Really? So all the neo-nazi organizations that hoard authentic nazi relics and proudly wear swastikas and SS logo on clothing and as tattoos are all figments of my imagination?
Germans who see the battle flag of the Confederacy decide to wage war against the United States.
And the Red Brigade, although not very active in Germany anymore wasn't for the overthrow of the US government?
I used to have what I called a confederate battle flag, then I woke up, read a little history and realized the rectangular flag was pure and simple a product of the anti-civil rights racists and tossed it. If I ever decided to buy another flag, I would buy either of the two versions the Confederate States actually flew over their government buildings, probably the version with the square battle flag in the corner and the red stripe on the fly, it's the one flying over the Confederate cemetery in the next county over, but I prefer my US & Dutch flags.
It was a lot of things to a lot of opportunists, but the main driver in the creation of the TSA was the fear after 9/11. This was an irrational response, since airport security did not "break down" and allow 9/11 to occur - box cutters were allowed on planes because it never occurred to anyone that someone would be able to hijack an airplane with a razor blade.
On the bright side we have another example of how expensive and incompetent the government is at doing a straightforward task. I'm not saying that the private sector would be more competent, but they sure would be cheaper.
Really? Then why did have to explain my multi-tool every time I went through security? The private security my local airport used understood what it was and ignored that there was a small knife blade inside, they would see the pliers and not ask too much about the blade inside. I had a few occasions that I did have to put my multi-tool in my checked bag, or ask someone to take it home for me, but those were much more the exception than the rule.