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On Monday, the Monmouth University Polling Institute released the results of a survey that found that “a large bipartisan majority… feel that national policy is being manipulated or directed by a ‘Deep State’ of unelected government officials…..[1]Public Troubled By Deep State, Monmouth University Polling Institute

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from March 2 to 5, 2018 with 803 adults in the United States. The results in this release have a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent. The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.

https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/m...31918/

According to the survey:”…6-in-10 Americans (60%) feel that unelected or appointed government officials have too much influence in determining federal policy. Just 26% say the right balance of power exists between elected and unelected officials in determining policy. Democrats (59%), Republicans (59%) and independents (62%) agree that appointed officials hold too much sway in the federal government. (“Public Troubled by ‘Deep State”, Monmouth.edu)

The survey appears to confirm that democracy in the United States is largely a sham. Our elected representatives are not the agents of political change, but cogs in a vast bureaucratic machine that operates mainly in the interests of the behemoth corporations and banks. Surprisingly, most Americans have not been taken in by the media’s promotional hoopla about elections and democracy. They have a fairly-decent grasp of how the system works and who ultimately benefits from it. Check it out:

Few Americans (13%) are very familiar with the term “Deep State;” another 24% are somewhat familiar, while 63% say they are not familiar with this term. However, when the term is described as a group of unelected government and military officials who secretly manipulate or direct national policy, nearly 3-in-4 (74%) say they believe this type of apparatus exists in Washington.…Only 1-in-5 say it does not exist.” Belief in the probable existence of a Deep State comes from more than 7-in-10 Americans in each partisan group…”

So while the cable news channels dismiss anyone who believes in the “Deep State” as a conspiracy theorist, it’s clear that the majority of people think that’s how the system really works, that is, “a group of unelected government and military officials…secretly manipulate or direct national policy.”

It’s impossible to overstate the significance of the survey. The data suggest that representative democracy is a largely a fraud, that congressmen and senators are mostly sock-puppets who do the bidding of wealthy powerbrokers, and that the entire system is impervious to the will of the people. These are pretty damning results and a clear indication of how corrupt the system really is.

The Monmouth survey also found that “A majority of the American public believe that the U.S. government engages in widespread monitoring of its own citizens and worry that the U.S. government could be invading their own privacy.”….

“Fully 8-in-10 believe that the U.S. government currently monitors or spies on the activities of American citizens, including a majority (53%)who say this activity is widespread… Few Americans (18%) say government monitoring or spying on U.S. citizens is usually justified, with most (53%) saying it is only sometimes justified. Another 28% say this activity is rarely or never justified….” (“Public Troubled by ‘Deep State”, Monmouth.edu)

So, along with the fact, that most Americans think democracy is a pipe-dream, a clear majority also believe that the country has changed into a frightening, lock-down police state in which government agents gather all-manner of electronic communications on everyone without the slightest suspicion of wrongdoing. Once again, the data suggests that the American people know what is going on, know that the US has gone from a reasonably free country where civil liberties were protected under the law, to a state-of-the-art surveillance state ruled by invisible elites who see the American people as an obstacle to their global ambitions–but their awareness has not evolved into an organized movement for change. In any event, the public seems to understand that the USG is not as committed to human rights and civil liberties as the media would have one believe. That’s a start.

There’s no doubt in my mind that the relentless attacks on Donald Trump have reinforced the public’s belief that the country is controlled by an invisible group of elites whose agents in the bureaucracy follow their diktats. From the time Trump became the GOP presidential nominee more than 18 months ago, a powerful faction of the Intelligence Community, law enforcement (FBI) and even elements form the Obama DOJ, have vigorously tried to sabotage his presidency, his credibility and his agenda. Without a scintilla of hard evidence to make their case, this same group and their dissembling allies in the media, have cast Trump as a disloyal collaborator who conspired to win the election by colluding with a foreign government. The magnitude of this fabrication is beyond anything we’ve seen before in American political history, and the absence of any verifiable proof makes it all the more alarming. As it happens, the Deep State is so powerful it can wage a full-blown assault on the highest elected office in the country without even showing probable cause. In other words, the president of the United States is not even accorded the same rights as a common crook. How does that happen?

Over the weekend, former CIA Director and “Russia-gate” ringleader John Brennan fired off an angry salvo at Trump on his Twitter account. Here’s what he said:

“When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America…America will triumph over you.”

Doesn’t Brennan’s statement help to reinforce the public’s belief in the Deep State? How does a career bureaucrat who has never been elected to public office decide that it is appropriate to use the credibility of his former office to conduct a pitch-battle with the President of the United States?

Brennan says “America will triumph over you.” But whose America is he talking about? The American people elected Trump, he is the legitimate president of the United States. Many people may not like his policies, but they respect the system that put him in office.

Not so, Brennan. Brennan and his cadres of rogue agents have been at war with Trump since Day 1. Brennan does not accept the results of the election because it did not produce the outcome that he and his powerful constituents wanted. Brennan wants to destroy Trump. He even admits as much in his statement.

And Brennan has been given a platform on the cable news channels so he can continue his assault on the presidency, not because he can prove that Trump is guilty of collusion or obstruction or whatever, but because the people who own the media have mobilized their deep state agents to carry out their vendetta to remove Trump from office by any means possible.

This is the “America” of which Brennan speaks. Not my America, but deep state America.

And why do Brennan and his fatcat allies hate Trump so much?

They don’t. Because it’s not really about Trump. It’s about the presidency, the highest office in the land. The US Plutocrat Class honestly believe that they are entitled to govern the country that they physically own. It’s theirs, they own it and they are taking it back. That’s what this is all about.

References

[1] Public Troubled By Deep State, Monmouth University Polling Institute

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from March 2 to 5, 2018 with 803 adults in the United States. The results in this release have a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent. The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.

https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/monmouthpoll_us_031918/

 
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  1. subman says:

    Now that we’ve broached the topic. What was Putin referring to when alleging men in black suits visiting newly elected POTUS’s? Are new prez’s laid down ground rules of the office by an overseer? A diktat? Taking this line of thought further, if true Putin would surely know who they represent. And one can imagine the information the Kremlin possesses regarding this globalist run machine that we don’t about ourselves. Wouldn’t this be the opportune time to let the Russian cat out of the bag and tell Americans what he knows? Sorry, didn’t mean to get carried away but you started it..

    • Replies: @DCThrowback
  2. This is certainly how it seems to me, and Trump has to recognize this fact situation and act accordingly. It may be that he realizes the situation and doesn’t think he can do anything about it. The first step would be to sack Mueller and to go on the offensive against the fascist elements, but this is easier said than done. A sort of civil war may be the end result if Trump does decide to seriously contest the situation, and civil war in a massively armed nuclear military state is frightening terra incognita.

  3. Realist says:

    The survey appears to confirm that democracy in the United States is largely a sham. Our elected representatives are not the agents of political change, but cogs in a vast bureaucratic machine that operates mainly in the interests of the behemoth corporations and banks. Surprisingly, most Americans have not been taken in by the media’s promotional hoopla about elections and democracy. They have a fairly-decent grasp of how the system works and who ultimately benefits from it.

    That democracy is a sham has been the case for decades. It is doubtful the American electorate has a grasp about anything, but regardless….what will they do about it?

