Government (The MATRIX) would have us think that it is protecting humanity from itself. This non-conscious force we call government gets its life-force from an artificial set of rules called the legal system which non-conscious government would have you think is the script that your reality is not only based on but controlled entirely by.
You can take someone's money and belongings, and even forcefully do harm to them and imprison them, but how can you steal someone's consciousness?
Government's answer to this?
By eliminating it or ignoring its existence.
This is one of the prime realities about the concept of government (the Matrix) and any group efforts that robs the individual human being of his/her natural state of conscious equilibrium.
This can only be appreciated from the standpoint of third party looking down on the species as a whole. When you consider it in this context it is then easy to appreciate this reality. It then becomes easy to see how non-conscious government (the Matrix) concepts act as a cancer to the species.
With humanity now swimming in knowledge about itself thanks to technology and the Internet - knowledge which can no longer be ignored - we are only now beginning to see the early results of what happens when truth, awareness and consciousness is triggered by a massive pulse of lies which jolts the consciousness of the species.