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The Holy Grail of physics has always been to find what Einstein called a Unified Field Theory, or, as we’ve come to know it today, a theory of everything. One idea, one set of equations that could explain the physical universe.

Imagine if such a thing existed in government and politics. If we could look at the last 40 years of upheaval, change, and political dislocation, and find the one thread that explains it all.

The term “The Deep State” originated in the Ottoman Empire — where the Turks recognized that their leaders owed allegiance to elites, and placed the opportunities and prerogatives of nationalism, corporatism, and elites over the interest of its citizens.

Today, the term is just as apt. Those same allegiances on the part of today’s leaders may just be responsible for income inequality, perpetual war, the dominance of Wall Street, and a Military/Homeland Security Complex far greater, deeper and stronger than anything that President Dwight Eisenhower could ever have imagined. Many thinkers have looked at this, including people like Peter Dale Scott, who has written much about it here on the pages of

Now, Mike Lofgren — a long time Capitol Hill insider, Senate and House Budget Committee staffer — shares 28 years of up close and personal insight which has led him to similar conclusions.

Lofgren thinks he has found the unifying theory. From his Washington perch,he has observed deep and intricate connections between Wall Street, the military, defense contractors, political operatives, the treasury, elected leaders, and unnamed others. And he has perceived the presence of a shadow government.

This complex web was made even stronger by 9/11 and the 2008 financial meltdown. And it leaves out ordinary citizens — the patsies — as more and more money is sucked out of the system and denied to those looking for even the most basic government infrastructure and services.

Lofgren is out with a new book and, in this week’s podcast, he’s interviewed by WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman.  He talks the nitty gritty of the Deep State, showing once again that WhoWhatWhy is your Deep State Headquarters.

The book is called The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, and it is published by Viking.

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20 responses to “A Unified Theory of Corruption – The Deep State”

  1. Tom Mahan says:

    This document provides the facts you need to prove the two parties are working together to destroy America and turn us into a third world country. The globalists plan for a new world order. These are historical indisputable facts.

  2. whateverittakes2 says:

    Lofgren should have had ample time to figure out that OBL was just one more patsy, one more in a long string of patsies who’ve been paraded before the American people in the ensuing years since 9/11. You will not be awakened by someone who is still asleep.

  3. John Cathy says:

    For anyone interested…. this guy’s insight into the deep state is extremely limited.

  4. (Comment by reader @PierceAeroOne) It is so demoralizing to read about and consider. I hope his book does some good. Thanks.

  5. Anon777777 says:

    I’m always interested in one more person with inside information backing up claims with documented evidence and naming names.

  6. Greg Allen Getty says:

    “…could have stopped”- The Pentagon neocons’ Project for a New American Century operation, planned for 4 decades, to use drones in a false flag attack to unleash our military against those innocent of the murder of Americans?!…

  7. Clark says:

    Today I am 70, and served in Southeast Asia in 1967-68 where, as a novice student of the world I saw peculiar things that surpassed the normal. So, I continued my study: but because the continuity of life, politics – and the death of my favorite President didn’t make sense.

    Since then, I have left my country. But as I read Who, What, Why and other publications, it often seems like listening to my little brothers talking about Nam from what they read in the news back then, and pontificating about what little they knew as if it were weighty matters that they discovered. After my experiences in Nam, such childish opinions didn’t seem relevant. Today, reading books and opinions of those discovering an elephant in the room is somewhat similar.

    For staffers of Senators and Congressmen discover elemental truths this late is mind boggling, but now it’s a case of ‘too little and too late’. The US is only months away from a collapse. When Hitler took over Germany, the government didn’t collapse, but what had been German Democracy changed forever. The US has passed this point, and the hegemons that run our Deep State will sacrifice it and its people.
    Let’s look at some opinions that should have been read by many long, long, long ago:
    On collapse:
    “We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effects of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”

    Illustrious Albert Pike 33°
    Letter 15 August 1871
    Addressed to Grand Master Guiseppie Mazzini 33°
    Archives British Museum
    On control of the press:
    “In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily
    press”….”They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers.
    An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions
    of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.”

    U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway, 1917 London, England
    On shadow government:
    “The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”
    Benjamin Disraeli, first Prime Minister of England, in a novel he published in 1844 called Coningsby, the New Generation
    “Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They
    know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

    Woodrow Wilson,The New Freedom (1913)
    Many of you reading this will not be alive in 5 years. Farewell my fellow Americans and may your Creator’s mercy be with you.

  8. FiuToYou says:

    Pretty good rant until we get to 9/11. Sorry but I don’t have much faith in someone who buys into the governments official account of the story. It just doesn’t make sense and anybody with 28 years ‘on the Hill’ to say otherwise is either scared or blind. I’m not going to go into the reason I say this but there’s no way this was done from the outside. It’s just impossible.

    • punkyboy says:

      Kind of like all the “lone gunmen” who assassinated JFK, RFK, MLK, Lennon and later missed their mark on St. Ronnie.

    • Greg Allen Getty says:

      Missed? didn’t Poppy Bush use the shooting by son of his #1 primary campaign contributor to skip into the Oval Office for a day to officially sign off on the ‘continuity of government’ thing run by Cheney and Rumsfeld…under the nose of his Mena coke stand attendant Mr. Bill?

    • punkyboy says:

      Rather my point – I have wondered more than once if this botched assassination attempt on Reagan was a set-up to get Poppy into the Oval Office w/o having to actually win an election, but RR was only wounded, not killed.

    • VoxFox says:

      Why not?
      Poppy & his pals at the CIA also did a successful ‘number’ (Watergate) on Nixon to get him out of Poppy’s path to the #1 job.

    • Sigint says:

      If they really wanted him killed, they would have used a larger calibre ‘real gun’. An assassin only uses a .22 at close range in the back of the head.

    • Peter Jennings says:

      St Ronnie had a running mate that was forced on him and who then tried to have him killed on national TV (JFK) so he could take his place without being elected (LBJ). This creep just wanted to save time and circumvent the election process, which no longer exists with any credibility.

    • Tom Mahan says:

      You said the number one reason anyone doubts the “official” story.

      The simple truth is that it is “impossible” for the two jets to bring down three buildings. Furthermore, it is impossible for the twin towers to collapse straight down, because they were struck by jets.

  9. Lynx 2000 says:

    From what I can tell this is a good idea, especially with the attempts to link the different corruptions together. However, I don’t think much of it is really new information, at least not the basic information. Still would be a good place to start for someone wanting an idea of how to connect all the dots.

    • Tom Mahan says:

      The historical context is interesting: Any opinions anybody ?

    • Sigint says:

      This is all ‘sanitized’ as what is going on is much worse and goes much deeper and has been going on for over 70 yrs. The Marxist U.S. education system has been at work destroying the country for over 50 years alone.

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