Corporatocracy Part III: Civil Liberties and National Security

An International Affair

Once again, I apologize for the late post. I’m back from my travels now and will be posting on schedule again.

I’m pleased to present the third part of the Corporatocracy series. While there will be at least one more post in this series, tomorrow’s post will be focused on the counterterrorism speech President Obama gave today and discussing its implications for national security.

Surveillance

In the wake of 9/11, our government recognized that a major problem with our security apparatus was that our various law enforcement and intelligence agencies didn’t share information about potential threats. As a result, different agencies had different pieces of the puzzle that could have helped us predict or avert the attack, but no one was able to put them together.

One way we responded was to create “fusion centers” for basically every police force in the country. Fusion centers were meant to facilitate intelligence…

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