We are fast approaching the critical period prior to the November election, when politicians endlessly voice stale platitudes and empty rhetoric on why you should cast your ballot for them to hold public office.

But it is not time to tell Americans what they want to hear, but what they need to hear. It is a matter of survival. The survival of their lives and of their families, of their essential liberties, and inalienable rights as citizens.

I do not deal in political illusion. No magical quick fixes, no ideological flim-flam, no ‘pie in the sky’ promises.

I believe in Realpolitik – political realism and the harsh reality of the truth.

And the harsh truth is that America has been ruled by a parallel system of deep power that operates above (and in some ways below) our system of democratic governance.

This is the Deep State established by the National Security Act of 1947 during the Truman regime.

The Deep State is beyond the Constitution. It is separate from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government that we all learned about in grade school.

The Deep State has no restrictions on its extra-constitutional actions, no separation of powers, no checks and balances, no transparency or open accounting for its egregious and invasive behavior.

Ever since after World War II, in the name of fighting the Cold War, this monstrosity has been grafted covertly upon the backs of Americans, and is the primary source of the misery, devastation, and destruction of our once great and noble republic.

Because of its clandestine nature – and covert linkages to organized crime syndicates worldwide – ruthless assassinations, regime change, drug trafficking, extortion and racketeering, money laundering, cyber-crime, and corruption are not aberrations or breakdowns of the Deep State, but are absolutely endemic to it.

The Deep State, driven by the imperial presidency, an acquiescent congress, and a complacent federal judiciary, has destroyed the American republic. This parasitic Welfare-Warfare State, enabled by the Federal Reserve, fosters and promotes the profligacy and dependency which is at the root of this destructive process.

In a 1955 study of the United States State Department, foreign policy expert Hans Morgenthau discussed the existence of a US ‘dual state’. According to Morgenthau, the US state included both a ‘regular state hierarchy’ that acts according to the rule of law and a more or less hidden ‘security hierarchy’ which I refer to as the Deep State.

In Morgenthau’s view, this security aspect of the state — the ‘security state’ — was able to ‘exert an effective veto over the decisions’ of the regular state governed by the rule of law. While the ‘democratic state’ offers legitimacy to security politics, the deep state intervenes where necessary, by limiting the range of democratic politics.

After the shocking revelations of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden, everyone who wants to can see that U.S. national security agencies of the deep state have the latitude to pursue their chosen policies regardless of the decisions of the visible government.

So who makes up the Deep State? This sinister alliance is composed of three primary elements.

First, the “too big to fail” Wall Street banks who profit by the billions from taxpayer bailouts stolen from the U.S. treasury and the Fed, who fuel with their plunder the corruption of our political process by their Super Pacs’ funding of their complacent and compliant shills and political puppets.

Next, it is composed of the corrupt crony corporatists who again benefit at the public’s expense from their phony “free trade” deals (such as NAFTA and TPP) deindustrializing and destroying by millions the livelihood and jobs of American workers and their families.

Lastly, and most importantly, the Deep State is made up of the military-industrial security complex, comprised of pentagon profiteers and subcontractors, the subterranean National Security State it sustains, with seemingly endless no win wars which have murdered millions of hapless victims across the planet, generating terrorism as blowback from its decades of covert actions and preemptive wars of aggression.

Attorney Robert Barnes amplified upon who is the deep state:

“The essential players know their roles: the national security division of the Department of Justice; their allies in the counterintelligence division (COINTELPRO) and on the 7th Floor of the properly named J. Edgar Hoover Building; the supplicants on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act courts appointed by Deep State dupe Justice Roberts; the political appointees at the CIA and NSA; their friends in the key embassies and their allies in the Five Eyes of foreign intelligence; their rubes in the press; their friends in the think tanks; their pals at the Pentagon; and their grey space operators amidst the vendors, contractors, affiliates, informants, infiltrators, and instigators on the government payroll but with spy-like pseudonyms for their spookish behavior.”

These groups are those who pull the strings of our elected officials, threatening blackmail and well-financed primary challenges to any who question the way things are.

This is the cloistered class of professional managerial credentialed elites of the administrative regulatory bureaucracy and covert intelligence agencies who rule us all.

Princeton Professors Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page concluded a recent study of 1,779 government policies over several decades entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens. They concluded that “Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination…”

In other words, we live in a plutocratic “Banana Republic.” We no longer live in a democratic republic. We are no longer governed by Congress or the President or the Courts, but by a corporate, financial, and military Elite that write the laws to suit themselves.

Welcome to Oligarchy.

The two major parties offer nothing but the status quo – that is, a centralized Welfare/Warfare State with ever-increasing onerous taxation, egregious unsustainable debt, and invasive social and economic surveillance and regulation.

While the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has moved over the past decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall towards building multiparty political systems, we in America have been suckered into a one-party government, the Uni-Party – rule by the incumbents and only by the incumbents.

Politicians have but one firm goal — re-election. And robbing Peter to buy the vote of Paul is the surest way to this goal. It is the shared doctrine of nominal Republicans and Democrats alike.

The Founders knew that an attentive and well-informed citizenry was the bulwark of the republic.

Knowledge is Power.

Empower yourself by learning the truth about the deep state and the existential threat it poses.

Here is a brief list of authoritative sources on the background of the deep state:

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty;

Peter Dale Scott, The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil. And the Attack on U. S. Democracy;

Peter Dale Scott, American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan;

Michael J. Glennon, National Security and Double Government;

Mike Lofgren, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government;

Laurent Guyenot, JFK-911: 50 Years of Deep State;

David Talbot, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government;

Bill Moyers, The Secret Government;

L. Fletcher Prouty, The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the World;

Ernest Volkman and Blaine Baggett, Secret Intelligence; The Inside Story of America’s Espionage Empire;

Joseph J. Trento, The Secret History of the CIA;

Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA;

Michael Swanson, The War State: The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and the Power Elite, 1945-1963;

Nick Turse, The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives;

Stephen Kinzer, Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq;

James W. Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters;

Jacob G. Hornberger, Regime Change: The JFK Assassination.

Jacob G. Hornberger, The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State;

Douglas Horne, JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated;

James Bamford, The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency – America’s Most Secret Organization;

James Bamford, Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency;

James Bamford, A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies;

Eric Wilson (editor), Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty.


3:20 pm on June 25, 2024