the new three branches of the federal government - those form alliances and split off as various subjects arise and matters come to bear:

- the intelligence agencies
- the journalists
- the activists

but i'm repeating myself :-)
the western intelligence agencies were tasked with infiltrating, understanding, and disrupting the socialists.

incidentally the socialists are quite good at turning around the infiltrators.
note that all three of
- the intelligence agencies
- the journalists
- the activists

are very much product of the academia, and much less product of the industry.

"the military-industrial complex" might have been more of a smokescreen meme most of the time.

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