I’ve never before had a problem coming into the US from abroad, but that changed with my recent trip to New York City. I was pulled aside for extra screening by Customs and subjected to a search that made me feel like I was being accused of a crime.

After deplaning, I was required like everyone to use an electronic kiosk where my photo was taken. I was given a receipt that I presented to the border patrol agent with my passport and customs form.

“So this is a business trip?” the guard asked.

“Yes,” I replied.

“What kind of business are you into?”

“Internet,” I said, after a two-second delay.

“Where have you been recently?”

“Poland and Ukraine.”

“Why were you there?”

“I live in Poland.”

“So what kind of business are you doing on the internet?”

If you read me, you know it’s not that easy to explain. I write books, operate a forum, run two large blogs, have a personal blog, and so on. “Lots of things,” I said.

“Okay,” he said sarcastically while rolling his eyes. He wrote something on my form.

I wondered to myself if he got sore by my answers and wrote a code which would subject me to an additional search. Sure enough, after getting my bags and going through the exit, I was pointed to the secondary screening area for further inspection.

At that time I noticed people with a passport color that wasn’t like mine going right through. I didn’t understand why I was being singled out for a search when non-citizens weren’t. Why was I being treated worse than them? Is there a new directive to screen citizens with Muslim names who have visited Eastern Europe?

I waited ten minutes and was prompted by another agent.

“So what are you doing in New York?”

“I’m appearing on a TV show.” He opened my main bag and began going through my things.

“Where do you live now?”

“I live in Poland.”

“Why?”

“You want to know why?”

“Yeah, why don’t you live in America?”

“Because it’s expensive and the women are fat.” He stopped searching and looked at me. “I’m a thin man so I can’t handle the larger sizes that American women now come in.”

“Well that’s a good reason,” he said. I didn’t pick up on any sarcasm.

“What’s your job?”

“I do internet stuff.”

“What kind of stuff?”

“Writing.”

“Fiction or non-fiction?”

“Both.”

“Like in what?” He motioned with his hand for me to keep talking.

“Books and articles.”

His search of my bags was lazy. He didn’t go through the side pockets or even individual items. Several years ago I was subject to a random drug search in Colombia and they even went through the inside of my socks. The only thing this agent’s search could have found is a huge five kilogram package wrapped in masking tape with the words “COCAINE” or “EXPLOSIVE DEVICE” written on the outside in black marker.

After his search was done, he fiddled at the computer for a while. I could only imagine what he was typing in there. “Curt demeanor, hates American women, may require anal search in future.”

“Okay sir we are done.”

I gathered my things. “So why was I selected?”

“It was your turn.”

I didn’t understand his answer. “I see people who are not citizens that aren’t subjected to this, and I didn’t break any laws. I pay my taxes every year. I don’t understand the reason.”

“It was just your turn,” he said louder. I know it’s silly to ask the interrogator if his interrogation tactics are legal, but I wanted to try anyway.

“So what if I were to refuse to answer your questions?” I asked. “I really have to tell you these private details of my life?”

“If you don’t answer, we detain you until you want to talk.”

“But I’m a citizen.”

“It doesn’t matter. You’re not in America yet.”

I’ve traveled to over 30 countries now, and even with the Colombian drug search, this was by far the worst treatment I’ve received trying to cross a border. What I don’t understand is how our government is welcoming millions of illegal aliens of dubious societal value, but is treating a citizen who has never been arrested or even charged with a crime as if he’s a criminal. There are only four reasons I could come up with for why they did this:

1. To find drugs. I don’t know how serious the drug war still is, but even if it’s high, they did a piss poor job in their search. The officer didn’t even look through my bulging laptop bag.

2. To get someone to randomly admit to breaking the law. They are doing statistical profiling to hopefully trip up a criminal mastermind into accidental admitting that he is leading an illegal organization.

3. To justify someone’s pay check. The cancer that is America’s bureaucracy is pushing needless searches because it creates positions that ensure leeches in the system continue to grow and metastasize. More personnel is needed to ask thousands of people every day why they choose to live life the way they do.

4. To instill citizen fear of authority. The government wants you to fear its power while training you in the art of submission. Through various encroachments upon your liberty on both the Federal and local level, we’re being primed to fear the government and do whatever is asked, even if it is against the spirit of the Constitution.

Americans are taught at a young age that government is “for the people, by the people,” but we can now safely conclude that this notion no longer applies (if it ever did). It is “for the elite, by the elite.” You are a replaceable gear in the machine, and so you will be treated as such. Once it’s “your turn,” you will have to make a decision of whether to submit or stand by your principles and be greatly inconvenienced or outright detained. I submitted to my master this time, but I wonder if I will be so willing to do so again.

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194 Comments

  1. TJ April 24, 2015 at 9:09 am

    QOTD: “Because it’s expensive and the women are fat.”

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Our parents and grandparents were lucky and complete idiots, having enjoyed more or less all women being thin and a boom period in terms of money and jobs – we inherited the leftovers, with the dying empire full of women looking like bloated blimps and shit jobs that are enslaving us to evil.

      1. Greg April 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm

        If you think anyone reading this is worth talking to, maybe you should complain to a brick wall, it might actually listen : } if you want to express your personal opinion about Mr. Fat Shame Misogynist, go here: https://about.me/roosh

        And remind me again why some (Iranian) foreigner is dictating your views on American women.

      2. Brian Black May 11, 2015 at 5:56 pm

        How much cock have you sucked in the past year?

      3. Native_real_american June 6, 2015 at 6:23 am

        Are you native American?No then stfu you foreigner

      4. Guest April 29, 2015 at 12:10 am

        I enjoy Seth’s comments, so much truth packed in there. So I guess your generalization doesn’t really apply…

    2. Ray W May 7, 2015 at 11:58 am

      you made a mistake mentioning Ukraine… come on… it’s a huge talking point right now… for all he knows you’re an arms dealer…. you might as well say you are coming from Chechnya….

      1. Jones May 11, 2015 at 7:19 pm

        “Oh, yeah, I just went to Azerbaijan to shoot guns with a friend …”

        🙂

  2. ANON April 24, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Technically, you do not have to answer any of their questions. Once they have established that you are a US citizen, they have no right to detain you. As a US citizen, you have an absolute right to enter and reside in the country. You can simply remain silent, or repeat that “I’m a US citizen. I don’t have to answer your questions. You can prove I’m a US citizen by looking at my passport.”

    Indeed, the reason that they ask you questions is to catch you in a lie. It is much easier to prove in a court of law that you “lied” to a law enforcement agent, than you did something actually wrong or illegal.

    However, if you do this, they will detain you and harass you for a while. It is much easier to let them do their half-ass search, and move on with your life.

    1. Hubert Cumberdale April 24, 2015 at 9:37 am

      People don’t wanna fuck around at airports though because they don’t want to be put on the dreaded “no-fly” list. It basically holds Americans hostage to always having a compliant attitude with the TSA or otherwise they will be forever grounded.

      1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm

        At the same time, their blind compliance shows that it is a country of subtle tyranny, where freedoms are being eroded under the table, supported by the population.

      2. GRock April 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm

        No less, who the hell wants to miss their flight? And they most definitely will NOT delay a flight just for one passenger they deem a potential threat. And I’m sure you’re just screwed if you miss the flight, so kiss that $$ for the ticket and you’re next few day’s plans goodbye. No less, the inflated cost of getting another ticket to your destination.

    2. heysus christo April 24, 2015 at 9:50 am

      You must be very young, or haven’t been paying attention to what’s going on. Your ‘citizenship’ means almost nothing. The government has admitted already to killing us citizens abroad without a trial or any judicial review. Everyday, American police execute people on the street without any due process. If it serves the government’s purpose your rights will be trampled in a heartbeat.

      1. ANON April 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

        I meant legal rights. They have no constitutional or statutorial authority to exclude you from the country. Can they extra-judicially murder you? Maybe. But I don’t think that the USA is quite at that point yet.

      2. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:29 pm

        It’s at that point. So is the uk.

        I will live in neither place in future, they’re like the fourth reich before it is destroyed.

        I told you this, so you cannot say you didn’t know in future. Plan accordingly.

      3. heysus christo April 24, 2015 at 1:11 pm

        Yes absolutely the US is at that point. The police have and do kill people while in custody, then cover it up. Of course you may not necessarily care because this only seems to happen to a certain segment of America.

      4. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:24 pm

        Well, the USA has already ruled it (federal govt) absolutely has the legal authority to extra-judicially kill Americans. I don’t believe it has done so yet, but it declared that it had that power a few years ago in late W Bush or early Obama years…

      5. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

        Sadly, many people have become uber-obedient and blinded government slaves, willing to do any evil for their master.

