Democracy, Be Damned - The "Sea Island" Conspiracy Reveals The Deep State

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Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via,

Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets.

Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Napster’s Sean Parker, Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, and other members of the super-rich were jetting in to the exclusive Georgia resort, ostensibly to participate in the annual World Forum of the American Enterprise Institute.

Among the advertised topics of discussion: “Millennials: How Much Do They Matter and What Do They Want?”

That was the cover story.

As revealed by the Huffington Post, Sea Island last weekend was host to a secret conclave at the Cloisters where oligarchs colluded with Beltway elites to reverse the democratic decisions of millions of voters and abort the candidacy of Donald Trump.

Among the journalists at Sea Island were Rich Lowry of National Review, which just devoted an entire issue to the topic: “Against Trump,” and Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the Trumphobic New York Times.

Bush guru Karl Rove of FOX News was on hand, as were Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lindsey Graham, dispatched by Trump in New Hampshire and a berserker on the subject of the Donald.

So, too, was William Kristol, editor of the rabidly anti-Trump Weekly Standard, who reported back to comrades: “The key task now, to … paraphrase Karl Marx, is less to understand Trump than to stop him.”

Kristol earlier tweeted that the Sea Island conclave is “off the record, so please do consider my tweets from there off the record.”

Redeeming itself for relegating Trump to its entertainment pages, the Huffington Post did the nation a service in lifting the rug on “something rotten in the state.”

What we see at Sea Island is that, despite all their babble about bringing the blessings of “democracy” to the world’s benighted, AEI, Neocon Central, believes less in democracy than in perpetual control of the American nation by the ruling Beltway elites.

If an outsider like Trump imperils that control, democracy be damned. The elites will come together to bring him down, because, behind party ties, they are soul brothers in the pursuit of power.

Something else was revealed by the Huffington Post — a deeply embedded corruption that permeates this capital city.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a 501(c)(3) under IRS rules, an organization exempt from U.S. taxation.

Million-dollar corporate contributions to AEI are tax-deductible.

This special privilege, this freedom from taxation, is accorded to organizations established for purposes such as “religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary … or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.”

What the co-conspirators of Sea Island were up at the Cloisters was about as religious as what the Bolsheviks at that girls school known as the Smolny Institute were up to in Petrograd in 1917.

From what has been reported, it would not be extreme to say this was a conspiracy of oligarchs, War Party neocons, and face-card Republicans to reverse the results of the primaries and impose upon the party, against its expressed will, a nominee responsive to the elites’ agenda.

And this taxpayer-subsidized “Dump Trump” camarilla raises even larger issues.

Now America is not Russia or Egypt or China.

But all those countries are now moving purposefully to expose U.S. ties to nongovernmental organizations set up and operating in their capital cities.

Many of those NGOs have had funds funneled to them from U.S. agencies such as the National Endowment for Democracy, which has backed “color-coded revolutions” credited with dumping over regimes in Serbia, Ukraine and Georgia.

In the early 1950s, in Iran and Guatemala, the CIA of the Dulles brothers did this work.

Whatever ones thinks of Vladimir Putin, can anyone blame him for not wanting U.S. agencies backing NGOs in Moscow, whose unstated goal is to see him and his regime overthrown?

And whatever one thinks of NED and its subsidiaries, it is time Americans took a hard look at the tax-exempt foundations, think tanks and public policy institutes operating in our capital city.

How many are like AEI, scheming to predetermine the outcome of presidential elections while enjoying tax exemptions and posturing as benign assemblages of disinterested scholars and seekers of truth?

How many of these tax-exempt think tanks are fronts and propaganda organs of transnational corporations that are sustained with tax-deductible dollars, until their “resident scholars” can move into government offices and do the work for which they have been paid handsomely in advance?

How many of these think tanks take foreign money to advance the interests of foreign regimes in America’s capital?

We talk about the “deep state” in Turkey and Egypt, the unseen regimes that exist beneath the public regime and rule the nation no matter the president or prime minister.

What about the “deep state” that rules us, of which we caught a glimpse at Sea Island?

