Have you flown recently? Whether business or pleasure, I have flown too often in the last year. It is a horrendous experience amongst the many horrendous late stage American Empire experiences. Air travel mirrors the US Empire well as pre-deregulation air travel was a pricey privilege for businesses and consumers capable and willing to spend the money to fly. Deregulation brought the bus station to the skies, much like the rest of the prole drift and devolution we see today around us. Airports are a concentrated experience of our late stage American Empire experience.
1. The police state is ever present. TSA, no bags can be left alone, cameras, everywhere is a reminder that you are locked in and watched.
2. Everyone gets molested by the TSA, treated meh by the airlines we have bailed out, and feels mostly miserable.
2a. TSA - Newest government agency that immediately became stereotypical government employees. Entitled workers who act like jerks performing a job that we should work hard to replace with a combination of robots and dogs (or robo-dogs).
3. The bus station has found the skies. You just hope the worst underclass representative is not seated next to you.
4. Do fellow fliers look American? Look American doesn't mean anything anymore thanks to immigration, but airports shove it in your face. How many languages do you hear?
5. Count the hijabs. Not just on fliers but on the airport workers, including security workers. What could possibly go wrong?
6. Anyone socialize? How can such different groups do so? Why bother because the airports have given that which we need to survive in our dystopian public spaces: FREE WIFI AND RECHARGING STATIONS!
7. You have to get there so early for screening because our elites did not take the Fortress America route after 9/11 and profile Muhammad bin-Allah al-Jihad types. Screw stopping importation of Muhammad Jihad types and just profiling them when flying, let's screw over everyone else.
8. "Oh no, we tortured 6 terrorists 10 years ago!" > forgets about millions of innocent people molested + harassed daily just to fly <
9. I like paying for $10 bags of trail mix, $5 bottles of water and $3 bags of M+Ms. They must've banned taking water through the checkpoints for our safety though.
10. The only shared feeling is anger or annoyance at the trap all are in.
Air travel was once glamorous. Air travel had an air of luxury not just due to its cost but customer service (not to mention leg room). That was a generation or two ago. Unhappy, overworked, worried about missing a connection, stranger in your homeland, airports reflect the broken experiment that is post-'68 America.