The Deep State


hand-784077_960_720When discussing certain subjects we can get to a point that the narrative becomes so hard to accept that  most people would label it “Conspiracy theory” territory BUT do we really think that the government restructures itself every four years to act as our voice, benevolent without its own agenda?


How the Powers That Be Maintain the “Deep State”: An Interview With Mike Lofgren

Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:00 By Leslie Thatcher, Truthout | Interview


In The Deep State, author Mike Lofgren, whose 2011 commentary, “Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult,” remains the most-read article at, connects the dots between apparently disparate aspects of our current dystopia. “The deep state,” argues Lofgren is “the red thread” linking the “ideological syndrome” of McMansions; DC’s culture of careerist strivers; the financialization, deindustrialization and ultimate mutation of the US economy into “a casino with a tilted wheel”; the burgeoning of government secrecy even as individual privacy has been demolished; the consistency and persistence of unpopular policies regardless of which party wins elections; militarized foreign policy, “defense” and “security” establishments that thrive on failure and enjoy essentially unlimited funding whatever nostrums about the national debt and the necessity for austerity are being peddled for every other function of government; the prevalence of incompetence and ineptitude in government response to crises; unequal justice, including impunity for the wealthy and corporations, a corrupt Supreme Court and a strikingly punitive criminal legal system for ordinary people; legislative gridlock; perpetual war; political extremism and other ruinous epiphenomena.


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1,548 Responses to The Deep State

  1. 4E Bern says:

    ‘Mornin’, Realmsters!..CAWFFEEEE!!..Happy International Polar Bear Day….8-)

  2. thedood says:

    Okay…time to read a couple more chapters so we can enjoy the rest of the day! BBL!

  3. If you wanna play the blues, you gotta pay your dues…

  4. Darth says:

    “The fruit salad of our lives”

    sounds like a libertarian soap opera.

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  6. fi says:

    I know how this feels!

  7. Darth says:

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    Poverty level in Wis. highest in 30 years

  9. MSolomon2 says:

    Ban the Dangerous Panic Defense in Courtrooms
    When I first heard of the “panic defense,” I was shocked. A legal defense that asserts that feeling panicked at an LGBT person’s romantic advances justifies assault or murder? And it’s legal? It turns out that it is a permissible defense in 49 out of 50 states, and has been used to fight or reduce many people’s charges.

    I heard about it in the 2008 murder case of 15-year-old Larry King in California. He had asked Brandon McInerney to be his valentine. McInerney came to school later that day and shot King two times in the back of the head. When McInerney went to court for his crime, he used the gay panic defense. Because of this, McInerney received only a lesser second degree murder sentence.

    The panic defense is anti-LGBT, anti-civil rights, and anti-American. Please join me in calling on Utah state lawmakers to ban the panic defense, in hopes that other states follow suit.

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