As safety becomes the ultimate goal across every aspect of our lives, a veritable industry of harm creation has developed Ashley explains. Sadly, she tells us, even people who oppose lockdown do so not on the basis of freedom but of safety. Freedom has become a dirty word. We forget at our peril she says that the most oppressive regimes argue that their draconian laws are for our protection, for our safety. Even reason she argues is seen as mythical and without reason, freedom makes no sense.