      6. splooge April 24, 2015 at 6:15 pm

        true, apparently back in the day they use to send american prisioners to Iraq to be tortured to get info or admit to something else.

    3. Reason And Believing April 25, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      WRong, stop giving out bad advice . You get someone stupid charge with a felony
      When traveling internationally you do have to answer all questions and follow all orders.

    4. anon1 April 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      thats the sad indictment of modern laws in the west really isn’t it?

      “technically they aren’t supposed to do it, but its best to go along with it because it saves extra hassle”

      thats how these bullshit laws got railroaded onto us in the first place

    5. Chris April 27, 2015 at 8:35 am

      Technically? Let me tell you that “technically” these agents and law enforcement at large don’t give a fuck about your rights.

      If you refuse to cooperate you are branded from anything from “doesn’t cooperate with authorities” to “potential threat” – and in either case be subject to more searching.

      At the very minimum, they will make you sit in the search office for a long time to sweat you out – having you wonder if it was really worth being so vague as they have legal precedent hold you there as long as they want, because what the fuck are you going to do ANON, sue them?

      Roosh’s point #4 is spot on – it’s a means of control. I’ve dealt with both police and THIS type of search both recently and let me tell you this search was worse. They have the precedent to treat you however they want on account of Patriot Act.

    6. Manuel April 27, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      I have a friend that renounced his US citizenship and changed it for something else. When he went through the country on his new passport they detained him and questioned him for six hours about why he renounced his US citizenship. He said “Simple, because my new country doesn’t allow dual citizenship.” The TSA idiot said “Yes but the US allows you to have dual citizenship.” My friend said “I know but my new country does NOT allow that.” And on and on that circular conversation continued for hours until they finally let him go. They also found a police report from 30 or 40 years earlier when he was not even at the legal of majority yet but a landlord had reported him for stealing a TV or something. He didn’t even actually do it and he wasn’t convicted but they harassed him about this as well. My advice to travelers is just to steer clear of the US.

    7. blackgnostic April 29, 2015 at 1:17 am

      Technically they can fly you to a black torture site. Customs is a legal no man’s land… Not to be played with…

    8. allencraig May 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

      That’s completely not true. What, you don’t think that American citizens can’t commit acts of terrorism or espionage? I don’t know if this is the case in Roosh’s situation, but yes, these mindless guys that work in the airports do random screening. And if you don’t offer an easily digestible answer to their questions they will use that as their excuse to select you as their next “random” screen.

  3. Hubert Cumberdale April 24, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Even worse is being a through-and-through American citizen of Northern European extraction, with 100’s of years of family history in the U.S., and being detained by the unconstitutional roadblocks in the Southwestern states.

    Staffed almost entirely by Latinos, they will detain you if you cannot prove your citizenship (but you can’t question theirs), as if you are some kind reverse illegal alien. Meanwhile, the Mestizo masses are just wadding over the Rio Grande by the thousands.

    It’s just ridiculous and Orwellian to the core.

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      I’d like to put in a joke about how they see a white man and act out on it, to get some kind of payback for a perceived injustice, but it is far better that you had recognised that the society has become totalitarian as the ruling class like to use divide-and-conquer as it is simple and effective, as a military tactic.

      I truly believe we will have an abuse society, where the tier above abuse the tier below and everyone abuses each other, thereby keeping everyone in the society in line. This is obviously, a society of insanity and madness, which is why Christian headship of the family and lack of sluttiness/single parenthood are required to come back to make for a better society.

  4. ActionJackson23 April 24, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you also get “randomly” audited by the IRS sometime soon …

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      I sraeli
      R evenue
      S ervice

      US provides massive welfare to Israel as well as fighting the staged wars so more white and other american males can die, weakening the society for the banker and his brethren.

      1. Falconflight April 25, 2015 at 12:28 am

        What color are your parrot feathers? Just wondering

      2. jared thompson April 25, 2015 at 11:12 am

        Do you get a hard on every time someone mentions a valid complaint about how our society is run?

        I’m guessing you must be posting from the Israeli defamation squad in Tel Aviv- attack everyone who posts who is doing this to all of us.

        Get back to what you’re best at – jerking off.

      3. rms April 27, 2015 at 12:13 am

        It’s amazing to me that Israel is blamed when there are militant Islamists beheading CHILDREN. Conservative Islam is the enemy, not liberal Judaism. Open your fucking eyes.

      4. Yahweh April 27, 2015 at 1:17 pm

        Israel, and its legion of international Jews, have placed their fangs throughout all of the nations of the world through International Finance.

        Its American Jewish emissaries are vampire squids who have placed their tentacles in all of our orifices, and they want to suck all of our nutrients out of our bodies.

        If you don’t see this, you are either a Jew, or an idiot. Baruch Hashem.

      5. Shmalkandik August 21, 2015 at 2:02 am

        Sigh. The National Socialism of fools.

      6. Sam August 9, 2015 at 11:52 am

        Militant Islamists don’t run your government, rms… And they don’t control what you see in the media, including the staged propaganda crap that gets you outraged and shapes your attitudes.

        Conservative Islam is not what’s ruining American women, if anything, they could learn a thing or two. from some of these “backwards” cultures.

      7. Shmalkandik August 21, 2015 at 2:01 am

        No, the US provides about $3 Billion in military aid to Israel a year. Isreal also receive money around the world from private sources, nearly all Jewish organizations. Currently, US government aid represents less than 1% of GDP and is declining. Israel’s publicly announced plan is to continue on its very successful policy if internal economic liberalization, ramp up arm sales, strengthen its alliance with India, and its technology transfer to PRC.

        A better question to ask is what is the US getting for its three very big ones a year. The answer is – quite a lot. They had, through their influence in Israel, influence on the entire military balance in the Middel East. They had a source military technology and a good testbed. The future US-Israel relationship will be very different. In co-operation with its quartet of Arab allies (Egypt, Sauid, UAE, Jordan), Israel has solved the problem of Arabs insurrection in Gaza and the West Bank.

        Gaza is de facto an independent Arab state, one which will continue to reap the benefits of maintaining a state of war with Israel. The West Bank will be annexed, raising the status of Arabs there . At the risk of losing the demographic war, Israel could offe these same Arabs full citizenship, as currently enjoyed by Arabs already resident in Israel. But, no West Bank Arab could safely accept that offer. Thus, they will become permanent residents, with all the rights Israeli Arabs enjoy but without the right of political participation. Gaza will be intermittently bombed and burnt, much the way one has to weed the garden every year.

        India with its large and growing manufacturing base, surrounded by hostile Islamo-fascist forces, will increase its arms trade with Israel above the One Billion it already buys. China will become the prinicipal source of VC money, getting what its culture and economy has proven incapable of providing itself – innovation. Contrary to the hopes and the plans of the current administration, Israel is stronger than it has ever been.

        Similarly, documents recently and deliberately planted in the press by the current administration confirm that Israel has the knowledge and capability of producing Fusion Bombs. More likely, Israel has had this knowledge since the 1960s when Edward Teller, who designed the first fusion bomb for the US, helped them with their own nuclear program Fusion bombs are actually easy to build, once you have a fission bomb, and a little Deuterium and Tritiam. This fact requires us to increase by .by an order of magnitude, previous estimates of Israel’s nuclear weapon delivery capability. The German Dolphin missle submarines that Israel bought from Germany can fire Fusion bombs just as easily as the large yield fission toys they currently enjoy..

        So, I suggest the prudent thing for the US to do is to end its involvement Over There. Israel doesn’t need the US any more, Sauid can fill in the deficit for Egypt, and we can sit back and watch the show, much as we did in the 1980s when Saddam and Mullahs went at it.

        What’s in it for men?
        Well, you can bet that Israel’s technical, political, and military culture will go cuntillic much later that our own. You might want to consider moving there. Fewer sluts, more marriageable women, and an army who will come for you when the Wogistinians hijack your plane.

        Cheers.

  5. Vincent Vinturi April 24, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I think reasons #3 and #4 are likely explanations.

    Bureaucracy is lumbering, expensive and self-perpetuating, as any former resident of the Soviet Union can attest. And the more the government can get people to comply, the less they’ll question the manner in which their tax dollars are spent.

    I had a similar experience when I alighted in Miami International after a glorious month in Medellín.

    The officers were incredibly rude and treated the most innocuous things I said with exaggerated skepticism.

    Officer: So, Colombia, huh?

    Me: Yep.

    Officer: What were you doing there?

    Me: I was on vacation.

    Officer: In Colombia…?

    Me: Yes.

    Officer: All by yourself?

