Further elaboration of accomplices of the US secret political police (see Bought-And-Paid-For Accomplices of the US Secret Political Police [Dictatorship USA – Part 9])
The importance of the US secret political police in the political life of the United States can hardly be overstated. We will further elaborate on the means and mechanism by which accomplices are recruited and directed.
Never having been on the inside, I obviously cannot know all the details. However, I have had decades of confronting the US secret political police directly in the United States as well as decades of experience with their collaborators in the former Soviet Union and now in Russia (where the methodology is – in general terms – virtually identical with the US). What follows is a description focused on the “glorious” US of A.
The well-cultivated and generally accepted image of collaborators of the secret political police is that the FBI, local and state police send a relatively small band of “informers” into movements and organizations to report on the activities of the “international communist conspiracy” (in former times) and “terrorists” and other “criminals” today. This is a very partial and deliberately false portrait of the US secret political police and their accomplices.
Numbers: The number of “informers” or accomplices in America is not numbered in the hundreds or thousands but in the hundreds of thousands and more likely low millions. I cannot know the exact number, but it is certainly massive. Likely about 1 — 2% of the working-age population of the US., or about 3 million people.
And not difficult to do. Such an endeavor certainly requires a vast political police apparatus and ample funds. All of which US imperialism has. No problem there!
Ideology: The vociferously proclaimed assertion that the United States of America is a “democracy” is pure lie and deception. Allegedly, this “democracy” would proscribe the US secret political police from recruiting and managing a vast “team” of accomplices in its vicious struggle against honest and progressive people.
This inherently false ideology is promoted by the pernicious idealization of the American revolution against British colonialism. Vicious, ruthless slave-owners such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are portrayed as the heroic and nearly god-like founders of not only American democracy, but even democracy on a world scale! In fact, the fundamental forces behind the American Revolution were (1) expansion and elaboration of the most brutal system of human exploitation known — human chattel slavery; and (2) massive theft of land from and concomitant horrendous virtual extermination of native American peoples. While there were progressive elements active in the American Revolution – motivated by opposition to the tyranny of kings and “royal” families and feudalism — the influence of more humane elements was virtually nil in the creation and further development of the American state.
This outrageously false depiction of the origins of American “democracy” serves as a backdrop for the phony proclaimed “freedom” of the US system. The US secret political police are not guided by even the slightest hint of a hint of any concept of democratic rule. Their objective: to protect and extend the anti-human, ruthlessly exploitative role of the multi-billionaire US ruling class. All and any methods are appropiate; the end always justifies the means.
Forget about any “democratic” prohibitions or inhibitions for the US secret political police!
Ideology among Americans: It would be absurd to think that the US secret political police have significant diffculties in finding many MILLIONS of people who would wholeheartedly collaborate with the FBI, local police, etc. A massive and permanent campaign is waged in the US to inculcate the concept that the “law enforcement” agencies are virtually sacred cows, which deserve – in fact, require – the “cooperation” of ordinary citizens. Hollywood movies, major television programs and US political culture in general are devoted to glamorizing the “exploits” of the police – secret and otherwise. All of this is augmented in the educational system, in religious institutions, the mass media, etc.
No doubt, some Americans would be moderately repelled by the idea of being an “informer” or a provocateur for federal or local police forces. But the great majority of even these potential “dissenters” would be swayed by appeals to “patriotism”, threats of “consequences” for refusal and/or rewards for cooperation. Under current circumstances, it would be a dangerous illusion to believe that the vast majority of Americans would not cooperate with the US secret political police.
Funds: Ultra-reactionary and murderous Allen Dulles, the key figure in the establishment of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) of the United States, stated that as much money should be spend on “intelligence” as on the military (The Craft of Intelligence, Allen Dulles, New York 1963, p. 264). How much is this? The real US military budget was about 1.2 trillions dollars (Fighting Over Crumbs Left from Military Spending, Alternet March 3, 2011) and is greater now, although the official sum is about one-half that amount (580 billions dollars in 2016 — Military budget of the United States, Wikipedia).
By rough comparison, the combined total for US intelligence activities (foreign and domestic – in total 16 acknowledged agencies) officially was about 70 billion dollars in 2016 (United States intelligence budget, Wikipedia). Compared to the military budget, this is an immense shortfall and far below what Allen Dulles demanded. However, these kind of “intelligence” figures should be viewed with a great deal of scepticism, that is, as lies. For one thing, the “intelligence community” and their administration and congressional proponents are habitual liars. Lying is an essential aspect of thie “profession.” In addition to the governmental budget, there are vast sources of funds additionally available to the CIA, FBI, etc.
One of the chief source of funds for the US “intelligence community” is the international trade in narcotic substances (drugs). This aspect of the “work” of the CIA, FBI etc. requires a separate discussion.
A crucial method of paying off the massive army of US secret political police stooges will be highlighted in the next discussion.
Правительство США жестоко нарушало мои права человека при проведении кампании террора, которая заставила меня покинуть свою родину и получить политическое убежище в СССР. См. книгу «Безмолвный террор — История политических гонений на семью в США» — «Silent Terror: One family’s history of political persecution in the United States» — http://arnoldlockshin.wordpress.com
Правительство США еще нарушает мои права, в течении более 13 лет отказывается от выплаты причитающейся мне пенсии по старости. Властители США воруют пенсию!! Всё это — ещё доказательство, что настоящий действующий закон в США — Закон джунглей.
ФСБ — Федеральная служба «безопасности» России — вслед за позорным, предавшим страну предшественником КГБ, выполняет приказы секретного, кровавого хозяина (boss) — американского ЦРУ (CIA). Среди таких «задач» — мне фактически запретить выступать в СМИ и не пропускать большинства отправленных мне комментариев. А это далеко не всё…
Арнольд Локшин, политэмигрант из США