Friday, February 08, 2008
The FBI Deputizes Business
Now we have the full flowering of fascism in the United States, an overt coalition between big business and the government security establishment, the Federal Bureau of Intimidation.
Not that this is a new thing: Infraguard was established long before 9/11. It's only recently that it has been revealed, thanks to Democracy Now! and other alternative media.
Big Busyness CEOs and corporate busybodies can now take advantage of timely alerts of possible terrorist activities that might affect their bottom line. That is to say, they can invest in picking up the pieces after terrorist attacks, sell stocks that will be affected (such as, say, airline stocks, property investments, private security and fire response firms). They can cash in on the War on Terror in advance!
In return, all they have to do is report any "deviant" behavior they observe, or claim they observe, such as rival corporate employees, bothersome entrepreneurs, uncooperative consumers, or cheeky competitors for corporate dollars. What better way to get a rival out of the way than report them to Homeland Security?
What, you haven't bought your share of useless stuff made in China? Off to the gulags!
This, of course, is not restricted to Homeland securities, as corporations across the country vie for lucrative government contracts in the mercenary, arms supplies (that's guns and ammunition), vehicles and other forms of war support. It's a multi-billion dollar industry and this here badge gives them first dibs over everyone else.
Take a close look at the security cameras the next time you visit WallMart, Costco, United Airlines and General Motors. Big Business is watching YOU!