    • Agree: donut
    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Twodees Partain
  4. mike finally gets it!

    just watch the good shepherd where matt damon play edward wilson

    there is a scene where he is speaking with mob boss in florida about help for the bay of pigs invasion

    joe peschi the boss asks wilson why he is doing this and wilson says………..its our country, the rest of you are just visiting.

    art does imitate life

    • Replies: @utu
  5. @exiled off mainstreet

    Trump doesn’t have any backup. Military, federal police, intelligence, press, all Democrats, most Republican politicians are not his allies. Who can he call on to fight this monster? No one at all. He is truly alone. Should Trump act in accordance with his mandate, he will be removed from office. Forget civil war; that’s a fantasist’s dream. “They’ll have to pry my gun from my cold, dead hand,” is precisely what they will do.

    • Disagree: bluedog
    • Replies: @Realist
  6. “the US has gone from a reasonably free country where civil liberties were protected under the law, to a state-of-the-art surveillance state ruled by invisible elites who see the American people as an obstacle to their global ambitions”

    One of the clearest telltales that indicate just how far we have deviated from our former “reasonably free country” is how today, the wealthy, elite corporate and civic leaders have isolated themselves from the general community. Formerly anyone could find the address of his community’s leaders because they lived scattered amongst the common people. Even Who’s Who gave out the city in which a prominent person lived and from there one could consult the telephone directory.

    Today, the elite have wiped clean any public trace of where they live. Their phone numbers are not published in a public telephone directory. It’s as though they don’t want their fellow citizens to know their whereabouts. Why is that?

    As I say, there’s no clearer indication that our leaders no longer identify with the people of the communities they rule. Either they are afraid–and justifiably so because of their treasonous behavior–or they are just plain disdainful–also likely, since the two are not mutually exclusive. Their fear is the opposite side of the coin of their disdain but at any rate, it’s an acknowledgement by them that the sense of community knitted together by common bonds, is gone.

    • Replies: @paraglider
  7. @ThreeCranes

    everything you say is true and it does not matter unless you are an american.

    our elites along with the english have been ruling the world for 5 centuries and are now in hysteria because all that is now drawing to a close. without the usa military acting as a global enforcer for elites wet dreams they remain wet dreams.

    russia now technically has thwarted our elites from using muscle. chinas economic rise will supplant the usa within a decade and by the 2030′s the financial center of the world will move to shanghai from new york/london.

    the entire history of mankind speaks the same tale. once and empire collapses it NEVER recovers its former status and power. the anglosaxon empire is now running on empty…ergo the media hysteria of russia this and that. even the serfs…..thats you and i…..can no longer be trusted to vote the way we are told.

    the msm is dying as the go to organization for people control. we no longer live in the 20th century so the iron fist of ruling is pretty much out as an option.

    the elites have their wealth but their power at least here is on the downswing.

    ideas and opinion are how societies are controlled and the elite orgs for disseminating these things have become embarassingly overt which makes their effectivness drop towards zero…. hence the hysteria.

    when you have nothing to sell or nothing anyone with a brain will purchase you have to appeal to irrational emotions…………but that is a futile game plan because maintaining that level of frantic enrgy is exhausting and collapses in time of its own accord.

    all the rising east has to do is watch us eat ourselves to death. they have to do nothing aggressive towards our deep state idiots in power do it for them.

    at the end of the day americans will still be stuck with the swamp until it collapses into bankruptcy once the dollar loses its reserve status… still some years ahead…. by 2030.

    once the dollars loses its status america becomes regular nation. how we pick up the pieces after that will be the real story.

    • Agree: FB
    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
    , @phil
  8. This article is a tour de force of beating around the bush. It relates a campaign initiated and led by CIA DCI John Brennan, prosecuted with illegal secret government surveillance, coerced confessions, and suppressed investigation of the murder of Seth Rich. And it blames… the Plutocrat Class.

    How many divisions does the Plutocrat Class have? Does the Plutocrat Class have impunity for murder, torture, and denial of the rights of trial? Does the Plutocrat Class have anything like these get-out-jail-free cards?

    - The Central Intelligence Agency Act, which put CIA covert crime beyond the reach of any court.

    - The Rogers-Houston MOU permitting the DCI to abort DoJ investigations with the magic words ‘national security.’

    - The Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which makes the identity of CIA criminals a state secret.

    - The operational files exemption to FOIA, which prohibits public scrutiny of evidence of CIA crime.

    - The ‘political questions’ judicial doctrine which stops judicial review of CIA crimes condoned, however vaguely or unwittingly, by Congress.

    The article outlines criminal coup de main by domestic enemies, and sics us on cartoon Rich Uncle Pennybags.

    Don’t get wrapped around the axle overthinking some rock-paper-scissors transitivity relations of abstract political and economic power – that’s CIA-infiltrated Paris Review bullshit. Impunity beats money every time. To understand this, just watch what happens when a plutocrat gets in CIA’s way. You see right away who’s in charge. Plutocrat Ralph Nacchio learned his lesson, didn’t he? Plutocrat Elliot Spitzer learned his lesson. Dynastic plutocrats John and Bobby Kennedy didn’t learn their lesson fast enough, but everybody else got the message.

    The problem is CIA impunity. CIA uses it to make money – and to make plutocrats and keep them in line. You don’t like plutocrats? Good for you. Lock up some CIA scumbags, storm Langley and take the files, problem solved.

  9. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Isn’t it WIDE than DEEP?

    Its power seems to derive from the spreadout network of state, media, academia, law firms, finance, etc.

  10. We have no civilian control of our military (outside of civilian contractors such as Boeing, Lockheed and the like) and bare control over our police departments which are corrupt and demonstrably violent. Our Congress doesn’t vote on our excursions into other countries anymore and we go on and on funding wars no one has voted on. To boot, they get into shenanigans with Britain, nerve agents and false flags overseas in an attempt to…what is it we do in Syria? In Iraq? In Afghanistan? Who knows? If you aren’t Deep State, you don’t profit from it and it’s none of your business.

    Follow the money, Woodward. Oh. Wait.

  11. Anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:
    @exiled off mainstreet

    It may also be that Trump does recognize the situation, but is actually laughing at the trumpkin losers in flyoverland.

  12. Realist says:

    Surprisingly, most Americans have not been taken in by the media’s promotional hoopla about elections and democracy. They have a fairly-decent grasp of how the system works and who ultimately benefits from it.

    One can only hope that is true, but I have my doubts.

    The question is what will they do about it?

  13. Realist says:
    @Macon Richardson

    So all is lost….no hope????

    • Replies: @bartok
  14. El Dato says:
    @Realist

    It is doubtful the American electorate has a grasp about anything, but regardless….what will they do about it?

    Watch more House of Cards while waiting for Gun Control to be implemented.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @HallParvey
  15. El Dato says:

    The Happening World:

    “Trump replaces National Security Adviser McMaster with John Bolton”

    The moustachioed mental case with the look of an old schoolmaster pining to try his hand at concentration camp management is in.

    Can it go any lower?

    • Replies: @bartok
  16. Corvinus says:

    “It’s Not a Conspiracy Anymore; Public Belief in ‘Deep State’ Soars”

    Talk about an overblown headline. Mr. Whitney. A poll of 803 adults only shows in this particular snapshot there is a supposed influence by a “Deep State”.

    • Troll: L.K
    • Replies: @DCThrowback
    , @Wally
  17. @Realist

    The question is what will they do about it?

    Damned good question, Real. Since they have a collection of dossiers on everyone in a position to do something, I suspect nothing. Oh, they may sacrifice a Brennan, much more likely McCabe, Struzck (or whatever), Lisa Page. They were the operatives. But then, faced with ten years, thrown to the wolves, denied his pension, facing jail, with McCabe, maybe they can play let’s make a deal. Brennan would HATE that. Then, those operatives maybe start having accidents. The trick is to keep everyone quiet. One way or the other. They really want to protect Hillary, but I don’t get it. Maybe if Hillary could tell HER tales it could trade UP to Soros. He’s a monster.

