So, here is something I personally witnessed yesterday.
At SFO, a family of four was trying to board. The gate agents kept saying their bags would not fit. This even though the flight was not full, the same family had taken the same airline, same plane, on the way out and their bags had fit--and even though the father demonstrated, using their own "fit basket" or whatever you call it, that in fact his bag DID fit.
After an argument in which the airline people were being completely assholic and irrational, they let him on WITH his bags.
When we landed at JFK, we got to the gate. They would not open the door and let us off for forty minutes. No explanation. Just "we are delayed here waiting for the Port Authority."
Well, guess what it turned out to be? They sent THREE PA cops to arrest the dad. That's right. The bitch flight attendants, in an act of revenge, had him arrested in front of his wife, kids, and plane full of 200 people. His "crime" was arguing with them and, worse, being right.
Now, if he was a "threat", why did they let him on the plane? If it was about the bag, why did they let him on WITH the bags? (They DID fit, I saw him slow them.)
The government of this country and its collusive industries are illegitimate. There is no word for what I saw other than "tyranny." This is not just a reason New York sucks, but America sucks.