February 27, 2006
In the aftermath of 9-11, American politics and government went slightly insane. America turned its collective back on 200-plus years of successful democratic government and turned toward its dark side.
The national security state began to be seen as needed and desirable. This insane model of government always puts the State over the Individual and becomes both corrupt and dictatorial. Examples in history are numerous.
The United States of America began as a reaction to corrupt, dictatorial rule from the English monarchy. In modern times, the world has seen “national security” states arise in Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, the Soviet Union, Pinochet Chile, and Franco Spain.