Google Streetview , well that's a burglars and paedophile's gold mine according to your Daily Mail and Talk Radio pundits.
Then there's the credit crunch and the collapse of the economy. Where's the money gone?? Well as it was credit it probably wasnt there in the first place, but most people are in a similar position to what they were in pre credit crunch.
If it's not disease or Google it's terrorists like Al Qaeda , and next week it'll be something else.
Society is a fragile thing built on trust . Usually those who abuse that trust are caught and punished in an appropriate manner.
It's all there to frighten us so the government can pass god knows what laws in "our best interest". The NHS , Police and Army do a good job of looking after us , it's what they're paid for , and despite the odd screw up it generally works.
The government seem to want us to live in a society where we're frightened of our own neighbour like great tracts of the USA. Canada and Switzerland and many other contries have a higher per capita gun ownership than the USA , but they dont hove the same carnage because people trust each other. This Michael Moore cartoon from "Bowling For Columbine" puts it in a nutshell: