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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Another Case of a Conspiracy Theory that has Become Conspiracy Fact

People have written about the "Deep State" for years. Peter Dale Scott is the standard bearer for this line of analysis.

The Deep State really runs things. It is hidden, powerful and frightening. If you wrote about the Deep State as recently as within the past decade, you were labeled a Conspiracy Theorist by the Guardians of Acceptable Opinion, and dismissed as a kook. Apparently those days are over. Peter Dale Scott would routinely produce articles like this, and they would be ignored by everyone except the Conspiracy community, the Revisionist Historians and the Libertarians. The 'Doomsday Project' and other Deep Events were written about by Scott (and a few others), but they didn't make a dent.

Knowledge is power, and it seems that the interests that have a stake in keeping people ignorant haven't been able to stop the onslaught of information. I despair sometimes about the lack of intelligence among people but then I see inroads like this article on the Deep State in, of all places, the New York Times.
 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/15/us/examining-who-runs-the-united-states.html?_r=3 

The NYT holds a special place in the pantheon of the Gatekeepers of news and information Hall of Fame. They play both sides of the fence, are guardians of the status quo and the people in power, yet they profess to be the best at the job and on the side of the regular guy.

For an article on the Deep State to appear in the Times is almost unbelievable, and they mention Scott within the first 1/4 of the article. Practically everything in the article would have been considered a silly conspiracy, unworthy of consideration in polite circles as recently as 5 years ago.

I guess things are changing. Not as quickly as I'd like, but this qualifies a progress.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Bureaucrat Palace

"For the children"? Are you sure? Is that where the money and attention and perks are going in your district? It certainly isn't in mine, where the big shots, the big money central office bureaucrats are not only now pulling in large dollars (good for them), but they are in an air conditioned palace while the students across the hall are in tippy desk, dirty substandard rooms. In a move of ultimate brass balls the 'top brass' have put it in everyone's face. This is how my school year began....