After the collapse of the East German police state in 1989 the US authorities 'invited' the chief of the Staatssicherheit short StaSi named Mischa Wolf (jewish lineage btw) to come to USA and build up a similar system, what he successfully did for several years, then he retired and died soon afterwards.
This is never mentioned in the self-calling 'alternate' or 'patriotic' forums or web sites. Mischa Wolf's control system was developped within 40 years of peace time from 1949 to 1989, yet the public whiners uni sono always refer to the 12 years of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945 when it comes to attempts of total state control. Of these 12 years under Hitler the first six years was mostly cold war and economic boycott against Germany, then came 6 years of the most devastating struggle fighting against an overwhelming majority of hostile countries in the whole world.
You would have tight state control in wartime like these, the USA had it also.
But the whiners and wailers always beat the short time Third Reich and not the communists, and not the cruel socialistic regime in East Germany of 40 years, for obvious reasons. Distractive hypocrites!
East German Staatssicherheit aka State Security
Uinted States Homeland Security. Who would have previewed this?
Greetings from George Orwell.