It takes an idiot to say that caring how safe a country is is reactionary
An article of the neoliberal faith (it's really a pseudo-religion, one of many that's sprung up in the demise of traditional religon) is that human beings are basically interchangeable widgets.
That is, they are not conditioned by genetics and/or culture, both of which are helpless in the face of correct policy.
So any... inequalent outcomes between different groups in crime, for example, is ascribed to external forces that can be eliminated through correct neoliberal policy.
It's total nonsense and never works, but it's an article of faith and there's shaking it.....
Non-neoliberals realize it's not working but usually don't have the vocabular or arguments to effectively counter it.