|Deep state is an evil element among state organs|
A deep state is a type of government made up of a network of potentially secret and illegitimate powers that operate independently of the state's political leadership in pursuit of their own agendas and goals. This popular term has a very negative connotation. The range of possible uses of this term is similar to that of shadow government. State expression within a country. Historically, it has designated well-defined organizations that seek to function independently, whereas deep state refers more to hidden organizations that seek to manipulate the public of a country. A potential source for deep state organizations is malicious elements among state organs, such as the armed forces or public authorities such as intelligence services, police, secret police, administrative agencies, and government bureaucracies.
David Rohde, an editor at the New Yorker and author of In Deep wrote: "The FBI, CIA, and the Truth About America's "Deep State". This is a fair view of the deep state and the various conspiracy theories that surround it. The term "Deep State", said Rohde, has been a way for Trump and his supporters to fend off criticism, but it's also a real idea that can help us think about some legitimate issues, namely how we consider the limits of the president's powers and the nature of government accountability." During Donald Trump's presidency, deep-state rhetoric has been used in the US to describe the "permanent government" of career bureaucrats or civil servants acting in accordance with their agency's mandate and congressional laws, when viewed as contradicting the current presidential administration. power.
The issue of the "Deep State" existing within the US federal government has become well known during the first 100 days of President Donald Trump's administration, but what does it mean? And does it really exist? Questions on this issue have been raised by top White House officials during the first three months of Trump's term, and both conservatives and liberals are divided over whether there was an organized effort among career bureaucrats to undermine the president's agenda. Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is the most trusted person in the White House that the Deep State exists. Told conservatives earlier that year that "administrative deconstruction of the state" was essential for the new (then) White House. "Deep State" is a term used to refer to the idea that there is a cadre of career employees within the government who work together to covertly manipulate government policies and undermine elected leaders or political officials. These people can have positions in the military or intelligence, as well as other areas of government such as bureaucratic institutions.
Many have written the concept of the deep state in the US as a mere conspiracy theory because no evidence of an organized effort has emerged. But Trump supporters say leaks to the media suggest the possibility that administration bureaucrats are trying to block Trump's agenda. The term began to gain traction in the US during the 2016 presidential election - increased by articles from the conservative publication "Breitbart News" previously led by Bannon - and mention of the issue became more frequent and prominent after Trump's election to the White House. The phrase was originally used to refer to power dynamics in foreign countries such as the former Soviet Union and countries where employees of previous authoritarian regimes tried to undermine newly elected leaders in fragile democracies. It is highly unusual for a US president to claim the existence of a deep state within his own government, publicly accusing employees within the executive branch of actively trying to undermine his agenda. It was defined in the poll as "military, intelligence and government officials who try to covertly manipulate government policies."
According to the poll, 48% of Americans think the deep state exists, while only a third (35%) say it's just a conspiracy theory. One in six Americans say they don't know. 28% said that deep states exist and are a big problem. Unlike most problems in today's divided political climate, belief in the "deep state" comes equally from both sides. 45% of Democrats say there is and 46% of Republicans say the same. 51% independents believe the same. However, there is an age difference in belief in the deep state exists. Six in 10 people under 30 say they believe in the deep state, compared to just 37% of seniors. (ABC News 29- 04-2017) The deep state can include the survival of the state itself, job security of civil servants, increased power and authority, and the pursuit of ideological or programmatic goals.
It can operate against the agenda of elected officials, by obstructing, opposing, and subverting their policies, conditions, and directives.
During these decades we all know, the US has created many wars and chaos in the world, and behind that according to many analysts due to the huge influence of the US military and military industrial groups, The US military industry is deeply embedded in every aspect of the US system, and very difficult to reform. In his 1961 valedictorian, then-US President Eisenhower had one message, he said that Americans should pay special attention to the new interest groups, which were gaining more and more influence, and that these profit-seeking groups were the military-industrial groups. After half a century, we can now see US influence has penetrated into economic, social, political, and other structural aspects.
There are many crises and conflicts in the world today, many of which are due to the immense influence of the US military behind it. As the late US President Eisenhower once mentioned, he called this group a "military industry group" in his 1961 speech. Driven by the interests of this group, the US has created many wars and chaos in the world for decades, and threatens stability in all regions of the world. To discuss the problems above, it helps us start from the views of some analysts from the outside world who discuss where this comes from? In their view this is a historical evolutionary process in such a way that it was born out of the evolutionary process of the relationship between the US government and military. The US is indeed a very unique country, different from most countries in history, for example the establishment of the United States mainly relied on militias to build its independence, so that the formation of their country did not require a very mature military system, at that time the US security environment was also better, so it did not require strong defense.
At that time, America was very wary (allegedly) over the establishment of the army. In the end, as a compromise, the US formed a very complex military system when formulating the "Constitution". Simply put, it is Congress that has the right to raise troops, allocate funds, and declare war. Each allocation of funds should not be more than two years, just to prevent the emergence of a strong army. In addition, the president is in charge of command as the highest command.
