America’s two governments
There are two governments in America, the government you see and the government you don’t see.
The government you see is the politicians and the courts. They are actors.
Their job is to give the illusion that you have some input in the process of government; that the rule of law and the Constitution is in force.
The political process is theater. It is designed to distract you.
Politicians and judges are employees of the government. The government pays their salaries and their health insurance premiums and funds their pensions. So it should come as no surprise that they always work to grow and expand government.
To watch the politicians on C-Span or the news shows or to hear their speeches, one would think that there are two major parties. One claims to be the party of small, limited government and personal responsibility. One claims to be for the working man and for women’s rights, minority rights, for egalitarianism, and big, nanny government.
And so they introduce laws, they debate, and sometimes they come to consensus. They act “bipartisan.” Sometimes they don’t. They act “partisan,” and the party in power forces its will on the other.
But in all of this, government is never cut. It never shrinks in size. Its power is never reduced. Even when politicians are arguing over cutting some so-called “entitlement” or government agency, the cuts they talk about are cuts in growth. They are illusions. There are never any serious discussions about actually cutting government.
It does not matter which Party is in control of the government at any given time. Regardless of whether the president and/or Congress is led by the “R” people or the “D” people, money debasement continues unabated, wars are started or expanded, regulations increase, the dependent class grows and government becomes more overbearing and more authoritarian.
Most people who are aware of politics on at least a basic level remain trapped in the false left/right paradigm that politicians are “R” people or “D” people and they have different agendas. But the political process is a façade of government that satisfies the quest for political choices. It is an illusion unrelated to reality and political participation by the people.
It is, however, the perfect system for keeping the people focused on empty nonsense year after year. People totally misunderstand the nature of government. Otherwise they would know that there is no such thing as political choices or political freedom.
The truth is that on the federal level there is just one political party, and it is the government party. Any belief that there is any significant difference between Democrats and Republicans is pure fantasy.
All supposed differences are merely Kabuki Theater designed to keep the people distracted from the behind-the-scenes machinations of the elites. This is aided and abetted by a compliant mainstream media, which functions as a propaganda arm of the government and the parties.
Politicians — with only a handful of exceptions — do not care about the Constitution and generally see it as an impediment to their objective. Their No. 1 goal is to do the will of their masters. That way, politicians can hold on to their places of prominence and supposed “power” in government for as long as possible.
That’s why politicians who wear the “R” label as well as those who wear the “D” label are working in concert against those who seek to reign in government, reduce its scope, return it to its constitutional parameters and reduce government spending. They want to hold on to their positions of prestige and honor. It is heady business crafting laws that millions must follow, being feted like royalty, having servants and hired hands meeting your every need and, after all that, facing the prospect of a cushy seven-figure lobbying gig once the political gig runs its course.
The visible government has a symbiotic partner in the mainstream media. The media tell you to “call your congressman” and to go out and vote for the candidate “of your choice,” never telling you that the only choices you have are those provided for you.
The Fourth Estate — the mainstream media — long ago ceded its independence and became the Fourth Branch. Six media giants now control 90 percent of what we read, watch and listen to. These corporations are large feeders at the corporatist, government trough, often receiving special remuneration — thanks to the lobbying efforts of former members of the political class — as bills are crafted. Thanks to internet, as I wrote last week, the power of the mainstream media to control the message is dwindling.
The government you don’t see has many names and many elements, all working against your best interests. Among its several names are shadow government, the deep state, powers that be, etc. It is made up of faceless bureaucrats, crony corporations, the power elite, the banksters, the vast U.S. intelligence apparatus, the military-industrial complex (as revealed by President Eisenhower) and the globalists found in think tanks, the Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission.
They do not change and do not cede power regardless of who is elected. And although they may have slightly different agendas on the micro scale, on the macro scale they work in concert to amass more wealth and power for themselves as they are all natural enemies of the people.
I and others in alternative media have been writing about the shadow government or Deep State for many years, yet until recent events most people either had no idea of it or, if they had heard of it, doubted its existence or considered belief in it a “conspiracy theory.” But the term “Deep State” is being used more and more often these days.
Senator William Jenner spoke about the Deep State in a speech in 1954:
“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…. The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government…. This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.
The Rutherford Institute’s John W. Whitehead describes the Deep State as 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.
He writes that it:
[P]oses the greater threat to freedom right now. Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government is the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our government.
