We live in a era of unprecedented intelligence gathering and suppression. The institutions of the state and big business have intelligence gathering powers now that are completely unprecedented in the history of human society. The state gathers intelligence that rightfully belongs to the people and then makes decisions on our behalf without our inclusion or consent about what we should be allowed to know. We have central intellegence. We have state intellegence. What we need, and have a right to, is common intelligence.
You have the emergence in human society of this thing that’s called the State. What is the State? The State is this organized bureaucracy: it is the police department. It is the Army, the Navy. It is the prison system, the courts, and what have you. This is the State; it is a repressive organization. But the state and gee well, you know, people say ‘you’ve got to have the police because if there were no police, look at what you’d be doing to yourselves — you’d be killing each other if there were no police!’ But the reality is the police become necessary in human society only at that juncture in human society where it is split between those who have and those who ain’t got
Omali Yeshitela (quoted in ‘Police State‘)