We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Path to Total Dictatorship: America's Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup

Click here to access article by John W. Whitehead from The Rutherford Institute
Say hello to America’s shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.
The fact of a shadow government or deep state that is in control of our government and society seems to be catching on among people who do not identify themselves as radicals. This attempt is noteworthy in that regard, but it is rather flawed.

Whitehead actually identifies two shadow governments; but his second, Continuity of Government, is only a creation of the first which the shadow government will use in the event of an emergency to the their rule. And I have problems with his identification of the first shadow government. 

It is much to broad. He identifies agencies that are under the control of the real shadow government. He never comes close to the real agents in this shadow government by identifying them as top actors and organizations in the capitalist ruling class: top bankers and heads of other financial organizations and their participation in such organizations as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institute, or any other top policy-making ruling class organization.