The Path To Total Dictatorship: America's Shadow Government And Its Silent Coup

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Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state.... The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government.... This group ... is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech

Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law.

Say hello to America’s shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. Indeed, as recent documents by the FBI reveal, this shadow government—also referred to as “The 7th Floor Group”—may well have played a part in who will win the White House this year.

To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments.

The first shadow government, referred to as COG or Continuity of Government, is made up of unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.” COG is a phantom menace waiting for the right circumstances—a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown—to bring it out of the shadows, where it operates even now. When and if COG takes over, the police state will transition to martial law.

Yet it is the second shadow government—also referred to as the Deep State—that poses the greater threat to freedom right now. Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government is the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our government.

The Deep State, which “operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power,” makes a mockery of elections and the entire concept of a representative government.

So who or what is the Deep State?

It’s the militarized police, which have joined forces with state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to establish themselves as a standing army. It’s the fusion centers and spy agencies that have created a surveillance state and turned all of us into suspects. It’s the courthouses and prisons that have allowed corporate profits to take precedence over due process and justice. It’s the military empire with its private contractors and defense industry that is bankrupting the nation. It’s the private sector with its 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances, “a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.” It’s what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies”: the Department of Defense, the State Department, Homeland Security, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a handful of vital federal trial courts, and members of the defense and intelligence committees.

It’s every facet of a government that is no longer friendly to freedom and is working overtime to trample the Constitution underfoot and render the citizenry powerless in the face of the government’s power grabs, corruption and abusive tactics.

These are the key players that drive the shadow government.

This is the hidden face of the American police state that will continue long past Election Day.

Just consider some of the key programs and policies advanced by the shadow government that will continue no matter who occupies the Oval Office.

Domestic surveillance. No matter who wins the presidential popularity contest, the National Security Agency (NSA), with its $10.8 billion black ops annual budget, will continue to spy on every person in the United States who uses a computer or phone. Thus, on any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. Local police have been outfitted with a litany of surveillance gear, from license plate readers and cell phone tracking devices to biometric data recorders. Technology now makes it possible for the police to scan passersby in order to detect the contents of their pockets, purses, briefcases, etc. Full-body scanners, which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.


Global spying. The NSA’s massive surveillance network, what the Washington Post refers to as a $500 billion “espionage empire,” will continue to span the globe and target every single person on the planet who uses a phone or a computer. The NSA’s Echelon program intercepts and analyzes virtually every phone call, fax and email message sent anywhere in the world. In addition to carrying out domestic surveillance on peaceful political groups such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and several religious groups, Echelon has also been a keystone in the government’s attempts at political and corporate espionage.


Roving TSA searches. The American taxpayer will continue to get ripped off by government agencies in the dubious name of national security. One of the greatest culprits when it comes to swindling taxpayers has been the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with its questionable deployment of and complete mismanagement of millions of dollars’ worth of airport full-body X-ray scanners, punitive patdowns by TSA agents and thefts of travelers’ valuables. Considered essential to national security, TSA programs will continue in airports and at transportation hubs around the country.


USA Patriot Act, NDAA. America’s so-called war on terror, which it has relentlessly pursued since 9/11, will continue to chip away at our freedoms, unravel our Constitution and transform our nation into a battlefield, thanks in large part to such subversive legislation as the USA Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act. These laws completely circumvent the rule of law and the rights of American citizens. In so doing, they re-orient our legal landscape in such a way as to ensure that martial law, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the map by which we navigate life in the United States. These laws will continue to be enforced no matter who gets elected.


Militarized police state. Thanks to federal grant programs allowing the Pentagon to transfer surplus military supplies and weapons to local law enforcement agencies without charge, police forces will continue to be transformed from peace officers into heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones. Having been given the green light to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts, America’s law enforcement officials, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace, will continue to keep the masses corralled, controlled, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.


SWAT team raids. With more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by local police for relatively routine police matters and federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions, the incidence of botched raids and related casualties will continue to rise. Nationwide, SWAT teams will continue to be employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activity or mere community nuisances including angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.


