I notice my young daughter is skilled in the art of bait and switch. “Let’s go outside” becomes “Let’s go to the playground” as soon as we are outside, which then becomes “No, I meant the other playground” (which is farther away) as soon as we head across the street. Even the farther playground can become a waystation for McDonald’s or something… if I let it.
Dealing with her bait and switch tactics makes me laugh. But some people’s bait and switch is no laughing matter.
“Let us take care of you in your old age” became “Let us take care of your medical bills when you can’t pay them” which became “It’s illegal to work without our tracking number and permission“. Sure, there were a lot more steps than that.
It’s the same with “immigration”, guns, drugs, “taxation”, regulation, licensing, and everything else people have allowed the perverted molesters of State to get away with having some say in.
In everything that government-employed bureaucrats and other thugs do, they employ the old bait and switch routine. Get you to accept the first step, and then keep changing the goal and taking advantage of your momentum.
Which goes to show that all “government” is stuck in 5-year old behavior of some sort. Whether it’s communism, bait and switch, or being afraid of imaginary monsters. Sometimes you just wanna grab those supposed “adults” by the collar and warn them to grow up.