Commentary from the liberterrain…
The 20th Century socialist thugocracies of Europe were infested with the likes of vicious Gestapo, Stasi and KGB secret police organs. (Yes, they were all de facto variations of socialism no matter that they called themselves Nazi, communist, fascist, or Glorious People's Republic.)
The Transportation Security Administration has taken a giant step towards mutating itself into America's first truly statist/socialist/fascist federal goon squad: VIPR.
Stupid even by acronym-obsessed federalcrat standards, the Fifties-motorcycle-gang-sounding VIPR stands for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response, something only a career bureau slug could dream up.