It's unjust to call the TSA "Nazis" or "little Stalins". It gives too much credit to the TSA, and trivializes the horrors of totalitarianism.
Yet, sometimes, it's hard to avoid the comparison.
An example is the photo the TSA blog posted yesterday to prove that not only did the "Opt Out Day" protest fail, people in fact love the TSA.
The obvious analogy is the following picture from the Soviet era. It shows a caring "Papa Stalin" holding a happy girl (Gelya Markizova):
Soon after this picture, Stalin had her father shot and her mother murdered. The party continued to use this photo for many years afterward to show how everyone loved Stalin.
Propaganda pictures of adoring children just reaffirms the notion that TSA is totalitarian.
Note the irony. I was detained for taking pictures in the security area on Nov. 23, this guy (Randy Bonhaus, the father of the girls) was encouraged to take pictures. If I were breaking the law, as the TSA claimed, then so was Randy.
Also note the obvious security weakness. If you are a terrorist conducting surveillance, just bring two girls holding a "We Love the TSA" sign. You'll be able to take as many pictures as needed to find a weakness in the security. (This was one of the many reasons the TSA used to claim why I couldn't take pictures -- because I might be a terrorist looking for weakness).