In Supercapitalism Robert Reich reminds us: “America is assumed to best exemplify the idea that capitalism and democracy go hand in hand.” But in the past three decades America’s “free-market capitalism has triumphed. Yet democracy has weakened.” Main Street has become super-materialistic robots controlled by Supercapitalism’s nerve centers, an eerie parallel with “Big Brother” in George Orwell’s 1984.
Worse than traitors in arms are the men who pretend loyalty to the flag, feast and fatten on the misfortunes of the Nation while patriotic blood is crimsoning the plains of the South and their countrymen moldering the dust.
The Chinese cyber spies have penetrated so deep into the US system — ranging from its secure defence network, banking system, electricity grid to putting spy chips into its defence planes — that it can cause serious damage to the US any time, a top US official on counter-intelligence has said. “Chinese penetrations of unclassified DoD networks have also been widely reported. Those are more sophisticated, though hardly state of the art,” said National Counterintelligence Executive, Joel Brenner, at the Austin University Texas last week, according to a transcript made available on Wednesday.
CBS/ AP) <!– longtext start–> The U.S. electrical grid is under attack from Russian and Chinese cyber spies who have inserted software that could disrupt the system, current and former national security officials tell the Wall Street Journal.
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