Yes that seems to be the general attitude about these changes. After 9/11, it was easy to dope people into giving up their privacy and freedoms for the sake of "security." How absurd is it that even now when it has been shown that the real terrorists are the ones at home and who run the governments, it's still much easier to believe that the enemy is the Islamic religion? And now, breaches of privacy has escalated to full on kidnapping and torture of citizens simply on the whims of government officials, without charge or due process. Now with people who are so desperate to keep their jobs and standard of living, it's even riskier to call out on such absurdity.
This seems a lot like how the Germans claimed that they didn't know anything about the actions of the Nazis, this media blackout and people's refusal to face truth. I certainly hope things won't turn to that extreme but honestly things look very bleak. Any whistleblowing activity is immediately shut down and normal regular people protesting are painted as useless hippies. I really don't know what to do.