    Things roll down hills, Real, DC is a funny place. Believe me, the lights burn furiously all over Washington these days, the bad guys, the Deep State need to cover all this. The private recriminations must be hideous. All around them, people that can bring them down and you really cannot kill everyone. The last one was Monica, that was several departments working 24/7 for a couple of years. That was blow jobs by actual comparison. But this one is sizzling. This one means the country, war, the integrity of our systems, or will put the lie to formerly noble notions. This one tell us if we’re the United States with Justice For All, or if we’re a Commercial/Military Junta. We have to pick one.

  18. Trump should call for a real 9/11 investigation, that would drain the swamp, the American people would all be behind him, what better way to win over America than 9/11 justice that is way past due?
    If this is democracy we need something else, if what we done to Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Latin American countries is democracy, we need to rid ourselves of democracy
    The entire system is 100% corrupt, including Judges, prosecutors, lawyers, the whole swamp. Big money rules.
    The media is with the deep state, they clearly have an agenda, and it doesn’t seem to be an American one, something has to be done to shut them up.
    Hell yes they’re spying on us, They use the IRS and state revenue agencies to get back at dissenters, I have experienced it…
    Not only are they spying on us, they’re spying on the politicians, judges, literally everyone, and blackmailing the snot out of them. Using extortion to get their way. The corruption needs to be punished, all of it, not just who deep state chooses to get back at. They’re all corrupt.
    Look at the electoral map for 2016 election, it is nearly completely red, and all that red is very well armed and very pissed off. If Trump does the things he got elected on, stops kissing Netanyahus ass he’ll be fine. All he would have to do is get on twitter and make the announcement, tell the people to help him drain the swamp, shut it down, we can protest and yell just as loud as the well funded made for tv protesters. People have had enough, we can’t go on this way, people feel threatened now, and they will do what needs to be done to protect their families. We just need an organizer (Trump) to give the word. But if he keeps up the war mongering and giving in to the establishment on all the issues that won him the election, hes done.
    Look at what happend to Jim Traficant when he got out of line, who goes to jail in DC? People who do the right thing..
    Heres another example of how they get their way:
    Atlanta Jewish Times featured a column by its owner-publisher suggesting that U.S.-based Israeli Mossad agents might someday need to “order a hit” on the president of the United States.

    http://original.antiwar.com/alison-weir/2012/01/24/israeli-assassinations-and-american-presidents/

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/284979-ajt.html

    On Jan. 13 the Atlanta Jewish Times featured a column by its owner-publisher suggesting that Israel might someday need to “order a hit” on the president of the United States.
    In the column, publisher Andrew Adler describes a scenario in which Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu would need to “give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel.”
    The purpose? So that the vice president could then take office and dictate U.S. policies that would help the Jewish state “obliterate its enemies.”
    Adler wrote that it is highly likely that the idea “has been discussed in Israel’s most inner circles.”

    I think this is what happened to JFK when he tried shutting down CIA, cracking down on the Israeli lobby, inspecting Israeli Dimona nuclear facility. END the Fed scam, take away the blank check.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @anonymous
  19. @paraglider

    The elites didn’t become elite by being stupid, though it is in their nature to overreach.

    One of the reasons for the push for the privatisation of public assets of recent times is so that they can control strategic resources. Friedrich List said something like, “Essential infrastructure is vital to the wellbeing and security of the nation and is thus too important to be left to the whims of profit.” He was correct. Owning and controlling such essentials as water, electric, gas, transport grids, food distribution networks etc, they have ensured they will continue to do quite nicely, assuming they don’t get strung up.

  20. bartok says:
    @Realist

    So all is lost….no hope????

    The Saxon is extraordinarily dangerous and extremely slow to anger.

  21. bartok says:
    @CIA Imfrickinpunity

    storm Langley and take the files

    Lol to defeat the CIA just stop their paychecks, cancel the Amazon Web Services bill and close the Langley parking lot and the American Embassies. Let the spooks run their deep state from their home offices, as John Brennan now attempts to do.

  22. bartok says:
    @El Dato

    The moustachioed mental case with the look of an old schoolmaster pining to try his hand at concentration camp management is in.

    Concentration camp management – can you get a specialized MBA for that? Sounds civilized compared to the free-range asylums on the streets of our cities.

  23. arnie says:

    in understanding how the constitution has been gradually subverted by private financial interests, beginning in around 1913; we need an informed citizenry, to place people in govt. who will not be corrupted, who will work to retake, and remake a republic, based on the inalienable rights of man, and freedom for the human spirit; not the thieves and murders who stand in front of cameras and lie to us every day.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  24. Bobsyer says:

    Absolute NONSENSE…..

    Trump is a crypto jew like the rest of his family and business associates..

    He is part of the problem not a solution to it.His shifting of the embassy to Jerusalem is a good indicator his recent appointment of Bolton (a jew) is an even better one.

    So you are a disinformation agent…..what is it?….CIA,Homeland security or some shit coming out of Israel.

    • Replies: @Herald
  25. El Dato says:
    @redmudhooch

    I think this is what happened to JFK when he tried shutting down CIA, cracking down on the Israeli lobby, inspecting Israeli Dimona nuclear facility. END the Fed scam, take away the blank check.

    I can’t remember JFK wanting to do any of this.

    • Replies: @redmudhooch
    , @utu
    , @bluedog
  26. On Monday, the Monmouth University Polling Institute released the results of a survey that found that “a large bipartisan majority… feel that national policy is being manipulated or directed by a ‘Deep State’ of unelected government officials…..[1]

    Just as Ollie North told us, under oath, those many amnesia riddled years ago. We learn, oh so slow, too, too late.

    https://robertmagill.wordpress.com/2017/10/30/bouncing-along-on-juggernaut/

  27. @El Dato

    “I can’t remember JFK wanting to do any of this.”

    Try harder. Do a little research..not hard.

    Kennedy, the Lobby and the Bomb

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article178401.html

    Michael Collins Piper – Final Judgement -The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy

    http://americanfreepress.net/PDF/Final_Judgment.pdf

    Muammar Al-Gaddafi – Ben Gurion ordered JFK’s death over Israeli Nuke Plant at Dimona

    This may have angered them a bit too:

    http://time.com/4711687/john-f-kennedy-diary-hitler/

    The diary reveals that during his time in Berlin, Kennedy wrote about visiting Hitler’s bunker only months after Germany surrendered in the Second World War.
    “You can easily understand how that within a few years Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived,” Kennedy wrote in his diary in 1945.
    “He had boundless ambition for his country which rendered him a menace to the peace of the world, but he had a mystery about him in the way he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him,” he added. “He had in him the stuff of which legends are made.”

    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @Wally
  28. wayfarer says:

    “Deep State – False Flag Attacks”

  29. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @redmudhooch

    “Trump should …..”

    So he won’t.

    Don’t vote.

  30. Look at the bright side … If the Deep State is real, maybe the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, and Skittle®-shitting unicorns, and a President Trump who leads us back to fiscal and foreign policy sanity might be real too!

  31. utu says:
    @paraglider

    Except that Joe Pesci was miscast. The real mafiosi at that time was Meyer Lansky. Similar miscast was made Tony Danza played a Hollywood (non Jewish) producer in Crash which was about interactions among minorities w/o a single Jew.

  32. utu says:
    @El Dato

    No wonder you do not remember because it was not in media. Many documents were declassified since.

