It's all about the rents, part one million and eight
[The National Security state] serves to transfer money and power to elites while cementing the existence of a giant and extremely opaque patronage [rent seeking] system. One with surveillance capabilities.
That's not a bug. It's a feature.
HCR will do exactly the same thing, including the surveillance. Ditto FinReg. Ditto whatever other "reforms" the legacy parties put in place.
NOTE Does anybody else get the feeling that the only behaviors that are rewarded today are collapse-inducing scams by the elite?