On July 22, 2008, Obama made the claim that he needed a civilian security force in America that would be a peer competitor to the capabilities and mission profiles of the DoD. One has to speculate what use he would put such an entity to but after years in office it becomes apparent that the president is simply another power-mad and narcissistic empty shell of a man whose existence is only made complete by wielding maximum power over others and using the threat and use of initiated violence to reshape society to his design.
Since the War on Drugs went into overdrive in 1972 and the “War on Terror” superseded its power to make police power and security the paramount concern of ALL government activity with the unfortunate events of 9/11, the government has been unmasked to be nothing more than a gigantic perpetual motion machine that seeks to protect itself from the troubles of the world that it creates for itself through incompetence, hubristic foreign military violence planet-wide and the creation of a national security state at home that would be the envy of tyrants through the ages.
Much like the officer safety nonsense that has left oceans of innocent blood on the streets and byways of America, the government seeks to erect a never-ending state of crisis, emergency and security paranoia which is a direct result of its institutional behavior. While the US has discovered since 1893 that war on the world is a terrific investment opportunity to incubate a larger and more intrusive state at home, the marriage of convenience between police and military means and technology has brought the possibilities of total state oppression to unprecedented levels. There are many research opportunities for the budding social scientist to examine some interesting but unplumbed questions. For instance:
What is the actual cost amortized throughout the entire system to kidnap, process through the legal system and confine all the non-violent offenders whose lives have been utterly ruined by the War to Stop Humans From Altering Their Consciousness? What is the opportunity cost of post-confinement employment opportunities? What have lost in advancement of civilization with this unique form of national seppuku?
What does a country produce that makes its primary foreign policy export the maiming and killing of men, women and children around the Earth to achieve a supremacy that has no coherent grand strategic framework except a penchant to bring Joe Haldeman’s notion of Forever War to reality.