    Me: Yes.

    Officer: What did you do there?

    Me: I just told you, I was on vacation.

    Officer: Why?

    …and so forth, combing the same questions several times. That’s exactly what police officers do.

    They try to make you nervous so you forget your alibi (if you have one) and then expose a hole in your story.

    But if they’re searching my bag too (which they did), then any alibi I might have would be worth bupkis anyway so my impression was that the procedure was invasive, angering, and wholly unnecessary even if they suspected I had drugs or similar.

    Fuck customs.

    1. bgluck April 24, 2015 at 10:33 am

      I had a safety deposit box at my local bank that I liked to store excess cash, documents, and a hard drive in years ago. Anyway, I had done some business in Europe and that company gave me a check that I had to cash at that bank (no longer with them). Anyway, the fat cunt at the bank behind the counter started grilling me about why I was doing business in Europe, why I had a foreign check, why did I have a safety deposit box, etc over and over again. I told her to go fuck herself and that it was none of her business. I felt like she was going to report me to some government agency or something. You just never know what list you’ll wind up on these days. Needless to say I withdrew all my money and never did business with them again.

      1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:14 pm

        We’re all on a list, they just don’t tell us about it.
        It’s how a few greedy pricks keep control, they’re afraid they’ll get lynched for all the evil shit they are doing.

        Imagine if we ever did end up with a cashless society – no more freedoms! And we are rapidly heading that way!

        God owns the earth. But man in his desire to be as God seeks to own the planet through manipulations and banking usury, which many religions had spoken about.

      2. Jones April 25, 2015 at 8:38 am

        One of the hidden blessings of being in some countries is that my bank cards are not accepted for payments at some routine destinations, such as grocery stores and corner shops.

        This forces me to carry more cash than I would otherwise, and to accept new definitions of “low amounts of cash” on me. (Right now, if I’m under 700 GBP/1000 USD equivalent, I am nearly out of cash.)

        There are things I’ve grown to loathe, such as “Canadian rounding”, “Swedish rounding”, and other things that steal a few pence out of my wallet every time I make a purchase.

        I do, however, like “lollipop change” in some countries because I feel I actually am getting something, rather than simply screwed out of odd change …

        BTW, I also greatly hate “polymer banknotes” — they’re Australian evil foisted upon the world. They’re awful because you can’t easily fold them into money belts that are actual belts.

        Note to Americans: if your politicians start talking about saving money by switching to polymer banknotes, go to some trouble to un-elect them.

      3. dentshop May 4, 2015 at 3:59 am

        That is until you pull a freshly laundered pair of jeans out and realise that $50 in the pockets went through the washer and drier and is still in perfect condition.

      4. Jones May 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm

        Which is why I rolled all of my 100 USD banknotes into the new version within weeks of them coming out …

        I’m waiting on the new series of 500 CHF and 1000 CHF notes — hopefully the Swiss aren’t stupid enough to go plastic.

      5. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm

        The problem with all these interrogations is that if you don’t comply, if you don’t tell some $8/hour fat bitch every personal question she wants to know, then you end up on some watch list. Again, we are all being watched, but I want to be on as few special lists as possible. Sites like this probably are on one, everyone is on at least a couple, but I don’t want to make things any worse for myself.

        I’m probably already on a list for crossing the Mexican border by foot, because the immigration agent was typing a whole bunch of stuff into his computer after I told him why I was there (to visit this girl’s hometown, have some tacos, visit the beach, and come back). It seems they build profiles of you, putting any and all info in a database just so they can harass and intimidate you. I don’t do anything wrong, so I shouldn’t have anything to worry about, hell I barely even drink, but I am indeed fearful of their power and control.

      6. bgluck April 28, 2015 at 5:58 pm

        I use cash for a lot of my shopping which I found out is something person’s of interest (potential terrorists) do (per government training manuals, etc). Actually, I’m just trying to be fiscally responsible. Everything can be misconstrued.

      7. Shantanu Ray September 5, 2015 at 3:57 pm

        Well when you have potential employers wanting to see your bank records to check where exactly you spent your card money at, it doesn’t surprise me. There’s a reason that traditional British and Irish pubs still do not accept cards ever. Nobody will want a future employer or a routine Police officer to know that you drink a couple of beers three times a week every month, because its really not their business.

      8. bgluck September 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm

        oh wow. Did not know that.

    2. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      Yeah, the questions they ask are ridiculous. They all act like they are on their first day on the job, like “Why did you want to go on vacation?” I’m like dude… you are surrounded by thousands of people every day who are doing nothing but going on vacation.. are you serious?

      It’s nothing but reasons 3 and 4. And sure, they hope maybe occasionally they get lucky and #2 happens.

    3. Expat May 3, 2015 at 11:09 am

      They profiled you as a smuggler, it’s a very common thing for a single male while transiting Miami from Colombia.

      I became so tired of the secondary inspection that I started transiting the states with a stop in Panama.

  6. MrBiIIGoode April 24, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Your middle eastern appearance probably makes you a target

    1. elmer April 24, 2015 at 10:55 am

      I am whiter than white and have gotten the same treatment.

      1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

        Yes, it is an attack on liberty. Skin color is immaterial. Everyone who won’t bow is a target. And soon, everyone will be a target, regardless of your willingness to please.

      2. Geordie Howe April 29, 2015 at 2:34 am

        You look like a pedo. Same difference.

    2. krakowkrakow April 24, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Not really. Its just every time this happens to a Middle Eastern person, they blame it on being Middle Eastern without looking around and seeing the same things happening to other people all over the airport.

    3. Lawndale April 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Also that Roosh was in Ukraine probably didn’t help much niether.

  7. Jack April 24, 2015 at 10:01 am

    You were searched because you are male and look Arab. Pretty simple. They started talking to you and noted that you didn’t seem nervous or fidgety so they acted like they searched your bags and then told you to take a hike.

    1. bgluck April 24, 2015 at 10:34 am

      You get the double interrogation if you’ve done a lot of travelling outside the states. “Oh, I’ve been randomly selected? Sure”. Cuz you know, travelling and expanding your mind and experiences makes you a bad citizen.

      1. Shantanu Ray September 5, 2015 at 3:59 pm

        Single males traveling abrod for purposes other than official business always invite a higher level of interest from customs.

    2. krakowkrakow April 24, 2015 at 11:13 am

      No. This shit happens all the time to all kinds of people.
      And then liberal types (which I’m surprised to find this kind of thinking on this site) squeal every time a brown person gets searched like it only happens to them.

    3. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Come to UK customs – the immigrants get in faster than the local folk; I thought it was a lie printed in the media until I saw it with my very own eyes..

      It’s all done on purpose. Wear down the natives and you can change the society into whatever you want it to be.

      1. anon1 April 25, 2015 at 8:46 pm

        you’ve obviously not been through stansted recently. All of us British and EU fuckers in the same bloody line for 2 hours. Atleast ours got through.

        The non EU line didn’t move one bit

  8. Leads April 24, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Well, this stuff is kind of expected when visiting a giant, shitty place like NYC. I just flew through Greenville/Spartanburg airport and had the most pleasant experience since 911. First off, the airport is located inside a giant forest/park and once inside, it’s quite small. I had 2 sandwiches and before putting them through the scanner, the fat security guard casually asked “what kind of sandwiches?” I said ‘egg salad’ and he goes “Well, I may have to take a bite!” – We had a laugh. This is real human interaction, unspoiled by the robotic brainwashing the happens to most airport security personnel. They are paid shit, to work shit hours, for a lifetime at a shit job. The difference in my experience was being in a region where the fabric of human comradery is far more powerful than invading forces

    1. bgluck April 24, 2015 at 10:37 am

      This sounds very familiar to the Branson Airport. It looks like a big cabin in the forest. It is nice to have real human interaction and as you put it “unspoiled robotic brainwashing”.

    2. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      I think the smaller airports will succumb soon – it’s a socialization problem that is spreading like wildfire around the world. But it has always been a problem. Namely, blind obedience to authority. The TSA agent will follow his orders – he is not a thinking man, so even if he were asked to perform evil, he may well do it.

      1. Col. Kurtz April 26, 2015 at 1:50 am

        In my experience, the small ones are a pleasure (Tallahassee comes to mind), and the large ones (LAX, EWR, ORD, ATL, IAH etc.) are so heavily trafficked that if you just be normal and have a bit of patience you can expect an impersonal but reasonably efficient experience. It’s the mid-sized ones that act like they’re the last line of defense to the apocalypse. Denver stands out for me as being particularly vigilant against the threat posed by normal looking white business travelers.

