The Scoop on TSA Pre™ … Hello out there in the blogosphere, I am Jonella. I work with Bob at TSA and in particular I work on a lot of the TSA Pre™ communications. Since the launch of TSA Pre™ last October, more than 750,000 travelers have received expedited screening and we've received lots of positive feedback and a few reoccurring questions or themes that I want to address and what better place than here on the TSA Blog! "Why is TSA Pre™ only open to a small, select group of passengers?" – TSA Official Blog
Dominant Social Theme: We are creating an uber-class of mobile people for security reasons. Don't worry about it.
Free-Market Analysis: Is the TSA's efforts to create a privileged "flying class" part of a larger elite strategy to create a group of entitled corporate and government workers?
We've written about this before in terms of "corporate cities" being developed in India and elsewhere. These experiments are being carried out in the developing world because they would arouse much suspicion in the West, but they are taking place.
Such cities are often created around one or two companies – plus government facilities, perhaps – and the resident receives security cards and clearances to enter and leave the city. The problem with such cities is that if the resident loses his or her job, then he also loses his transportation, shelter, social network, etc. You can see one of our articles here: Overpopulation Alarmism Gives Rise to Corporate 'Sustainable Cities'.
This is an unfortunate step up from being dependent on one's livelihood for a single occupation. In this case, the job means virtually everything and losing it means one's entire life is virtually stripped away.
Such efforts are ongoing, however, around the world, often described on dedicated websites in the most glowing terms. We would tend to believe such trends are not mere aberrations but are being organized by elites that seek one world government.
There is evidently and obviously a power elite that is funded via their control of central banking around the world. They not only seek global governance, they apparently also want to organize the world in certain ways.
They seek a system, it seems, in which a handful of "chosen ones" work directly with them while other government workers and knowledge workers also receive special benefits and privileges. Within this context, we can perhaps place the TSA's attempts at creating a privileged class of pre-approved flyers.
Such a privileged class is supposed to be seen as a natural outgrowth of 9/11 and subsequent security measures. But there is considerable question about the 9/11 narrative and, in any case, searching everyone's shoes on their way to boarding a plane doesn't seem to us to be a very logical response, no matter how it's justified.
From our admittedly suspicious perspective, the TSA is merely an extension of this globalist urge to create a rigidly organized one-world society. We're fairly sure that it is not going to stop at airports. Sooner or later people will be searched at sporting events, concerts, etc.
It is not at this point hard to imagine that in the US and even in Europe internal passports will be introduced for purposes of "security." Within this paradigm, the "privileged passenger" would become the "privileged traveler" – able to travel around (and into security-heavy buildings) without being subject to the inconveniences of ordinary civilian interactions.
In a sense, then, the privileged traveler effort now underway at the TSA is fraught with consequences that have a much larger import. For the elites that seek a certain type of world, the TSA's activities – no matter how ludicrous in the short term – have a longer-term beneficial impact.
They are organizing people, and expectations, in a certain way. Here's some more from the TSA blog:
TSA Pre™, as with our other risk-based initiatives, is based on the premise that most passengers do not pose a risk to security. Acting on that premise, we looked for pre-existing traveler databases we could utilize to test our ability to identify low-risk passengers. U.S. airlines and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have populations of travelers who have already provided details about themselves and both were willing to partner with TSA to offer TSA Pre™ benefits to their populations as part of our initial test of the expedited screening concept.
We are actively looking for ways to include more populations in some of the risk-based screening initiatives. For example, we recently added active duty U.S. service members to the TSA Pre™ population. We are starting their eligibility for those traveling out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport with plans of expanding this particular initiative to other airports in the future through our partnership with the Department of Defense.
Frequent flyers contacted by aircraft operators do not incur a fee to participate in TSA Pre™. Currently, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are participating in TSA Pre™ and operating out of 12 airports and both continue to offer eligible passengers the opportunity to opt in. US Airways, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines, which will join TSA Pr?™ in the coming months, are also contacting eligible passengers to invite them to opt in. JetBlue is expected to join later this year. So, if you are a frequent flyer with any one of these airlines, check your email and be sure to opt in so you can participate.
Another option for passengers is to join one of CBP's Trusted Traveler programs. TSA's partnership with CBP automatically qualifies U.S. citizens who are members of Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS for participation in TSA Pre™ – at no additional cost. People who are not current members of those programs can apply anytime to get the dual benefit of Global Entry for international travel and TSA Pre™ for domestic travel. Global Entry charges $100, and membership is good for five years. The cost to join NEXUS is about half as much and also applies for five years.
It's actually hard to keep track of all the ramifications. In the above quoted material we can see that the first people enrolled in the trusted traveler program are employed by the US military. And the program is located in Washington, DC to begin with.
One has the random thought that such a program could easily involve suspicious speech. One could find one's travel privilege revoked (or travel at least made a good deal more tedious) if one made a politically incorrect statement to the wrong people. (And, yes, this is already happening via the "no fly" facility.) The possibilities are endless … and ominous.
The TSA's chirpy approach to blogging not withstanding, the policies being developed and rolled out under the guise of "security" are in line with the development of an authoritarian state.
These programs set policy not only for the US but also for the West and even for developing countries. As they are part of a larger power elite globalist agenda, in our view, their dislodgement will only come after considerable energy and hard work, if then.
What seems ludicrous to most people who believe in a modicum of freedom and civil society is perfectly logical to those who do not care about appearances but are interested in creating programs and policies for a future society that will look a good deal different than this one.