I think for many good people decentralizaiton and privacy is just a way to evade current evil laws.
I think this approach will always have a lot of public resistance because it helps bad people to evade current good laws too.
More honest way is to raise awareness of these current bad laws and fix them.
None of recent SEC senate discussion participants talked about current bad laws causing scams in crypto (see details here: https://steemit.com/securities/@alpav/securities-laws-are-only-helping-scams).
They should be discussing more about how to remove bad parts of existing laws that created such a scam-friendly crypto environment rather than threaten to apply securities laws to existing tokens. That threat is what feeds scams, because it mixes good ICOs with bad ICOs by pushing both into the same playground of unregulated or illegal public offerings.
Also did you see the look of SEC head face when he said he will prosecute those ICO issuers who he deems to have issued securities. May be he just enjoys hurting people if it does not come to his mind that laws that he enforces are evil and better be evaded until abolished. If I was in his seat I would say something like "we are sorry for our imperfect regulations that take too long to fix, but we have to apply them to many ICO tokens just to keep the whole system consistent, which will consequently put more pressure on legislators to fix current law".