“I have said earlier that the United States is now totally frank about putting its cards on the table. That is the case. Its official declared policy is now defined as ‘full spectrum dominance’. That is not my term, it is theirs. ‘Full spectrum dominance’ means control of land, sea, air and space and all attendant resources.”
The law, in every culture, had come from God to Man. And then it had become the way of life. The modern movement to separate the Church from the State, since the 19th century, which obfuscated freedom of religion and state religion, has separated the conscience from the public square.
The power of technology to live more comfortable lives has brought rationalism to faith, layering logical reasoning over an undercurrent of the theology of the ages until it became buried in the recesses of the mind which, in the humdrum of daily life, has little time to self-reflect on the deep-seated bases and biases of judgment.
This inability to understand, as a matter of habit, why we do what we do but do anyway leads us to lose our freedom of the mind to the technologies of comfort, as if there is a trade-off. Steadily, the technologies of controlling the mind takeover. In democratic societies, people begin to be asked if they obey authority (“do as I say”), the power of one man over another, not the power of God over Man or the power of justice in society (“do as I do”).
The dictum of “do as I say” a.k.a psyops by the Psychological Operations group of the United States Directorate of National Intelligence (DNI), primarily located in the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) of the Department of Defense (DoD), as the principal weapon in the global war on terror, has turned the fine art of persuasion in geopolitics, domestic and foreign, into a technocratic exercise to maintain the control of a few people and their livelihoods over those of a vast many others around the world.
Any perceived threats, including humanitarian, to either or both the economic security and the security of the Anglo-Saxon model of global governance, a.k.a “national security”, are dealt with by burrowing into the minds of the “foreigners”, including inside US borders, citizenship laws, let alone the Bill of Rights, notwithstanding, using the full spectrum of the Genesis (And God Said, “Let There Be Light”) to establish citizen intent against state intent, the “state” being the abstraction of interest groups loyal to an ideology of power and benefiting from the post-Cold War security (economic and military, domestic and foreign) industrial complex (SIC) which has become a far more lucrative enterprise than the military industrial complex (MIC) of the Cold War.
This corrupt state-mediated social control becomes the norm in the name of geopolitical stability, denying the peoples of the world their flowering to their fullest potential – the true source of social stability. The Constitution of the United States, reflecting the intents and the purposes of the American Declaration of Independence and the expected culture of the society, becomes a fig leaf to hide the nakedness of the intents of the American state. Exposing its intent is treated as the Original Sin that merits expulsion from the control of the state proxying for God, forcing people to lie to their own conscience to live their lives in a state of numbness of the mind, anesthetized to fear (Isaih Berlin, The Silence in Russian Culture, Ed., Fareed Zakaria; David Remnick, Lenin’s Tomb).
Many study the laws of the land, for a profession, to do justice. A few make the laws of the land to wield power. It is disgraceful that counter terrorism, through a cosmetically committed president for global peace, has become a part of the multilateral strategy at the United Nations, when the best counter terrorism, besides the elements in the UN strategy targeting specific militant groups around the world, is a blend of counter-insurgency (COIN) to isolate the core, incorrigible terrorist elements from among the various terrorist groups to the extent feasible while at the same time being committed to global integration through sustainable global development. A scalpel must be wielded, not a sledgehammer imagined as a fine instrument of surgery.
The oxymoron of lawful injustice thus becomes the domain of power until the power of justice wields its influence to restore the balance, locally and globally.