September 12, 2007
SUBVERT THE STATE
I would argue that there is little to differentiate between the terrorist/activist and the subversive. A terrorist or activist is someone who has already engaged in violent or militant action and is prepared to break the law in order to achieve his or her aim(s). Subversion or the subversive has to do with preparing the ground. It is the catalyst, the agent-provocateur who recruits or ‘subverts’ individuals to a cause. Therefore terrorism is not another term for subversion. A subversive is not always a terrorist, but a terrorist is always a subversive. It is therefore my contention that the CI should actively target subversives engaged in their acts.