      2. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm

        This is absolutely true. The smaller airports are lax with rules and friendly / enjoyable. The larger ones are efficient and predictable (often you can tell which line to get in to avoid the body scanners–otherwise I have to tell them I want to “opt out” and get searched like a convict in prison). The middle ones are where they steal your shampoo and deodorant and enjoy the pat downs.

        As for Denver, case in point:

        http://rt.com/usa/249661-tsa-agents-fired-groping-genitals/

    3. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      I flew to Montana last year, and they were considering being the first airport to opt out of the TSA (apparently that’s possible if you jump through certain hoops). The shuttle driver told me about it and said, “Yeah, you know we’re just not really into putting hands down strangers pants and that kind of thing around here”

  9. Anon. April 24, 2015 at 10:07 am

    I have visited some of the most hardcore dictatorships in the world, and never once has anyone in customs asked me anything personal about my life.

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Tells you how bad the west is becoming.

    2. SlickyBoy April 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      I got a lot less hassle going in and out of communist countries than the “land of the free.” This, after serving almost a decade in uniform to defend it.

      Why did I even bother?

    3. "guest" April 27, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      I agree.. They check you bags but they never ask any personal questions.

  10. YosarriansRight April 24, 2015 at 10:07 am

    I concur with the info here – it’s most likely a combo of reasons.

    The day may arrive sooner than later where it’s us vs. them.

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      It’s here. The ruling class know this. That’s why they release films like the ‘Matrix’ as analogies. We are the batteries being used to fund a false reality, where we are enslaved to evil. Everyone plugged into that reality is a potential enemy, even though we are all being shepherded off a cliff to our doom. Some can see this ‘red pill’ perspective, but most cannot, or would rather live the illusion, like ‘Cypher’ who is like Judas.

      The only way this ends is when the society derails, most likely due to a couple of points of inflection, namely a massive economic derailment in future and another significant war.

  11. bgluck April 24, 2015 at 10:25 am

    At LAX I saw them interrogating, for the lack of a better term, an aging white grandmother in a wheelchair. Several TSA guards were around here, staring down at her. Apparently she looked like a threat. This country is a joke and so are these fat ass TSA guards on power trips. Keep us safe comrades from the senior citizen threat!

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      Well, seeing as males have become so pussified and yet act out because of their insecurities, she probably WAS a threat to them.

      And the banksters behind the scenes continue to laugh..

    2. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      In no country in the world do you see this. It is absolutely insane. I snapped a photo of an elderly couple being almost strip searched by the TSA. But what saddens me is kids growing up today will think this behavior is normal. This is why *NO MATTER WHAT* the USA is going to be a simply intolerant place to live in another 20 years. It will be unrecognizable.

      1. bgluck April 28, 2015 at 5:56 pm

        I too am seeing the writing on the wall. I’m preparing myself to leave the country, possibly for good, in the the next couple of years.

  12. Coldwarvet April 24, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Ha Ha. Welcome to FUUSSA! As to why you, I’ll take # 3 and # 4, Roosh. Plus you meet the profile – young, not obviously married, men of apparent Arabic descent, as you noted. Expect this to get much worse in the near future, as Murka descends further into a total police state.

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      They’re after all of us. It’s about total control.

      I don’t think they care about terrorists. I consider the whole 9/11 debacle to be staged anyways, especially since the Saudis serve western bankers. Only the bankster group had the motive and resources to pull this off – and Osama was a CIA asset who was pictured being trained by the US Brzezinski in the 70’s.

      Look at the names of who owns the banks, the FED, the US senators; look how disproportionately they point to one group.

      1. Falconflight April 25, 2015 at 12:32 am

        Parrot…squawk, squawk.

      2. jared thompson April 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

        Do you want to give him a blowjob or something?

        Why else would you try to get his attention.

  13. GRock April 24, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Well had you been body-cavity raped upon leaving the US you’d have your final reason to never come back. I’ve had an extra check once, not even leaving the US, just a long domestic flight, where they performed extra searches before leaving Detroit. I assume it was because I was certain I could beat the piss out of their whole team of weakling agents at the same time., and maybe they sensed that, not sure. Also, did the EEOC play a part potentially in hiring these “TSA Agents.” I think they’re all stupid, and trained to interrogate anyone who looks smarter than they are.

    1. elmer April 24, 2015 at 11:03 am

      One encounter I had went downhill when the Magnum XXX condoms fell out of my bag. I resolved that next time I would put some rubber “finger cots” in my bag so they would wave me through with a smirk.

    2. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      your last point- people should be more concerned at their own vulnerabilities. The president is a manchurian candidate who is easily replaced; don’t need to worry about his security and retirement plans, they’re all taken care of. If he ends up dead, its because the ruling banksters wanted it that way.

      I think the western world, and particularly the people of the UK and US are especially vulnerable right now, though many are too blind to see it.

      1. Falconflight April 25, 2015 at 12:33 am

        Goebbels-Mohammedan from ZeroHedge?

      2. jared thompson April 25, 2015 at 11:09 am

        Are you defending evil bankers? You are so obvious, you’ve gotta be a gov’t/banker paid troll.

      3. Sam August 9, 2015 at 12:17 pm

        Falconflight, I bet you also believe Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy?

  14. jbird669 April 24, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Roosh, the answer is #4. It’s blatantly obvious but people don’t care.

  15. Andrea April 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Glad you’re here though. Can you share the details of the show to watch you?

  16. krakowkrakow April 24, 2015 at 11:16 am

    On my way back from Canada, I was detained, had my car searched by drug sniffing dogs, patted down by men in black gear holding guns and made to wait in a different room while they went through all my stuff.

    Stuff is ridiculous, but if people think this may happen, its less likely they bring in anything illegal/dangerous. We can argue the merits, but as long as you aren’t bringing anything illegal/dangerous over a border, you should be good.

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Who decides what is illegal and dangerous?
      Heck, US/UK/Canadians are already regularly abused in their own countries!

      The problem is the leadership, who are mediocre slaves to evil, and how easily the population are willing to blindly follow them to their doom. I may have several questions regarding the official version of history, but the circumstances are exactly like the Weimer republic in 1933-1939 before World War 2 and the destruction of the german people by evil manipulators.

      They won’t leave us alone, and only a few people recognise the implications of that – most people would rather be a slave to tyranny, no matter how much it hurts them and their kin.

    2. Joshua April 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      You’re a fucking idiot.
      This doesn’t stop the real drug dealers and gun runners. It’s a show.

    3. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      What types of things are you afraid of? Anyone in middle school or above can score any type of drug they want. Weapons are universal. Anything larger is not likely to be carried by an individual over the border. What is something you legitimately want them to seize? Examples???

  17. alphatangofoxtrot April 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

    The four reasons listed are in order of likelihood. #3 and #4 are an ouroboros. The instillation of fear is needed, but there must be a bureaucracy in order to facilitate it. With the installation of the bureaucracy, fear may be efficiently and competently instilled.

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      There are two reasons for everything an evil ruling class do – one reason for the public, and then the real reason.

      We are told the security measures are to protect us from terrorism(which is false flag anyways). The real reason is to control the society.

      1. ExCanadian April 24, 2015 at 12:56 pm

        +10000000000000000000

        “The real reason is to control the society”
        THIS!!

  18. Cornelius April 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    US immigration has always been pretty cool to me, even after long trips abroad. The worst treatment I ever got was in Israel and that really wasn’t that bad, just a huge drain of my time and energy. I’m in that bottom half of the 1% that serves what you call the elite so I suppose I shouldn’t expect any problems even though my political views are pretty anti-government.

    Although the federal government is granting amnesty to people who snuck into the country, Immigration treats the illegal immigrants they find like shit. In the same situation, a Mexican without a visa would have been treated far worse. Even a lot of the customs people – who used to be within a separate agency – have nothing but bad things to say about the border patrol people.

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      To be honest, the entire world is becoming the same in a bad way and despite my reservations about the zionist people, i fear their leaders will abuse many of them as they cull the herd with whom they will share the spoils, amongst many other circumstances.

      We’re all fucked. Time for people to get God before we leave this prison of a planet.

  19. Graft April 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I’m surprised you haven’t renounced your citizenship by now.

    1. seth datta April 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      It only helps if you don’t want to pay two sets of tax. The problem is the systemic deconstruction of the west, not the country.

      1. Jones April 26, 2015 at 10:01 pm

        Keep your eye on Antigua and Barbuda, who may make this more affordable than other options …

    2. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      I’ve heard they often deny you the freedom to visit the USA out of spite, if you do this.

      1. Graft April 28, 2015 at 5:19 pm

        I’m sure they do. If you renounce I’d assume you’re just THAT fed up with America that you’d never consider returning.

