The Deep State is not a conspiracy theory

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In 1958, Aldous Huxley foresaw a congestion of power capable of shaping and challenging the popular will. “Under the relentless thrust of accelerating overpopulation and increasing overorganization, and through ever more effective methods of mind manipulation, democracies will change in nature,” he predicted. “The old quaint forms – elections, parliaments, supreme courts and all the rest – will remain. The underlying substance will be a new type of nonviolent totalitarianism.

The changes, according to the author of The best of worlds, would be almost imperceptible. “All the traditional names, all the sacred slogans will remain exactly as they were in the good old days. Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every show and editorial,” he continued. “Meanwhile, the ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of soldiers, policemen, thought makers and mind manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit.”

The Deep State is today Huxley’s prophecy arrived. Like it or not, Americans live inside a power complex and a thinking machine that radiates from Washington, DC. Concentrated in the counties and states of the blue metro, its moving parts and wheels, as with a clock, allow us to live in the demanding politics, economy and culture that we do.

In the upper echelons, the Deep State is said to be a far-right conspiracy theory, nothing more. The very words elicit eye rolls and smirks. But what else synchronizes countless public agencies and their private sector partners – wink – in the absence of an executive branch? What has kept the cogs of government turning for the past year, and if we’re being honest, for a very long time?

The surface government, elected and appointed, is only its polished dial. Television and newspapers report ticks and tacs daily. Right now that clock face looks like something melting, or covered in ants, a surreal dreamscape straight out of Salvador Dali.

Seeking to federalize election rules, in Atlanta last week, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris compared last year’s Capitol riot to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Biden likened opponents of “suffrage” to the staunch segregationists of the 1960s.

The spectacularly inept Harris matters because Biden’s crumbling facade could crumble at any moment. And she’s therethe would-be chief jeweler of the nation, the overseer of what Charles Hugh Smith schematizes as “a vast structure which incorporates hard power and soft power – military, diplomatic, intelligence, finance, commerce, energy , media, higher education – in a system of global domination and influence.

The Deep State is not a conspiracy or a cabal, but a consortium of shared state assumptions propelled by high personal or financial interests. Mercenary K Street lobbyists are pushing the mess. True believers and single-minded people are proud of their tunnel vision. The real bandits are few.

The deep state includes the federal civil service and its satellites in states, counties and municipalities, funded by and loyal to the central power. It includes the military forces and the defense industry; money, banking, credit and finance; research universities; oil and energy, transportation, housing, food and utilities; and, of course, the all-important electronic ether.

From the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Centers for Disease Control to the S&P 500, the progressive monoculture has enveloped segments of the Deep State that previously resisted identity politics. The making and spreading of progressive opinion gives New York Times and Washington Post unique power within its multifoliate complex. (The Murdoch empire is fashioning an “acceptable” counter-message.) The message’s reporters are under no illusions about the malign energies they can channel left or right.

Progressive mind handlers include Endeavor super agents Ari Emanuel and Mark Shapiro, Def Jam music producer Rick Rubin and Netflix’s Reed Hastings. The ambitions of Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg know no bounds. Bill Gates, Tom Steyer and the MacArthur Foundation are on board. the New York TimesThe 1619 Project seeks to erase American historical memory.

Woke has been trying for years to drive limited government nationalists out of public life, calling them white supremacists and deplorables. Highly contestable views on fairness, race, acceptable speech, and biology stand in public life as revealed virtue or expedient virtue. Woke can be a useful liturgy or hustle. A malleable, celebrity-stricken electorate wants its politics to be quick, simple and preferably juicy. Bad news attracts eyes and clicks. Social media tries to get inside your head and knows how to do it better every year.

Promoted and funded by the Deep State, multicultural and therapeutic engines of destruction invade private institutions and endowments, forcing “diversity” metamorphoses. National courts and nonprofit advocates are codifying matters once left to private judgment, families and churches. The function of litigation is to delay justice and circumvent public will and oversight.

The moral arrogations of our time are said to be about justice and equality, but they are actually about the redistribution of power, wealth and status at the expense of landlords and taxpayers, targeting white America as demons. . Claiming moral advantage, the unscrupulous and predatory have used race, gender and inequality to damn and destroy their enemies.

However sound his politics, the charmless narcissist Donald J. Trump has become an easy political target. His still powerful cult of personality offers little hope to constitutional scholars, nor does it have much to do with conservative principles. His tenacity and aura actually galvanize progressive mismanagement. Meanwhile, the Biden administration and its allies are conjuring up a legion of right-wing terrorists. Using the health emergency and fears as a wedge, they engage in psychological and legal warfare against anti-statists and localists, now raising the specter of voter suppression.

Regardless of the outcome of current power struggles, the Deep State needs rules and sanctions to protect its material wealth and interests. Government, education, technology, industrial and financial systems cannot be changed much without seizing the engine. Irreconcilable public disputes, reckless resets, or mass emotional upheavals, and the risk is pandemonium.

As Huxley feared, America’s thought makers and mind manipulators seek to shift authority exclusively in their direction, and “voting” is the latest twist in the grab. Yet inflation and inequality, implosion of borders, law-breaking and vagrancy, racial divisions and medical realities impinge on the magic of the potential left.

“We will not wake up after confinement in a new world”, predicted the irrepressible French writer Michel Houellebecq at the start of the Covid. “It will be the same, just a little worse.”

Two years later, the gas pump tells us to go green. The ATM tells us – before we can secure our money – to celebrate June 19 or save the planet. Meanwhile, most Americans are just hoping their $100 quick cash buys something close to what it did a year ago — and that they don’t get mugged trying to get it back.

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