Domestic drones. The domestic use of drones will continue unabated. As mandated by Congress, there will be 30,000 drones crisscrossing the skies of America by 2020, all part of an industry that could be worth as much as $30 billion per year. These machines, which will be equipped with weapons, will be able to record all activities, using video feeds, heat sensors and radar. An Inspector General report revealed that the Dept. of Justice has already spent nearly $4 million on drones domestically, largely for use by the FBI, with grants for another $1.26 million so police departments and nonprofits can acquire their own drones.


School-to-prison pipeline. The paradigm of abject compliance to the state will continue to be taught by example in the schools, through school lockdowns where police and drug-sniffing dogs enter the classroom, and zero tolerance policies that punish all offenses equally and result in young people being expelled for childish behavior. School districts will continue to team up with law enforcement to create a “schoolhouse to jailhouse track” by imposing a “double dose” of punishment: suspension or expulsion from school, accompanied by an arrest by the police and a trip to juvenile court.


Overcriminalization. The government bureaucracy will continue to churn out laws, statutes, codes and regulations that reinforce its powers and value systems and those of the police state and its corporate allies, rendering the rest of us petty criminals. The average American now unknowingly commits three felonies a day, thanks to this overabundance of vague laws that render otherwise innocent activity illegal. Consequently, small farmers who dare to make unpasteurized goat cheese and share it with members of their community will continue to have their farms raided.


Privatized Prisons. States will continue to outsource prisons to private corporations, resulting in a cash cow whereby mega-corporations imprison Americans in private prisons in order to make a profit. In exchange for corporations buying and managing public prisons across the country at a supposed savings to the states, the states have to agree to maintain a 90% occupancy rate in the privately run prisons for at least 20 years.


Endless wars. America’s expanding military empire will continue to bleed the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion a month (or $20 million an hour). The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety. Yet what most Americans fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe and everything to do with enriching the military industrial complex at taxpayer expense.

Are you getting the message yet?

The next president, much like the current president and his predecessors, will be little more than a figurehead, a puppet to entertain and distract the populace from what’s really going on.

As Lofgren reveals, this state within a state, “concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” is a “hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.”

The Deep State not only holds the nation’s capital in thrall, but it also controls Wall Street (“which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater”) and Silicon Valley.

This is fascism in its most covert form, hiding behind public agencies and private companies to carry out its dirty deeds.

It is a marriage between government bureaucrats and corporate fat cats.

As Lofgren concludes:

[T]he Deep State is so heavily entrenched, so well protected by surveillance, firepower, money and its ability to co-opt resistance that it is almost impervious to change… If there is anything the Deep State requires it is silent, uninterrupted cash flow and the confidence that things will go on as they have in the past. It is even willing to tolerate a degree of gridlock: Partisan mud wrestling over cultural issues may be a useful distraction from its agenda.

In other words, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, as long as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution, the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms remains undiminished.

So the next time you find yourselves despondent over the 2016 presidential candidates, remember that it’s just a puppet show intended to distract you from the silent coup being carried out by America's shadow government.

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johnwburns's picture

Jees, so much to do. Finish the tilapia pond and cistern, flash freeze thyroid hormone, stock up on ammo. 

Atomizer's picture

Snordster has been a fan for many years. I would like to reach out to everyone, he sounds as if on oxygen tank with phenomenon. 

I heard last video. Don't do social media, broken record. 

Help out by reaching out to him. He lives in South Africa. Very honest person. Get him immediate hospital help. We can't loose him. This will be like when I lost (zerohedge blog spot poster) London banker. Wealth of knowledge.


restelle's picture

Snordster sounds the same as ever.  What's the deal here?

JailBanksters's picture

I think it's about time there was an election for the Shadow Government because I'm sick of this one.



Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

There's COG.

And there is absolutely, positively, whether or not you have the willingness or capacity to accept it as a fact... A ZOG

syria is, mostly, driven by ZOG

The Destabilization Doctrine: ISIS, Proxies and Patsies:

Which, really, should be obvious.