A diligent legislature of a democratic republic would have long since dragged America’s deep state out into the sunlight.

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cheka's picture

nice sea island operation tonight in chicongo

Oldwood's picture

Watch the media justify this shit as being caused by Trump...much as all those rapes in Europe are caused by brazen women going out after dark....just asking for it.

We must remember that to resist is to instigate, to speak out against it is to insult, to seek self preservation is selfish racism, and to prosper is a slap in the face to the entitled.

TeamDepends's picture

The penalty for treason is DEATH, asswipes!

Bilderberg Member's picture

Trump will take any journalistic question anytime, anywhere, full transparancy...It's that sort of approach that gives power BACK to the people. The corrupt politicians can't stomach that.

Manthong's picture

Putin does, too.. I have seen it.

Y’know, if these asshats succeed in brokering Trump out at the convention..

we could get our first third party President since Lincoln.

And… no Apples, Google, Napster or Tesla in my future.


BarkingCat's picture

I really wish they would get Linux tablets and phones out there.

I have no real choice but Apple and Google right now.

As much as I despise those two, I still prefer them to Microsoft.

Manthong's picture

Android IS Linux..

With an unlocked phone you have a choice of several providers.

If concerned, you might consider ahopping for any of a bunch encryption out there, like maybe Kasperky.

More comes all the time.

Atomizer's picture

I'am constantly fixings my wife's Android phone. It gives me a headache. She just bought another one and retired my BlackBerry Z10 hand me down. She claims it's to hard for her to use.

Yet, the Android requires constant attention to fix software issues. 

The Wife: Mr. Atomizer, my phone is fucked up again! Can you fix it for me? What can you do? It gives me something to preoccupy my time. /LOL. 

zhandax's picture

Sounds like my mom.  So I got her a Dell workstation, wiped it and put opensuse on it.  She hasn't been able to fuck that up in three years, and it ate at her, so she switched to the Chromebook my cousin got her.  She hasn't managed to fuck that up in two years.  Occasionally she thinks she did, but when I respond "I don't know jack about Chromebook", she miraculously seems to be able to recover.  Pay a relative to give her something you don't know jack shit about.  Personal experience indicates she will enjoy the gift more than the free tech support.  And no, I didn't plan this, I just lucked into it.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



“You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.”   -  Andrew Jackson

I need more asshats's picture

The is no stopping Mr. Trump. The Good People are behind him.

HenryHall's picture

One sniper is all it takes. They have many on their payroll.

Greyhat's picture

They dont need a sniper to teach you something.


Trump is the logical anti-thesis to Obama. TPTB are just giving you another lesson:

Elect a coloured liberal and we will fuck you economically, elect a redneck and we will to the same.

"Elect our candidates or we will starve you into submission!"

Thats the lesson they want you to learn. And they are working long tailed.


Remember this:


logicalman's picture

This is not about countries.

Governments world-wide have the same agenda - the haves want more and the only way they can get it is for everyone else to have less. They are all in it together.

The same things happen every time a 'non-approved' candidate gets into government the people truly in control use the financial world to make sure they fail then blame the candidate for the problem.

The fact that it is the power of money that does this is a big clue as to who is in control and shows that the power to create money should never be left solely to ANY small group.

McCormick No. 9's picture

Sea Island is just north of Jekyll Island. What is so special about this location for the banking elite? Is the geo-location important? Why not hold the secret meetings in NYC? Anyone have a guess?,-81.4927098,12z

Greyhat's picture

Easily defendable, access from the open sea for inofficial "special guests".

Lots of security guys in the neigborhood.,+Brunswick,+GA+31525/



Tarzan's picture

It has become ever more clear as each incredible insult is flung at the People that the Oligarchs and the puppets that serve them, CONgress, are not to be believed.  As a matter of fact, in most all cases, the opposite of what they say is the TRUTH!

Applying this Principle to their insistence that they are worried that Trump at the top of their Republican ticket will guarantee Hillary a victory in November, it is clear to me, what they are saying in ever increasing clarity is,

Oh Fuck, He must be stopped, If he's nominated, HE's going to beat our queen!