    John F. Kennedy Administration: Letter to Israeli PM Ben-Gurion Regarding Visit to Dimona (May 18, 1963)

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/kennedy-letter-to-ben-gurion-regarding-visit-to-dimona

    http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/When-Ben-Gurion-said-no-to-JFK

    Finally, Kennedy had enough, and in a personal letter dated May 18, 1963, the president warned that unless American inspectors were allowed into Dimona (meaning the end of any military activities), Israel would find itself totally isolated. Rather than answering, Ben-Gurion abruptly resigned.

    John F. Kennedy Administration: Summary of Eshkol Reply To Kennedy Letter (November 9, 1963)

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/summary-of-eshkol-reply-to-kennedy-letter-november-1963

    In the November 12 talks we hope through open and frank responses to convince the Israeli representatives of our sympathetic interest in their security concerns and of our genuine desire to help Israel to the best of our ability. We will press the view that U.S. ability to deter aggression against Israel makes less imperative the need for Israel to maintain clear military superiority over the U.A.R. in all fields and underlines the futility of large expenditures of time, effort and money on a spiralling arms race. We will stress that Israel’s acquisition of missiles could result in a Soviet supply of missiles to the U.A.R. and that a missile race increases the chance of a missile exchange in which Israel as a small, compact target would inevitably suffer most.

    https://pulsemedia.org/2009/08/28/the-kennedys-vs-israels-lobby/

    Details of the JFK-RFK duo’s effort to register the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) parent organization, the American Zionist Council (AZC) as an Israeli foreign agent were shrouded in mystery until declassified in mid-2008.

  33. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Deep State’ is a misnomer.

    The power is not in the hidden depth but in the networking across media, finance, academia, Pentagon, entertainment, law firms, and etc. It’s more like Wide State.

  34. DCThrowback says: • Website
    @subman

    I thought the message was delivered p effectively on November 23rd, 1963…and then again on August 9, 1974. And then, finally and more recently, March 30, 1981.

    • Replies: @DN
    , @Astuteobservor II
  35. DCThrowback says: • Website
    @Corvinus

    I usually enjoy your cynicism on this websight, but it’s misplaced in this instance.

    The term “deep state” was something you’d only hear about on LewRockwell.com or Counterpunch roughly 3 years ago. The fact that it’s being tied to the unelected government in DC by the uneducated proles is a step in the right direction.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  36. Corvinus says:
    @DCThrowback

    “I usually enjoy your cynicism on this websight, but it’s misplaced in this instance.”

    Thanks.

    “The term “deep state” was something you’d only hear about on LewRockwell.com or Counterpunch roughly 3 years ago. The fact that it’s being tied to the unelected government in DC by the uneducated proles is a step in the right direction.”

    No, the normies have heard of this term ever since JFK got whacked. It’s just becoming more en vogue.

    • Replies: @Anon
  37. phil says:
    @paraglider

    “…chinas economic rise will supplant the usa within a decade…”

    Uh-no, according to the World Bank, average real living standards in China are still below those in Mexico. Those in the US are almost 4 times as high. When I walk the streets of Shanghai I still see people on decrepit bicycles hauling cinder blocks in wooden carts. The stock exchange and financial accounting in Shanghai are still opaque. Come with me, and I’ll show you where congregations of amputee beggars hang out. Most of the rest of the country is poorer.

    But some day in the distant future…

    • Replies: @MacNucc11
  38. Wally says:
    @redmudhooch

    Indeed, there is Hitler with the mythological ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ and there is Hitler without the mythological ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’.

    Recall that even fake “holocaust historian” Raul Hilberg said:

    “we’ve often fantasized about drawing up an indictment against Adolf Hitler himself. And to put into that indictment the major charge: the Final Solution of the Jewish question in Europe, the physical annihilation of Jewry. And then it dawned upon us, what would we do? We didn’t have the evidence.”

    Off your knees, everyone.
    The ‘holocaust’ storyline is one of the most easily debunked narratives ever contrived. That is why those who question it are arrested and persecuted. That is why violent, racist, & privileged Jewish supremacists demand censorship. What sort of truth is it that denies free speech and the freedom to seek the truth? Truth needs no protection from scrutiny.

    The ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    See the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here: http://codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here: http://forum.codoh.com

    • Replies: @Pat
  39. Wally says:
    @Corvinus

    Trying to protect “that shitty little country” yet again we see.

    The True Cost of Parasite Israel
    Forced US taxpayers money to Israel goes far beyond the official numbers.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-true-cost-of-israel/

    Pandering to Israel Has Got to Stop
    Pledges of loyalty to Israel are un-American

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/pandering-to-israel-has-got-to-stop/#comments

    America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/#comment-2012898


    http://www.codoh.com

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  40. You can fool all people some time ….
    I am reminded of what Henry Ford said ‘in the end most jewish projects fail through overconfidence’.
    Trump congratulated Putin, a clear sign that he’s not a complete puppet.
    Distrust in May’s story about the Russian nerve gas attacks in Britain is rising.
    ARD, THE German tv channel, this morning interviewed a retired EU Commissioner, who said ‘proof is proved with one assumption after another, how this can happen in a democracy, I do not know’.
    He had been Commissioner for Foreign Relations, negotiated with Putin himself, who he described as a rational man.
    NATO he sees as superfluous.
    Clearly agitated he said ‘where will all this end ?’.
    In the end ot the world, I fear, with idiots as Bolton as advisors for ‘safety’.

  41. There is always a deep state in a selection of representatives, and the only way to balance it is through semi-direct democracy.. It principally does not matter if you select or elect your system of government, whether through elections or through revolution, so long as when that system of government is functioning, the citizenry has a legal and direct path to strike current national law.

    Simple as – representatives can continue to create laws, but if the deep state (assumed to have interests other than the electorate) gets involved, the citizenry can strike down whatever legal framework it is building for itself, when it becomes evident.

    As of now, we are still depending on enlightened leaders to help us with our laws and corrupted lot. It is no different to waiting for Hammurabi and his laws in the second millenium BC.

  42. “So while the cable news channels dismiss anyone who believes in the “Deep State” as a conspiracy theorist….”

    Of course they do… they’re part of the cabal.

  43. I don’t think that “deep state” is a correct term or that “unelected officials” are so crucial. What you got here is typical of any country: power elite. This elite is, in most modern countries, comprised of big money (different sources in different lands), dominant media & controllers of intellectual discourse through academia, military infrastructure plus professional politicians, various intelligence agencies etc.

    Only, the power elite is not eternally homogeneous & can be engaged in internal warfare, and sometimes collapse.

    That’s how world functions. What’s new?

    • Agree: RobinG
    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @ValmMond
  44. DN says:
    @DCThrowback

    Was that not November 22nd, 1963?

  45. @Realist

    “That democracy is a sham has been the case for decades.”

    Yes, I agree, and the biggest sham of all is that somehow the US is SUPPOSED to be a democracy. That’s pure bullshit. The word ‘democracy” doesn’t appear in the text of the Constitution, and the early statesmen opposed the very idea, calling it “mob rule”, “king numbers” and “the tyranny of the majority”, among other epithets.

    Congress members are required to swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, not to bow to majority opinion on anything, whether that opinion comes from their own constituency or not. The democracy scam gives Congress members the pretext for disregarding the Constitution or for cherry picking the provisions of the document using “the will of the people” as a defense for their malfeasance.

    Perversely, this also ends up betraying the interests of their true constituents in favor of providing for the interests of whoever pays them the biggest bribes. In a democracy, the representatives allow themselves to do whatever they think will feather their own nests while claiming that they are bowing to the will of “the people”.

    • Replies: @Realist
  46. It happens in small towns all across America. The Major elected is only a puppet of the establish rich elites in the community.

