I think that Jacobs offers a useful analysis of the current struggle between the Deep State and Trump. Many bloggers are confusing the Deep State, or the active politicos of the ruling capitalist class, with their secret, unaccountable surveillance and subversion agencies like the CIA, FBI, and all the rest (I believe there are 16 such agencies). Most of the time Jacobs separates the two, but in the following sentence he lapses into confusing the two.
If Trump is able to get the agencies of the deep state to work for the factions he represents—either by replacing those loyal to others not named Trump or by cajoling and coercing them to change their loyalty—he will think the deep state is a great thing.Trump will never take over the secret agencies of the Deep State because they have been organized to serve the ruling capitalist class which has become a very powerful transnational ruling class that is in control of the US Empire. Although a billionaire real estate mogul, he is small potatoes compared to the ruling transnational operatives. He will of necessity keep bending to the latter's will or he will be ousted one way or another.