These traitors, like Graham, famous for zero percent support, are in it to be the fall guy, in the tank for Hilary, along with all the other scary clowns that showed up in Sea Island Georgia.

When we unmask these clowns, there will be hell to pay!

  Washington and NY City are going down, the establishment is going to fall, FIAT (Their golden goose) will suddenly die, and after the riots, after the EBT carrying zoombies kill each other in the streets for a slice of bread, those who remain will open the books and expose these PUSSYS for the COWARDS they are!

nscholten's picture

I can't recall the last time I had a problem with my Android phone.  Keep in mind; it is all those fucking useless apps that are downloaded that cause the problems and track everything you do.

stick_apart's picture

I "upgraded" from a Nokia E73 & N900 (sadly, the latter is an amazing phone, but why the devil has nobody made a better messaging program for it? fMMS doesn't even work properly, & the inbuilt messaging software only supports SMS) to a Samsung SGH T699, the last good QWERTY android phone (other than the Blackberry Priv) that's been manufactured. I'm hoping to upgrade to a Blackberry Q10 or Classic one of these days, as the android "smartphone" is fraught with problems from basic system architecture (thanks, google) to STEM-educated idiot programmers who produce the steaming piles of excrement that they call "apps".

& sure, I could put CyanoGenMod or a similar ROM on it, but I need the T-Mobile UMA WiFi Calling.

I refuse to use "touchscreen only". I'd almost rather use a T-9 keypad "dumbphone" instead.

Urban Redneck's picture

Android is an NSA-Approved® Linux flavor (just like Crapple® Linux). In addition to having an unlocked phone, one needs to root the operating system. Furthermore, because of the nature of handhelds, as opposed to desktops, actually checking and compiling the source code is done even less frequently than for desktop Linux distributions.

In addition, one has to properly configure a firewall and at least monitor (the suspiciously ever-changing) app permissions as it's not realistic to expect end users to spot check logs or or capture and analyze packets.

There hasn't been an inherently open and secure linux distribution for smartphones that was backed by a major telecom manufacturer since Maemo (assuming one disabled OTA updates), and we all know what happened to Nokia shortly thereafter...

Manthong's picture


I just bought new unlocked Samsung S5’s for both the missus and I.. the batteries are not removable on the newer S6’s..

She never had a smart phone before, but she never gets off it now.

Also, with these things, it is often the charging port that goes first (highest stress mechanical part)…

About $35.00 at a phone/computer store to fix.

Under $10.00 for the part online if you are comfy taking it apart yourself.

logicalman's picture

I never have cell phone trouble, never have.

Never had one.


oncemore's picture

Android IS GOOGLE-NSA=Deep State.

You talk rubbish, or you are uninformed about telecom technology, android, linux, apple.

stick_apart's picture

It'd be nice if Jolla made a slider keyboard "second half" right from the get-go.

Anti-kleptocrat's picture

A third party only after the revolution ends ... 

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it." — Abraham Lincoln, 4 April 1861

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - John F. Kennedy 


chicaboomboom's picture

The deep state is actually backing Trump. It's that reverse psychology. Here's who they really are

zhandax's picture

Gee, the ghost of Edward Bernays hasn’t completely passed from this earthly plane.  That is exactly what I surmised when Trump first began getting traction.  But then the the imperial infrastructure of DC cried out in one voice,  "Trump must be extinguished",  And the game was on.

In light of that, don't we deserve better trolls?  WTF do we look like?  Hupo fucktaards?

VinceFostersGhost's picture




Gee, the ghost of Edward Bernays hasn’t completely passed from this earthly plane.


Before Hitler....there was Edward Bernays.


Propaganda (1928) By Edward L. Bernays

zhandax's picture

+100 VFG, Compare and question

Killer the Buzzard's picture

Don't be saucy with me, Bernays.

nscholten's picture

I'm not sure why all the down votes.  One can't deny it is a possibility.  Why would they allow Trump to get this far if it was not for him to eventually lose to Hitlary.  Either way it will take only 3% to respond and then things will get interesting. 

