I think it is a suspicion that you can't handle a situation. Maybe due to lots of past failure. Or because you have been discouraged- or prevented- from testing your wings.
"Government" seems to be designed to prevent people from gaining the necessary experience which would lead to confidence. Or to bravery.
And without cowards "government" would wither away and die. It (well, those who call themselves members of that coercive, thieving gang) breeds what it needs.
I plan to work towards countering the brainwashing.