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

Friday, January 11, 2019

Inside the Mind of Edward Mandell House, Administrator

Click here to access James Corbett's audio interview with Richard Grove about some of the sordid history of the deep state using a novel by Col. House, who was one of the members of the deep state.
Originally aired January 20, 2015: Richard Grove of TragedyandHope.com and PeaceRevolution.org joins us on this month’s edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order to discuss Philip Dru: Administrator by Edward Mandell House. We examine the man behind the work and how the novel presages House’s time as the power behind the throne of the Wilson presidency.
This post is for historians, whether professional or amateur, out there who have read a lot of historical material related to what is now referred to as the deep state ("shadow government" is another term)--those key people, mostly very rich financiers, since 1900 who have shaped so much of the history of the 20th century up to the present. Obviously the deep state has always been hidden from public view, so one must be well-read on the history of the 20th century to come to any understanding of it. I, myself, have read a lot of books about FD Roosevelt (who was exceptionally influenced by Col. House in addition to Wilson), Tragedy and Hope by Quigley, much of the history of the 20th century, and this discussion made a lot of sense to me as well as piqued (def.) my interest in other books.

The post might motivate others to read some of the books that are referred to in the discussion, and thus attain some understanding of what the deep state is, deep state fantasies about power, and their manipulation of people throughout the 20th century which continues to this day. (The show notes provide many links to books and other materials.) I particularly recommend listening from 30:50m to 32:08m for people who are relatively new to the subject.