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
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Of Deep State Media Puppets, American Elections and Non-Americans’ Interest in What We Do
It is not just the "Deep State Media Puppets" that explains why most Americans get led to the slaughterhouse of phony elections and accounts for their ignorance about what the Deep State's government, their secret services, and their not-so-secret armed forces are doing to other countries. The Deep State exercises near total control of our nation and much of the world.
The Deep State is an informal, ruling class network of major capitalists and encompasses all the levers of power using powerful think tanks such as Council on Foreign Relations, Atlantic Council, Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Trilateral Commission, Rand, Ford Foundation, etc, and the Federal Reserve. They, in turn, control their more operational organizations such as the CIA, NSA, etc, National Security Council, CIA infiltrated media corporations, etc. None of the participants in these organizations are voted into membership by the people. Their influence on what the government does is rarely covered in corporate media. Look what happened back in 1987 when a Senate committee attempted to reveal even what these secret operational agencies were doing to organize a "continuity of government" in the event of some ill-defined emergency:
How this secretive complex of organizations mediate and operationalize their decisions remains a mystery. However, it must be understood that the Deep State controls all significant institutions using bribes, threats, perks, career advancements, etc., and especially rewards those who demonstrate and promote the approved themes of indoctrination and Empire propaganda.
Most American intellectuals and academics refuse to recognize this version of the Deep State as defined by me. They have either been trained not to see it due to many years of indoctrination by US universities or they deliberately avoid such a meaning because harm will come to their careers.
The only remedy is revolution! Until a significant number of people realize that, the people of the world (including working people in the USA) will continue to suffer. It does not matter one whit (def.) who is elected to offices because the Deep State exercise near total control over the elections. Occasionally, although rarely, voters select a candidate that the Deep State doesn't like (such as Trump), but they will bring enormous pressure on these office holders to serve their interests; or failing that, they will remove them from office one way or another (including assassinations).
(See also this, this, and this.)