The Deep State, which “operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power,” makes a mockery of elections and the entire concept of a representative government.
So who or what is the Deep State?
It’s the militarized police, which have joined forces with state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to establish themselves as a standing army. It’s the fusion centers and spy agencies that have created a surveillance state and turned all of us into suspects. It’s the courthouses and prisons that have allowed corporate profits to take precedence over due process and justice. It’s the military empire with its private contractors and defense industry that is bankrupting the nation. It’s the private sector with its 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances, “a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.” It’s what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies”: the Department of Defense, the State Department, Homeland Security, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a handful of vital federal trial courts, and members of the defense and intelligence committees.
It’s every facet of a government that is no longer friendly to freedom and is working overtime to trample the Constitution underfoot and render the citizenry powerless in the face of the government’s power grabs, corruption and abusive tactics.
These are the key players that drive the shadow government.
Lofgren, mentioned above, wrote a book titled, “The Deep State,” and says of the Deep State:
It is the red thread that runs through the war on terrorism and the militarization of foreign policy, the financialization and deindustrialization of the American economy, the rise of a plutocratic social structure that has given us the most unequal society in almost a century, and the political dysfunction that has paralyzed day-to-day governance.
That Deep State operatives would use the propaganda media to tell you at this point in history that the Deep State does not exist tells that this new scrutiny is unwelcome.
The Deep State is the spying apparatus that scarfs up data on everyone all around the world and meddles in supposed free and fair elections and overthrows regimes for its own purposes. It is the regulatory bureaucracy that writes laws and regulations on such a scope that every American commits multiple felonies through the normal course of a day so that the state can expropriate their land and their wealth. It is the police state that enforces these and other regulations and laws passed legally and illegally and extraconstitutionally, and which steals the people’s liberty and livelihood through asset forfeiture (a practice just upheld by the Supreme Court).
It is the CFR which puts up presidential candidates in both parties and populates the government in the departments of State, Treasury and Defense regardless of the party of the president, and establishes policy which is rubber-stamped by the elected class. It is the military-industrial complex which recognizes no international borders and makes war on nations that have not attacked us and pose us no harm beyond idle threats.
It is the banksters who create money out of thin air to pay for the wars and use it to rape and pillage the resources of foreign countries as readily as America. It is the house of Rothschild and the house of Rockefeller and globalist elites who annually meet for Bilderberg.
It is the Federal Reserve — which is not federal (it is a private bank) and does not hold reserves – which prints money that is then used (often by being passed through extra-governmental agencies like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, etc.) by corporate jackals and hit men who bribe and, if necessary, threaten leaders of other nations into accepting deals to build or rebuild their countries’ infrastructure for the benefit of powerful multinational corporations.
This saddles those countries with burdensome debt and locks their populations into permanent poverty and deprivation. Those leaders who do not play along are assassinated or their countries invaded by U.S. troops under some created, high-minded justification.
The Fed produces nothing but more paper money, and it takes from the producers. Therefore, its only solution for the collapsing financial system is to steal wealth from the producers of goods and services through taxation and provide more and more fiat money and credit
A fiat paper money regime always becomes autocratic or fascist toward the last days of its existence. This is the time when the state makes war on its own people. Most never know it because it is not announced, but hidden in propaganda within such terms as “for the common good.”
An unlimited supply of paper money buys sophisticated arms that create fear and the propaganda to manipulate the people against their personal freedom and best interest. Fiat paper money is tyranny or becomes tyranny. It guarantees criminal government.
Paper money, personal freedom and privacy are incompatible. Paper money centralizes power to the state and diminishes the individual. This is the first cause of all you see happening.
The Deep State retains its hold on power by creating chaos and causing destruction. Chaos around the globe is growing more rampant thanks to beating of war drums by the warmongering “D” people and the war-loving neocon false conservative “R” people and the machinations of the Deep State.
I would not be at all surprised to soon see the Deep State create or instigate a false flag event and blame it on Russia or North Korea or China or Iran. It could be a terror event, or an attack or even an “accidental” collision between a U.S. military plane or ship and one from Russia or China. Or, it could be a collapse of the electrical grid or the banking system.
Whatever the case, it is almost too late for preparedness. You should have cash (enough to cover a month of bills, if possible), gold and/or silver, guns and ammunition and stored food and water – enough to last at least 30 days in a crisis. More is better.
I believe a crisis event looms.