commentary: There Really is a Deep State
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 25-Aug-18; Sermon #1448c; 11 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the vituperative narrative emanating from mainstream news outlets, as well as analyzing Mike Lofgren's book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, warns us that there is to be sure a Deep State. According to Lofgren, the political party in power lacks independence. The Deep State has long existed in Britain and America, ostensibly to maintain government stability during military and economic crises. It has always been made up of an 'elite insiders club,' an association of governmental and corporate elements capable of governing without the consent of the governed. Regrettably, the danger of the military-industrial complex, referred to by President Eisenhower as he left office, has materialized. Deep State operatives have infiltrated the Department of Justice, the CIA, the FBI, the mainstream media, all entities which are fighting for their own survivals. With the populist revolt bringing Brexit in Britain and the election of Donald Trump, temporarily crimping the Deep State's agenda of drawing America into the Beast Power, the Deep State has turned especially dangerous, threatening to destroy the liberties formerly enjoyed by Jacob's descendants.