  47. The last paragraph torpedoes the rest of the article! If anyone deserves to be called a “fatcat” and a member of the “US plutocrat class”, it’s Donald Trump! If that class is seeking to “take back” the US from somebody, it can’t possibly be Trump. He’s one of them. Isn’t it more likely that they are trying to take it back from the “Russian plutocrat class” of gangsters behind Vladimir Putin and their American supporters? Trying to take one’s country back from foreigners, or prevent foreigners from getting control of it, is hardly an ignoble enterprise! Certainly not where I come from!

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @bluedog
    , @Jake
  48. wayfarer says:

    Beater Used Car Bombers, Bad Crisis Actors, and Fake News False Flag Attacks…

    Watch bogus bombers here → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzzxugyyu7w

    … — …

  49. Anon[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    No, the normies have heard of this term

    Would this include you?

    It’s just becoming more en vogue.

    Apparently not all that much, if ~2/3 of those polled are unfamiliar with the phrase. Got any other polls suggesting otherwise?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  50. All true, Mike, except for the impression the article leaves on the reader that their votes are meaningless.

    The fact that Trump was elected, against all odds and against all the efforts of the Deep State, suggests that the electorate still matters, or, can be made to matter if the electorate is sufficiently engaged.

  51. TG says:

    An interesting post, well said.

    A minor quibble: I personally don’t like the term “Deep State.” I think “Oligarchy” would be better. Yes there are lots of judges and unelected officials etc. carrying water for the big corporations, but the engine driving this thing is the super rich, people like the Koch brothers etc. Talking about the “Deep State” I think puts the entire blame on unelected officials, and lets the super-rich off the hook. IMHO.

    • Replies: @David
    , @NoseytheDuke
  52. @DCThrowback

    this is spot on. just like snowden confirmed 1984.

  53. Joe Hide says:

    To Mike Whitney,
    That was great Mike. Honest, reasonable, and readable. Concise too, unlike many authors that use too many words for too few ideas that are nebulous at best.
    Keep writing Mike Whitney!

  54. @Michael Kenny

    The analysis of the UVA Amsterdam professor Laslo Maracs is that Trump, and his rich friends, understand that the USA is no longer capable of maintaining an empire, and that war for enlarging the empire is even more suicide than trying to maintain the empire.
    Already around 1910 the British empire no longer could maintain the two fleet standard, Obama had to lower the USA two war standard to one and a half.
    What a half war accomplishes we see in Syria.
    WWII destroyed the British empire, as the British said after the war, poor, after Truman ended LendLease overnight, less food than in the war ‘we won the war, and lost the peace’.
    So the fact that Trump is rich, and has rich friends, does not mean he’s part of the whole rich USA clique.

  55. FB says:

    ‘…it’s not really about Trump. It’s about the presidency, the highest office in the land.

    The US Plutocrat Class honestly believe that they are entitled to govern the country that they physically own.

    It’s theirs, they own it and they are taking it back. That’s what this is all about…’

    What a monster shot by Mike Whitney…

    This latest poll is great news that the sheeple are finally starting to push back…

    This Awakening is the direct result of the massive Bullshit spouted nonstop with the Russiagate phantasm…

    Nobody is or has been buying it…all it has done for morons like Brennan is to discredit them…

    Kudos to the Ordinary People…we are not as dumb as you think…

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  56. MacNucc11 says:
    @phil

    And what has any of this to do with them becoming a financial power? In fact this more likely explains why they will. How many people here have the ambition to haul cinderblocks on a bicycle? Also seems like you may have given us a glimpse into our future. Scary.

  57. David says:
    @TG

    If the rich are buying stolen goods and services from bureaucrats, they’re crooks, but much of the deep state is just individuals doing what they think is right. Whom were Lisa Page and Peter “I can protect our country at many levels” Strzok working for if not themselves? Hanging these types quickly and publicly might encourage the others.

  58. Zumbuddi says:
    @FB

    “Kudos to the ordi art people. . . We are not as dumb as you think.”

    Butwe are not yet as de-misinformed as we need to be,
    Not at all actively, organizedly VOCAL in fact, we are shut and shouted down
    and we have no power base or leadership.

    What do you suggest,Citizen FB? TEACH our women to knit and sharpen knives and our men to turn their wine shops into spy shops?

    • Replies: @FB
  59. @Realist

    The answer is: They will do NOTHING!

    Not a thing. Nada. Zilch. Zero!

    • Replies: @utu
    , @Realist
  60. RobinG says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    You are quite right, Power Elite is more accurate description, but now that the term Deep State has reached common parlance, is it useful to try to rebrand them?

    Well, perhaps, because what we have now is a general misidentification (misdirection!) of defining the Deep State. Some single out the Intel agencies, others blame think-tanks, some even blame career civil servants (the ‘bureaucrat’ smear). Are these accusers really gatekeepers for the deep money interests?

    All the same, how would you do it, and is it worthwhile? We’ve had the same chatter about the Fake News, i.e. MSM vs. Legacy News vs. Corporate News vs. Big News, etc. Some good work is coming out under Deep State -

    Misunderstanding the Deep State

    CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose The Shadow Government

  61. deschutes says:

    The ‘deep state’ is not a ‘conspiracy theory’, it is a basic fact beyond debating. The deep state by definition means the USA’s military industrial complex, i.e. all of the massive security agencies (Dept of Defense; CIA; State Dept; Pentagon; US Army; CentComm; Navy; Marines; NSA; NSC; etc) combined with their partners in the corporate sector who sell them the equipment: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, SAIC, Huntington Ingalls, etc. The ‘revolving door’ between these two sectors is a key aspect of the deep state: top ranking brass leave public service to take top positions at these defense corporations, or become lobbyists for them to continue their multi-billion dollar contracts at the government trough. The top officials at the security agencies often have careers spanning decades: these people are ‘the deep state’ personified. Presidents come and go, they are window dressing. The deep state calls the shots.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  62. FB says:
    @Zumbuddi

    ‘…Not at all actively, organizedly VOCAL in fact, we are shut and shouted down
    and we have no power base or leadership.

    What do you suggest,Citizen FB?..’

    Yes…a number of comments here on that same topic…what are we going to do about it…?

    Well…how do you eat an elephant…?

    One bite at a time…

    The first step is actually…

    ‘The Awakening’

    Ie stop drinking the koolaid…and shout down in public any remaining nutcases [many of them on full display right here]…

    That’s an obvious start…

    Rome wasn’t built in a day…and it took a lot longer to tear down too…

    We have taken the mighty first step simply by opening our eyes…sharing with ordinary folks who all have the same problem with being kept in the dark and fed shit is a good second step…

    The religion of Christianity started with 12 guys and now numbers more than a billion…

    Nobody says it’s going to be easy or fast…but before you can do it…you have to visualize it…

    We have strength in numbers…we are now the majority…[even if some obvious retards want to try to dispute that...]

    We will gain confidence every day…just knowing that everybody else is on the same page…

    The fight is as much psychological as physical…

  63. @deschutes

    Maybe better to say ‘Deep State shoots, and wants far more shooting’.
    Just this day a former member of the EU Commission, he did Foreign Affairs, retired, appeared on the leading German tv channel, with deep doubts about May’s assertions, and deep concern where the anti Russia propaganda will lead to.
    He had negotiated with Putin, who he described a very rational man.
    He still was quite emotional about the western lies that lead to the attack on Iraq.
    BBC, or BBCW, did not watch it myself, broadcast the same interview, also, today.
    One cannot fool all people for all times.

