honest question: how does this help general society? the way i see it, if people are so pissed off all the time that you can't tell if you are about to fubar things then you have no business being in any position of authority.
Basically this. If there are social uprisings, that's because people are discontent. The rational and more healthier approach would be to address the cause of discontent when these uprisings occur. Rather, the focus here seems to be on squashing the uprising itself. Approaching the problem like this is dangerous for the society because it means that government places a priority at silencing citizens. This approach is also dangerous for the government, because it will only make citizenry angrier and the uprisings that escape this system will be more revolutionary rather than evolutionary.
I'm also surprised that the smart people at higher levels of our government are still stuck in an outdated command-and-control mentality.
I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos. -- Albert Einstein, on the randomness of quantum mechanics