The Hammer and the Net: Two Faces of Totalitarianism
[...] the Western forms of government are shills for economic and power interests that operate through either gaming the system, infiltrating it, or successfully carrying out criminal activity without detection.
A combination of police, legal, security forces, and above all political actors make all of this possible.
No one comes forth to denounce the system because the payoffs are so large and the possible retribution if one even attempts such a thing are even greater.
Nominally, the system appears to deliver the economic and social goods but that is not its main function despite ideological claims to the contrary.
It’s main function is the accrual of power, in all its forms, to a select group of actors who are at times brazenly visible as well as those who are far less so.
Deception, manipulation, false flags, and other intricate #machinations are the daily bread of this true network of influence.
While brute force is often not necessary, that too cannot be excluded.
In short, the Western populations live, for the most part contentedly, in a new world order of totalitarianism lite.
It is up to some of us to tear the veil from their eyes.