Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Airports: Concentrated US Empire

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.

30 comments:

PA said...

One way to legally get back at TSA agents is to make the repeat every question they ask you. "What?" "What?"

Where do you stand on the so-called 911 Truth movement? I didn't pay much attention to it until last summer, until I saw the "Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth" video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddz2mw2vaEg

It is created by industry professionals, and completely unlike the amateurish conspiracy theory stuff you see on Youtube. I recommend you watch it, if you haven't yet. It is 58 minutes long. Well worth your time.

After I watched it, and after some more research -- mostly reading the various 'debunking' arguments -- I am convinced that the Twin Towers and WTC7 were taken down in a controlled demolition.

If this theory is in fact true, then the sinister -- evil -- nature of the USA is even more stark.

Scott's Bluff said...

http://28sherman.blogspot.com/2013/08/1950s-air-travel.html

Old America, lost. That made up caption is great.

And that brand of image portraying wholesome settings of pre-‘60s America can find renewed attractiveness among patriots, whites, etc. if marketed well enough. Even nowadays, before America worsens, I imagine the stark contrast of OLD with the NEW is enough to woo and convince many respectable conservatives that something was broken between then and now. Get art, photos, video. Look at these! Surely you don’t believe we’ve arrived at more pleasant surroundings and the future is still ours to seize.

There’s enough out there; the Left controls the means of large scale propaganda though. Campaigns like the above are still in samizdat mode.

sykes.1 said...

I will be visiting family in NH next month. 740 miles, 14 road hours. I will drive.

Anonymous said...

Is that deep seated class insecurity I smell? Funny you talk about underclass and luxury while evidently flying economy and even more evidently entirely uninformed of the turn towards increasingly important loyalty programs. Yup, its the stench of a middle class family man desperate & self-confident, wife telling her girlfriends what a keen hunter Dan is and how bad the service in Italy was.
The global elite don't book their hotels on Orbit, they don't snatch up whichever ticket is (ostensibly) cheapest, they don't fly once a year from LAX to Denver for Christmas. Luxury means being able to afford a black card and global entry and FYI the point of "Empire" is the international extension of American soft power - the conditions of domestic airports are not empire, they're just American. Yes it's a trend of steady deterioration of design coherency (parellel to or perhaps a microcosm of the entirely disintegrated state of our urban industrial & graphic design) but it has less relevancy to Empire as your income insecurity. Lounges give free water bottles, my friend; the price gouging is a plain as day deterrent for the poorly informed, low opportunity cost and high-time preference underclass (ie - above comment), apparently so uninformed that they (you) didn't get the memo on their own sliding value.

Anonymous said...

Is that deep seated class insecurity I smell? Funny you talk about underclass and luxury while evidently flying economy and even more evidently entirely uninformed of the turn towards increasingly important loyalty programs. Yup, its the stench of a middle class family man desperate & self-confident, wife telling her girlfriends what a keen hunter Dan is and how bad the service in Italy was.
The global elite don't book their hotels on Orbit, they don't snatch up whichever ticket is (ostensibly) cheapest, they don't fly once a year from LAX to Denver for Christmas. Luxury means being able to afford a black card and global entry and FYI the point of "Empire" is the international extension of American soft power - the conditions of domestic airports are not empire, they're just American. Yes it's a trend of steady deterioration of design coherency (parellel to or perhaps a microcosm of the entirely disintegrated state of our urban industrial & graphic design) but it has less relevancy to Empire as your income insecurity. Lounges give free water bottles, my friend; the price gouging is a plain as day deterrent for the poorly informed, low opportunity cost and high-time preference underclass (ie - above comment), apparently so uninformed that they (you) didn't get the memo on their own sliding value. Or Pre-TSA check.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Hey my first troll.

Airports are the American 21stC experience distilled into one, two hour painful sequence.

Toddy Cat said...

"the broken experiment that is post-'68 America. "

This about sums it up, and not just for air travel.

And congratulations on your first troll, SOBL. Let me know when you get your first literate, coherent one...

Portlander said...

Heh. Is that basement-carpet-mildew, dorito-breath, and BO I smell?

peterike said...

