yes. very very wrong.
it is the culture of fear taht pervades everything in america. fear of diseasem fear of injuries, and accidents, and the unknown and predators and all that shit, even though child predation has gone down markedly since the early 80's.
keep the masses of lemmings scared and you have them under control. keep them spending money and you have them at your whim.
keep their children brain dead and retarted from staring at a TV for hours a day and you can do what you want with them, like sending 100 thousand reservists, weekend warriors, off to fight a war for the rich bastards that own the oil companies.