US airlines are still in reactive mode when dealing with noncompliant, deviant, and violent passengers. The cruise lines solved the disruptive passenger problem long ago, and their solutions can apply—with creative adaptations—to air travel compliance as well. Let’s consider the possible lessons the airlines can learn from the cruise lines, and how they might make those adaptations.
If you are truly empathic about the needs of your fellow citizens, can you also be just as empathic toward the police officers or sheriff’s deputies who come to your aid, with the primary intent of protecting (themselves and you) and serving (you and others)? A little understanding of how their culture orients their worldview can help you understand why they do what they do.
As a Republic, we spend a large share of our resources on trying to catch and punish people who misbehave. At city, county, state, and national levels, we’ve evolved a haphazard conglomeration of “correctional” operations—courts, jails, holding facilities, juvenile detention centers, and prisons. No one seems to know what or how they correct.