The Deep State Swamp
By Atom Bergstrom
According to Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) …
“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”
Mike Lofgren (The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, 2016) wrote ..
“The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies, plus key parts of the other branches whose roles give them membership.”
For example …
Executive Office of the President of the National Security Council
Department of Defense
Department of State
Department of Homeland Security
Central Intelligence Agency
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
District Court in Southern District of Manhattan
some members of the Defense and Intelligence committees
Department of the Treasury
According to the same source (Mike Lofgren) …
“While the government may be obsequiously attentive to the desires of all corporate entities, this governmental complex (Deep State] I have described is even more intimately connected by a web of money, mutual goals, and careerism to specific and very powerful elements of corporate America. These elements include the military-industrial complex, Wall Street, and — surprising as it may sound to some — Silicon Valley (one former NSA insider told me the spy agencies are completely dependent on Silicon Valley’s technology, communications backbones, and cooperation to even begin to perform their mission).”
Jason Reza Jorjani prefers the term “military-industrial-surveillance complex.”
The recent SolarWinds hack is being blamed on Iran or Russia.
It’s any excuse for a war.
Who’s really responsible? Silicon Valley.
Brian Krebs (“U.S. Treasury, Commerce Depts. Hacked Through SolarWinds Compromise,” Krebs on Security, Dec. 14, 2020) wrote …
“Communications at the U.S. Treasury and Commerce Departments were reportedly compromised by a supply chain attack on SolarWinds, a security vendor that helps the federal government and a range of Fortune 500 companies monitor the health of their IT networks. Given the breadth of the company’s customer base, experts say the incident may be just the first of many such disclosures.”
Who is Mike Lofgren?
He popularized the term Deep State, referring to a “web of entrenched interests in the US government and beyond (most notably Wall Street and Silicon Valley, which controls access to our every click and swipe) that dictate America’s defense decisions, trade policies and priorities with little regard for the actual interests or desires of the American people.”
Greg Myre (“The Man Who Popularized The ‘Deep State’ Doesn’t Like The Way It’s Used,” NPR, Nov. 6, 2019) wrote …
“Lofgren says he first encountered the term in a spy novel A Delicate Truth by John le Carre, who describes the hidden power brokers at work in Great Britain.
“Now it pops up everywhere.”
Will the Beltway swamp ever be drained?
It gets deeper and swampier with every Administration, no exception for the outgoing one and no chance of an exception for the incoming one.
According to Pat Buchanan (2000) …
“Neither Beltway party is going to drain this swamp: it’s a protected wetland; they breed in it, they spawn in it.”
The swamp isn’t confined to the Potomac.
It’s worldwide, and its global architects are American.
Patrick J. Hearden (“Architects of Globalism: Building a New World Order During World War II.” 2002) wrote …
“The State Department during Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration assumed primary responsibility for the formulation of American plans for the post-world War II world.”
According to the same source …
“The outbreak of war in Europe gave American leaders cause for grave concern. Almost immediately after Adolf Hitler ordered his Wehrmacht to invade Poland on 1 September 1939, government officials and business executives in the United States began asking vitally important questions about how the military conflict would affect American economic and strategic interests. They also started contemplating the kind of international order that the United States would wish to see established following the termination of hostilities.”
According to the same source …
“Like their predecessors in the White House and State Department, Truman and [Secretary of State James F.] Byrnes hoped that both the British and the Russians would be compelled by their need for postwar-reconstruction aid from the United States to support American proposals for the creation of a new world order.”