Homeland Security Was Destined To Become A Secret Police Force

Source: CNN.com

Masha Gessen, author of Surviving Autocracy (my review), writing about the Portland protests in The Nee Yorker on July 25, says,

“… we are watching the perfect and perhaps inevitable combination of a domestic-security superagency and a President who rejects all mechanisms of accountability, including the Senate confirmation process. “

He says it’s inevitable that the agency formed after 9/11 to hunt for individuals who might pose terrorist threats to the US is resorting to the tactics we’re seeing on display in Portland right now:

“These men represent a government agency born of fear. Their tactics are designed to engender an equal amount of fear in the people they see as their enemies. The secret police is always a terror-production machine.”

Full article at:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-dhs-was-destined-to-become-a-secret-police-force

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