No. Control and protection are crucial to entertainment - without feeling safe and in control, people can't have fun. An awareness of risk, danger and helplessness diminishes fun, and if a person still pursues the activity, then their attitude toward it changes (such as from fun to gambling). For starters, knowing that there are terrorists out there, but that the US Army is making an effort to keep US territory safe from them gives US citizens an essential sense of feeling protected. In fact, some US citizens feel so protected by the US Army that they forget they are being protected like that! And you would suppose wrongly. I think your understanding of protection and control are very superficial.