  64. ValmMond says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    BS. The “power elite” in the US is associated with a clearly identifiable group, which doesn’t even hide its own tribal interest and allegiances. A parasite lodged in a host. Its messianic DNA slowly unfolds and takes over the host’s vital functions. Loss of identity and cognitive ability are only phases preceding total destruction. The complicit host is apparently fully and gleefully embracing its fate.

    • Replies: @Jake
  65. It takes a lot of effort to make the public believe the obvious. Deep state succeeded after so many years.

  66. utu says:
    @Thales the Milesian

    Yeah. Distract them with the race issue. Kill extra couple of blacks. Provoke riots. Seen some money to BLM. And have the right and alt-right and all Sailers write about race , IQ…until they dissipate all energy they got.

  67. Democracy is like Santa Claus; a myth that every generation keeps disproving for the first time, shattering their faith in anything except adult lies and money, and then passing it on to the next generation for their own inevitable disillusionment.

    Nothing is sweeter than the naive joy in a voter’s eye on that Tuesday morning in November. Maybe we can get the local meteorologists to come up with a cartoon graphic showing the elected officials flying to DC on Election’s Eve. If only for one night, everybody comes together as one to believe just for a little while in Peace on Earth and other campaign promises that nobody really expects or works toward.

  68. bluedog says:
    @El Dato

    If you don’t you didn’t live while he was president or don’t read enough, probably both for you won’t find it in the comic books…

  69. Art says:

    It’s impossible to overstate the significance of the survey. The data suggest that representative democracy is a largely a fraud, that congressmen and senators are mostly sock-puppets who do the bidding of wealthy powerbrokers, and that the entire system is impervious to the will of the people.

    How far-off it it to naming the Jews as the powerbrokers?

    How far-off is the JQ – one year – two, three, four?

    Think Peace —- Do No Harm — Art

  70. bluedog says:
    @Michael Kenny

    Lol yep here we go again it must be Russia and Putin,I sure hope nothing happens to either, for if it did you would have nothing to live for,that grand place you live in would be awful lonesome with out either to whine about…,.

  71. Herald says:
    @Bobsyer

    It seems you may have missed the main thrust of the article. It is that the Deep State is directing what Trump does or doesn’t do. Trump may not like what he is doing but he has little choice but to eat crap and comfort himself with vacuous bluster on Twitter.

  72. Deep state?

    Sounds like what they called “corporate state” a century ago, especially since there’s little hidden and nothing profound about it.

    Should be called “mafia state.”

  73. Jake says:
    @Michael Kenny

    I am always fascinated by people who either are totally insane, or else have been practiced in spewing the biggest lies and absurdities, whetter to advance immoral causes or just to have fun by destroying.

    It is all but impossible to distinguish between the two types.

  74. Jake says:
    @ValmMond

    The Deep State wielded preponderant power over this nation at least by the time Lincoln was buried, and its main actors then were virtually all pure WASPs (the non-Wasps were all Protestants of Continental Germanic ancestry, some of them Saxons, as was Martin Luther).

    Jews didn’t become the major power in the US Deep State until well after WW2. Probably after the assassination of JFK.

    Of course, you also need to face the many implications of the facts that Anglo-Saxon Puritanism was a Judaizing heresy and that archetypal Mr. WASP himself Oliver Cromwell made the alliance with Jews concrete.

    WASP culture is doing what it always was meant to do.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  75. Deep state my tusch.

    Trump appointed Bolton because Republicans desperately need Adelson’s money

    http://mondoweiss.net/2018/03/appointed-republicans-desperately/

    How “deep” izzat?

  76. Zumbuddi says:
    @Jake

    Half right.
    Jews took power at beta level in Wilson admin.
    FOR admin and WWII amounted to a Jewish coup d’etat.
    Jews — Zionists –have played key influential roles in almost every critical movement ever since.

  77. Realist says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Yes, I agree, and the biggest sham of all is that somehow the US is SUPPOSED to be a democracy.

    The US is neither a Democracy or a Republic….it is an oligarchy.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  78. renfro says:

    The Deep State was called The Shadow Government in the 9o’s.

    And its the same thing it always was…people and groups with ideologies or money interest or power interest or foreign interest…..all trying to direct the government to serve their interest.

    And for the most part they have been successful in doing that.

  79. @arnie

    …in understanding how the constitution has been gradually subverted by private financial interests,

    People keep saying this, but I don’t see how they can make the claim. The constitution is working as intended; it was supposed to help concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few, and in that respect, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. It can even be ignored at will, if convenient.

    The Constitution looked fairly good on paper, but it was not a popular document; people were suspicious of it, and suspicious of the enabling legislation that was being erected upon it. There was some ground for this. The Constitution had been laid down under unacceptable auspices; its history had been that of a coup d’état.

    It had been drafted, in the first place, by men representing special economic interests. Four-fifths of them were public creditors, one-third were land speculators, and one-fifth represented interests in shipping, manufacturing, and merchandising. Most of them were lawyers. Not one of them represented the interest of production — Vilescit origine tali. (the dice were loaded from the start)

    Albert Jay Nock, Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

    mises.org/daily/4254

    The anti-federalists were correct about nearly everything. They predicted the mess we now have.

    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @Corvinus
  80. It’s increasingly more obvious, but a Deep State has been calling the shots ever since Robert E. Lee surrendered his army on April 9th, 1865.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    , @L.K
  81. Whoever wrote the headline, consider researching what ‘conspiracy’ means.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  82. @Carroll Price

    Lee stated once that if he had known what the radical republicans were going to do with their victory, he would have never surrendered, and would have preferred to die fighting. His regard for the men who followed him may have persuaded him to surrender, to spare the lives of the few who remained of his command.

  83. @TG

    Koch brothers would appear as near paupers compared to the Rothschilds and their Capos.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  84. @schnellandine

    Good point! Perhaps he meant to write Conspiracy Theory? I would object to that too as it normalises the use of that malicious term. Perhaps “renegade view” or “non conformist opinion” would have been closer to what was needed, what would you suggest?

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  85. @CIA Imfrickinpunity

    While the CIA has funding from decades of drug and gun running, ALL present and past National Security holders need to be vetted. They are the ones who have/had access to Blackmail.

    The CIA is a Global Blackmail leader, the FBI is just the local branch of the same Clinton/Bush cabal.

  86. Corvinus says:
    @Anon

    “Would this include you?”

    Of course. Are you not also a normie? Or are you a special snowflake?

    “Apparently not all that much, if ~2/3 of those polled are unfamiliar with the phrase.”

    Source?

    • Replies: @skrik
  87. Corvinus says:
    @jacques sheete

    “The constitution is working as intended; it was supposed to help concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few, and in that respect, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.”

    No, not necessarily. I will paraphrase John Roche’s argument in a way you can understand.

    The Founding Fathers may have changed “skins” over the years in eyes of many historians, but their “color” has remained. They were radicals AND democrats (the terms can coexist). A delicate situation was skillfully managed; the delegates were not subversive despite their secrecy; the public acknowledged them as the “best and brightest”. Sectional interests were cast aside through persuasion and compromise. The Founding Fathers were bonded together by concern of foreign influence eventually undermining the country—“continental ideology”. The towering figure in George Washington and the proven intellectual talent emphasized nationalism in his name and put critics of the Convention on the immediate defensive–“How can you condemn reform if you do not have a plan of your own, or have not even heard what we propose?”

    Consensus and consideration dominated—Virginia Plan example. Madison had the votes, but understood that “forcing it down the throats” of small states would undermine the credibility of the delegates in light of the principles espoused during the Revolution. A commitment to a strong central government, but not with big states in control. Repeated tie votes surrounding legislative representation initiated a committee to facilitate compromise. Once the framework was established, with voices heard and positions laid out, adherents to state loyalty threw themselves into ensuring that this framework would be viable.