  20. ExCanadian April 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    1. I’ve almost never had any serious issues with customs/immigration anywhere in the world, but guess I was just lucky enough. Have seen A LOT of people being searched/screened/interrogated for NO obvious reason at the airports or land crossings be it in America or in Europe.
    2. North American/Western European society NEEDS robots, androids, slaves and puppets, it needs sheeple who’ll obey every order given by their Master or shepherd in form of the state.
    3. Same applies to North American dating when females absolutely want males to become sheeple and slaves who’ll follow every order and never object anything!!
    4. The state has a lot of ways to turn people into sheeple: high taxes, credits, mortgages, loans, police control, political correctness, affirmative action, quota hiring, feminism etc! Every time border service agents or custom officers conduct a search they try to “push” people” deeper and deeper into the state of hopelessness, submission and total control!
    5. Western world strongly opposes ANYONE with a personality, who dares to differ from the mainstream, to stand up and be counted and to lead by example as well as to say what he really means! Such a person will immediately be labeled a loser and the enemy of the state with all the consequences of such a label!
    6. I keep telling that ALL self respecting North American males should get sporty and educated, learn a trade and a foreign language, save some money and LEAVE NORTH AMERICA FOR GOOD! You’ll never regret this decision!

  21. MidWest April 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Roosh,same thing happened to me when I came back from Argentina into Miami. I talked about it on the forum http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-38553.html?highlight=customs and it was slightly worse than your experience. It was hardcore racial profiling and I got mad because the majority of the people on the plane were Argentinian nationals and I the U.S. citizen of Mexican descent got pulled aside for “questioning”. I was beyond pissed. I asked him

    ” dude, these people are passing behind us, why aren’t you asking everybody?”

    He responded angrily with “Im just one officer, do you think I can ask EVERY SINGLE PERSON WALKING BY???”

    I didn’t want to argue with the guy so I just respectfully stood there answering his questions.

    Officer: “How long have you been living in the country?”
    Me: “um, I was born here”
    Officer: “Where are you headed?”
    Me: “Chicago”
    Officer: “What do you do in Chicago”
    Me: “School and work”
    Officer: “What work?”

    Me: “Work at the student center at my school”
    Officer “What school do you go to?”

    Me: “University of Illinois”
    Officer: “What were you doing in Argentina?”

    Me: “I studied abroad with a class. We went for a class”
    Officer” “How long were you in Argentina?”

    Me: “About two weeks”

    I asked him “Do you guys just pull aside any non-looking white person for questioning?”

    He replied “We have a tough job here and a drug problem in this country and we have to take every precaution necessary especially with the threat of terrorism. Just because you’re a citizen it doesn’t mean were not going to check you, you should be proud as you are contributing in helping the U.S. be safe”

    I rolled my eyes, grabbed my bag and they let me go.

    I have never experienced anything like that anywhere else except here in the states. It is what it is though. Sucks that you had that experience also. Trust me it feels awful especially from your own countrymen.

    1. Anonymous age 72 April 25, 2015 at 12:11 am

      I live in Mexico. The only time I encounter rudeness is coming north across the river. Not always then, but never going into Mexico.

      When I used to fly, it was horrid. In the USA only.

    2. anon April 25, 2015 at 4:05 am

      oh god, is that all you whiny entitled faggot? lol

  22. Mainlander April 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Oh man up. This is nothing.

  23. Dr. Weezil April 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    The “government” is not “us.”

    For all the red pill stuff, that you don’t get this basic reality is kind of telling.

  24. j April 24, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks to your Middle Eastern brother Osama, we all have to put up with this shit. I have also been stopped many times and thought it was because of my Middle Eastern looks. It is not. It is just random. My blond, blue-eyed friends have been stopped also.

    Sign up for Global Entry: http://www.cbp.gov/global-entry/how-to-apply
    It is only $100 or so. I signed up after returning from a Ukraine trip. They opened my suitcase and grilled me on why I was carrying so many condoms. With Global Entry, you breeze through customs by scanning your fingerprints on a machine, so no one ever checks your bags. Well worth it if you travel internationally.

    1. SlickyBoy April 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      If he used a kiosk it sounds like he already has global entry. They still do random audits of global entry holders. In fact you’re more likely to get one with global entry.

      1. j April 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        Interesting. I’ve used Global Entry many times and have never been stopped. I loved being able to skip all the miserable lines.

        I haven’t traveled in a few years. Maybe things have changed.

      2. SlickyBoy April 26, 2015 at 11:52 am

        Yeah, it only happened to me once back in 2013, but that’s what the customs guy told me – they do compliance checks (audits) of every global entry passenger once in a while. What pissed me off is the entire air crew walked right past – obviously not part of their auditing requirements even though they’re global entry holders too.

        He made a perfunctory check of my bag – opened it up but barely looked through – then sent me on my way. By that time though, the entire plane had already gone through immigration, got their bags, and were on their way while I waited in a room full of Habibs with third world passports. If I were really looking to smuggle something, the last thing I’d want is global entry.

      3. j April 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm

        Even with an occasional check, Global Entry is worth it to skip those horribly long lines…

      4. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:46 pm

        So silly, because obviously $100 isn’t going to stop a real “bad guy” from bringing in whatever they are trying to prevent… I’m sure all the criminals are signed up with Global Entry accounts. No way will I give them a penny more of my money.

        Also I have rarely been stopped.. I think it’s just a numbers game. They let through 90%+ of people no matter what system you are using.

    2. Hell_Biker April 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      That’s getting closer to part of what it’s about.

      It isn’t JUST for control, it’s about cash. They set up bloated systems which justify ripping more money off the taxpayer and then on top of that they can collect extra money from people who pay to avoid all the hassles that they caused in the first place.

  25. Joshua April 24, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I’ve tried to talk to people about #4 but I always choke on the cloud which arises when my conversation partner plunges his head into the sand.

  26. dasdasd April 24, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    You look like a criminal, that’s all. You have a beard.

  27. manmax April 24, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Roosh now is the time to jump ship man get out of the country while you still can. You’re a high value target to the cuntocracy, they won’t rest until they’ve spilled your blood man.

    1. "guest" April 27, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      Sometimes I’m thinking, Roosh could very well be in physical danger actually..

  28. jj0 April 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    LOL don’t be that paranoid. There’s a complex system of threats detection in almost every international airport.

    Some time ago a CIA document was leaked in which they analized all these systems of screenings on different international airports.
    In this case, I guess they either randomly got you (they constantly get random people for screenings) or because any particular thing you did (even unconsciously) or something on your apparel didn’t match their standards.

    I know the way they can treat you is ethically fucked up, but what you experienced was totally normal.

    Why was it normal? Because you bitch about it, but do nothing about.
    Well, that’s how government get the approval to implement this and every other irrational controlling systems on the citizens.

  29. E. April 24, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    I don’t know if has changed, but if you were a foreigner you used to fill a form like this one (the questions are all real, believe it or not):

    Frank Zappa

    Welcome to the United States

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF8v6CUjL04

    1. Jones April 26, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      ANSWER YES OR NO

      nooooo …

      LOUDER

      NOOOOOO

      [ding] 🙂

      One of my favourites by Frank Zappa, BTW …

  30. Daniel Greenbaum April 24, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Really, noone likes to be detained when they are tired and jet lagged, but I’m sure just answering a few questions honestly won’t kill anyone. Cmon take your fight to someone worth your time. Arguing with immigration. This is one time in your life, you have to suck it up. After years of loyalty, you’re losing me a little here, Roosh.

    1. Anonymous age 72 April 25, 2015 at 12:13 am

      Hey, cool. So who cares about freedoms and liberty? Don’t be a spoiled brat.

      1. Lone Wolf April 25, 2015 at 3:01 am

        “A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.” -Sun Tzu.

      2. Daniel Greenbaum April 25, 2015 at 1:16 pm

        exactly gramps! that`s the deal. Let`s cry about the vietnam war while we`re at it. Just because you`re a U.S. citizen doesn`t give you the right to do whatever you want without questioning ever. Of course, that doesn`t apply to you. You can play shuffleboard as long as you want at the retirement home. I promise. No questioning.

      3. Reeturn Of Pogrom April 25, 2015 at 4:55 pm

        U see goyim this is why we lie on Holocaust, to get Juuze like Greenbaum to defend Triball Tyrany at all times. Daneel, I have some other siites I need u troll on. I can pay dooble JIDF. Arre you gamme?

      4. Daniel Greenbaum April 25, 2015 at 6:15 pm

        If you learn how to read and write first. Jaja. Hippie loser.

