What is the Deep State? Everyone talks about it but no one seems to know what it is. A lot of people say it doesn’t exist. They’re wrong. And I know they’re wrong. I’ve been studying this for decades, and my answer to the question of what the Deep State is, which is both maddeningly complex and ridiculously simple, is the answer I have arrived at after many years of deep study
Most of the US Executive Branch dealing with foreign policy is Deep State.
All of the many intelligence agencies with their $30 billion black budgets are Deep State.
The Pentagon is completely Deep State.
Most all of Congress is Deep State, with a few bright new exceptions.
And most importantly, all of the large corporations of America are part of the Deep State. If you have worked for the CIA, you can walk in the door of almost any corporation in the US and get hired for a serious position. CIA and other intelligence and foreign policy types cycle in and out of the corporate sector and vice versa all the time. It’s all connected, dammit.
In fact, the intelligence agencies are simply the hired intelligence agencies of the rich and the corporations. The Pentagon is simply the hired military of the rich and the corporations. The foreign policy establishment in the Executive and Legislative branches are simply the state structures of the rich and the corporations.
Obviously all of the US MSM is Deep State. Most large US media outlets have long been infiltrated by the CIA. It’s a good guess that many of the top editors in the US media are on the CIA payroll. It was revealed recently that many of the top journalists in the US were actually on the CIA payroll.
This is a result of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird initiated in the 1960’s. It resulted in the infiltration of most if not all of the US MSM by the CIA. The reforms of the Church Committee in the mid-70’s were said to put a stop to that, but the truth is that Operation Mockingbird was never shut down and continues to this very day. It just went underground is all.
By this view the Deep State is all around us all the time. It’s omnipresent in this country. You can’t escape it.
The Deep State is nothing other than the Foreign Policy Establishment of the United States.
As such, it includes:
- All of the MSM
- The foreign policy aspects of the Executive Branch
- The foreign policy aspects of the Legislative Branch
- The Pentagon.
- The three letter agencies and the US intelligence agency complex, much of which is “black” or underground and unaccountable
- All of the large corporations of the US, including all of the Silicon Valley “cool” corporations
- Most of the rich of the US
- Most but not all of Hollywood
- Wall Street
I believe that this theory of an all-encompassing Deep State that surrounds us every minute of our lives is the best definition of the Deep State. Think about it if it doesn’t make sense. If you find the question interesting, keep on thinking about it. After you think for a while, I believe you might just come around to a definition of the Deep State that is not far from mine.