The Deep State

“There is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose. My analysis of this phenomenon is not an exposé of a secret, conspiratorial cabal; the state within a state is hiding mostly in plain sight, and its operators mainly act in the light of day. Nor can this other government be accurately termed an “establishment.” All complex societies have an establishment, a social network committed to its own enrichment and perpetuation. In terms of its scope, financial resources and sheer global reach, the American hybrid state, the Deep State, is in a class by itself. That said, it is neither omniscient nor invincible. The institution is not so much sinister (although it has highly sinister aspects) as it is relentlessly well entrenched. Far from being invincible, its failures, such as those in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, are routine enough that it is only the Deep State’s protectiveness towards its higher-ranking personnel thatD allows them to escape the consequences of their frequent ineptitude.”

It’s over. We are doomed. Our so-called democracy no longer exists.  Hang it up, turn the lights off and go to bed. Anything else will be a total waste of your time, energy and brain.


5 thoughts on “The Deep State

  1. ‘, ..the Deep State, is in a class by itself. That said, it is neither omniscient nor invincible.”

    Doesn’t seem that Moyers shares your pessimism! It could be if your writing and speech influence others to fold up their tents and cave.

    1. Congress is a farce, pretending that it has some sort of control over what really goes on in running this nation. Worse yet, The People have no clue what’s going on- and that applies to the few who actually care to inquire.

  2. This is a great post Muddy. But I am disappointed in you considering that you spent all your free time 15 months ago trying to make this country a better place to live. You CAN NOT give up now Brother. No matter how futile it may seem, you have to keep moving forward. Progressing if you will. Keep up the good fight and keep moving on. At the very least, you’ve changed at least one life…………….. :-)

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