The constant "do you see something suspicious? Report it! Sort it!" announcements on British trains are freaky too. It's a low level of paranoia and normalisation of horrible things
@ebel Getting people to report on one another to the government is a great way to make it so people don't trust one another in either direction ("Is this person up to something?" "Is this person going to call the cops on me?"). This in turn keeps communities small and limited to people who are essentially identical to one another, so they never threaten the government's control.
@ebel well it's understandable after several terrorist attacks on our trains, a lot of stuff leftover from the IRA bombings as well, like why you don't see covered, envlosed bins on platforms etc
Moytura. Destroy the old gods.