The National Security Enterprise

Another major reason as to why intelligence has recently assumed the upper hand over all other components of the “national security enterprise” aside from the fact that the utility of conventional military power has diminished in recent years given the growing equilibrium of military and economic power between East and West is that the growing exchange of communications and ideas on a global scale has made the intelligence industry more vibrant. Intelligence thrives off of the free exchange of communications and ideas, especially when it is done on a global scale and scope, and as a result, intelligence is now the foremost component or dimension in making the system work in this day and age. Such communications and exchanges on a global scale and scope and thus the intelligence which is generated from them can impact everything from the calibration of arms races to virtually anything else.

And perhaps the most crucial or influential aspect of the growing scale and scope of communications and exchanges of ideas, even though it has made society more fragmented and in turn has made people more isolated from one another, is the informal nature of many of the communications and exchanges. We have discussed in the past how informal interaction and formal interaction match up against one another, and how certain intellectuals favor informal interaction when it comes to determining which mode of communication or exchange is more effective in achieving basic social aims and goals. Informal interaction also shows that the expectation for everyone to be perfect and flawless perhaps does more damage than good over the long run. In fact, when final decisions are made at the highest level of the Chinese governing system, the decisions are made through informal discussions and communications. 

And perhaps the overarching aim or theme of the shift we are seeing from militarization to intelligence is that war will eventually be replaced by the free and open exchange of ideas and thoughts. Slowly but surely, the scale and scope of the communications and the exchanges of ideas and thoughts will eclipse the efficacy that any scale of militarization would possibly have in shaping people’s attitudes, behavior, and preferences. And it will always be the case that some ideas and thoughts will be tolerable while others are not. For instance, hate-based or fear-based ideas such as anti-Semitism and islamophobia have to be combated in a variety of ways, even though it will be impossible to fully eliminate such ideas and thoughts. 

Jews are now being targeted for a number of reasons, one of them being that the money which the Jewish lobby puts into the system is the cause for the breakdown and corruption of the system. But it is unfair to single out Jews for what has become a common practice, namely, putting money into bureaucracy, congress, and the media in order to shape policy. What has to change is the psychological attitude and the mentality which ultimately determines and shapes policy goals and strategies, and this change cannot be replaced or compensated for on the part of whites or any other cultural and racial group by scapegoating a single cultural, racial, or religious group for the failures and flaws of an entire system. Essentially, the failures and flaws of the system stem from the initial lack or void of intelligence which prompted an inclination towards futile and pointless wars, and this lack or void of intelligence is now gradually being filled by recent changes, phenomena, and social evolutions. In turn, it would be unfair to pin the failures and flaws of the whole system entirely on one cultural, racial, or religious group, even though certain cultural, racial, and religious groups were more visible in the system than others over the course of all these years.

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