Courtesy of Alvie.
You know this reminds me of an old friend of mine named Roy Postel. We went to different high schools, so the incident I'm about to relate took place before we met at the OSU Marion campus our freshman year.
To the best of my recollection, it went like this:
His senior year, 1969, Harding High School decreed that its students could not wear military surplus clothing and that after a certain date anyone caught with GI gear would have it confiscated. Now Roy wasn't political. He was just a free man. A libertarian before libertarian was cool. But in regulating his choice of clothing, Roy reckoned that the school had crossed his particular Rubicon.
The date that the policy was to go into effect, most of the student body decided to defy it. No one took it as far as Roy did, though.
Snitches in high school being every bit as commonplace as everywhere else, the administration was prepared to seize every bit of GI clothing before the students entered the building.
As Roy neared the door, the principal demanded that he surrender his OD M-65 field jacket. Roy replied, "I don't think you want me to do that." Yes, the principal insisted, he did. "OK," Roy replied, and he removed the jacket to reveal his naked torso with this sentiment written on his body in huge letters in black Magic Marker, front and back, and I quote: "FUCK THE STATE!" The crowd of students backed up to get in went wild, cheering.
The principal changed his mind, gave Roy back the jacket and sent him home with the order to return appropriately attired. As I recall, he skipped school the rest of the day.
We need more Roy Postels these days -- People who know they are free and act like it. This TSA business isn't about safety, its about how much tyranny we will tolerate so they can move us to the next level.
Resist. Refuse. Make them crazy with our defiance.
LATER: On a less guerrilla theater note: "Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA."