Other examples of government "guidance":
The Holodomor, where the Soviet government starved Ukranians by the millions.
The Cambodian genocide, given to us by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
Mao's Cultural Revolution.
Government "guidance" is always a threat. It's a threat because the government has the power to shoot you dead whenever it wants. All governments have this power; it's just a question of whether or not the people will sit still for the exercise of that power.
That's why the elites want a disarmed populace. A disarmed populace can't shoot back.
Borepatch has a good one, too.