Repeating an often-made point.
In earlier times governments wanted to help people defend themselves against both physical crime and scams because the governments were trying to halt crime and scams. Self-defense saved time and effort for the enforcers. A prevented crime doesn't require any police work.
Now that the governments of US/UK/EU are the racketeers, they no longer want us to have defenses.
Small example: PSA on radio discusses identity theft at ATM machines or similar card-reading situations. Advises us to "watch for suspicious devices" attached to ATM machines.
HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO KNOW what's suspicious? ATMs have all sorts of gadgets and slots and security cameras both inside and outside the casing of the machine. A smart thief will make the gadget look like an "official" security camera.
This is a variant on security theater
, the multiple agencies and entities and checkpoints that prevent disabled grandmas from boarding while speeding the passage of an "Islamic" "terrorist" trained and cultivated by FBI.
The PSA instructs us to "watch" for something that we can't knowingly watch for, thus diverting our attention from things we should be noticing.
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