Aquarius's picture

Well, one of McCain's dogs, Richard Fontaine,  has allegedly issued what can only be translated as an ultimate threat to invade, destroy and kill; obviously the World would expect Hillary to comply; another war, another day and another death (lots of them) - hysterical cackle and all. This arument is indeed consistent with USA insanity and "extremis", its Cause.

The country next on the list appears to be,  that well known hostile centre of Global "terrorism" and Muslim Jihadist enclave, Australia. Yes, we Australians are now on McCain's "kill-List" To-Do, it seems. We are identified and about to be destroyed - albeit in the usual manner. There goes the neighborhood.

And, just to boot, FYI,  Australia was forced to buy the USA F-35's that can't get off the ground, and if they do, they promptly, and without warning, drop out of the sky. OK, that's our Airfoce screwed.

Now our Navy has been forced to buy the US Submarine designs and have them built by France. Obviously, like the Russian Mistrals, the USA will force compliant and the most unpopular leader of France, ever,Hollande,  to sell them off to Egypt or another vassal state. So there goes the Australian Navy. Bait and Switch.

So now the USA plans (is this just another lousy Hollywood movie script?) to War Australia into the Stone-Age? Who will Hillary sodomize this time, we wonder? She hasn't got to Assad - yet.

Oh, the joy of it all.

The blindman is correct: All this "supremacy" sucks.

Ho hum

shining one's picture

Not a single mention of the giant fucking elephant in the room. Most of them are owned/run by Zionists/Jews.

Mena Arkansas's picture

"Everything is discussed openly in Germany and every German claims the right to have an opinion on any and all questions. One is Catholic, the other Protestant, one an employee, the other an employer, a capitalist, a socialist, a democrat, an aristocrat. There is nothing dishonorable about choosing one side or the other of a question. Discussions happen in public and where matters are unclear or confused one settles it by argument and counter argument. But there is one problem that is not discussed publicly, one that it is delicate even to mention: the Jewish question. It is taboo in our republic."

~ Joseph Goebbels

roccman's picture

According to Tolstoy, Superstition is one of the two greatest vices.

Is the Jewish question a superstition?

Assuming they are "chosen ones" for the sake of discussion, a reasonable person would ask... Who or what did the choosing?

Most assume, "god". Most assume that God is benevolent, as "in God we trust".

Says who?

Ms No's picture

Exactly. First of all, they either declared themselves as God's chosen people and all of this was just a schizophrenic fantasy or a contrivance.  A third options would be that something else declared them "chosen".  If one buys into the supernatural/metaphysical or whatever you would call it, belief in God/Satan and angels/demons how do we know which is which when somebody talks to invisible or ethereal things?  The only way I can figure is "by their fruits you will know them".  I think that is actually a very commonsense approach.  Well, lets be honest, some of this fruit stinks.

In my view that leaves contrivance or somebody in that period might have been talking to some unfriendly things. 

roccman's picture

I think it's a tribal God that got legs from stolen secrets.

Gnostics call it the demiurge.

This God grows in strength by numbers of believers.

The God of the bible is an egregore and likely an insectoid.

We are egregore building through a paradigm created 5000 or so years ago.

tuetenueggel's picture

If God is a wise old fellow, he won´t trust in the US at all.

Made by devils and ruled by devils. Killary at its first.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Ever hear of Wilhelm Marr?

What are the odds that the same issues with the same people have been raised since Cicero, all over the west, and that the issue seem to comport with the sacred texts of said group... And all of them were just 'wrong' because 'hate'?

And isnt it clever, to use a tautological device, 'antisemite' to at once dismiss a charge as false by claiming a true but negative assertion is 'hate'.

Does emotion make an assertion true or false?

If someone says Peter hates Paul, and if you asked 'why' and they mereky asserted that Peter hates Paul because Peter is just a guy who hates Paul... Would you even begin to take that seriously as an answer.