    The Electoral College satisfied states rights activists, the small states, AND those against the “mobocracy”—mutual beneficially. Slavery as a commercial tool was addressed without specific reference as to its morality despite significant personal reservations. An attempt was made by Charles Pinckney (South Carolina) to overturn committee recommendations on this issue, fearing potential northern imperialistic behaviors in the future, but he was rebuffed by his southern brethren who acknowledged the concerns–“a deal is a deal”.

    Ultimately, the Founding Fathers risked their personal fortunes and reputations by opposing long-standing tradition of state sovereignty out of fear of “national impotence” and “foreign intrusion” to write a document that has stood the test of time.

  88. Corvinus says:
    @Wally

    Niwdog’s Law—As an online discussion continues with multiple posters, the likelihood of a person making assertions that the Jews are behind everything in the world that is “bad” exponentially grows.

  89. L.K says:
    @Carroll Price

    Of even greater interest is how foreign/international “Deep States”, in cahoots with elements of the local US “deep state”, have been able and continue to be able to hijack US foreign policy. The British lobby did a tremendous job in bringing the ZUSA into both world wars, and interestingly, already during world war one there was also an important Jewish/Zionist element in the mix.

    Anyway, Scottish Historians Gerry Docherty & Jim Macgregor, authors of the highly recommend “Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War”, cover how a cabal of elements of the British elite strategized to control the British state from behind the curtains and manipulate it for wars of Empire, including their desired war to destroy Germany. What is remarkable I think, are the similarities, in fact, the continuity of strategies used by what the authors call the British “Secret Elite”, and the current Zio-US Deep State’s strategies. A carbon copy. They write:

    …The elites harboured a deep rooted fear that unless they acted decisively, British power and influence across the world would be eroded and replaced by foreigners, foreign business, foreign customs and laws. The choice was stark. Either take drastic steps to protect and further expand the British Empire, or accept that the new, burgeoning Germany might reduce it to a minor player on the world’s stage. In the years immediately after the Boer War, the decision was reached. The ‘Teutonic menace’ had to be destroyed. Not defeated, destroyed.
    The plan began with a multi-pronged attack on the democratic process. They would:
    (a) Wield power in administration and politics through carefully selected and compliant politicians in each of the major political parties;
    (b) Control British foreign policy from behind the scenes, irrespective of any change of government; (c) Draw into their ranks the increasingly influential press-barons to exercise influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion, and (d) Control the funding of university chairs, and completely monopolise the writing and the teaching of the history of their own time.6

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  90. @NoseytheDuke

    Simple fix; just strike the first sentence, which, even if worded correctly, oversells a bland announcement.

    Anyway, sucks to see people letting their language be corrupted by opponents. Technically, when a conspiracy’s exposed it ceases being one, but it doesn’t stop having been one, and should continue to be labeled a conspiracy.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
  91. @Corvinus

    The Antifederalists were correct, and theirs is the writing to withstand time. Forgive me if your post was a joke; seemed serious until that last bit, which had me reaching for the LOL button.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    , @Corvinus
  92. RobinG says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    British?

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/214072

    Parliament debate whether Israel has ‘improper influence’ over British Politics

    “Theresa May has ‘rejected’ calls, from the leader of the opposition party, for a public inquiry, into alleged ‘improper influences’ in British politics by Israel. This is wrong.”

  93. @schnellandine

    You are correct.

    I don’t even pay any attention to that moronic blowhard and no longer even think of reading anything it would write. It only comes here to display its ignorance, and I have better things to do.

    I suppose it thinks it knows more than Nock, or anyone else who’s able to acquire a clue about the anti-fed arguments.

    Tsk, tsk.

  94. @L.K

    Excellent post.

    One of my favorite quotes on the subject,

    The truth is that we have got our way. We have got most of the things we set out to get…The German Navy has been handed over; the German mercantile shipping has been handed over, and the German colonies have been given up. One of our chief trade competitors has been most seriously crippled and our Allies are about to become her biggest creditors. That is no small achievement. In addition, we have destroyed the menace to our Indian possessions.

    -David Lloyd George, Quoted in Lord Riddell’s diary entry (30 March 1919), J. M. McEwen (ed.), The Riddell Diaries 1908-1923 (London: The Athlone Press, 1986), p. 263

    https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.189747/2015.189747.Lord-Riddells-Intimate-Diary-Of-The-Peace-Conference-And-After_djvu.txt

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  95. Corvinus says:
    @Corvinus

    You are being clownish here. There had been considerable resistance by the general public, and much anger and hostility towards the Founding Fathers by their detractors, for crafting a document that seemingly was stripping away their sovereignty and liberties. Indeed, there was peril–there were were a number of “anonymous” writers who offered support for the Constitution. Refer to the Federalist Papers–the Hamilton’s, Madison’s, and the Jay’s of the world clearly understood what they were up against.

    • Replies: @Anon
  96. @Realist

    And your point is……? You have a reading comprehension disability, if indeed you actually read replies before responding to them.

    • Replies: @Realist
  97. @jacques sheete

    How this quote fits in with one of the causes of WWII:
    Lawrence R. Pratt, ‘East of Malta, West of Suez’, London, 1975
    British concern in the thirties how German influence might again go to the south east, threatening British shipping through the Med to India and the Far East, augmented by the threat of the Italian navy, if Mussolini allied with Hitler.

    The British problem at the time I see as the same as the USA problem now, no longer able financially to guard the empire;
    At the time it was the navy, Britain could either defend the Med, or the Far East, but not both at the same time.

    In how far the quote supports the theory that it was the Berlin Baghdad railway, to be extended to Basra, running through Mosul, the richest oil fields then known, a ten mile concession at both sides was foreseen, that it was this railway that made Britain make the secret agreements with France and the tsar, anybody’s guess.
    Edward Mead Earle, Ph.D., ‘Turkey, The Great Powers and The Bagdad Railway, A study in Imperialism’, 1923, 1924, New York
    Zionism began under German protection, the Kaiser visited Palestine.

  98. Realist says:
    @Twodees Partain

    I made my point. The US was set up as a Republic….not a true Democracy. But is neither, it’s an Oligarchy

    It appears you are the one with a reading problem.

  99. Corvinus says:
    @schnellandine

    Let’s try this again…

    Schnellanddine, you are being clownish here. There had been considerable resistance by the general public, and much anger and hostility towards the Founding Fathers by their detractors, for crafting a document that seemingly was stripping away their sovereignty and liberties. Indeed, there was peril–there were were a number of “anonymous” writers who offered support for the Constitution. Refer to the Federalist Papers–the Hamilton’s, Madison’s, and the Jay’s of the world clearly understood what they were up against.

    • Replies: @Tony B.
  100. @jilles dykstra

    Fine comments there.

    The Berlin-Baghdad railway was only one of the many concerns the Brits had, but I’m sure it was a key one.

    • Agree: SolontoCroesus
  101. @Realist

    Sorry to intrude on a squabble, but may I state that the system we now have would be more accurately stated as a klepto-plutocracy?

    I also think it’s an onochracy…rule by asses. ;)

    • Replies: @Realist
  102. @Realist

    this is 100% correct, u.s is an oligarchy.

