What is the “deep state”? Is it a secret national security apparatus that spies on us and operates “black sites” overseas? Some judicial star chamber ruling in secret?
But as Mike Lofgren, author of “The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government” points out, the whole truth is comparatively banal.
The deep state consists of the multiple layers of government and quasi-government bureaucracies and the myriad of cottage industries they spring up around them, including the military-industrial complex and the election-industrial complex.
They operate out in the open and are almost completely overlooked, while Americans instead to turn their attention to the latest election.
But elections change very little in Washington with the deep state in the driver’s seat:
This article was published by RonPaul Institute.