Would space aliens see a group ejected from dozens of countries over centuries and think 'all those people harbored an irrational hatred of this poor entirely blameless group,' or *might* they speculate that when 'X' is disliked by myriad, disparate people for similar reasons... Maybe,just maybe, the ethos and mythos of the group in question had something to do with it?

Doesnt mean all members of any group are x, y, or z, but at the level of groups, a pattern emerges... And claiming this dislike is due to disliking is a Potemkin answer only.

Tiwin's picture

my voice is hoarse from saying the same thing

Atomizer's picture

The Shadow Government will have a high power assault gun jammed into their mouth. Cuffed. Water Boarded for information. If nothing is gained, we will ship them to Gitmo. Fire up the electric chair. 

You remember that chair that you laughed about torturing Iraq and Afghanistan folks. 

It will be your turn. Better rethink things. Just advice. 

rlouis's picture

Condiering that the shadow gov depends on technology, and a single Chinese made cheepo camera with supporting malware can bring down major web sites it seems that the system is quite vulnerable to asymetric attack from more sophisticaed tactics. 

Douglas D. Zaster's picture

That is, if it wasn't just a pre-election test run blamed on China!

scatha's picture

The US deep state is run by GLOBAL ruling elite who shed any notion of attachment or representation of interests of American people.

These despots are our enemies, usurpers of our sovereign rule who must be overthrow by whatever means available as

US declaration of Independence, 1776 that states:

..But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

We must reject those rigged elections and demand that establishment must go, all of them GOP, DNC and that including Hillary before any truly democratic electoral process worth participating may commence.

"The individual loses his substance by voluntarily bowing to an overpowering and distant oligarchy, while simultaneously “participating” in sham democracy."
C. Wright Mills,"The Power Elite" (1956)

and here is why:

Any sane person must thus conclude that an act of voting in the current helplessly tainted and rigged political system is nothing but morally corrupting tool that divides us, conflicts us, extorts from us an approval for the meaningless political puppets of the calcified, repugnant oligarchic US regime, in a surrealistic act of utter futility aimed just to break us down, to break our sense of human dignity, our individual will and self-determination since no true choice is ever being offered to us and never will.
Idea of political/electoral boycott, unplugging from the system that corrupts us and ALTERNATIVE POLITICAL PROCESS designed, developed and implemented for benefit of 99% of population is the only viable idea to express our political views that are absent from official regime candidates’ agendas and from the rigged ballots. Let’s not be afraid, it was already successfully done in the past. It works.” Without courage there is only slavery.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) scatha Oct 25, 2016 6:24 AM

Henry Ford "the international jew"

DuneCreature's picture

Here is an AJ video that is new and very important.

To the ladies and gentlemen in uniform:

Killary Has, Is, And Will Throw You Under The Bus

(ex - human compromising operations too)

Think not? ....... Listen carefully, guys and gals.

Live Hard, Your New CoC Hates Your Patriotic Guts, Die Free

~ DC v3.0

roccman's picture

Think interdimensional in scale.

The take over over America ain't but a small fraction of the big picture.

Aussie Battler's picture

9-11 was an inside job. Most of us know this. This is the tyrannical, shadow government Trump is trying to overthrow.

withglee's picture

This is the tyrannical, shadow government Trump is trying to overthrow.

Mentioning the WTC7 collapse (actually perpetually focusing on that) would have made that a slam dunk. He never did.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) withglee Oct 25, 2016 6:29 AM

He can't, he can only hint.

Why he went on the Alex Jones show, what do we associate with Jones?

911 was an inside job.

Someone in his rally stood up and said "There were Israelis dancing on rooftops in New Jersey not Muslims"

he repeated it several times, the cops looked furious and went to grab him.

Trump said "No, let him stay he is with us."

It was amazing, sure you can find it on youtube if you try.

Trump is a New Yorker and a builder, he knows what controlled demolition looks like in NYC.

Day after he was on some show on TV where he called in saying "I saw it happen, it can't be a normal plane the WTC had very narrow windows, it was built with the highest grade steel. The planes must have had missiles that were shot through the building first. "

Plane 1/2 of aluminum.

withglee's picture

Add this to your mix.