      5. Anonymous age 72 April 25, 2015 at 10:19 pm

        You are a total product of your culture including the hatred for old men. Something which does not happen in Mexico.

        Furthermore, Mexico has few retirement homes. I suppose they exist but I have never seen nor heard of one. I will be taken care of in my own home. I feel for you. With your attitude your family will get you into the death prison at the first opportunity. Karma is a real bitch.

        The founders predicted there would be people like you , willing to sell their liberty for more imagined security, and ending with neither.

        I don’t know how often you go through US customs. I do it a lot and play it cool. But, normally they do not exceed the bounds of decency. Also, they have not yet stolen my laptop. When that happens, I expect to be much less cooperative.

        You profile like a TSA groper, to be honest. Your insulting and aggressive form of writing points right at it.

    2. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      How was he arguing with them? He answered the questions truthfully, and was detained and harassed.

  31. splooge April 24, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    your middle eastern name did play a role consdiering the politics going around. You are not the only one and others had it worse espically if they are not citizens, consider yourself lucky.

  32. Davis M.J. Aurini April 24, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    5. Because radical groups of Muslim young men are organizing over the Internet, and building a network of terror cells throughout our countries.

    That would be a justifiable reason to search citizens – but it is almost certainly not the reason that you were searched.

  33. SlickyBoy April 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    “After deplaning, I was required like everyone to use an electronic kiosk where my photo was taken. ”
    This sounds like a random audit of global entry passengers. Happened to me and went more or less the same way.

  34. Jones April 24, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Don’t go to Canada, they’ll think you’re a closet paedo and they’ll stick their thumbs up your arsehole to see if you’re hiding flash drives full of kidsmut up there …

    I’m not joking about this — they do this to guys travelling on their own that are of a certain age who are not officially tied to some slut they’ve “married up”.

  35. guest April 24, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    I’m afraid you’re experience Roosh is becoming the norm for more and more “citizens” caught the so-called war, or is it wars… terror, drugs, poverty, etc. We’re so insecure as a nation that we have to detain citizens and violate their legal rights

    If that Agent said you’re not on American soil, then he didn’t have authority under US law to detain you. The dichotomy is laughable, but also maddening.

    It’s all about how much BS a person is willing to take an how long he’s willing to be detained illegally without probably cause of any crime. You could pull the lawyer card, but then you’d probably still in detained.

    What your country is really telling you and anyone who travels outside the country is, “don’t come back jack.” Sounds like a jilted crazy cat lady kind of attitude. But if that’s the way they want to treat the people that feed them, then they can have this country. Makes a person want to leave for good and never come back.

  36. Anonymous age 72 April 25, 2015 at 12:02 am

    It’s a good thing you didn’t have a laptop with you. In such cases, they often confiscate it for further searching, often looking for such things as child porn on the HD. (All males traveling alone are clearly pedophiles or perverts, no?)
    Forensic investigators can access files you thought you delete. Deletion does not actually delete the data files; only the pointers defining them.

    Some companies prohibit there employees from having any proprietary data on their traveling laptops. They have to access if from the Cloud.

    Of course, if you did have a laptop and they didn’t take it, you are blessed by God…

    They promise to return the laptops after searching, but many people report they never get them back. “Look, my son! Daddy found this laptop at work today. Somebody left it behind.”

    One man was sentenced to a long prison stay though they found no child porn on his HD. The stupid judge (but I repeat myself) ruled that having a WIPE program on the computer could be taken as proof of child porn on the HD. I shit you not.

    In Linux the dd command can fill unused clusters with random data.

    1. Jones April 26, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      You’ve also been to Canada, haven’t you? 🙂

      1. Anonymous age 72 April 26, 2015 at 11:43 pm

        One time in the 90’s. My wife likes to travel, she had her own modest income in the ole’ factory, and we lived frugally enough for her to do it.

        She had taken several ocean cruises with her best friend. She pressured me so finally I said, Once, if you don’t bug me again.

        We flew into Vancouver to find the ship. It went north and stopped at several places, then we went into the US area. So I am assuming we crossed immigration and customs more than once in Canada. Nothing happened of note as far as I can remember, and I can remember unpleasant experiences a long ways back coming into the USA.

        The thing I enjoyed best in Vancouver was watching the little float planes coming in and sitting down on the water. Like swans, slowly, slowly, then suddenly water everywhere and they were down and stopped. And, when they took off they would go racing throwing more and more water, then suddenly break free and fly away like swans again.

        Vancouver may not be the most beautiful city in the world, but it is by far the most beautiful city I have ever seen. We especially liked Queen Victoria park, the most beautiful park I have ever seen, and the Asian brides who come in limousines, run into the rest room and run out in a few minutes in full bridal dress.

      2. Jones April 27, 2015 at 10:35 pm

        Back in the 1990s it really was different though …

      3. Anonymous age 72 April 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

        Yes, but i was so harassed then even before Nine-One-One that I cannot imagine trying to fly today

        Once, long after I stopped air travel, I went to the airport in Amarillo to pick up a passenger. I got to chatting with the very friendly security guy. I told him how I was always harassed, and still being searched minutes after my family was though.

        He told me my brand of shoes has a steel shank in them, which trips the metal detector. Dummies who don’t know this keep looking for a gun or something.

        I tried to have my pockets empty of any coins, and not even have credit cards in my billfold. I would even take off my belt and put it on the belt so the buckle wouldn’t trip it But the alarm would go off anyway.

      4. Sam August 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm

        What kind of shoes, Aldens?

      5. Anonymous age 72 August 9, 2015 at 6:58 pm

        Actually, at that time I was using Rockport Pro walkers until new management ruined them by putting a seam across the front of the shoe. Those shoes were actually drawing blood.

        I paid a shoe repairman in my Mexican village to take the tongues out of an old pair and put them in the new ones. Those were so bad they stopped making them almost immediately. Now, I mostly use Merrell Sawtooth boots.

        Note I am not saying the Rockports have a metal shank I am saying the airport security guy said so. If it is not true, I’d like to know, just for curiosity.

        I am not familiar with Aldens at all. Sorry.

  37. TyKo Steamboat April 25, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Geez…Leave for the Philippines tomorrow & now im on edge…

  38. MajorStyles April 25, 2015 at 1:15 am

    It doesn’t take much for them to put the “suspicious character” classification on you. That happened to me ten years ago in Canada, because I had the same first and middle name as some ex-con who was on the run in Alberta.

    The next five years were full of secondary clearance checks, excessive questioning, rummaging through my bags, etc. Coming into the US became a royal pain in the ass.

    Finally, they gave up when they realized I was a frequent flyer with no criminal record. But by the time it was done, I didn’t want to live in the US anymore.

  39. an observer April 25, 2015 at 4:41 am

    Your occupation: ‘lifecoach’.

    Any hint of your books could get you charged with hate crimes.

  40. invisiblehand85 April 25, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Number 3. Redistribution

  41. theakinet April 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Actually Roosh, the search system the TSA uses is out of fear. Fear of racial profiling. So instead of targeting Hispanics for drug searches, and Arabs (along with Africans and Asians from Muslim countries) for terror searches we randomly search everyone.

    If our system was rational you would’ve been subject to searches for years.

  42. Jones April 25, 2015 at 8:25 am

    “It’s your turn” …

    In Mexico, they have a “fair” system for this — an inspector presses a button, and if it’s green, you can go about your business. If it’s red, you get a secondary inspection, regardless of anything else.

    It’s “fair” because the randomness makes it “fair”, at least according to Models of Bureaucratic Thinking.

    This is actually more fair than being fucked with because you’re fifteen years older than most of the people you’re travelling with, because you’re one of about four people who booked first class accommodations, because you’re travelling “on your own”, and because you’re dressed and kitted out much closer to your actual net worth than you probably should have been …

    Even the book “Beat the Border” will not prepare you for some of this.

    1. ExCanadian April 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      In Mexico you press the button YOURSELF! Inspector doesn’t do anything.

      1. Jones April 25, 2015 at 7:31 pm

        Oh, yeah, I forgot about having to press the button. 🙂

  43. skillet April 25, 2015 at 11:31 am

    That hassle is one reason I quit flying. Lived overseas 12 years. Fortunately, there is plenty here in the good ol US of A to keep me happy.

    I have my wife I met abroad, my garden, me chickens, my dog, my firearms, the internet and a son who likes to spend my money.

    I do wish things were more laid back and carefree like before the attacks on our country by terrorists.

    I wish I knew what really happened. I do not believe the official stuff but all the conspiriacy theories also seem paranoid and crazy.

    Guess we will never know for sure.Congressman Waelter Jones of NC said in a radio interview that he knew a lot of what really happened but could not say.

