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Friday, March 23, 2018

Everyone knows now

The media is affecting shock-horror that the American people are beginning to figure out that even their limited form of democracy is a sham and that the Deep State controls both of their political alternatives. And they should, since it was the media's job to conceal that fact from everyone.
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….

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.
I've known about the Deep State for about 30 years. It used to be that no one believed me, or at least would not admit to believing me, which was one factor in my decision to get out of Dodge. I decided that I would rather live where the corruption was out in the open and well known to everyone than where it was secret, systemic, and operating with complete impunity in the dark. The gap between reality and superficiality was simply more than I could stand to be around, and I suspected that things were eventually going to get pretty damn ugly once hundreds of millions of people discovered that not only their government, but their very way of life, was a sham.

Of course, people have turned out to be both more resilient and more complacent than I ever would have imagined. But it is certainly interesting to have observed one "conspiracy theory" after another go from being mocked to tacitly admitted to common knowledge. I can still remember when believe in the surveillance state and its infrastructure was enough to cause people to label you paranoid.

What the American people will do with this knowledge is still unknown. But whether they choose to stand up for their violated rights or choose technoslavery, at least they will be making an informed decision now.

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28 Comments:

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother March 23, 2018 1:24 PM  

This is the commonly accessible idea of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, both known to anyone paying attention for decades.

Blogger The Kurgan March 23, 2018 1:36 PM  

we have had an almost exactly parallel experience in the misjudgment of human resilience and complacency to corruption.
I need to make better use of this knowledge.

Blogger Kevin in the Midwest March 23, 2018 1:36 PM  

The thing I find most shocking is that people are shocked by this, at least at a base level, for the simple reason that THIS IS HOW BUREAUCRAY WORKS. It’s been that way since the Progressive Era. We’ve been governed by the federal bureaucracy for at least
a century, at this point.

IRS, FBI, EPA, none of them would exist or have their clout if this weren’t the case. Heck, most cities are run by an administrator, with the mayor being a figurehead.

Blogger Desdichado March 23, 2018 1:40 PM  

I think the problem most people have is that they have to wait for the zeitgeist to catch up to them. If you're an early adopter of rebellion, you end up dead or in prison. So we get there a lot more gradually than I would have thought. You get the Tea Party. You get Ron Paul. Then you get Donald Trump. We're not there yet for honest to goodness rebellion, even if some of us believe that it'll be necessary and the sooner that we do it the better and easier it will be to do. But you can't be ahead of the curve without the personal cost being too great.

Blogger Doug Cranmer March 23, 2018 1:40 PM  

Everone knows about the pedophiles operating at the highest levels.

Jimmy Savile and Rotherham are just scratching the surface.

And that's just the pedophilia.

The whole West has been sold out.

Anonymous Anonymous March 23, 2018 1:40 PM  

I believed in the DERPSTATE long before I believed in the DEEPSTATE

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 23, 2018 1:48 PM  

Good to see you back, Steve.

Blogger Rick March 23, 2018 1:52 PM  

"But it is certainly interesting to have observed one "conspiracy theory" after another go from being mocked to tacitly admitted to common knowledge. I can still remember when believe in the surveillance state and its infrastructure was enough to cause people to label you paranoid."

Women, Minorities, and Thomas Wictor Hardest Hit, but mostly Thomas Wictor.

Blogger LES March 23, 2018 1:56 PM  

VD: "Of course, people have turned out to be both more resilient and more complacent than I ever would have imagined."

A word I learned from Paul Craig Roberts:

insouciant: adjective
1. free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant.

Blogger tublecane March 23, 2018 1:57 PM  

There's such a large amount of deception at a basic level in our system of government--in our civilization, actually--that it's difficult for people to wrap their minds around. Been that way at least since the progressive era, which was consciously anti-democratic. But I'm thinking maybe it's been the same since the Enlightenment.

People generally get this or that conspiracy theory. Hoover's longevity or the CIA killing Kennedy are popular ones. Some of them are a part of Official History, like revisionist stories of industrial profiteers pushing us into WWI. That was in my high school textbooks.

I think people also instinctually get the Iron Law of Oligarchy. That's just the way humanity works.

What's different about now and the recent past when people might imagine tinfoil on your head if you said, "Don't trust the nightly news," is obviously partly that the MSM/educrat stranglehold on information has eased up. But it's also that our power elite have grown grossly incompetent.

