This is just a quiet, PR-positive way of very slowly taking governance out of the hands of voters and putting it in the hands of corporate executives. You can read about it here.
Armed soldiers with arrest powers no longer accountable to the people? What could go wrong?
If you really want to go all tinfoil hat compare the tech industry in Silicon Valley with Hezbollah becoming the defacto government of Lebanon.
1. Political wing? Yep, with their money they got that in spades
2. Social services? The benifits are great for the members and we are strting to see it trickle out to non-members. Bus rides and cheap housing? How long until soup kitchens, free clinics,and educational services. Oh, and by the way check out this candidate we like.
3. Militia? Looks like they're working on that now.