Intimidation and Control
Two years later, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Army Modernisation Strategy described the arrival of a new “era of persistent conflict” due to competition for “depleting natural resources and overseas markets” fuelling “future resource wars over water, food and energy.” The report predicted a resurgence of:
“… anti-government and radical ideologies that potentially threaten government stability.”
In the same year, a report by the US Army’s Strategic Studies Institute warned that a series of domestic crises could provoke large-scale civil unrest. The path to “disruptive domestic shock” could include traditional threats such as deployment of WMDs, alongside “catastrophic natural and human disasters” or “pervasive public health emergencies” coinciding with “unforeseen economic collapse.” Such crises could lead to “loss of functioning political and legal order” leading to “purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency…
“DoD might be forced by circumstances to put its broad resources at the disposal of civil authorities to contain and reverse violent threats to domestic tranquility. Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States. Further, DoD would be, by necessity, an essential enabling hub for the continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil conflict or disturbance.”
Or rather that threaten the white elites. Slowly turning the FBI and local police into a modern day version of the Gestapo and SS. Peopled by sociopathic individuals that can easily justify killing citizens for any reason. All of this strategically designed to instil fear and to intimidate the populace there by making control easier.
There is a tie in of this to ISIS and Hamas and the Taliban and all other such groups. They are on one hand intimidating those around them and at the same time giving the message they themselves can no longer be intimidated. Especially groups like ISIS who by beheading even children are giving the message loud and clear that “everything is on the table” – that they cannot be intimidated.
This is why these groups and our domestic ant-war and environmental groups are seen as such a threat. Because people who can nolonger be intimidated are a very grave danger to those who wish to control them. This was the one great fear of the slave holders of the past. That their slaves could no longer be controlled by fear and intimidation. Such people would have little is any motivation to NOT blow your head clean off.
A University of Bath study citing the Kennedy case, and based on confidential sources, found that a whole range of corporations – such as McDonald’s, Nestle and the oil major Shell, “use covert methods to gather intelligence on activist groups, counter criticism of their strategies and practices, and evade accountability.”
Indeed, Kennedy’s case was just the tip of the iceberg – internal police documents obtained by the Guardian in 2009 revealed that environment activists had been routinely categorised as “domestic extremists” targeting “national infrastructure” as part of a wider strategy tracking protest groups and protestors.
Superintendent Steve Pearl, then head of the National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit (Nectu), confirmed at that time how his unit worked with thousands of companies in the private sector. Nectu, according to Pearl, was set up by the Home Office because it was “getting really pressured by big business – pharmaceuticals in particular, and the banks.” He added that environmental protestors were being brought “more on the radar.” The programme continues today, despite police acknowledgements that environmentalists have not been involved in “violent acts.”
The Pentagon knows that environmental, economic and other crises could provoke widespread public anger toward government and corporations in coming years. The revelations on the NSA’s global surveillance programmes are just the latest indication that as business as usual creates instability at home and abroad, and as disillusionment with the status quo escalates, Western publics are being increasingly viewed as potential enemies that must be policed by the state.
And if necessary eliminated.
Make no mistake that the elites and their police and military are very aware of how disillusioned the public has become with the government and especially with capitalism and capitalists and wish to remove them.