Like a sharp constant pain that slowly raws the nerves and turn into a dull persistent ache and eventually forgotten completely, people in the West should be shocked at the every day repressions that they suffer, where their “freedoms” are restricted with the bare minimum of justifications of moral platitude.
If you watched the movie “V for Vendetta”, the opening scenes showed a dystopic London where “curfew” is imposed on all except the police every night, and loudspeakers warn people that they can be arrested if they violate the curfew. That is the sign of the police state.
Except a REAL police state would not even bother to announce it through the loud speakers. The REAL London, as with 75% of cities in US, already have “curfews” for the young, under 18. They don’t tell you loudly, they just arrest the young, “for their own protection”, and then demand that their parents pay fines to bail out the children.
China doesn’t have it. US, Canada, UK, France, Taiwan do.
Even Libya and Egypt don’t have it. Which is how they went through the “Arab Spring” Revolutions at the hands of protesting teenagers. They were only too late to impose curfews AFTER the revolutions started.
(1) in 1857, the British enacted Ordinance No. 9, the “light and pass” ordinance of HK, imposing a curfew on HK’s Chinese residents between 8PM and sunrise. Any Chinese who wanted to be on the streets during the night must first obtain a pass.
(2) in 1942, many US cities passed curfew laws banning Japanese Americans from the streets at night.
(3) similarly, during WWII, Nazi Germans imposed curfews on Jewish populations in several countries in Europe.
Of course, the rationales were that the Japanese Americans during WWII might be prone to crimes at night, and the Chinese in HK might murder the White British at night (or are just all criminals any ways).
Funny how the Americans are now treating their own children with similar disdain.