New security rules remind me of the "Zero tolerence" rules some educational institutions go by.
Zero tolerence = Zero common sense = Zero brains to use = Zero reponsibility
I think the fact that we let them do this to us is completely insane. It's not like the fact that several common innocuous liquids can be combined to lethal effect is something that is newly discovered. The government has known that such a thing has been possible all along. Just about everything that they are doing at airports these days is window dressing designed to cow the masses into submission through irrational fear.
I'd like to think they have almost reached the limit of what they can do to us before we stand up and say "no more phony crap", but I'm not so sure. There are plenty of supporters of this lunacy even on this supposedly conservative forum. Perhaps when they force us to strip and put on hospital gowns before we board a plane, someone will call their bullshit for what it is.