Long ago, I became convinced that the installation of reclining seats in a modern, packed coach cabin is an experiment designed by some modern version of Josef Mengele. How tightly can you crowd strangers into a small, poorly-cooled and -ventilated space with just the right amount of background noise and give them the ability to slightly, but conspicuously, increase their neighbors misery before the subjects start murdering each other.
Tavistock is more likely- but your point is well taken. We don’t have to cooperate, but way too many people will allow themselves to be treated worse than dogs to go on their holiday. Staying at home is my heaven on earth.