For decades Chomsky has made the point that u.s. citizens have a great amount of freedom (relatively speaking) to practice activism. That freedom has been eroded through the patriot act, the ndaa, fusion centers, the militarization of police forces, pro-corporate supreme court rulings and countless other abominations. These new measures are a direct threat to anything that still remains of our constitutional freedom and even more fundamentally, our freedom as human beings. Simply put, it is incontrovertible evidence of a rapidly rising police state.
Nafeez Ahmed on the Pentagon’s militarization of social science to counter nonviolent activism