Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Creating Imperial America by Louis Evan Palmer

When an organization is created that is based on secrecy & power and it is given the resources to become established and develop connections and expertise, there will always be a point when it realizes that it is above the law.

At a certain point in its evolution, the organization gets an exemption to the law and that proceeds from being a rarity to being a commonplace. People who think they're smarter or better than other people decide that they will make the decisions and they discover that their secrets are inviolate because who will surveil the surveillors? This happens in all places throughout history because it's an integral part of an imperfect human psyche.

They become solidified and toxic to democracy or any authentic power-sharing when they acquire their own sources of funding and income. They understand that there is ultimately no difference between an intelligence service and a criminal syndicate. The dirty detestable thing is that there is some valid work being done by duped agents who toil away at trying to protect their nation but the real work is about the pullers of levers at the top and those two steps back in the shadows. Prattle about democracy and liberty is a necessary delusion and cover but the reality is about issuing orders and obeying orders and making decisions for other people and taking whatever is desired.

Who's going to know?

Creating Imperial America, The Way It Can Be, Louis Evan Palmer, http://twicb.blogspot.com
Copyright 2007 Louis Evan Palmer lives in Ontario Canada. His short stories have been published in numerous publications.


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