For years, many in the alternative media have been warning that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), complete with its grope downs and naked body scanners, will eventually be expanded from airports and begin conducting operations on the “streets” of America.
These warnings generally suggested that the TSA would first be conducting operations like bag checks in non-transportation-related areas such as sporting events, concerts, and theaters and, eventually, be expanded even further.
Those warnings have officially come true in Florence, South Carolina as Presidential candidate Donald Trump came to town for a large campaign rally on February 5, 2016.
Upon entering the Florence Civic Center, attendees were greeted with bag checks, metal detectors, and wands being operated by both the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and the TSA.
The TSA presence appeared to be limited to extra bag search personnel and this writer, who arrived shortly before the main event started, did not witness the presence of any naked body scanners or full body pat downs being conducted.
Clearly, the presence of the TSA at these types of events is nothing more than an attempt to acclimate the American people to seeing the TSA present at virtually all events, not just airports, train terminals, and bus stations (an expansion of the TSA in and of itself) and, eventually, to accept extreme and intrusive searches as a regular fact of life.
Back in 2012, the TSA assisted in “bag checks” and “searches” at a Paul Ryan event in The Villages (Sumter County), Florida.
It is also highly ironic that a candidate for whom many alternative media outlets have swooned for in recent months is now implementing the very policy they warned about for the last three years. And all without a peep from those outlets . . . .
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.