Terrorism as luxury problem… funny how that is hardly ever discussed.. because it’s assumed that the behavior of the upper-middle classes are the norm and if what they do is the subject of terrorist threats, then, that means America is under terrorist threat.
It is the beauty of social privileges to be taken seriously. What threatens you is a serious threat that deserves the full resources of the state.
And as for the potential terrorists themselves? Not peasants picked up on the mountains of Afghanistan. Nope, often, Europe-educated engineers from wealthy families from various parts of the Middle East or from immigrant background in Europe.
Besides, most of the trappings of the surveillance society are directed at the lower classes or higher classes but mostly as consumers (as Lyon and Wacquant have repeatedly shown).