No we didn't become any safer now than before 9/11. We just created invasive laws that allowed elected officials and non to intrude on everyone's life.
You are looking at the action or event, but not that its a "Crisis". These crisis create opportunity to push more constrictive laws because everyone's cortisol levels are elevated. More of the voter base that is scared the easier it is to pass "Security" into reality. Shit if you even pay attention to what happened with the relief bill then you could have seen a prime example.
*Government shuts the Economy down (in the name of safety.)
*people start to panic because of finances
*A clean Federal House bill is introduced to help people.
*One party and a portion of the other want to stall the House Bill to add garbage spending along with "security" laws.
*People get stressed and the H-Bill gets put on ice for "Political fighting" 🙄
*Media comes on and starts preaching the world is going to end!!!
*More stress and panic from the people so they will accept anything even the garbage added as long as they get a $1200.00 help check.
*Political fighting ends, but the original clean H-Bill is 400 pages bigger with pork spending on non epidemic related items.
*People are happy and feel a bit better.
*News Media immediately starts pushing the items that were cut from the garbage H-bill as good things. Even new LAWS...
*House of representatives start saying there needs to be a "Bigger Better House Bill."
*This new H-Bill has more "Free" money but in order for us to have it. They need to create new Bureaucracies to manage and investigate, and hard currency needs to be done away with.
There is plenty more in the works too.
art of negotiating with Unions. Union asks for some reasonable items in a contract. The company comes back with their version, and its stripped to the bone of everything. Workers strike. Everyone runs out of money, and they dang near accept even less than the stripped contract just so they can come back to work.
1 step forward to end up 4 steps back.