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    Unfortunately. Both Hoover and King were "larger than life." There are people whose values and conditions of life motivate them to continue the efforts of both men.

    King is more widely honored, though the Official Story tries to rob him of his radical edge. Hoover is more an embarrassment, but the imperatives for ever-greater surveillance continue to encourage the creation of many "Little Hoovers."

    Not just in the government agencies, but in the private sector, though the boundaries between private surveillance organizations and public ones, has become extremely blurred as repressive functions of the State have been farmed out, subcontracted to contractors. In part, to evade legal oversight. How many of today's "Little Hoovers" are targeting the myriad "Little MLKs" in order to frustrate them, derail them?

    Hoover was worried about the emergence of a "Black Messiah." While that is less likely today, in part, that may be because the methodologies of depressions, as well as co-opt action, are more widespread and integrated into so many agencies and institutions. Just discrediting an effective organizers, politician, reporter, whistleblower, is a service to Empire. And the one, outstanding Pinkerton Agency has been replaced by many hundreds of private contractors, thriving on government contracts.

    "... if I can lead you into the promised land someone else can just as easily lead you back out again." --Eugene Debs

    by Shliapnikov on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 12:43:56 PM PST

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