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Should the government be allowed to seize people’s property because they think it was bought with the profits from crime?  And why do they only do this to hardworking local narcotics entrepreneurs and not big pharma?  On this month’s subscribercast we review and discuss The Shield season four, and the implications of asset forfeiture laws and other fascistic policies explored on the show.  We pick back on up the legacy from the CIA’s dirty wars in Central America in the 1980s and the themes of sadomasochism, trauma and the struggle for power over oneself.

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