Misplacement

People tend to have a horribly misplaced respect for the magical authority of the state. Of course: the state simply has no authority, it has even made an effort to waive the authority it had been granted by naive individuals.
Example: “drug dealers deserve to be shot dead, because the state says they’re bad.”
Example 2: when the Soviets built a wall in Berlin overnight, the people did not revolt, sparked by fear of being locked out of their own city/country. Presumably many feared the repercussions from the stasi if they attempted escape/protest. But if they had started determined protest, they would have torn down that wall themselves, instead of having to try to climb over it in later years.
My point is: no individual citizen in his right mind would voluntarily put up such a wall & curtain, only when a politician comes up with the idea to lock people up in open air prisons, do people apply for the job of manning the guard towers along the iron curtain to shoot people dead for trying to escape (note the concept of trying to ESCAPE a geographical region’s political entity). The problem of respect for the magical (illusory) authority runs all the way along the political hierarchy, from the citizen down to the very last politician.

Veiligheid in de autosport

Garry Connelly zou zich wat meer mogen bekommeren om de veiligheid. Raikkonen atuurde juist teveel richting Max #Verstappen, die hem heel netjes inhaalde. Dat Kimi gelegenheid had om, in te struren, wil wat zeggen over hoe langzaam hij reed / hoe breed uit hij reed. Max kon niet anders dan uitwijken over de stoeprand (kerbstones). Als het Connelly echt te doen was om de veiligheid, had hij Kimi uit de uitslag geschrapt. De FIA had natuurlijk ook de uitslag voor zich kunnen laten spreken, en na de wedstrijd Kimi kunnen vertellen dat zulke gevaarlijke ongein in het vervolg wèl gevolgen zal hebben.