    I miss the laid back friendly skies of the 1980’s and 1990’s. I just wish those fun days would come back. Plus we all had more money back then. Wall Street did not have us quite as strangled, women were nicer, we had more money and better jobs.

    My biggest worry was how to show off and pretend I actuallly had money and was successful when talking to the ladies. You can get thrown in jail for rape now for impersonating somebody who has wealth when you are a loser.

    In the early 1980’s, you could even sit in college classes and smoke cigarettes. And in the 1970’s, I even had a smoking area at my high school.

    Liberty sho is nice.

    1. Manny E. Irizarry April 25, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Spoken like an unfettered U.S. idiot.

      1. skillet April 25, 2015 at 3:15 pm

        And a nice day to you, too.

  44. anon1 April 25, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    C’mon man its NYC, ofcourse there’s more checks.

    Plus the whole verging on muslim name thing

    ‘questionable’ well trimmed beard

    laconic give no fucks attitude

    mid 30s

    You’re like the target demographic of target demographics for the TSA shit-stains.

    Sure it happens to people outside that niche demographic too. mothers being forced to drink their own breast milk, and all that other reduction of rights bullshit.

    But in general they are selecting for specific criteria (despite how unconstitutional and unproductive that is), and regardless of your citizenship, tax receipts or clear capitalist belief system, you fit the criteria.

    plus maybe they were just fucking with you as well.

  45. Bo Jangles April 26, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Supreme court has ruled that they cant deny a us citizen reentry for refusing to answer questions. You have a right not to incriminate yourself. I like his line about not being in the US. Cuba maybe?

  46. Ming the Merciless April 26, 2015 at 9:34 am

    They probably have a quota of innocent-looking white Americans to search because searching nothing but suspicious-looking non-white foreigners would be raciss profiling or something.

  47. ArlingtonVA's Finest April 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Doesn’t this roosh guy rant against “liberals” and “social justice warriors”? (who, if they had it their way, racial profiling would be illegal).

    LMAO! The irony is just too delicious.

    1. Dumbass April 27, 2015 at 8:41 am

      When did the SocJus crew ever care about anything other than gay domestics, self-mutilators or the unhinged sexual fantasies of the jeune bougeoise?

      A SJW’s sense of justice ends at the tip of hir genitals.

  48. Dogbert II April 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I know exactly why I’m not going to the US. I have even put the US explicitly in job applications as one of the few destinations I’m not willing to go to.

    @Roosh: it became “your turn” because you didn’t bow to the creeps of the SPLC.

    1. Jones April 26, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      For me it’s Canada …

      I’ll help anyone out who wants out of Canada permanently, but I’ll be damned if me and my assets will ever set foot back there.

      Unless of course the United States decides to invade Canada in order to prevent a Russian invasion of North America — this I could justify, and perhaps I’d dislike Canada less if it had the Stars and Bars flying over it.

      1. ExCanadian April 27, 2015 at 5:18 pm

        I’ve left Canada for good 6+ years ago and never looked back or regretted it!

  49. Brent April 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I remember this Rod Blogajevich picture from the Chicago episode of Anthony Boudain’s The Layover. I watch too much TV

  50. BJ April 26, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Roosh, is it possible you were singled out because of your ‘infamous’ reputation as a misogynist? You know the US Government does not like anybody with red pill ideals…

  51. rms April 27, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Sorry Roosh – I love you and what you’ve done for me personally, but I’m happy if Muslims (or people with “Muslim sounding names”) are being checked extra closely. I know that you’re agnostic/atheist and are part of the solution, but I mean… insert Bill Maher talking points here.

  52. deshler April 27, 2015 at 1:11 am

    I just got back into the United States after being out of the country for a few weeks. Coming back into the States by far was the worst customs experience of the trip. I had a similar experience (but worse) coming back in the country from Europe years back. ‘merica – can’t keep a non stop flow of illegals and heroin from coming in through the southern border, but can post snipers at college football games and harass you at the airport.

    It’s not a mistake that they cracked down hard on militias in the 90’s to pave way for the 2000’s+. The government’s actions show who they’re really worried about, and it’s not ISIS.

  53. Kirk Reyes April 27, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Reason why is because your name is “foreign, ” and linked to a terrorist. Government is now basically using a blanket sweep (non-specific identification of names that match a “secret” list). Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Skahill had a major study on this system re: no fly lists etc…and DOJ came on fairly recently that they would revamp the system…with the EXCEPTION of airport security. Mainly to protect against discrimination against blacks…but if you are hispanic or Arab-like you are screwed.

    I have already had this happen to me multiple times. I have researched this subject thoroughly, and fortunately there are several law suits being brought against the federal government regarding no fly lists and even relatively “benign” secondary searches you encountered.

    You are actually at the border. So US laws and jurisdiction is a grey area. You are technically in a no-man’s land, so principles of US law do not necessarily apply. You are not in the US in a technical sense. In the most extreme scenario, they can STOP you from entering or “re-repatriating” into the US. At which point you would need to call the State Department for help.

    Give you few examples:
    1) I have a middle eastern sounding name (South Asia), born and raised in small town South Carolina, and parents are naturalized citizens for over 40 years. Came through Miami last year (went to the World Cup)…was detained. Dont be fooled …this is a detention, since they take your passport. You are NOT able to move freely.

    Was asked: Where are your parents from? Not sure how this has any bearing on ME or how this is relevant to ME. Ask several questions about my parents.

    Get passport taken…sent to a waiting room. Only people in there are myself and few families from Brazil. Entire plane I was on at this point has gone through the customs check.

    Get to the clerk…she quizes me…who I am…where I am from…etc. THEN asks me how much was your visa to Brazil. I said free. Then she smirked (thinking she caught me). “That’s not true!” I said yes it is, the visa fee is waived by Brazil if you have World Cup tickets. Her shit-eating grin disappeared…”AHHH thats the right answer…” I retort “yeah and you asked me how much and I told you it was free.” I asked her (knowing already why) “why was I pulled?” “Cause your name is common.”
    “No its not common, actually its rare given where I was born etc.”
    FINALLY she admitted….”well this “general” name is on a large list, and that large list accounts for “potential” terrorists that have been investigated in the past”

    So I asked…”…can’t you put into the system based on Passport number, DOB, etc etc and remove me.”
    “No, there is no way to differentiate.”

    There you have it.

    2) Happened in Barcelona, Aruba, and Canada. Similar questions. I wait until the entire plane disembarks and I am literally the only one unable to catch my flight. In Aruba, she lady hinted on how I can get off the list…”change my name and change my DOB.”

    3) What can you do? You can file a complaint through the TSA redress program. You mark the issue you had, flight info etc. Goes through a computer system. They send you a generic snailmail, stating they checked your issue, and that the proper procedure was followed.

    4) So now what? You can APPEAL the TSA response…guess where. FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT! Last time I read the statute, FEDERAL APPELLATE COURT (next level up)… which would cost THOUSANDS of dollars to file. Let along paying an attorney.

    There is actually no reason to even bother. Not to mention they already have you marked as someone that has “complained.” God knows what then.

    I could go on and on. This is a putrid system… and the irony is ( as Roosh stated) you have all these idiots from every part of the globe entering, no problem. Yet a US Citizen, educated, make good dough, never had a violation outside a speeding ticket…get harassed. Not to mention, in Miami I get interrogated by “Gutierrez , “Sanchez” etc asking me where MY parents are from. Welcome to the U. S of A.

  54. Chris April 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I was searched similarly on a return trip from Central America. the agent tried on 3 occasions to provoke me to argue with him.

    Simply put……DONT.

    The agent was very predictable – he first tried to imply that I had no education, took one look at me and asked why I wasn’t in school. when I told him I had graduated already, he asked my degree and begun trying to attack it – literally saying “You won’t be finding a job with that degree” he said sarcastically…..I had been employed for 10 months at that time. I laughed under my breath and held my tongue.

    A Korean guy who is was also held was yelled at. Pretty sure he tried to pull the racism card to provoke the poor guy.

  55. Nick April 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

    America’s elites no longer consider themselves Americans, like many of us do. They are globalists and they’ll give preferential treatment to fellow elites sooner than their countrymen. A concept called “Anarcho-Tyranny” explains the governments tyrannical behavior towards law-abiding citizens, while anarchy reigns on the southern border for example. Here’s an introduction to more of this thinking for those interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Managerial_state

  56. Karl April 27, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I got searched once, after I told them I had been out of the USA for 10 months.