Well Anonymous troll actually makes some of your point for you. I fly a lot, and Troll is correct that loyalty programs are now hugely important to the travel experience. But that's just it: if you're not somebody who has to fly around all the time, or rich enough to pay the difference, then the experience is miserable. Yes, troll. Guess what? I can't afford the difference between a coach and business class ticket from New York to LA. Quick check on one airline:

Coach: $1,070
Business: $3,198

That is not a minimal difference for most people, especially if you are flying as a family. Check prices for Asia and you'll easily see price differentials of over $10,000. And this ever-greater separation between the elite and non-elites is the entire point of America as Empire. And it has direct bearing on our lives because the people who now RUN our lives have no idea at all how "the rest of us" live.

And really, the TSA-precheck, Gold Medallion fliers are hardly the "elite." The Elites don't fly commercial at all. No, we are merely servants of the elite class (and I say "we" because I am a TSA-precheck, Gold Medallion flier, and it's a huge mercy).

That said, airports are nauseating collections of Third World riff-raff (another open sign of Empire). JFK is especially dreadful but pretty much any international airport will be swarming with the lovely rainbow of diversity.

And yes, at some airports the workers are hijab wearing. Most of those things seem to be contracted out, and so everyone is the same. At one airport, everyone seems to be black. At another, Arabic of some kind. Yet another, Indian. Of course this kind of blatant ethno-centric hiring is perfectly fine, as long as it's not white.

PA said...

A while back I was saying goodbye to my father-in-law at an American airport, and we were standing at a point past which non-ticketed people (me) couldn't go. We were saying goodbyes, while an African female TSA agent with a heavy Oomfufu accent kept rudely telling us to move along.

That is the only time I ever wanted to closed-fist punch a woman in the face.

fnn said...

It was a great tragedy that the Central Powers lost the Great War. The Anglos have a peculiarly intense hatred for their own who are lower on the social scale. And then the Judaics made things worse with their anti-white, anti-Christian reordering of society.

Steve Johnson said...

PA said...

"After I watched it, and after some more research -- mostly reading the various 'debunking' arguments -- I am convinced that the Twin Towers and WTC7 were taken down in a controlled demolition."

C'mon PA - I really expect better of you.

The whole idea makes no sense.

Planes really did hit the buildings.

What kind of a lunatic would plan an operation to plant explosives in a building that was then going to have planes flown into them?

Have you been to New York or into the WTC? I live here and worked in the financial district at the time - there would have to have been literally thousands of witnesses of workmen planting explosives. Trucks would have been pulling in at all hours and unloading explosives in busy office towers that were occupied by people 24/7.

It just makes no sense. If the conspirators were willing and able to plant explosives to blow up the buildings then why even bother with the planes? Just blow up the buildings and call that your terrorist attack - mission accomplished.

No part of the story makes any sense.

PA said...

Steve, did you watch the 58-minute video I linked? The video (and one's own eyes) make a compelling case for a controlled demolition collapse. That is all I can speak to. As to other things: who, how, why -- that would just be speculation. Do give yourself an hour to watch the video.

For those interested in speculating on how those buildings could have been rigged with explosives, read blogger Hipster Racist at WordPress. For what it's worth, he explains how there have been ongoing late night elevator and data systems maintenance operations in those buildings.

Watch the video, let me know what you think.

Son of Brock Landers said...

PpA - That crew is legit and was recently given airtime on cspan. It is based on fact. One thing against it is the design of the buildings where they had no interior walls for support relying on the exterior walls in a revolutionary design so the moment they had an exterior wall breach they were bound to fall.

nikcrit said...

For what it's worth, he explains how there have been ongoing late night elevator and data systems maintenance operations in those buildings.

(deep sigh) FWIW, I'll quote T.S. Eliot once again: "Hints followed by guesses followed by fierce and pointed convictions."

Bottom line IMO: it's plausible speculation that elite national operatives could create such a disaster ---- but it's impossible for us, especially us --- middle-class, non-elite privileged Americans such as us (i'm presuming) could ever know! The fact that modern corporate hi-rise towers in Manhattan have a history of after-hours elevator maintenance is hardly a decisive or even distinguishing facet of its history.

I mean, c'mon, man; really now; you KNOW that line of logic is pretty damn specious.

nikcrit said...


ps-----

This was one of the first lengthy, in-depth feature pieces on the question of how the towers collapsed; it's mid-brow layman's lingo (New Yorker), but it quotes various experts of architecture and other specialties in gathering its consensuses and opinions.


http://booknoise.net/johnseabrook/stories/technology/tower/index.html

Alcestis Eshtemoa said...

