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The mentality, methods and tools of the military are increasingly being applied across society

Militarisation is the process whereby the tactics, tools and mentality of the military come to apply more generally to other areas of society, i.g. surveillance.


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After the introduction of police into US schools, various acts of violence have been committed by adults with weapons against unarmed, and sometimes disabled children.[1]

Mass shootings

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Mass shootings have become an increasingly common is US, almost always by men or boys. Perpetrators are often users of psychactive drugs such as SSRIs. Schools are a common venue for mass shootings, which are typically assigned by commercially-controlled media to a "lone nut". On occasion these "lone nuts" have connections to deep state handlers, who arm/train/otherwise assist (or even carry out) the atrocity.

In the USA, churches have been arming and training members of their congregations in response to mass shootings.[2]

"War on Terror"

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The coverpage of UK's Daily Express from 23 July, 2005, the day after de Menezes was killed by the Metropolitan Police. The Express labelled him a "terrorist".

The "War on Terror" official narrative has seen a huge militarisation of civil society globally, but particularly in the US. Surplus military equipment has been passed on to schools and other institutions where previously no such need was perceived.


Full articles: Terrorism, Extremism

The labels "terrorist" and "extremist" are increasingly applied to dissenters, even those who are avowedly non-violent. The terms are enemy images used to incite violence against their targets. In 2011 Dallas occupy plot, for example, planned to use snipers to assassinate leaders of the Occupy movement, although they were acknowledged as peaceful protesters.

Increasing violence by governments

An increase in the use of (sometimes fatal) violence by government agencies such as the police. In the early 2010s, the US Department of Homeland Security ordered billions of rounds of hollow point ammunition, claiming that this was an effort to economise.

SWAT teams

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SWAT teams were first created in the US[citation needed] in the 1960s, to handle riot control or violent confrontations with criminals, the number and usage of SWAT teams increased in the 1980s and 1990s during the "War on Drugs". A watershed moment was the 1997 North Hollywood shootout, after which was decided that police would require stronger armament[3] when they were outgunned by two bank robbers with homemade body armor and illegally-modified, fully-automatic weapons.[4]


Related Quotations

Hypocricy“At the same time that the US is equipping nearly half the world with deadly weapons, profiting to the tune of $36.2 billion, its leaders have also been lecturing American citizens on the dangers of gun violence and working to enact measures that would make it more difficult for Americans to acquire certain weapons.”John W. Whitehead12 August 2019
Tim Sweijs“The Russian aggression in Crimea has deeper roots. The Russian forces are being transformed from a big group of army conscripts to smaller, agile modern units. Underneath that is also the militarization of society. There are TV-channels that don't broadcast 'The Voice', but competition between tank-divisions on some trail.”Tim Sweijs11 June 2015
US/Deep state<nowiki>“I join with those who assess the decay of the so-called Pax Americana into ever widening arms build-ups and military violence, in the light of the very similar decay a century ago of the so-called Pax Brittanica. We need to rescind policies that are as visibly detrimental to America and the world today as they were to Britain then. The problem is that Amnerican institutions are again in the grip of collective mania, as they were in the Palmer raids of 1919 and the McCarthy persecutions of the early 1950s. People outside government must work for a redirection of the U.S. government away from mania and illegality, like the awakening that ends the McCarthy era. But to regain control of politics, Americans must learn to understand and cope with the dark forces of the deep state.

America, I try to suggest at the end [of The American Deep State] has like Britain far more to contribute to the world than violent power.”</nowiki>
Peter Dale Scott2015
US/Deep state“When Eisenhower warned against the military-industrial complex, the values, institutions, and resources that comprised it were still subordinate elements in American society. Today it not only dominates both parties, but it is also financing threats to both of these parties from even further to the right.”Peter Dale Scott2015


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