“There is no Deep State???”
koehler's articles get better every week! i feel so frustrated when the mainstream media along with many "self-defined" progressive
sites act and speak as if this united states, with one exception*
, the most honorable of motives when invading, droning or promoting regime change in another country.
mr. koehler's point that although we have a "need for public debate" those politicians do not
expect nor desire any input from us, "little people." for them a public debate means a performance of the two (dem vs repub) sides of any issue argue as entertainment.
every performance needs an audience and that's our job.
thomas jefferson said that knowledge is the true currency of a democracy, but this highly secretive and unassailable deep state withholds so very much vital information from us presumably for our own protection.
tell you truthfully i find the quickly expanding police state deeply troubling. as robert said, (my bold
The problem with the stories I’ve read thus far on this latest leak is the same problem I see in most mainstream reporting about U.S. military and security operations: a virtually total lack of context, combined with vague and evasive terminology and a quietly lurking, unquestioned sense of moral superiority in relation to the rest of the world.
capitalism, once touted as the perfect economic system for a true democracy, has proved to be our nemesis! as poster rusty w. says so succinctly, "The “new world order” was a ridiculous dream of global capitalists. Capitalists do not cooperate they compete and seek to destroy competitors. Constant warfare is the history of capitalism" so true, right? yesterday i watched a report about millions of war displaced refugees facing famine. capitalism well serves the few most egregiously greedy, but fails utterly to work for the majority. what a great coincidence! yesterday glen ford publish an article that so beautifully dovetails with this robert koehler piece, (i'm including a snippet)
The U.S. Deep State Rules – On Behalf of the Ruling Class
The various organs of the Deep State, including the corporate media, work hard to convince the public that the Deep State does not exist. (Kind of like that story about the Devil.) In fact, the Deep State runs the show. “The truth is that an oligarchy rules, and makes war on whomever it chooses -- internationally and domestically -- for the benefit of corporate capital.” It has neutralized a sitting president, less than two months in office.
* the one exception? you know who i'm talking about, don't you? hint: #45