@nikcrit - Please transfer my old blog to me.

See the following instructions: http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/

My username is: alcestiseshtemoa

Transfer the "truebiracialmulattawomen.wordpress.com" blog back to my username please, which is "alcestiseshtemoa".

Many thanks.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Alcestis - Email nikcrit and get this taken care of directly rather than leaving comments here. There's obviously a miscommunication as nikcrit doesnt understand what you want him to do.

Alcestis Eshtemoa said...

I don't know nikcrit's email. That's why I have left messages here.

nikcrit said...

SOBL,

I regret bothering you re. this matter, but since you are the moderator here, would you mind giving alces my yahoo email; i don't want to post it publicly and figure you could easily pass it along since you have hte emails of all the commenters here.

i don't use the email much, and figure she can lobby there, privately, as i regret her pursuit of me becoming a public matter for your blog.....i'm not up on blog maintenance maneuvers, but i'm sure you don't consider this matter your problem, etc. my regrets, etc.

nikcrit said...

PA,
I watched that 911 conspiracy link you posted. i guess one could say there's merit to it, but i ultimately would have to defer to my earlier stated deferences on this matter: how could us middle-class, non-elites really know what's ultimately up and behind things on such a tragic caper?
Also, though it could be entirely beside hte point, i get a real dubious feeling when such productions, as did this one, feature sinisterly maudlin touches, a la the ominously menacing score and soundtrack alongside the other melodramatic production touches deployed to enhance a conspiratorial edge and feel. it's as if alex jones had put on a production with the stage crew from 'As The World Turns'adding some emotional editing touches.
i can't help but conjure my newspaper deadline-review editing maxim of choice when confronted with such propaganda-like fodder: 'when in doubt, throw it out!"

Son of Brock Landers said...

@Nikcrit - I don't have her email. Just set up a dummy one and leave it for her. Shocked she wants that old WP blog back.

Alcestis Eshtemoa said...

To make things easier, nikcrit could just make a post on the blog linking to his e-mail.

Either that, or I can contact him through my e-mail directly on the blog (e.g. leaving a comment).

I'll leave a comment there for now. Hope I helped.

nikcrit said...

To make things easier, nikcrit could just make a post on the blog linking to his e-mail.

Now I think this is some phishing scam in order to get my email address or something. I already said I don't know what blog you are talking about, so how could I "link to my email on it" with a 'post.'

Alces: Go away!

SOBL: please don't give her my email address.

Alcestis Eshtemoa said...

@nikcrit - It's not a scam. I left a comment on the blog. Awaiting for your response.

Go to "Truebiracialmulattawomen.wordpress.com" and just transfer the blog to the username "alcestiseshtemoa".

That's all you have to do, because I will get my blog back and you won't get more messages from me.

nikcrit said...

alces,
can you read, freaky girl ---- or dude, case may be?

IDK WTF you're getting at; you give me a url to your ridiculous brown-paper-bag-test website, then ask me to 'transfer' it to you. HTF could i do that? it's your fukin' site, freakazoid. if you gave me some sorta comment-approval status or whatever, so be it ----- but i never used it; i maybe went there two times over the course of our talks at gl piggy and i didn't comment. I don't run a blog, nor do i want to at this time, thnk u v.much.

now please stop pestering me and others here with your obsessive bullshit.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Alces + Nikcrit - You two need to have sex, marry and have roughly 40% black kids for Aldes to make a new blog called "My Truly 40% Black Mixed Race Babies".

Alcestis Eshtemoa said...

@Son of Brock Landers - No, I'm looking for a white guy with very straight hair so my children have better hair than mine and have lighter skin than me (I'm a mulatta with very curly hair, and yellow-brown skin).

Alcestis Eshtemoa said...

@Nikcrit - I'm a girl (not a dude) and I want my blog back.

Please just transfer the blog to the username "alcestiseshtemoa".

I won't pester you anymore, just give me my blog back.

nikcrit said...

@Son of Brock Landers - No, I'm looking for a white guy with very straight hair so my children have better hair than mine and have lighter skin than me

I swear, if a sorcerer made a list of everything you and other race realists believed and wished for and gave life to it, he would've come up with someone very close to Alces in terms of values, beliefs and attitude. She's your dream nemesis!lolzz (so i won't cry)