On the other hand; if he is elected and stops or slows down immigration, for instance, the system will collapse as it should as there will not be enough debt slaves in this country to expand the money supply.

swmnguy's picture

The downvotes are for the constant spamming for the pseudo-intellectual website.  On every story.  With multiple ZH user accounts.  It's tiresome.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Still quoting the "Biblicism Institute" I see. Be careful, any nuggets of sugary truth can contain a poisonous center, which is the actual purpose in disseminating them.

Demdere's picture

I think so, but this is hard to prove.

For me, all the hasbara support Trump gets here on ZH was a strong indication of Israeli-Neocon support, and I think that is pretty clear.  But not definitive proof.

The MSM free time and repeating his campaign ads is another, but is justified by 'just business, Trump is popular, it sells ads for us', so not definitive proof.

The attacks from the leftish chattering class are standard approaches to supporting right candidates, remember the Vanity Faire article on Palin mid-summer last presidential elections? A standard pattern, but not definitive proof.

Normally, the candidate has advisors that connect him to some set of policies. Trump has Bolten and Flynn, Flynn is possibly anti-Israeli-Neocon as he was fired for opposing Obama's ISIS policy, but again, not definitive proof.

There is no money trail, Trump doesn't take big contributions, I know of no SuperPACs supporting him, but those aren't obvious until later.

If Trump was genuinely knowledgable about all this, if he understood the real political currents of Israeli-Neocon, deep state, necessity for enemies, ... and was playing an optimal hand, what would we see?  Maybe exactly what we are seeing : he doesn't make it clear, why do that when he is winning with strategy and tactics that don't allow those opposition forces to coalesce against him?  As the campaign unfolds, he will clarify as needed.

Why have policies at all?  Clearly they are not needed, and keeping it lose maximizes his ability to move in whatever direction is needed, to respond without constraints from past positions.  Trump is a difficult opponent for standard politicians, clearly.

Roger Stone is deeply knowledgable, I think, tho who knows what that means at his level and with his experience.  He and Trump have been close forever.

I need to add a lot of hopium to be optimistic about Trump.

ebworthen's picture

Yes, FUCK the Establishment to Hell and back!

Hang 'em high!!!  John Hancock you fuckers!

N.S.A., are you listening?  C.I.A.?  F.B.I.?

Pressure cooker backpack revolt traitors!

BarkingCat's picture

you forgot nuclear flying dildos and sarin filled condoms.

401K of Dooom's picture

"Pressure cooker backpack revolt traitors!"  Hey ebworthen, don't show any sympathy for the Tsarnyev brothers!  They killed many people in Boston with their attack on the 2013 Boston Marathon. 

ebworthen's picture

Dude, you miss the point, screw those two loonie Tsarnyev Brothers, I'm talking about misdirecting TPTB, because they aren't protecting The Constitution..

DeathMerchant's picture

Your comments were a little too nuanced for some of us.

VinceFostersGhost's picture




Maybe "some of us" should move to Huffpo...

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Maybe so - but the Bauman story still doesn't pass the smell test. I have never heard anyone yet explain how his cowboy savior, Arrendondo, thought he had time to stop for a tourist photo of the scene - and capture very clearly the end of a PVC hose coming out of the back of Bauman's pants.

logicalman's picture

Of course, you know this to be a fact?

False flags are just conspiracy theories, aren't they?


Demdere's picture

I actually rather doubt that.  The evidence is not good for reality, rather stronger for another hoax with patsies.

I didn't dig into Boston, but nobody died at Sandy Hook or Aurora and probably nobody shot in the Giffords case.

sam i am's picture
Kiev egged the Russian Embassy, but Maria Zakharova is the one with egg on her face, by Scott

thetruthhurts's picture

Watch the media justify this shit as being caused by Trump...

That was aready done by Cruz...

Escrava Isaura's picture



Article Title: Democracy, Be Damned - The "Sea Island" Conspiracy Reveals The Deep State


Now the Right Title: Democracy, Be Damned - The Internet Reveals Everything 

MFL8240's picture

They will do so at thier peril!