In addition to standing soldiers, the US Congress also has the right to form militias. These militias are usually formed and trained by the states, and the army is commanded by the president. The basic principle of such a system is for checks and balances.
The first is the division of military power between the Congress and the President, so that there are mutual checks and balances; and the second is the coexistence of soldiers and militias, so that such a military system is shaped by the US Constitution, according to analysts, we actually want to read a little history that it must be ineffective, so it is definitely not suitable for use in war. Since the mid-19th century, the US has been at war more often, and its military system has changed as well. The "Constitution" system is long out of date. During World War II, these problems had not previously occurred prominently, one of which was the separation of the checks and balances of military power, which led to the low efficiency of the army, and the other was the problem of coordination among the militaries.
Then, in 1947, Congress passed the "National Security Act," which established the new post-World War II American system we know today. In this system, the President orders the entire armed forces through the Ministry of National Defense, carries out operational commands through the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and makes strategic decisions through the National Security Council. But at the same time it has a negative impact, namely that the army becomes a decisive political force, with the will and power to intervene in politics. In this process, although US political principles still promote the separation of government and army as noted above, a democratically elected government must control military power, and a democratically elected president must serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. But in fact, the army and military industry groups are naturally not willing to continue to live under the people for a long time, and they are gradually starting to dominate the country.
And the political system adopted by the US as it is today is what is referred to as "liberal democracy". But this system leaves only a very adequate channel for special interest groups to interfere in politics. Through this system, military power has succeeded in tying close alliances between the regime and society with various groups of American investors and politicians, and manipulating the state apparatus to serve the interests of their groups.
How do they manipulate the US? During World War II, the US has actually become a ravaged country that likes to cause war, and the whole country is a war machine, President Eisenhower who criticized this group, is also the initiator of this group. On April 27, 1946, Eisenhower signed a document stressing the need for close cooperation between military and civilian scientists, engineers, universities, and more. This will require a massive expansion of the country's security system, uniting the scientific and industrial sectors around the military. But then it turned out that then P.D.II was coming to an end, and the end of the war was definitely unfavorable to the interests of the military group, so this group pushed the US to launch the Cold War.
Through the Cold War, these groups could continue to profit from the arms race and arms trade, and governments could continue to profit through the arms race. And stimulate the military industry's demand to avoid a shortage of demand after the end of P.D. II, which will bring about the periodic depression and crisis that many Western analysts and scholars have been talking about for a long time. Then, in 1958, Eisenhower founded the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is still very important today. The agency has led many important scientific studies in the US. For example aerospace technology, computer technology, and the predecessors of today's Internet were all developed by the US for military purposes at that time. Under Eisenhower's leadership, the grip of military-industrial power on government, science, and commerce had reached an unbreakable level.
Then he himself realized the great danger of this system. That's why such a speech was made in 1961 at the end of his term as president, but it was too late. Eisenhower himself had prestige in the military, so he dared to give some criticism to the force, but we can see that none of the presidents of the next term dared to criticize openly. Later, Trump emerged, who was very different from his predecessor's president, he criticized all of the US powers, including Wall Street, Clinton, the media, and even the American system. But there is one position that we never hear him criticize: the military. He didn't dare at all. In fact, Trump's core success team has more senior military officers than any previous president.
The goal is to win over the military, including Secretary of Defense Mattis, National Security Adviser Flynn, and McMaster, Secretary of Homeland Security Kelly, White House Chief Strategy Officer Bannon, CIA Director Pompeo, Secretary of Justice Sessions and so on all have military backgrounds.
The impact this has on all aspects of US society is far beyond our imagination. The US used to have a saying called "five pillars". Namely the former: "US Military," and the other the "Large Military Industrial Companies," which mainly includes companies such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and General Dynamics. These five giants of the arms industry, as well as a number of large industrial companies across the US states The second is that the government and Congress are under the influence of powerful extra-military lobbies. In addition, the influence of think tanks. And the media advocating war and so on. These cases are always closely related to each other. They encourage the US to continue to pursue war interests.
The maintenance of this military industrial power is inseparable from the transfer of interests and the flow of personnel between these great powers. Many congressmen are directly holding large assets in military industrial companies, and this is also related to their political life, because military industrial companies are widespread in various states in the US, these congressmen also want to maintain military power and for the benefit of their constituencies. . In addition, the mobility of their positions among military-industrial companies, military departments, and governments, Congress, and think tanks is also very common. Military-industrial companies provide funding during elections, and after the election, the president appoints them to high-ranking officials, in return. Government officials have the power to approve federal projects while they are in office, and military-industrial firms will provide high-paying jobs after they leave office or are discharged. his tenure. This influence is by no means confined to politics, but broadly affects American society and the world. First of all, the militaristic policies brought about by these powers will inevitably bring about extensive domestic scrutiny.
