Ah, it only gets better. Japan is now refusing to ship any packages to the United States that are over 1 pound in weight because of recently implemented US security procedures.
This is the real fun part, worldwide retaliation. I was detained and shipped back to the US a few years ago for failure to obtain the proper visa for an extended stay in a European country. While waiting in a holding cell to be sent back, I was informed by the security officer that I was being subjected to a new law passed explicitly in response to what that country’s legislature viewed as unfair treatment of their citizens who arrived in the US without proper documentation. Apparently, if I had arrived a day earlier, I would have been permitted to enter with a requirement that I obtain a visa at a local embassy, instead I was shipped home at my expense. Foolish on my part, but you’ll see more and more of this in the future.
We’ll all look back on the 50s – 90s with an ever increasing longing.