The video casts the the travelers and government agents as cute doggie characters that show how fun it can be to go through a checkpoint.
"Its not scary," explains the father, as he hands his papers to the blue-shirted sentry. "TSA officers are here to keep us secure!"
The children are taught the phrase, "Stop, Screen, and Go!" as their persons, papers, and effects are searched without cause.
"Vrrrrroooom!" exclaims the child as he excitedly steps through the TSA scanner.
"Thank you TSA!" the family praises, as their baby's milk bottle is returned to them after a search.
According to the TSA, "passengers who know what to expect during screening will benefit from a more positive screening experience." After all, those who expect to be treated with dignity and in observance to their rights are unlikely to have a pleasant experience getting groped, scanned, and searched.
The cartoon is part of the launching of a new page called "TSA Kids" designed specifically to propagandize children about government checkpoitns. It includes coloring book activities, word searches, pictures, and the first cartoon episode. The TSA Blog explains how much fun checkpoints can be:
One might wonder why the video avoids mentioning the manual pat-downs which travelers frequently endure. One might also wonder why some more fitting species were not chosen to represent the characters, such as sheep and swine.TSA's new website for kids offers children and parents of young travelers important security information in a fun and engaging way and encourages children to learn more about TSA procedures prior to traveling. The website features travel security activities as well as security related videos and information to teach children and their parents about the security process. This website will not only keep young travelers informed, it will make traveling more enjoyable for the entire family.
Its unknown how many tax-dollars were spent on improving the image of the unconstitutional federal checkpoints.
Children who grow up in this age are exposed to police state activities on all fronts. They witness warrantless searches in schools, during travel, on television, at public events, on the streets, and more. When an entire generation has been brought up to accept these behaviors as normal, they are conditioned to offer no resistance in the face of the police state as an adult.
The video can be viewed below. Predictably, the YouTube comments and ratings have been disabled on the cartoon.