The harsh truth is that the amateur bands have ALWAYS been subjected to monitoring, "the times" have nothing at all to do with that.
I suppose dragnet surveillance of all internet traffic is OK by you too? After all, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about. Privacy is overrated, no?
Except that nowhere did I state any sort of approval on my part.
Merely an observation that this is nothing all that new.
Do you know that ALL Amateur Radio was shut down by the gummint during WWII?