Traumatizing Tykes at the TSA
by Becky Akers
by Becky Akers: Mr.
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?
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,
that cupcakes sabotage planes rather than diets. Yep: "a
TSO [sic for ‘sociopath’] 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."
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,
‘No! 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 ‘high-security-threat’"
and, after capturing her, imprisoned her in a "side room."
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?
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.
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."
Akers [send her mail] writes
primarily about the American Revolution.
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