“This is a very important doctrine consideration in a place like China. Right now, if China was faced with internal unrest, the only capability they have would be military capability — they’d have to roll in the tanks,” Ichikowitz said.
"Tiananmen Square's now 20 years ago, and you could do that (then). Today you can't. Today that's just inciting trauma."
I see. Today that's just inciting trauma. You could do that then. Now, though, it wouldn't even work. Because, you see, "bring in the big guns and people are going to want to throw the big guns back at you”. It would just incite trauma.
This is what certain of those who should not exist mean when they say "progress," when they speak of “public security.”