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What has ever been the way we have broken free of our masters?
The American Deep State is a real, but informal, structure that has arisen to not just profit from, but control, the State.

The Deep State has a life of its own, like the government itself. It’s composed of top-echelon employees of a dozen Praetorian agencies, like the FBI, CIA, and NSA… top generals, admirals, and other military operatives… long-term congressmen and senators… and directors of important regulatory agencies.

But the Deep State is much broader than just the government. It includes the heads of major corporations, all of whom are heavily involved in selling to the State and enabling it. That absolutely includes Silicon Valley, although those guys at least have a sense of humor, evidenced by their “Don’t Be Evil” motto. It also includes all the top people in the Fed, and the heads of all the major banks, brokers, and insurers. Add the presidents and many professors at top universities, which act as Deep State recruiting centers… all the top media figures, of course… and many regulars at things like Bohemian Grove and the Council on Foreign Relations. They epitomize the status quo, held together by power, money, and propaganda.

Altogether, I’ll guess these people number a thousand or so. You might analogize the structure of the Deep State with a huge pack of dogs. The people I’ve just described are the top dogs.

But there are hundreds of thousands more who aren’t at the nexus, but who directly depend on them, have considerable clout, and support the Deep State because it supports them. This includes many of the wealthy, especially those who got that way thanks to their State connections… the 1.5 million people who have top secret clearances (that’s a shocking, but accurate, number)… plus top players in organized crime, especially the illegal drug business, little of which would exist without the State. Plus mid-level types in the police and military, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.

These are what you might call the running dogs.

Beyond that are the scores and scores of millions who depend on things remaining the way they are. Like the 50%-plus of Americans who are net recipients of benefits from the State… the 60 million on Social Security… the 66 million on Medicaid… the 50 million on food stamps… the many millions on hundreds of other programs… the 23 million government employees and most of their families. In fact, let’s include the many millions of average Joes and Janes who are just getting by.

You might call this level of people, the vast majority of the population, whipped dogs. They both love and fear their master, they’ll do as they’re told, and they’ll roll over on their backs and wet themselves if confronted by a top dog or running dog who feels they’re out of line. These three types of dogs make up the vast majority of the U.S. population. I trust you aren’t among them. I consider myself a Lone Wolf in this context and hope you are, too. Unfortunately, however, dogs are enemies of wolves, and tend to hunt them down.

The Deep State is destructive, but it’s great for the people in it. And, like any living organism, its prime directive is: Survive! It survives by indoctrinating the fiction that it’s both good and necessary. However, it’s a parasite that promotes the ridiculous notion that everyone can live at the expense of society.

Is it a conspiracy, headed by a man stroking a white cat? I think not. I find it’s hard enough to get a bunch of friends to agree on what movie to see, much less a bunch of power-hungry miscreants bent on running everyone’s lives. But, on the other hand, the top dogs all know each other, went to the same schools, belong to the same clubs, socialize, and, most important, have common interests, values, and philosophies.

The American Deep State rotates around the Washington Beltway. It imports America’s wealth as tax revenue. A lot of that wealth is consumed there by useless mouths. And then, it exports things that reinforce the Deep State, including wars, fiat currency, and destructive policies. This is unsustainable simply because nothing of value comes out of the city.
The kindness of strangers? Joining another pack? Gnawing our chains off? Dying?

This is just the end of the piece. The beginning is just as clear.


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the line between petty and prudent


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Billionaires tend to know about the bottomless sink of governmental and institutional incompetence and greed, but I wonder if they care about the workmen any bit more than the greedy incompetents do, which is to say they very truly don't.

I don't know. I've never been there. But from pictures and paintings it was never pretty from the outside and may actually be more of an attraction as a ruin than a restored cathedral anyway. The only thing that holds me back is that I've also seen pictures of the inside and I imagine that would not be so beautiful without a roof.

I guess all I'm sure about is that the place should not be updated. Put it back as it was, only newer, or only slap a roof back on that puppy, and to hell with the spires, or clean up the mess and leave it as it is. Any of those options are vastly better than letting the horrific tastes of masturbating architects chic their way into decimating history.


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i know it's a lot of reading


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In six parts, with links to the next from each of the first five, but it seems that civilization has done Mother Nature a serious solid despite its best efforts to ruin everything.

I've posted this before, but I really want you to put yourself through this because it could help make you feel a lot better, less mindfucked, healthier, happier, more optimistic... ready to open your poor cringing brain to the sparkling cosmos full of love.

EVEN a hard skim could give you quite a bit of life energy back.

Please.


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today was donald's 73rd birthday


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And many of the conservative sites were celebrating.


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harsh


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But not unfounded... unfortunately.


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scientism is having to budge


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Actuality is closing in on them.


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peaceful separation advocate


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Forgets that every single one of the people on the "red team" would be fighting for the constitution, and ceding the coasts to the globalist psychopaths peacefully would insure the "red team" loses its advantage forever.

Maybe concentrating on where language blinds us is a better way to proceed?

And... well... OMFG....


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i was so worried that hurricane was going to race up and kill bb2


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Seems I was worried about the wrong type of tropical hazard.


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don't be silly


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Given all the givens, had I been in charge, I'd've had guys out scouring the hulls of every ship in the gulf for mines until I was as sure as possible there were no more to explode. In fact, I wouldn't just do it once. I'd be having 'em out there 24/7, looking for mines and frogmen.

"Smoking gun". Give me a break.

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I should add we have NO assurance even that the night vision video of men appearing to remove a mine from the hull of a ship was actually of Iranians. It goddam even could be video of the original emplacement being played backward for all we know. It's just ALL outright ludicrous and if you think there's even a modicum of merit to it, you need educating VERY badly.

Luckily, there's a faint indication it's exactly as I have mentioned before.


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steelhead


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I live in Steelhead Central.


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i was going to bid you nighty night with something cute


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But maybe there are too many kinds of cute....


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don't be offended


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It's a quote from a dear friend and it makes me laugh.


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i try to listen to everybody


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Even the ones I already know are poison. Yes, it gets to be too much for me and I do snap it off early sometimes... in self defense... but mostly I try to cover the spectrum so I'm not locked into a mental loop and missing the forest for the trees.

Today I caught Granny Fussbudget's mostly weekly ludicrously pedantic patronization of potential rubes, er, subscribers. He was talking about this morning's repeated horse shit being blamed on Iran. In the course of explaining how it could only have been Israel or Saudi Arabia, he very pointedly told the world it could NOT have been American frogmen because Trump has nothing to gain by such an action.

Well, Mister Envy for Brains isn't a stupid man, but he IS scared to death of what we're now calling "the deep state"... better known here as "globalist psychopaths" or "lizards driving around in their human suits"... so he's finding it safer to ignore that it was almost certainly American frogmen NOT working under the president's orders.

Over and over and over we find President Trump weirdly publicly owning belligerent acts that somehow keep fizzling after the fact. We've discussed this. They do it and he can pick between acting like an unknowing ninny or owning it. I imagine this has happened to other presidents plenty, but it seems to be concentrated on this one.

I don't think his attempts to make Israel and Saudi Arabia like him and not wish to upset him are working as well as they might, and maybe at some point he'll get fried enough to move the embassy back to Tel Aviv and cut off all support for the genocidal fucks obliterating Yemen... or... I'm dreaming again.


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as though to punctuate


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Bernie's ludicrous assertions about democratic socialism yesterday....


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how to get banned from youbube


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Tell the truth, nigga....


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how to become famous on youbube


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Pay very close attention.


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a miracle, really


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Given that the military is continually asking to conduct war games and test weapons that harm cetaceans and assorted other sea creatures off our coast....


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