TSA Protest: Men - Wear a Kilt without Underwear

by the Left Coast Rebel

Why didn't I think of this? It never fails to amaze how creative Americans can be, in defiance of a tyrannical, patriarchal, out-of-control government.

Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic writes:

By the way, it is the official position of Goldblog that everyday is opt-out day. There's no need to wait until November 24th. But come November 24th, here's an idea you might try to make the day extra-special. It's a one-word idea: Kilts. Think about it -- if you're a male, and you want to bollix-up the nonsensical airport security-industrial complex, one way to do so would be to wear a kilt. If nothing else, this will cause TSA employees to throw up their hands in disgust. If you want to go the extra extra mile, I suggest commando-style kilt-wearing. While it is probably illegal to fly without pants, I can't imagine that it's illegal to fly without underpants. I If you are Scottish, or part Scottish, or know someone who is Scottish, or eat Scottish salmon, or enjoy Scotch, or have a vestigial affection for "Braveheart" despite Mel Gibson, you can plausibly claim some sort of multicultural diversity privilege -- the term "True Scotsman" refers to soldiers who honor their tradition and heritage by wearing kilts without drawers underneath. (This photo illustrates the possible consequences of the "True Scotsman" kilt-wearing very well.

Awesome.

Goldblog didn't post the photo linked above demonstrating the "possible consequences of the "True Scotsman" kilt" (i.e. "commando"). It is true - a red-blooded Scot dons the kilt without undies.

I have no shame, therefore I will show the picture:

Hah!

I have an idea, too (sorry, ladies in the audience, this is kinda gross). Guys - don a kilt, go commando and make sure that you don't shower for a week or more, just to 'enhance' the experience for the TSA rent-a-gropes.

What do you think?

Update: Nick from JustMyOpinion.com writes:

I'm kinda wondering what the "authorities" (airport security, rent-a-cops, rent-a-gropes, etc.) would do if you stripped down to your underwear before going through airport security. Personally, I don't have a big problem with mass public [near-]nudity, as long as it's the standard, and it would be preferable to potentially large doses of radiation, and/or random people groping everyone. As far as I know, stripping down to your underwear would not be considered public indecency, and it would be hard to justify groping or scanning someone who was already nearly nude. Of course, you'd want to do this in the public area, to minimize the opportunity for abuse without witnesses.

Thoughts?
I would have to get a tan!

6 comments:

  1. I'm kinda wondering what the "authorities" (airport security, rent-a-cops, rent-a-gropes, etc.) would do if you stripped down to your underwear before going through airport security. Personally, I don't have a big problem with mass public [near-]nudity, as long as it's the standard, and it would be preferable to potentially large doses of radiation, and/or random people groping everyone. As far as I know, stripping down to your underwear would not be considered public indecency, and it would be hard to justify groping or scanning someone who was already nearly nude. Of course, you'd want to do this in the public area, to minimize the opportunity for abuse without witnesses.

    Thoughts?

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  2. There are those of us for whom being less than fully clothed in public is a violation of religious faith, so the underwear "solution" is far from universal. Simply not flying gets you out of being strip-searched and groped quite effectively, and I suspect that if the airlines lost enough business to passengers demanding basic human rights as a condition for buying tickets the TSA would find themselves being required by those above them to rescind the public sexual assault requirement.

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  3. FelixAndAva said...
    "simply not flying gets you out of being strip-searched and groped quite effectively"

    Unfortunatally we all know the outcome of a flight boycott, the airlines would lay hundreds of people off and say that the decline in passengers is causing them to lose money and if they don't get a bailout they will all go under, and of course they will get it (especially from a Federal government who would not want to cut the manufacturer of the body scanners suffer a loss, because the majority stock holder is owed a favor by someone high up in the Department of Fatherland Security.

    For those opting out, after you get sexually assaulted I suggest you give the TSA agent a nazi salute and yell "SIEG HEIL!"

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  4. OK. I just came back from Germany, and EVERYONE gets a quick frisking. No big deal. They are all same sex.

    Here's what I'm thinking: I'd like to see a underwear protest day. I am thinking about doing that anyway next time I fly (dec. 12 & 16). I have no idea how to start an internet protest, but I figure I'll wear trunks (those no-see-thru underwear dancers use) and a sports bra despite the fact I've had a mastectomy (I have no shame). Anybody who knows how to organize something like this who wants to pick an underwear date and those of use who don't mind can do it?

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  5. I am definitely up for an underwear raid. I think this is an even better idea. It will really ratchet up the debate as both male and female alike exercise their freedom of speech by choosing to be in their underwear rather than go through the indignity of being seen fully nude on an x-ray scanner or felt-up by a complete stranger. I, for one, would even wear tightie-whities...

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  6. Sorry to rain on your parade, and being a Former Black Watch soldier, wearing something under your kilt is obligatory most times. Wearing nothing under it is im afraid laced in superstition and silly stories.

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