Sunday, March 2, 2014


In a world full of minute-to-minute news, our heads spin. I think most people just give up. Who  can absorb all this stuff? Wars, crime, finance, atrocities, suffering, injustice without end. I think most people find it all too much. After all, every adult has his or her own full load of problems and responsibilities. Why bother? We can't change anything anyway.
Politicians and the filthy rich know you will give up. Things are going on in government that are known only to those who can profit from what is going on.
For the benefit of people who care  - anyway  - Bill Moyers of PBS provides vital information we can begin to understand. He invites guests who have knowledge and experience to shine a light on what is going on in government that governments do not want you to know. Watch and listen and see for yourself.

The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street. All these agencies are coordinated by the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council. Certain key areas of the judiciary belong to the Deep State, such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, whose actions are mysterious even to most members of Congress. Also included are a handful of vital federal trial courts, such as the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of Manhattan, where sensitive proceedings in national security cases are conducted. The final government component (and possibly last in precedence among the formal branches of government established by the Constitution) is a kind of rump Congress consisting of the congressional leadership and some (but not all) of the members of the defense and intelligence committees. The rest of Congress, normally so fractious and partisan, is mostly only intermittently aware of the Deep State and when required usually submits to a few well-chosen words from the State's emissaries.


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