We’ve been calling it “Security Theatre” for a long time, but when NYC’s Channel 2 complained about loss of “Security Ritual” in the TSA Pre-Check Program, they unintentionally hit the nail on the head. “Security Ritual” best describes the fraud because it’s a kind of state religion that requires the adherents to have child-like faith in the omnipotence of the state and it’s benign intentions. But TSA has admitted there was no threat in its own internal documents.

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