the only presidential contender to condemn the TSA as a symptom of our "police state" languishes in the Republican primary. If you support any candidate other than Ron Paul, you are as guilty as Congress and the TSA for Isabella's trauma.

Today the TSA's multitude of victims mourn with Jefferson, "In every stage of these oppressions, we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury." Pray they will soon echo Patrick Henry as well: "An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us."

April 25, 2012

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