Almost every major change in US government over the past 15 years can be attributed to a move towards fascism in order to protect current power structures that are increasingly threatened by transparency and a new generation that is looking for something real. Both the Democrats and Republicans are moving the same direction. The Democrats will do it by trying to take away guns. The Republicans will do it by an ever-increasing police state against the non-existent terrorists. If after reading every news article, the average American would ask, "How is this moving us towards fascism?" - we might have an awakening to see that this is exactly what is happening.
Our mainstream news and political leaders never question the state. They will never mention fascism. They will continue to move us towards this idea by demagoguing individual civil liberty as a security threat.
The idea that we can sell items that can be turned into weapons after airport security checkpoints shows that the claimed threat of terrorism is non-existent. I feel I should not even have to argue this point - it should be apparent to all by now. We didn't ban steak knives on airplanes to prevent stabbings - we banned them to continue to crack down on the responsible human behavior of asking, "Is this necessary?" The same can be applied to making us take our jackets, belts, and shoes off.
Also, for the recent event at LAX, instead of responding by arming only the TSA agents, we should be asking ourselves, "why couldn't anyone there just shoot back?" And also, "what the fuck is the point of a security agent that is unarmed?"