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Here’s the truth about the Deep State


You wanna know who the goddamn Deep State is? I’ll tell you.

First, a definition. The Deep State is a seditious cadre of right wing religious fascists, rapacious billionaires, and the slime bags on the consultative/media rear end of the Republican Party. Together, they have made common cause against America: they wish to do away with the U.S. Constitution, delegitimize all branches of government (the Congress and the Courts) except for the presidency as long as Trump occupies it, sow mistrust in America’s intelligence services, eliminate all taxes on the wealthy and the corporations they own, destroy independent journalism AKA the First Amendment to the Constitution, and eventually to take this country over as a one-party, religious theocracy.

That’s the Deep State!

Let’s name names.

First among the criminals of the Deep State are so-called “Christian” evangelical preachers. They’ve been burrowing into the fabric of our political structure since the 1970s. Despite the reality of many of them being sexual predators who use the services of prostitutes of both genders for their personal pleasure, they somehow manage to retain the trust of their “flocks,” to whom they preach “family values.” People like Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Franklin Graham are their latest incarnations, but their predecessors include such notorious pervs as Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker. They extort money from their (mostly impoverished and ignorant) congregations and use it to live fabulous lifestyles, while arranging for bundled money to be siphoned off to arch-conservative political candidates, which is how they acquired and maintain power with Republicans including Trump and, before him, George W. Bush and Reagan. These people represent a clear and present danger to our nation. They are not religious. They have nothing to do with spirituality or God. They are traitors devoted to Mammon, bent on overturning our multi-cultural democracy and creating a religious dictatorship, with themselves at the controls.

Then there are the greedy billionaires, who never have enough money, no matter how much they possess. Read Jane Mayer’s magnificent book, Dark Money, for more information on them. The Koch Brothers (well, one recently died, thankfully), the Mercers, the DeVoses (one of them is in Trump’s Cabinet), the Coors family—these plutocrats are hell-bent on doing away with taxes while starving the Federal government so that it is no longer able to provide any sort of assistance to struggling people. Their philosophical prophets, to the extent they know how to read, are Ayn Rand and Friedrich Hayek. They despise the poor. They despise people of color. They despise workers, even though without workers they would be pond scum on the surface of America. These are the thugs who buy and sell politicians and judges like soap powder; they bought and paid for the likes of Brett Kavanaugh, and now they expect a return on their investment.

Next in the Basket of Deplorables is the media/pundit/consultant class of far rightwing neo-fascists. They’re the ones you see on Fox “News,” in Breitbart, in the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal. Consider Tucker Carlson, if you’re able to do so without vomiting, but of course there are others: Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, Rush Limbaugh, Daniel Henninger and Kimberley Strassel at the WSJ, and many, many others. These neo-fascists, many of whom are white supremacists, take their talking points from the RNC and directly from the White House. They’re smart enough to know that they lie on behalf of a wannabe dictator, Trump; they’re amoral enough not to care, as long as they get money and power.

You’ll notice I didn’t include Republican politicians in my lineup of the Deep State. People such as Lindsay Graham, John Cornyn, Devin Nunes, Mitch McConnell, the disgraced Pompeo and the repugnant Pence of course are vile; without them Trump and the Deep State could not carry out their nefarious agenda. But they’re not really Deep State because they’re elected; and they can be unelected. It doesn’t matter if they’re turned out of office, because the rightwing Deep State can always find another dime-a-dozen stooge to carry their water.

So there’s your Deep State. This is the cabal that’s working, 24/7/365, to destroy America and install an authoritarian “Christian” regime. This is what must be pulled out by its roots and totally eradicated. And I have a message for Democrats: stop letting Trump and his Deep State put you on the defensive! Stop denying that you’re the Deep State just because they accuse you of it. Turn the tables. When you’re being interviewed on T.V., or speaking at a Town Hall, educate your listeners. Tell them who the real Deep State is. Read this blog. And for God’s sake, take off the damned gloves! The rightwing Deep State plays with knives and guns while you’re out there trying to be, oh so polite and civil. We don’t want polite; we can’t afford polite; they will kill us with polite. Get yourself a knife—a long, sharp one—and learn how to use it on Republicans—rhetorically-speaking, of course!

  1. Prove it. Seriously, do you know the left and right say basically the same thing? And depending on which side you favor of course your side’s story seems way more plausible than the other side’s.

    Its easy to see the deep state as any unelected influential groups embedded in our nation’s power structure in order to push it towards what they want. But that’s just the nature of politics, culture, media. The embedded intelligence community is a different animal. They are far more plugged into that power structure than any of the entities you refer to. In my view, the battle in this country is not so much left/right as it is establishment politics vs constitutional for the people government.

  2. Bob, your moral equivalency is annoying. You suggest that both parties are the same. Really? That’s like saying that flat-earthers have an equal claim to the truth as those of us who know the world is round. Not all sides of every argument are equal. There is a such thing as truth, as fact, as science, and as human rights. The republican party has decided to pair up with evangelicals, racists, homophobes and an uneducated class of trailer park dwellers. Of course “my side’s” version of truth is “more plausible” than “the other side’s.” As for your rhetoric about “establishment politics vs. constitutional for the people government,” that is a bromide–a meaningless platitude. One person’s “establishment politics” is another person’s “people government.” I prefer to focus on specific issues–and in every case, the Democratic Party is right and the Republican/Trump party is horribly, disgustingly, dangerously wrong.

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