Following a sort of accidental series: Who's Enlightened?
... Who's Free?
... Who's Scientific?
... Who's Recovered?
Richard North, researching and writing about Britain's WW2 experiences, has come across
a disturbing but unsurprising fact. The British government encouraged ordinary Brits to build Anderson shelters in their backyards, which were marginally useful at best. The gov't reasoned: "If people were provided with comfortable, safe shelters, they might stay there and war production would suffer."
Meanwhile, Hitler built
a massive and totally bombproof bunker in Hamburg. After the war the Allies tried to destroy it but couldn't. Now it's being turned into a monument to the latest primitive Teutonic superstition. Gaia replaces Wotan, solar "power" replaces protection. Under Wotan the ordinary Krauts were bombproof. Under Gaia they will be required to freeze in the dark.
A similar contrast existed in the '50s and '60s. Americans were encouraged to build our own fallout shelters if we could afford them; urban Russians and Chinese had tremendous fallout shelters provided for them.
In the current era, TSA follows the same prescription. Disarm, demoralize and disinform ordinary American travelers to insure they'll Never Again be able to stop a terrorist. Roll out the red carpet for young Muslim males with one-way cash tickets and suspicious bulges. Free-fire zone for the enemy.
And in some parts of the country, the same formula applies to interspecies conflicts. Formerly the government had a duty to protect people from wolves and grizzlies, and did a very good job of eliminating them from populated areas. Now the wolves and grizzlies are actually placed
into areas where they can kill livestock and humans, and we're not allowed to bother them. Free-fire zone for the enemy.
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The most basic job of any gov't is to protect its own citizens. Anglosphere govt's have a long history of de-protecting
their own citizens, guaranteeing their own people are maximally vulnerable to bombs and predators, while supposedly self-destructive totalitarian regimes actually protect their own people.