There is no way to have a nation in today's world without various intelligence agencies handling a variety of issues from domestic security to detecting and anticipating international threats. We need people secretly watching the people that are secretly watching us. There are no two ways around it, and really every nation does, as just because you aren't, that doesn't mean other people won't, and unfortunately it probably means they will take it as a sign of a free meal with your nation being the special of the day. Humans just haven't evolved beyond the need to take by force the belongings of their neighbors, and those that have are waiting for the rest of the world to catch up, but have to be ready to fend off attacks in the interim.
The barbaric core of capitalist socialization is on full display in the present system crisis. The propagandists of totalitarian economism come in the mask of democrats. Economic-profitability thinking is actually pushed to the extreme from the middle and imposed on the whole society. Our society has long been viewed as a business."
"Only what contributes to business success has a right to exist." "You are nothing; the economic location is everything!"