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"The Deep State is the big story of our time"

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And though it may not be held accountable because as Lofgren says, "It is relentlessly well entrenched" they are still the real traitors to the people, the Constitution- many (most) swore to uphold- and to the country.

When Director of National Security James Clapper lied under oath in direct testimony to Congress-which is a felony-he not only wasn't prosecuted for this offense but continued as director as if his lying never happened. A perfect example of being "relentlessly well entrenched"-an absolute travesty of injustice.

I'll add this to Lofgren's analysis: the Deep State is the enemy not only of the American people but to all people in the world. Complete hegemony over the world is the raison d etre of the Deep State. Any country that resists this hegemony is targeted for regime change.

Sadly, we Americans are meekly tolerating the criminal behavior of the Deep State allowing it to continue unabated, without being held to account for its sinister, criminal acts. As such it knows it can act with impunity.

Yet maybe, as Lofgren suggests, "There are signs of resistance to the Deep State and its demands," i.e. the House narrowly failing to pass an amendment defunding the NSA's warrantless data collection, Senator Dianne Feinstein, normally a knee jerk defender of the NSA caused her "to backpedal" over the agencies excesses, resistance from Silicon Valley objecting to the NSA's practice of "surreptitiously breaking into technology companies systems" and "losing billions in overseas business" , also "a deep but as yet inchoate hunger for change" among the people. He adds, "What America lacks is a figure with the serene self-confidence to tell us that the twin idols of national security and corporate power are outworn dogmas that have nothing more to offer us. Thus disenthralled, the people themselves will unravel the Deep State with surprising speed".

Obviously, three years ago Lofgren couldn't envision a Donald Trump as president or the Bernie Sanders boom let. Both gave voice to a deep seated aching for change away from the present course of the country-though obviously to different constituencies-with each man attacking elements of the Deep State though not in so many words.

Flynn may be gone because of the depredations of the Deep State as Trump obviously fell in line.

One thing seems assured, Trump isn't the "figure with serene self-confidence to tell us that the twin idols of National Security and corporate power are outworn dogma's that have nothing more to offer us."

That transformational figure has yet to emerge.

[1] "Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State", by Mike Lofgren, "Bill Moyers & Company", February 21, 2014

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