Something similar to Merkel's Boner has happened with Russia-gate and Trump Derangement Syndrome in general. They boiled the frog too fast. You simply can't go year after year in permanent phony crisis mode against a popular leader with nothing to show for it.

Blogger Longtime Lurker March 23, 2018 2:00 PM  

The advent of the American Deep State goes way back. General Ralph Henry Van Deman (1865 – 1952) was the father of American military intelligence and chief architect of the American internal security apparatus during World War I and afterward.

Following his retirement from the Army in 1929 until his death in 1952, Gen. Van Deman and his wife worked tirelessly to build a private counterintelligence archive containing data on 250,000 suspected subversives.

Despite the surge of radicalism of the Left and Right during Depression era, the official internal security apparatus was not strengthened to deal with this. In this void, Gen. Van Deman coordinated an elaborate exchange of information among military intelligence, police Red Squads, and other citizen vigilante groups.

After Pearl Harbor, U.S. military intelligence played a leading role in the internment of Japanese American citizens, contending on the basis of a detailed demographic study that the Japanese Americans were concentrated in areas near strategic military installations in California and that normal surveillance could not work given the scale of the Japanese presence.

After 1944, Van Deman focused on breaking the Communist Party’s penetration of Hollywood (e.g. Ring Lardner et al).

Van Deman worked closely with the FBI and the California Committee on Un-American Activities, chaired by State Senator Jack Tenney.

Based on Van Deman’s work, Tenney issued a sensational 709-page report denouncing hundreds of Hollywood luminaries as Red Appeasers.

Functioning like a public-private alliance at the center of U.S. internal security, Gen Van Deman’s files served as a conduit for moving classified reports from closed government files to private anticommunist groups for the purpose of blacklisting and public denunciation. (e.g. Nixon vs. Voorhees, “pink sheets”)

Within hours of Van Deman’s death, a U.S. Army counterintelligence team descended on his home in San Diego and spent the next nine days securing his voluminous files, which were shipped to the Presidio.

U.S. Army intelligence continued to work with Van Deman’s files for the next 25 years until they were turned over to the U.S. Senate Internal Security Committee in 1971.

Blogger VD March 23, 2018 2:04 PM  

But you can't be ahead of the curve without the personal cost being too great.

Precisely.

Blogger Daniel Bendele March 23, 2018 2:13 PM  

Sure feels like "The Swamp" won today. Hope the God Emperor has something up his sleeves. I definitely didn't vote for the first time in 12 years so the Deep State could spend hundreds of billions of dollars on Empire, funding Planned Parenthood, and Sanctuary cities...

Anonymous Anonymous March 23, 2018 2:26 PM  

While we are on conspiracies, the following news all came out the same week:

CA dropped purposely infecting people with AIDS from a felony to misdemeanor while in
CA misgendering a tranny is a felony &
56,000 cases of Drug Resistant AIDS (80's dying coming back) just discovered in US territory the Philippians < pedos go there
While drug companies back lawsuits against employers to pay for $1,500 a month per person Truvada Prep to prevent AIDS in those who don't use condoms. (a "overpriced" drug anyone can be prescribed & most get it at taxpayer expense)

People might do the math & figure its a safer bet to kill a tranny that threatens to report you for missgendering given Kate Stein's killer walked. Like this guy who updated " THROW MAMA FROM THE TRAIN" with "Throw nigtranny in the river" http://www.towleroad.com/2018/03/kenne-mcfadden/


I would also like to apologize for citing that AIDS meds run $3-5K a month, they now run ~$8000 a month per person. All those somali moslems chowing down on more than the most RNs earn. Thanks j__s!

Blogger AaMcavoy March 23, 2018 2:34 PM  

VD wrote:But you can't be ahead of the curve without the personal cost being too great.

Precisely.


Random idea: Should we all support the most Leftist causes possible so it gets real nasty real quick? Then the cost of not fighting might be greater than the cost of fighting.

I'm also wondering if I should do this in my town to wake up the ignorant, religious normies.

Blogger Harsh March 23, 2018 2:47 PM  

There's a great line from Strange Days: The issue's not whether you're paranoid, the issue is whether you're paranoid enough.

Blogger Ceerilan March 23, 2018 3:19 PM  

The vast majority of America is only now waking up to the fact of systemic corruption in the government. It's an idea so new to us that it still shocks and disturbs us.

