Skip to content

TSA Opt Out And Film Week Garners National Attention

“Just say no” to humiliation and abuse this Thanksgiving

Paul Joseph Watson
November 16, 2012

TSA Opt Out And Film Week Garners National Attention 161112tsa

WIth just three days to go until the Opt Out & Film campaign begins, the effort to stand up to the TSA is garnering national attention, with consumer advocate Chris Elliott throwing his support behind a move to “just say no” to invasive screening procedures.

Writing for the Huffington Post, Elliott points to the Infowars campaign ( as a way to “Slow screenings to the point where the agency will have to reconsider the way it checks air travelers, as it did during a successful opt-out action two years ago.”

Pointing out the fact that airport body scanners pose a major health threat, are useless at detecting foreign objects, haven’t caught a single terrorist, and represent an unconstitutional violation of privacy, Elliott emphasizes that, “In order to end the warrantless scans for good, we need to stand up at the same time and say “no” even after Opt-Out Week ends. We need to do it until the TSA changes the way it screens us.”

Saying no to the TSA represents a real solution, a form of civil disobedience that has a real chance of success given the fact that the TSA has been forced to roll back the invasiveness of its screening procedures in recent months, notably by mothballing 91 of its dangerous x-ray body scanning machines.

Crucially, although the TSA has proven that it cares little for health or privacy concerns, the reason given for scrapping these machines is that they took too long to screen passengers. The message is therefore clear – the only way to change the TSA’s policies is to slow their screening process to a crawl. Opting out the the body scan is one way to do that.

For those who claim that the answer is simply to boycott the airlines and not fly, the truth is that you are part of the problem, not the solution. Trading one right for another – the right to mobility for the right to privacy – is not a winning strategy. In that equation you are only losing rights and handing the authoritarians a victory.

Besides, the TSA is now rapidly expanding beyond the airports, to highways, bus depots, subways, train stations, pop concerts, political events and even high school prom nights.

The Digital Journal also reported on the campaign this week, with columnist Elliott Freeman noting how the campaign represents, “A direct response to the implementation of potentially harmful body scanners, invasive pat-downs and other objectionable TSA policies that have led to public outcries for change.”

Unless Americans stand up in unison and say the buck stops here – enough is enough – then who knows where we could end up in 5 or 10 years time. Given that a shocking number of Americans, one third in total according to a recent national poll, are willing to undergo a full body cavity search or wear and electric shock bracelet in order to fly, the cost of backing down now is terrifying for anyone who values their dignity and freedom.

Opting out of the TSA and filming their activities however is not just restricted to the issue of body scanners.

As the opt out page highlights, this campaign is also about saying no to the TSA’s ridiculous ‘obedience training’ policies, opting out of the agency’s invasive pat downs, which now include touching people’s genitals, as well as filming the TSA’s pat down procedure (which the TSA’s own website admits is perfectly legal).

Infowars is also encouraging people to hand out flyers to other travelers to educate them about their rights and urge them to participate in the opt out campaign. You can download our flyer here or feel free to create your own.

Please go to or visit the campaign’s Facebook page to get involved in the effort which begins on Monday and throughout Thanksgiving week. It is crucial that you film your TSA encounter and upload the video to You Tube with the tag ‘opt out’ or with ‘TSA Opt Out’ somewhere in the headline. Please email your video links to[email protected] and they will be featured on


Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for and Prison He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Posted in Civil Rights and Privacy, Police State, War on terror.

Tagged with , , .

Support #altnews & keep Dark Politricks alive

Remember I told you over 5 years ago that they would be trying to shut down sites and YouTube channels that are not promoting the "Official" view. Well it's happening big time. Peoples Channels get no money from YouTube any more and Google is being fishy with their AdSense giving money for some clicks but not others. The time is here, it's not "Obama's Internet Cut Off Switch" it's "Trumps Sell Everyones Internet Dirty Laundry Garage Sale".

It's not just Google/YouTube defunding altenative chanels (mine was shut), but Facebook is also removing content, shutting pages, profiles and groups and removing funds from #altnews that way as well. I was recently kicked off FB and had a page "unpublished" with no reason given. If you don't know already all Facebooks Private Messages and Secret Groups are still analysed and checked for words related to drugs, sex, war etc against their own TOS. Personally IU know there are undercover Irish police moving from group to group cloning peoples accounts and getting people booted. Worse than that I know people in court at the moment for the content they had on their secret private group. Use Telegrams secret chat mode to chat on, or if you prefer if you need to or buy a dumb phone with nothing for the NSA to hack into if you are that paranoid.

So if your not supporting this site already which brings you news from the Left to the Right (really the same war mongering bollox) then I could do with some. Even if it's just £5 or tick the monthly subscription box it will be much appreciated. Read on to find out why/


Any support to keep this site would be appreciated. You could set up a monthly subscription for £2 like some people do or you could pay a one off donation as a gift.
I am not asking you to pay me for other people's articles, this is a clearing house as well as place to put my own views out into the world. I am asking for help to write more articles like my recent
false flag gas attack to get WWIII started in Syria, and Trump away from Putin. Hopefully a few missiles won't mean a WikiLeaks release of that infamous video Trump apparently made in a Russian bedroom with Prostitutes. Also please note that this article was written just an hour after the papers came out, and I always come back and update them.

If you want to read JUST my own articles then use the top menu I have written hundreds of articles for this site and I host numerous amounts of material that has seen me the victim of hacks, DOS plus I have been kicked off multiple hosting companies, free blogging sites, and I have even had threats to cease and desist from the US armed forces. Therefore I have to pay for my own server which is NOT cheap. The more people who read these article on this site the more it costs me so some support would be much appreciated.

I have backups of removed reports shown, then taken down after pressure, that show collusion between nations and the media. I have the full redacted 28/29 pages from the 9.11 commission on the site which seems to have been forgotten about as we help Saudi Arabia bomb Yemeni kids hiding in the rubble with white phosphorus, an illegal weaapon. One that the Israeli's even used when they bombed the UN compound in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead. We complain about Syrian troops (US Controlled ISIS) using chemical weapons to kill "beautiful babies". I suppose all those babies we kill in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and Syria are just not beautiful enough for Trumps beautiful baby ratio. Plus we kill about 100 times as many as ISIS or the Syrian army have managed by a factor of about 1000 to 1.

I also have a backup of the FOX News series that looked into Israeli connections to 9.11. Obviously FOX removed that as soon as AIPAC, ADL and the rest of the Hasbra brigade protested.

I also have a copy of the the original Liberal Democrats Freedom Bill which was quickly and quietly removed from their site once they enacted and replaced with some watered down rubbish instead once they got into power. No change to police tactics, protesting or our unfair extradition treaty with the USA but we did get a stop to being clamped on private land instead of the mny great ideas in the original.

So ANY support to keep this site running would be much appreciated! I don't have much money after leaving my job and it is a choice between shutting the server or selling the domain or paying a lot of money just so I can show this material. Material like the FSB Bombings that put Putin in power or the Google no 1 spot when you search for protecting yourself from UK Police with "how to give a no comment interview". If you see any adverts that interest you then please visit them as it helps me without you even needing to give me any money. A few clicks per visit is all it takes to help keep the servers running and #altnews alive!

However if you don't want to use the very obvious and cost free ways (to you) to help the site and keep me writing for it then please consider making a small donation. Especially if you have a few quid sitting in your PayPal account doing nothing useful. Why not do a monthly subscription for less money instead. Will you really notice £5 a month?

0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.