... and how the system prepares public for this
“If you thought no-knock SWAT raids to serve warrants for non-violent crimes was the epitome of tyranny, wait until you get a load of private mercenaries conducting special forces-type raids on American citizens.”
“... California admits that Blackwater-like private 'security' contractors are now being used to 'police pot'. Mysterious soldiers repelled out of unmarked helicopters fully armed for war to raid legal medical cannabis gardens last month. They didn't identify themselves or present paperwork of any kind. They just destroyed the garden and left. Other witnesses claim this invading army is also 'confiscating' product.”
“This is the ultimate 'feeler' story in the unfolding Totalitarian Tip-Toe if I've ever seen one. A quirky local story of 'mystery men' used to raise the public threshold of acceptable tyranny, aka legitimizing private-sector soldiers for law enforcement.”
“The war machine seems to be testing to gauge how much terror they can inflict on peaceful Americans before they say WTF (See Ferguson) and, perhaps more importantly, to see if the public will allow this vast new market for war profiteers.”
“The manipulation continued a day after this story was reported, when Alex Altman of TIME wrote 'Californians Turn to Private Security to Police Pot Country' as if all the citizens of California have agreed to this type of policing.”
“At best our tax dollars are being used to fund private armies for large land owners. At worst, when will we see these warriors policing BLM land (aka National Parks)? Wait for it.”
“The public is supposed to believe Lear is merely an environmental clean-up team doing community service who just so happens to have military special ops capability. How quaint. I didn't know litter maintenance required AR-15s. But who would opposed protecting the environment? Smart marketing.”
“The creepiest thing about this development is that it's a clever more professional repackaging of a previous attempt to introduce private police in America.”
“Well, we know the U.S. military uses private contractors in foreign wars, and we know the Pentagon is arming and militarizing domestic police, and we know the U.S. Army is training to enter law enforcement. It seems to me that it's all part of the plan to keep the war machine churning and to control the population.”
We see a rise of private armies that act in various battlefields, like in Ukraine, exactly because in the absence of the nation-states and the national armies, someone has to protect the natural resources and the new means of production for the dominant elite.
But when the arms industry will fully automate the new weapons, private armies will only serve as assistance to fully automated war machines. We already see the test fields of the weapons of future˙ the drones in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.
It's not accidental that the arms industries demonstrate new weapons designed to be used inside urban areas for suppression of potential riots. There will be no "outside enemy" in the future. The threat for the dominant system will come from the interior, the big urban centers. Soldier-robots will protect worker-robots and resources.