Do I believe we are run by the ‘Deep State’?
Let me count the ways. First, you can read the poll yourself and then commentaries from Zero Hedge and Infowars and Rand Paul:
I believe the ‘Deep State’ has always been running something. How much and how far is always correlated with how much good men (and women) push back. Ye olde ‘Resistance’, if you will. How hard we push back determines our quality of life, because what we don’t take, they don’t give. Aka the animating struggle for freedom.
The Deep State has no borders, constitution, appeals court, human rights. They got no human grace, eyes without a face. In the ‘Information Age’ everything is a psychological operation- we are being carpet- bombed with cognitive dissonance. Logic, reason, and truth are all adulterated, manipulated, gone. What remains now rules. The big danger in all this is:
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities- Voltaire
Jake Anderson, writing in the Antimedia “Forget the New World Order — Here’s Who Really Runs the World” describes the Deep State thusly:
“For decades, extreme ideologies on both the left and the right have clashed over the conspiratorial concept of a shadowy secret government often called the New World Order pulling the strings on the world’s heads of state and captains of industry.
“The phrase New World Order is largely derided as a sophomoric conspiracy theory entertained by minds that lack the sophistication necessary to understand the nuances of geopolitics. But it turns out the core idea — one of deep and overarching collusion between Wall Street and government with a globalist agenda — is operational in what a number of insiders call the “Deep State.”
In the wake of the 2016 election, the concept of the Deep State has grown into somewhat of a common phrase in the lexicon of alternative media theorists, crossing political boundaries and resonating across the ideological spectrum. Everyone from alt-left socialists to alt-righters now agrees there is an unelected cabal of elite neo-conservative corporatists and crony lawmakers running the geopolitical show.
Because it’s such a complex subject and permeates so many different academic, economic, and state apparatuses, it’s virtually impossible to issue a single, simple definition of the Deep State. If I were to hazard one, I would call it “the nexus of Wall Street and the national security state — a relationship where elected and unelected figures join forces to consolidate power and serve vested interests.” But even that is vague. We could also call it “the failure of our visible constitutional government and the cross-fertilization of corporatism with the globalist war on terror.”
Former Republican congressional aide Mike Lofgren gets more specific with who is involved:
“It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street.”
Lofgren also emphasizes the role of FISA international surveillance courts. This was confirmed in the Donald Trump claiming ‘Obama wire-tapped’ him flap.
Wikileaks and other whistleblowers have confirmed that the Deep State (the New World Order) not only exists, but also that it’s far more sinister and powerful than even the conspiracy theorists were claiming.
The CIA’s hacking abilities and activities began to come to light with Vault 7. Further updates followed in “Year Zero,” “Dark Matter,” “Marble,” “Grasshopper,” “HIVE,” “Weeping Angel,” and “Scribbles.” These documents show the unprecedented collection of cyber vulnerabilities and hacking abilities consolidated within the agency that many believe constitute wide-ranging breaches of civil liberties. Domestic surveillance and extrajudicial cyberhacking, which the Wikileaks documents confirm are taking place in a number of ways:
The CIA can break into Android and iPhone handsets and all kinds of computers; the agency has the ability to hack into Apple iPhones and Android smartphones and actually assume full remote control of the device; the CIA can access consumer smart TVs to listen in on surrounding conversations; the agency looked into ways to hack into cars and crash them, allowing ‘nearly undetectable assassinations’ (an assertion that may be relevant to the Michael Hastings case); the CIA concealed vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers from other countries or governments.
if you don’t believe me, believe Ike. It is real.
that’s the real deal