    They were fairly thorough in rifling through my 3 luggages to verify that there was no drugs present; when they discovered a few bundles of foreign currency (long story, short: very-low denomination notes that are extremely useful for next-year’s trip in the provinces, while simultaneously being hard to ever GET, while simultaneuously losing too much in exchange), they got interested in seeing if they could get me on exceeding $10,000 in cash. They wanted it counted. But apparently not VERY interested – they told me to go off to this other room, and count it all MYSELF (I had told them, truthfully, that I actually didn’t know how much money there was). They had already lost interest COMPLETELY when I returned 45 minutes later and told them (truthfully) it was the equivalent of about US $2100.

  57. Manuel April 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I have had a similar experience, but even worse than yours. My solution is very simple, I just never go back to the US, never. On my last and final trip the harassment started on the way in the Amsterdam airport where I was changing planes for one bound for the US. In Amsterdam they already had TSA idiots harassing everyone. They asked me all kinds of intrusive questions and then referred me to a supervisor for more harassment. They even asked about my finances and taxes. When I landed in the US I got some kind of mark put on my customs card and they gave me a very aggressive search of my luggage. I could see that the guy had on his computer screen a typed history of everything I had ever said to a border agent. He asked me if I still had the same business which referred to a conversation from years prior with another agent.

    I, like you, have no criminal record and of course they didn’t find anything on me save for a copy of a friend’s passport. We had been traveling together and sharing my suitcase and like all smart travelers we keep extra copies of our passports. After all of that harassment I assumed it wouldn’t be my “turn” again anytime soon. I could not have been more run. During that trip to the US I went to South America for a wedding and I got similar harassment on my in and out of the US. But the icing on the cake is that when I finally left the US the last time I now was getting some kind of code “SSSS” on my boarding pass. When the TSA drone checked he got and shouted excitedly “I GOT ONE!”. “One” what I didn’t ask. This time they gave me the aggressive ball rubbing body search and went through all my stuff with a fine toothed comb and tested me and everything I was carrying for explosives.

    Needless to say that was enough for me to decide that I never need to visit the US ever again. Fuck it.

    I was also very shocked to hear about TSA agents operating in Asia and harassing passengers on flights that were not even US bound. This shit is going to get worse before it gets better.

  58. disqus_2015ScorpioWater April 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I traveled to virtually ever other country on Earth, its the US that has the biggest asshole immigration people, the immigration people have handguns and the manners of Rottweilers, they think everyone who enters the country is a potential criminal, drug dealer, or terrorist, its as if those people are really going to enter the country legally. I recall a British guy was detained for two hours because his named matched that of a bank robber from Los Angeles, as if he was the same guy, fucking assholes.

  59. John April 27, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    As a US citizen you have an absolute right to enter this country. The Supreme Court has held this – the right is absolute. The government can inhibit you only to the point where your identity as a citizens has been established. They can also detain you for a brief period to process paperwork that documents your legal entry. Beyond this the government must have reasonable suspicion to conduct any kind of border search. That said, it doesn’t take much to develop reasonable suspicion. You could have gone to bad country, traveled out of an area known for child porn, meet a drug courier profile, etc. There are lots of ways the government can use to justify a border search. If you are ever picked for one keep you mouth closed, ask him you being detained, specifically state you do not consent to any searches or your bag or person but you will not resist, and repeated ask to leave. You cannot be detained until you answer questions unless there is something else. Also, you can’t be detained once the scope of the border search has concluded. You must be free to leave unless there is something more.

  60. 66Scorpio April 28, 2015 at 3:28 am

    I’m a Canadian and I find it far creepier when I enter the USA compared to, say, China.

    1. spicynujac April 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Yeah and to think, just a few years ago you didn’t even need a passport to cross, now they treat a border crossing like you are being interviewed for a job in the secret service.

  61. Josh Rees April 28, 2015 at 4:36 am

    big deal, it’s old news that the US immigration aren’t fair and can ask whatever they want, waste your time etc.

  62. Greg April 28, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I mean really people, this asshole is calling your wife fat, and all you wanna do is talk about airport security…. an Iranian, I might remind you, who is calling Americans FAT UGLY people… I think that means YOU!

    1. Sam August 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      So Greg, how fat is your wife bro?

  63. Dutch_pride April 29, 2015 at 5:09 am

    You have a beard. That’s a terrorist thing nowadays, especially when you don’t have a western name. Add a foreign passport and you know why they searched you. They’ll have to, who would they search instead, Mrs Jones age 70? It’s a puppet-show. Keeping customspeople busy, doing the anti-terrorist thing. Just bore them, then you’re out in no-time.

  64. Anon May 6, 2015 at 8:51 am

    What a whiny little bitch you are!

    1. You were stopped because your profile sounds dodgy – and it IS dodgy: running an indeterminate “internet business” that you can’t even define from Eastern Europe – that will set off the dodgy sensors of half the world, let alone US Border control. For example, you could be an illegal online pill salesman, or a music/video pirate, or have any NUMBER of potential other occupations that it is the DUTY of Border control to sit up and take notice of.

    2. What sort of twisted logic makes you think US Border control should only stop people with passports “a different colour to yours”? You mean to say US citizens don’t try to break import laws? Of course they do, and of course customs have a right to stop everyone they suspect, regardless of their nationality. A US passport is not a licence to waltz into the country with whatever illegal substance you want.

    3. You weren’t even properly searched. The guy flipped through your bag and let you go. Who complains about getting their bag flipped through, seriously? Someone that has never travelled before? It takes 3 minutes and is of no offence at all, and happens to thousands of random traveler a day. Surely you know this as the “frequent traveler” you are. Grow up, there’s no story here.

    4. You most certainly do not pay any US taxes, so drop that line, it’s a lie. You certainly may need to file IRS every year (for earning over $9000 abroad), but I’m most certain you don’t earn more than the expat threshold of $95,100 which would require you to actually pay some US tax.

    5. Finally, I’m frankly surprised you didn’t get more of a going over considering you are listed on the SLPC list for hate speech. If anything, these guys let you off lightly. Consider yourself lucky this time.

  65. Bodhi Dharma May 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Ive been stripped searched going through customs leaving the US but not entering. As soon as I was led to a small, bare room, I knew it was cough and spread time.

  66. TornLegorf . May 8, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Roosh, you passed up the perfect opportunity to feed those fellow males the red pill and introduce them to RoK and RooshV?

  67. Brian Black May 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    In terms of absolute value, politicians and the elite view illegal immigrants as more valuable than an american citizen. When it comes to American citizens, they must be:
    Accountable
    Observant of Rights
    Work hard for a vote
    When it comes to illegal immigrants, they can:
    Treat them like slaves
    Use them for cheap votes
    Can arrest them at any time
    Easy to see what a strong, centralized government would want.

  68. Anton Chigurh May 15, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Roosh’s writing is getting better and better all the time. This was a fine report from the field with a perceptive, insightful conclusion.

  69. Imperator82 May 27, 2015 at 9:19 am

    3. To justify someone’s pay check.

    this is probably the most likely reason. instead of paying people to dig-ditches and then another group of people to fill them in, the government has created bullshit-jobs in the name of ‘safety/security.’

  70. TFC August 9, 2015 at 6:48 am

    The author (Roosh) hit the nail right on the head with #4. Instill citizen fear of authority. We the citizens of the United States of America have literally spent billions of taxpayer dollars on a worthless system that produces nothing but delay and fear tactics to enforce rules that were only a decade ago unlawful. Why has all this happened? No, not the World Trade Center… that could not have been stopped by these perverts looking at penis and breast sizes from secluded rooms by x-rays taken of law abiding passengers. The reason this is happening is to instill fear of authority. A world order is coming and you can disbelieve all you wish and might but it is happening now and you can not stop it.

  71. judyt00 August 16, 2015 at 2:39 am

    aww, gee, you don’t like being treated like a lesser person. STOP TREATING WOMEN LIKE THAT THEN. you got searched because you are a douchebag and should have been cavity searched as well

  72. Maude Adams May 4, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I live in the UK and travel to the USA twice a year. As an American citizen, I’ve never had any trouble going through Charlotte customs until recently. Departing from Heathrow (where every piece of luggage is highly scrutinized) I arrived tired and approached customs gate 2 where an African American female asked me questions and wondered if I had a permit for the USA. Incredible. Then she stamped something on my customs declaration. To make a long story short, when I gave my paper to the official after collecting my baggage, he hurriedly took me to another room where this white black bearded minion took delight in asking if I had any guns or ammunition. He then proceeded to empty all my luggage while saying ‘stand back.’ Took the suitcase through a radar machine to see if anything was hidden there. Finally came back and said you can repack it. With utter scum such as these two creatures, travel is a prime bitch. Guess they have to get their trivial jollies somewhere. Watch out.