On a recent domestic flight, a jar of peanut butter that I had stored in my carry on luggage was seized by overly aggressive security personnel "for my safety
." An affluent Japanese woman behind me in line had her mascara taken because it was not stored in a zip- lock bag. Neither of us fit into what could by any definition be called "a terrorist profile
" I simply did not want to eat
." And she, I guess, wanted to look nice for whoever was on the other end picking her up.
This really proves how insincere and frivolous the U. S. is in its so-called War on Terrorism. Peanut butter and mascara have to go—too dangerous—but the borders remain wide open and immigration laws are ignored.