Those of you following various blogs on this site or various interviews I've done over the years will be aware of the fact that I am greatly concerned about the growing encroachment of corporations upon our civil liberties and upon social and cultural functions normally fulfilled by the state or religion. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Defense has in past years issued a number of policy decisions allowing growing roles for privatized security "services." The older term for it would be "mercenaries."
Now there is this significant story:
Well, we've heard stories of detention camps and civil wars for years, and that this meme resurfaces again is no surprise. It made its rounds in the 1980s and 1990s, often in conjunction with the "black helicopters" meme. This is not what concerns me here, for in other respects, the article is correct: massive private buyouts of various security and ammunition manufacturers has occurred, and this is, as the article avers, often connected with more advanced technologies.
In short, the corporate world seems to be, rather like the Nazi Party, trying to arm itself with its own Sturmabteilung to protect its interests. There are those out there advancing the idea that they are doing so because of growing discontent within the military about the direction the country is going, and against the possibility that at least some parts - significant parts - of the military might mutiny at some point.
This I don't believe for a moment, for it runs counter to the whole "culture" of any military; those having moral qualms and the willingness to act upon them to the defiance of official orders within any military are few and far between. What intrigues me more, here, is that these corporations are literally not only creating private armies, but purchasing the most advanced technologies for them.
What I believe this might portend is that to a certain extent we are looking at the beginnings of the transformation of culture from a government to a corporate model, as the various corporations that formed part of the matrix of the breakaway civilization that I wrote about in Saucers, Swastikas and Psyops step more directly on to the stage. We may expect not less, but more tribalism as a result.
See you on the flip side...