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Police-Staged Reality and its Implications for Politics (Part I)

Special CLG essay: Police-Staged Reality and its Implications for Politics (Part I) by Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D., www.legitgov.org 14 May 2013 Within a Police-Staged Reality (PSR), counter activities of all kinds are perpetrated by the state itself... What becomes of political activity, for example, when the state can and does produce its own enemies only to later silence and/or kill them with nary a shred of justification? What becomes of "real" opposition when the state arms its supposed terrorist opponents (as in Libya and Syria), while disarming its own citizenry? Political activity is a "blend" of simulation and "real," a mixed bag of committed, sincere actors, along with paid and state-induced actors, all performing on a stage, the limits of which are provided by the apparatuses of surveillance and an all-abiding potential for annihilation.