The purpose in that is to rule the people in the sense of making the masses servants, in a hidden way, to those shadowy figures we call "the elites".
It is a time-worn struggle that not only originally engendered the United States as a nation, but a struggle that has moulded the nation's path down through time.
One of the key elements of the process of deceiving the people into a belief that the government is doing their bidding is the art of propaganda, the art of making us think that some illusion is the reality.
The recent release of The Afghanistan Papers, a la The Pentagon Papers, illustrates a segment of the struggle.
A counter culture within the military felt compelled to release the documents like Ellsberg did by releasing The Pentagon Papers decades ago, or like troops do by fragging events in the field on the ground.
The bulk of propaganda is fashioned in The War Colleges, in The Spookadelic Underworld, and in the media.
To catapult the propaganda various forces are used, including letting the Department of Just Us get all mavericky and rogue in the federal court system.
The notion of using martial law (a technique abandoned just before WWI replacing it with the propaganda technique) to keep the people in their place, has been openly contemplated by the military:
A new report by the U.S. Army War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks.(Phoenix Biz Journal). The plans are in place, they are simply waiting for the people to get fed up so they can fed up.
“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” said the War College report.
The study says economic collapse, terrorism and loss of legal order are among possible domestic shocks that might require military action within the U.S.
The first post in this series is here, the next post in this series is here.