Blogger Lovekraft March 23, 2018 3:23 PM  

BGKB, glad to have you back, assuming that's you (Steve).

It's a blinking contest, with the sanity of the uncertain and unfaithful on the line. One ideology pushes up against another, that one adapts and neutralizes and so on.

I think this is a natural state of humanity. What I have a major problem with are the deliberately provocative who hide behind walls while their suffering is unanswered.

Blogger Robert What? March 23, 2018 3:42 PM  

And now you understand why the Deep State are intent on bringing in hoards of browns migrants. Those migrants follow arbitrary authority without question. Unlike those pesky White Europeans who are raised to question arbitrary authority. The Deep State's conundrum though, is that the migrant hoards are a miniscule fraction as productive as White Europeans. So that's why the elites are trying to create a coffee slurry: a race with the productivity of the White Europeans but the obedience of the browns. Think it'll work?

Blogger peppermint88 March 23, 2018 3:49 PM  

Should we all support the most Leftist causes possible so it gets real nasty real quick?

Yes. Remind feminists that trannies are better women than "biological" women and tranny biology is female biology because trannies are women. Remind White men that they need to stfu and let pocs speak for themselves. Remind old White men that they are responsible for all the evil in the world and should basically just /wrists.

Don't remind Democrats about the KKK. That feeds their narrative of progress. Remind them of San Francisco's aidsneedle shithole problem and how Trump exacerbates it by making mexitrannies afraid to turn in their aidsneedles.

Call them soyboys for not having arms and fellow White supremacists if they have any muscle. Call them Nazis or 80s pornographers for having a moustache and neckbeards for having a beard.

The goal is to drive normal people out of their groups and leave them too exhausted by their own mental gymnastics to be able to think about anything else.

Blogger Matt Robison March 23, 2018 4:10 PM  

You don't even have to believe in some sinister "Deep State" to know that you are being ruled by a bunch of unelected officials. Entrenched bureaucracies and busybodies that can affect your life with the stroke of a pen, and are not really accountable to anyone. A soft tyranny of status and incompetence.

Even without malice and intentional planning, it's horrible.

Blogger Ceerilan March 23, 2018 5:11 PM  

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Blogger DonReynolds March 23, 2018 5:31 PM  

Friends, I will be as kind and polite as I can be these days. I share the desire for civil discourse.

I have no desire for democracy and in truth, there was never anything but lip service for democracy by our government until the Cold War made it a winning argument.

There is no democracy and there never was a democracy. What we have always had was a Republic, which I still support completely.

You want proof? OK....Electoral College.
You want more proof? OK...the US Senate.
More proof? OK....the entire judiciary, including the US Supreme Court.

"One Man, One Vote" was not a policy in this country until Earl Warren plucked it from his butt-cheeks in 1962. Baker v Carr (Tennessee) overturned the historic composition of the state legislature, which had been apportioned by counties. The same policy was applied two years later with Reynolds v Sims, extending the same requirement to congressional districts (Federal elections).

I hope the Republic is restored but I doubt it can be accomplished peacefully. We can all venture a guess about the present direction of our country and how the original intent will be further twisted and mangled until it is no longer recognizable.
WE can also imagine a different outcome, soaked in blood. Freedom is never free and it never was. To govern ourselves, we must take responsibility for our own future.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd March 23, 2018 6:28 PM  

Hear, hear.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd March 23, 2018 6:34 PM  

It seems like it would be easy to do this with a fake twitter persona. Or even a fake YouTube channel/blog. The trick would be not going so far as to give away your position, while also avoiding giving the enemy any actually-effective rhetorical wins.

It's interesting though.

Blogger The Chortling March 23, 2018 7:14 PM  

The Zuck goes full stooge. Just needs a good eye poke.

#deletefacebook catches on


https://twitter.com/TIME/status/977043527774474240?s=19

Blogger Dirk Manly March 23, 2018 7:16 PM  

@25

I'm the leader of GodfreyElfwickism and you can too.

Blogger Avalanche March 23, 2018 11:15 PM  

OT, but the word is getting out?

~18:25 min – Scott Adams watches / describes his livestream viewer numbers drop AS he repeats "Seth Rich, Seth Rich." (The first 18 min. can be skipped.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRkU02noJno

"Scott Adams Talks About Seth Rich Conspiracy. I Changed My Mind!"

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