  103. @jilles dykstra

    re:

    Zionism began under German protection, the Kaiser visited Palestine.

    http://www.unz.com/freed/the-future-of-the-jews/#comment-2264424

    Ralph Schoenman in The Hidden History of Zionism

    http://www.marxists.de/middleast/schoenman/reading.htm

    In 1896, Theodor Herzl set forth his plan for inducing the Ottoman Empire to grant Palestine to the Zionist movement:
    Supposing his Majesty the Sultan were to give us Palestine; we could, in return, undertake to regulate the finances of Turkey. We should there form an outpost of civilization as opposed to barbarism. [16]
    By 1905, the Seventh World Zionist Congress had to acknowledge that the Palestinian people were organizing a political movement for national independence from the Ottoman Empire – a threat not merely to Turkish rule but to Zionist designs.
    Speaking at this Congress, Max Nordau, a prominent Zionist leader, set forth Zionist concerns:
    The movement which has taken hold of a great part of the Arab people may easily take a direction which may cause harm in Palestine. …The Turkish government may feel itself compelled to defend its reign in Palestine and Syria with armed force. …In these circumstances, Turkey can be convinced that it will be important for her to have in Palestine and Syria a strong and well-organized group which … will resist any attack on the authority of the Sultan and defend his authority with all its might.
    As the Kaiser undertook to forge an alliance with Turkey as part of his contest with Britain and France for control of the Middle East, the Zionist movement made similar overtures to Imperial Germany. The Kaiser took nearly ten years in his on-and-off dealings with the Zionist leadership to formulate a plan for a Jewish state under ottoman auspices which would have as its principal task the eradication of the Palestinian anti-colonial resistance and the securing of the interests of Imperial Germany in the region.
    By 1914, however, the World Zionist Organization was already far advanced in its parallel bid to enlist the British Empire to undertake the break-up of the Ottoman Empire with Zionist assistance. Chaim Weizmann, who was to become president of the World Zionist Organization, made an important public announcement:
    We can reasonably say that should Palestine fall within the British sphere of influence, and should Britain encourage Jewish settlement there, as a British dependency, we could have in twenty to thirty years a million Jews out there, perhaps more; they would develop the country, bring back civilization to it and form a very effective guard for the Suez Canal.

    Weizmann secured from the British what the Zionist leaders had sought simultaneously from the Ottoman and German Imperial governments.

  104. Realist says:
    @jacques sheete

    I especially like the Urban Dictionary definition of Kleptoplutocracy:

    A form of illusory government whereby a small percentage of the population govern a heard of willing morons while both enslaving them and pilfering the fruits of their labor as to enrich themselves all the while convincing their victims (the citizenry) indefinitely, of the wonder and joy of being penetrated from behind without lubrication.

    Another candidate might be Kakistocracy.

    Perhaps the ultimate Flub-a-Dub (See Howdy Doody) definition of our government would be:
    A KleptoplutoKakistoOligarchy.
    Add or subtract as you see fit.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  105. @El Dato

    And what would happen then? Gun confiscation? From La Raza? Nah, I don’t think so.

  106. Former President Jimmy Carter, who genuinely seems to like Trump been elected despite Deep State machinations was well corralled by Brzenszki.

    Carter has now said publicly on 3 or 4 occasions that “the US long ceased being a functioning democracy”. He’s said it is an oligarchy.

    He is also rumoured to have brought a dinner party to an awkward silence when asked by a woman guest “what was it like being the most powerful man in the world?” Carter replied- “I was the president ma’am, but I do not know who that man was”.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  107. @Realist

    Add or subtract as you see fit.

    You can count onnat! ;)

  108. Zumbuddi says:
    @SeekingTruth

    Carter gave green light to Golda Meier to build the first Holocaust museum, at USA front door & w/ taxpayer support.

    That’s worse than Trojan Horse treachery.

  109. bluedog says:
    @Corvinus

    Hmm what’s so great about the Constitution it was set up like England’s,house of commons the house of representitives,the house of lords the congress ,as Hamilton said when he set up the treasury “at the center of the treasury shall be placed a group of wealthy individuals who will build the factories, shipping etc etc etc’ and of course they were the bankers.We were screwed from the git-go most just hate to admit it…

  110. expat47 says:

    I can readily affirm that we are all in the prison of deep state. My telephone calls are monitored by NSA, my computer has been hacked and I cannot Email my friend in the U.K., whose son is my Godson, my Skype account was closed. I can no longer copy URLs and my ability to visit certain blogs have been lost. Americans are slowly coming around to the fact that the elites running this country can and will do harm to them. I am a WW11 veteran of the U.K., in my nineties, and am the subject of an ongoing and worsening childishness by NSA . I absolutely believe that the U.K. did the torturing of the Germans to get confessions. In a letter to my parents while in basic training, I said I admired the way the American Military treated their people. That went into my Army records and I was blackballed for saying it. I was only promoted when, because of my youth and later discharge, they HAD to give me two stripes. It is going to get worse. Trust me.

  111. skrik says:
    @Corvinus

    “Apparently not all that much, if ~2/3 of those polled are unfamiliar with the phrase.”
    Source?

    *Der*, it’s in the headline article:

    “Few Americans (13%) are very familiar with the term “Deep State;” another 24% are somewhat familiar, while 63% say they are not familiar with this term

    Eisenhower warned of the MI-plex, but his original draft had MIC, where C = Congress. A more complete formulation is:

    The US rogue regime = US-M/I/C/4a†-plex, with dog-wagging-tail, its illegitimate sprog the Zionist/Israeli rogue regime + Js = I/J/Z-plex, all components rife with corruption.

    a = academic = econ, psy, leg et al.; 4 = MSM+PFBCs, † = churches

    add a few significant stragglers like $ = banksters & ¿ = spies

    A small expansion; looking at “a = academic = econ, psy, leg et al.,” say;

    econ is for neoliberal economics, legal is for legislation like Patriot Act and psy is for the psychological propaganda inserted into the Bernays haze. Not so BTW, Bernays was not just a pretty face [= propaganda theorist], nor ‘merely’ a showman, he was active in the US-coup against Guatemala, say. All those who are active on behalf of or somehow help the M/I/C/4a†-plex and its dog-wagging I/J/Z-plex tail, are or make themselves accessories = share guilt.

    At the ‘top’ of this monstrosity is the CCC = covert criminal cabal, as the ‘string puller’ order-givers, they are the ones who should swing at the end of a rope. Their list of crimes is looong; starting with the Fed [= printed, intrinsically worthless $s = US free-lunch; 'buy' up the world], say, including the neoCons’ neoliberalism and the zioCons’ wars, see WC7in5, say. Two of the CCC’s worst crimes are inside-job 9/11 [murdering ~3000 'own people'] and supporting the existence of the supreme international war crime, illegitimate entity that squats on Palestine.

    The only ones in the above grouping to avoid guilt are any few in active revolt, who get abused by accusations like “self-hating jew!” Repeating for emphasis, any/all “who are active on behalf of or somehow help” make themselves accessories = are equally guilty.

  112. Pat says:
    @Wally

    Thanks for the links, the first I read. So how many Jews and others were murdered. Five million, two million, fifty thousand? And why would Jews and others want to overstate the numbers? What happened to the three million Polish Jews for example?

  113. Tony B. says:
    @Corvinus

    Hamilton????? Surely you are ignorant. Hamilton, as quickly as he possibly could, re-established the Bank of England because of which there had just been a war of independence (very same shareholders -owners – with a few rich U.S. Jewish contributors to the war added) – but now calling it the Bank of the U.S. establishing this franchise on U.S. soil. And with high-mason G. Washington’s blessing.
    The nation has NEVER escaped that British ownership. NEVER. Still a colony.
    Learn some true history of the founding of the U.S.

  114. Anon[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    Corvinus says:
    March 29, 2018 at 12:10 pm GMT • 100 Words

    You are being clownish here.

    Quite right! :)

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