1. A totalitarian state controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens’ activities.
1.) So is the U.S. a totalitarian state?
No. It’s an inverted totalitarian state.
Nazi Germany: State dominated economic actors.
U.S.: Corporations control the government through political contributions and lobbying.
Nazi Germany: Constant political motivation (rallies support for leaders) with Nuremberg rallies, and Hitler Youth
U.S.: Persistent political apathy (allows leaders to do what they want).
Nazi Germany: Mocked democracy.
U.S.: Pretends to be the model of democracy for the whole world.
The US is a ‘managed democracy.’
Definition: a political form in which governments are legitimated by elections that they have learned to control.
We definitely have the policing power:
Over the last 25 years, civilian law enforcement has been increasingly militarized in America.
There has been a 4000% increase in “no knock,” military-armed SWAT raids over the past 30 years.