What is the “Deep State” and what does it have to do with the direction Trump wants to take America?
The “Deep State” is the unaccountable bureaucracy that exists in the nooks and crannies of the CIA, NSA, State Department, Department of Justice, IRS and countless other government entities that govern our lives and futures. These Deep State guardians do not run for office, are usually appointed or hired for their loyalty and discretion and will long outlast any senator, congressman or president that occupies temporary positions of power. They are the small greedy power brokers that disdain not only the governors but the governed as well.
Donald Trump is, without a doubt, one of the most radical outspoken politicians ever to occupy the White House and while there is much to criticize in his wavering positions and proclamations, he nonetheless, was duly elected and is ultimately accountable to the public every four years or longer. The Deep State structure has no such limitations, yet it, without conscience or mercy, can assassinate, manipulate, lie, and ignore public opinion. Such is the nature and intended design of agencies such as the CIA/NSA, military industrial complex, and mainstream corporate controlled media in that they can do or say whatever they want without fear of recrimination or punishment. They are the gods of war, taxation, propaganda, birth and death.
I discovered this video interview on “Democracy Now” a reputable alternative news media outlet that is run by Amy Goodman, a broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author. In this segment she discusses with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald of Edward Snowden fame the nature of the Deep State and its implications for American Democracy.