Other countries, like those we defeated, use the paramilitary domestically, not America. Or so it was before the Department of Homeland Security was transformed into the ideal authoritarian tool. Former CIA analyst and professor of government at Johns Hopkins University Melvin Goodman on this show tells us what the DHS has become. Military tactics that were used in Iraq were used on peaceful protesters in Washington. Goodman warns that what happened by the DHS in Portland could become a petri dish for the death of democracy. The politicization of intelligence, of the census, and the postal service, illegal searches and seizures, opening mail, these are done under the cover of “Homeland Security,” actually making America far more insecure.

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