the AC's extension of the analogy is actually really good - It's probably a pretty good way of looking at encryption, VPN, and TOR.
Say it's really really cold out, like an "arctic vortex" kind of condition, which is the state of the internet right now with surveillance and monitoring.
So everyone needs to wear their ski masks to go out, if they're smart. So it would be wrong to prevent people from walking around in ski masks.
What do you do?