Consider global warming. There is now much exuberance in the United States about “100 years of energy independence” as we become “the Saudi Arabia of the next century” — perhaps the final century of human civilization if current policies persist. That illustrates very clearly the nature of the concern for security, certainly not for the population. It also illustrates the moral calculus of contemporary Anglo-American state capitalism: the fate of our grandchildren counts as nothing when compared with the imperative of higher profits tomorrow.
—America’s Real Foreign Policy: Global Corporatization by Force | Common Dreams
Noam Chomsky tells it like it is. Governments protect corporations from the people. It’s why Obama hates Snowden so much.