Deep State analysis is at the core of what we do at WhoWhatWhy. With that genre apparently no longer simply dismissed as “conspiracy theory,” the corporate media seem to be playing catch up to a game that is already well into overtime.
A journalist who has witnessed a lot — the 1968 police riots during the Chicago convention, Los Angeles following the Charles Manson murders, the implosion of the US Army at the end of the Vietnam War — has never seen anything as depressing as the election of Donald J. Trump.
In calling the media an “enemy of the American people,” Donald Trump takes an ugly page from an 80-year-old playbook on how to dismantle a democracy.
The voting rights of minorities are under attack in Georgia — as they are in many GOP-controlled states. This month, however, voters with “foreign” names booked an important win in the Peach State.
If Trump were hypothetically nominated to any number of cabinet positions, such as Treasury Secretary or Secretary of State, his foreign holdings and conflicts of interest would disqualify him. But in reality he is the president, so no problem. Does anyone see a problem?
There are stark similarities between South Korean President Geun-Hye Park, who was impeached by the country’s National Assembly following scandals and mass protests, and Donald Trump. Will Trump follow in the same path?
The GOP has spent decades protecting its deep-pocketed supporters by withholding facts from the public. Now that they control Congress and the White House, expect this “War on Information” to go into overdrive.
Barack Obama’s words, so full of hope and naivete, now seem poignant as we realize how little he was allowed to do by the powers that be.
From Watergate to Iran-Contra to the present, official lies have justified public crimes. When exposed, crimes unpunished to protect deeper secrets create an alternate reality in which the propaganda of power secures impunity for the powerful.
The world’s richest are now more likely to be Internet billionaires than traditional “captains of industry.” However, these young mavericks are still trying to shape the world in a way that suits them. With regard to the deep state, the players may have changed, but the game remains the same.