And nanny states are happy to turn on their own citizens eventually.
Really? Which nanny states are you thinking of?
Sweden? Denmark? -- No turning on citizens. Just improving their lot. Singapore? Yes it did ban bubble gum, but on the list of "turning on your own citizens" that seems pretty minor. UK? Yes it does have the same Orwellian surveillance of its own citizens as the US, but that's not really "turning on your own citizens" and it's not really associated with nanny states.