And what does a state secret busy itself with? Naturally enough, trying to figure out what “the state” … is.
They don’t want people thinking too much, especially about political ontology.
Does our state provide people with security? If you believe my above line to be true you might conclude yes, too much security.
If you jive with the sarcasm in that Brazilification post you might start to wonder if our state’s oversecurity is missing that spark of reason that Hobbes speaks of as being at the beginning of the state.
Beginnings, that’s what ontology is the study of. How did the state begin, why did it begin, and is our present state doing what it set out to do when it began? If many people are starting to smile at the idea of creating a Singaporean neo-state, well…