TAC: Yes, the Deep State Really Does Exist

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The same has happened to me from time to time.

I’ve been told I shouldn’t use the term “deep state,” because no such thing exists. Never mind that online encyclopedias have articles explaining the term, or that the term itself has been around long enough for there to be a common understanding of its meaning. Never mind that deep state is synonymous with a phrase my semantic critics fully accept and regularly use: military industrial complex. Never mind, especially, the rich and abundant literature on CIA and FBI abuses of a trusting American public.

Never mind all of that. To use these two particular syllables to describe a thing we all know about makes me a conspiracy theorist.

No worries, though. What really interests me here is that denial of the reality of the deep state appears to have gone mainstream.

You know what I think? The deep state itself is behind this Orwellian psyop.

6 thoughts on “TAC: Yes, the Deep State Really Does Exist

    1. Well, let’s not go that far. If you include the “patriots” of Air America in SE Asia, or those of MKUltra, Midnight Climax, or some of the seamier exploits in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and places south, I’d have a bit of difficulty with that characterization.

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  1. “Never mind that deep state is synonymous with a phrase my semantic critics fully accept and regularly use: military industrial complex. Never mind, especially, the rich and abundant literature on CIA and FBI abuses of a trusting American public.”

    This is, of course, correct, but the article doesn’t seem concerned with any of that. What is meant by “deep state” in the article is the way the federal bureaucracy is being used to stymie some of Trump’s impulses. The solution is, as usual, more power for the states which, as the conservative movement is well aware, are more susceptible to corporate control.

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    1. RE: “the article doesn’t seem concerned with any of that”

      Agreed. Although it gets a mention, the intelligence community as deep state is not the focus.

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  2. When I was in college, I took a course called “Bureaucracy, The Fourth Branch”. And this was in 1966.

    We have 2.8 million federal civilian employees. There are bound to be roadblocks. Which may make the case that a president needs to appoint highly qualified leaders who are also savvy as to how the government works.

    Probably a better example of “deep state” is in a place like Saudi Arabia. They have 3 million government employees, more than we have, with 1/10th the population. Between them and the thousands of royal family members there is a lot of “territory protecting”.

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