The US intelligence system itself stems from military reform. The "National Security Act of 1947" mentioned above was the beginning of the formation of the CIA. This intelligence system of course strives to protect the interests of this group. The US has become the world's largest intelligence nation. Intelligence services not only violate a large number of US citizens' rights, carry out arbitrary surveillance, and crack down on anti-war activists, but also use intelligence methods to participate directly in commercial competition and serve the commercial interests of American companies. In this way, various US companies are increasingly tied together. For example, in 1994, US intelligence agencies directly attacked Airbus in Europe through espionage operations and made a profit for Boeing.
In 2013, the FBI framed France's Alstom, and after 2018, pressured Chinese companies such as Huawei, which catered to unfair competition from US companies. The power of the military industry is also firmly entrenched in today's information industry and Internet economy.
Information industry giants, Microsoft, Apple, etc., are part of this force. The US military has various regulations and means to require products from a brand to stock them with a back door. The internet itself was also developed from a military project and relied on orders from the military. Many Internet companies that have just emerged from the start have received orders from the military and received orders from the military to go hand in hand with the military. Even the personal information of domestic and foreign users is given to the military for espionage. The US has always claimed free speech, but the likes of Snowden and Assange must be exterminated, because their leaked activities have shown the world a military-digital industrial powerhouse between the US military and the computer and Internet giants. In addition, intelligence services and business are also part of each other.
For example, directors of national intelligence such as Bush Jr. and Obama have served as information company executives. The intelligence system's telephone monitoring information activities are also commercial activities, which provide huge profits for US telecommunications companies. Several new technology companies today, including the Falcon rocket (SpaceX) launched by Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technology Company, and the Starlink program, are actually closely linked to this. On the one hand, they technically benefit from the transfer of military technology, and at the same time, their innovative activities will serve the activities of the US military at all times. In addition, medical and pharmaceutical groups cannot be separated from the military. Historically, the US military has conducted a large number of inhumane nuclear tests, experiments on humans, and developed a large number of biological weapons and terrifying viruses. The Covid virus allows us an interesting look at the US Virus Laboratory at Fort Detrick inside this military base.
And Russia's recent military operations in Ukraine have also exposed the activity of US military biology laboratories.
But all of that was rarely realized by the people of the US and the world in the past, many of whom even took it not seriously. Internally, they allow the American people to believe that the military machine is the protector of US national interests, and that all foreign intervention is for this sacred purpose of humanity. And then ask the American people to thank the military, as well as to the outside world, they continue to instill reasons for everyone to accept the US hegemony, which is the goal of the US as a loving nation, and scare people around the world that if the US hegemony is removed, the world will become scarier and more turbulent. Moreover, they always fabricate "democracy promotions" to justify their wars and subversion.
Recently, an American scholar Sylvant and a writer Harfon jointly published a book called "National Hoax". The book says that the US has promoted the superiority of the US and the American people, they say that the US is a force for good. One of the biggest drivers of this propaganda is the US military.
•In what specific way do they do these things?•
First of all, to support academics through money, by building a set of ideologies under the guise of social science. This method is very effective, allowing social scientists in many countries of the world to be gradually tamed in the problems they set. Then we see that political scientists around the world discuss democratization every day, international relations scholars discuss democratic peace and hegemonic stability every day, international jurists defend Western theories of international intervention and the human right to sovereignty. Historians have argued that the US was a "reluctant or forced hegemony" and a "kind empire" that did not want to take care of the world and did so out of compulsion for moral obligation.
There are also many scholars and cultural figures that we can see in recent decades that on the surface they daily shout anti-war, but they applaud and cheer when they see the US use force. Apart from hard academics, there is also a soft culture. Agencies like the CIA have been involved in the arts since the Cold War, manipulating art by funding creations, art exhibitions, and auctions. The US Department of Defense has heavily colluded with Hollywood, Disney, and other companies to incorporate US military ideology into related film and television work. Even American cartoons watched by children may reflect the industrial power of the US military. For example, "Transformers" are typically supported by the US military, with a large number of US military ideologies embedded in the plot, as well as advertisements of US military industry. Also closely related to this are various foundations and NGOs (non-governmental organizations), which have long been purchased and developed by cultural elites, opinion groups and social activists from various countries.
In short, things have built a network everywhere through every means. However, this network cannot blind everyone forever. The book "National Hoax" quotes an Iraq War veteran, Vincent Emmanuel, as saying that "Veterans Day" is a holiday in the US, is "American society's most empty, one of the most absurd holidays; unless you have Lockheed Martin or Goldman Sachs. , You have no reason to thank us for our "service." Why? Because we destroyed Iraq, we killed innocent people, We dismembered corpses, tortured prisoners, and we did all this for geopolitical interests and corporate gain ."
After the unrelenting phrasing and policies of two presidents, Trump and Biden, today's US undercover skills are not as good as before, and their ugliness is being exposed more and more. Now everyone is more aware of the great danger this group has posed to the US and the world. In the current situation of rapid change in the international landscape, we cannot help but be made more aware of the adventures of the group in the following days ahead.