Is there a “deep state” that’s conspiring against Trump? Retired three-star Army Gen. Michael Flynn seems to think so.
The brass hat posted a video on Twitter in July using slogans from the ultraright QAnon movement. This cult believes satan-worshiping members of a “deep state” inside the government are trying to overthrow Trump.
But who is more “deep state” than Flynn, Trump’s first national security advisor? Flynn was director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2014.
The DIA is just one of at least 17 spy agencies within the U.S. government. Whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed how the National Security Agency snoops on everybody’s social media using its PRISM program.
These spy agencies spend $85 billion plus per year to spread misery and violence all over the earth. The CIA overthrew the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, on Sept. 11, 1973. More people were killed in this bloody military coup than died in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 (9/11!).
It was the CIA and Pentagon that conducted regime change in Dallas in 1963 by killing President John F. Kennedy.
In 1968, the deep state had the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated. At the time, Dr. King was supporting a strike of Memphis, Tenn., sanitation workers, who were government employees.
Millions of federal, state and local workers teach children, clean streets, work inside hospitals and perform many other necessary tasks. All of them are considered roadkill by the billionaire class.
This was shown during the U.S. government shutdown in 2013 that lasted 16 days. Hundreds of thousands of workers, many of them Black, were laid off.
Mothers who wanted to apply for the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutrition program couldn’t do so. Dow Chemical wasn’t sorry that 90% of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board employees were let go.
But none of the concentration camps that incarcerated migrant children were closed. The U.S. Air Force kept bombing Afghanistan. The real state never even slowed down.
The capitalist state isn’t about helping people with Social Security or food programs. It’s cops, jails, brutality and death.
Frederick Engels ― who with his friend Karl Marx founded scientific socialism ― described this real state as “bodies of armed men.” Every regime of rich exploiters needs organized violence to suppress the poor and working majority.
That wasn’t the case with Indigenous peoples like the Iroquois whose lands were stolen by European invaders. There were no rich or poor in these communities. Armed goons with badges weren’t required to keep a small, wealthy minority in power.
The deep state is just an extension of the police who kill an average of three people every day in the U.S.
Trump ordered U.S. Marshals belonging to the deep state to assassinate the anti-racist activist Michael Reinoehl on Sept. 3. Trump bragged at a rally: “They knew who he was. They didn’t want to arrest him. Fifteen minutes, that ended.”
Thirty-seven shots were fired at Reinoehl. That’s the tyranny of a police state. It’s applauded by the QAnon followers.
Yes, there is a deep state with its members worshiping the dollar, not Satan. Michael Flynn is part of it.
On Dec 1, Flynn tweeted his support for the fascist group We The People. They’re calling for martial law to be imposed, the Constitution suspended and a new presidential election held, to be conducted by the military.
Trump wanted to call out the troops on June 1 to crush the Black Lives Matter movement. Generals in the deep state hesitated to follow Trump because they feared that rank-and-file GIs wouldn’t follow the police state orders.
Trump is now trying to organize a more successful coup to overturn the election. He wants the deep state to organize it and five Supreme Court justices to bless it. The fools in QAnon and We The People are just extras in this plot, like on a movie set.
Eighty-one million people voted against racism and Trump. The power of the people needs to be ready to stop the real deep state and evict Trump from the White House.