I choose to no longer participate in the mass “Stanford prison experiment” that American air travel has become.
In true “Stockholm Syndrome” style the public and media then will blame the prisoner/passenger for “Causing Trouble” or having a fit of “Air Rage” whenever the “guards” decide that a “prisoner” needs to be “corrected”.
It’s no accident and no surprise that the general behavior of people engaged in air travel has changed to match the situation. The social construct of “Stanford prison experiment” is so well known that it is a subject taught in almost every basic psych class.
Most people actually like being treated like cattle going to slaughter, then they don’t have to do any thinking, and nothing that goes wrong is “their fault”.
Thanks but I’ll drive, take a train, or telecommute rather than fly at every opportunity.
Read about the latest Prisoner Abuse at the hands of Delta Airlines Cabin Guard Crew here: SoCal family thrown off overbooked Delta flight over child’s seating | abc7.com
A Southern California family says they were kicked off an overbooked Delta airplane because they refused to yield a seat held by their young son.
“With him being two, he cannot sit in the car seat,” one airline employee tells him. “He has to sit in your arms the whole time.”
Yea, that’s just a lie … The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) strongly urges you to buy a seat for children under two years old and to secure the child in a CRS (Child’s Car Seat) for the duration of your flight.
A Delta Airlines prison guard has no obligation to be truthful to a prisoner Air passenger, the Delta Guard just needs to ensure prisoner obedience.
A Milwaukee man was booted off of his Delta Air Lines flight in April for going to the restroom while the plane waited hours parked on the tarmac waiting to takeoff. The airline crew did this in spite of U.S. Department of Transportation laws, requiring that when tarmac delays last two or more hours, airlines are required to provide passengers waiting on the tarmac adequate facilities, water and food.