New TSA tactics bring the ethos of the factory farm to airport security. You must be processed, with as little dignity and compassion as possible. And I firmly believe that the degradation is part of the intent, rather than a simple side effect. Just as cruelty is intentionally designed into the system of handling animals, in order to reinforce the productization of our relationships to living beings as “commodities,” our relationships to our boides are being deliberately undermined, to transform the notion of citizens into that of products to be handled by the apparatus of the safety state.