By my ongoing poll about 6% (16 out of 275) knew about WTC7. "All" knew about WTC1&2. "All" were interested voters and paying attention. That's why I polled them. They wanted to engage me in conversation about current events.

Before starting the conversation I asked them to take my poll (view video of WTC7 collapse and identify it). Failing to identify it and admitting they had never seen it before but had seen 1&2 100's of times, I asked them how good their information source supporting their knowledge of current events is ... i.e. why didn't their source tell them about WTC7. Conversation always ends there.

So, with 94% of the people being clueless and 100% being informed voters, how do you think Donald Trump's whispering is going to influence these voters?

Wake up!

DuneCreature's picture

All that would do is get him killed...................or get us all killed in WW III.


Live Hard, Don't Blow The Bugle Until You Are Ready To Charge, Die Free

~ DC v3.0

withglee's picture


Said one frog to the other as the pot was being slowly raised to a boil.

DuneCreature's picture

This has been going on for 15 years and we're not boiled yet..

Another six months won't kill us either.

Trump has the numbers right now if he can make them stick.

Hangings are much more pleasant to attend in the springtime anyway.

Live Hard, Don't Let Them Forget All Those Campaign Promises, Die Free

~ DC v3.0

withglee's picture

Trump has the numbers right now if he can make them stick.

But Trump hasn't proven himself "not" to be one of "them" ... them being those who have co-opted our government.

I frankly hope he's elected. There are lots of Hillary supporting twerps that will be out of a job. But we'll just get a whole bunch of Trump supporting twerps to replace them.

I'll make a standing bet with you: If Trump is elected, he will do "nothing" about 9/11 and the "occupied government" it proved. Thus, he will reveal he's just a new puppet for that occupying government.

Do you really think you're going to like this occupier better than the ones we have had my entire lifetime (70+ years)? The only way you could is to be one of the new twerps.


ItsAllBollocks's picture

Obviously you didn't read the above article and don't forget the first thing Trump said when he was nominated was to swear allegiance to Israel.

Tiwin's picture

 As to your Israel kiss ass post , yeah he is , so expect no changes..Sorry Aussie , In reference to your 9-11 post above he aint any of that.

Trump says it was Arabs, not Israelis, dancing in NJ on 9-11 morning. he is in on it. And while we are at it I havent seen the donald disagree with any of the things in this article, even using FAKE ASS ISIS as a selling point. Expect war either way.

Hillary for prison tho!

Heres ISIS:

John Prewett's picture

"All roads lead to Rome"

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) John Prewett Oct 25, 2016 6:30 AM

The city of seven hills, Jerusalem.


AE911Truth's picture

We have met the enemy and our primary duty is to alter or abolish it.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

9/11 is the key.

Unfortunately, a controlled media, a lack of an understanding of basic Newtonian physics, and the words 'conspiracy theory' and 'antisemite' has prevented open discussion of what, if you simply take a step back and consider all the credible evidence, should simply be obvious.

Know ye the oded yinon and Coudenhove-Kalergi plans, and the Wolfowitz Doctrine and Grand Chessboard for these strategies explain more of the world than simply presuming 'all wars are bankers wars' as if religion and nationalism take a back seat to central banks in ginning up wars. and Syria does not save the petrodollar, and what is killing it is the inexorable cruelty of math, not dedollarization. And if you think Qatari gas needs to go through Syria and it makes sense to wait 5 years and destroy a state and spend tens of billions rather than go another route, actually look at a map.

Some things are done out of love, or hate, ... But a lot of things are just done to gain the most wealth and power for your friends, family, and tribe.

The CIA and 'Deep State' are criminal gangs, and they crave only more war, and debt, and there is no faction more embedded, or more cohesive, or more able to thwart dissent, then Zionist Jews.

If you doubt this, research the Office of Special Plans and how they helped lie the US into a war on Iraq. Could any other group not only set up an amateur intelligence office to get around CIA assessments and also make it impossible for anyone to note that most of those fabricating the evidence in the OSP were members of the same ethnic or religious group with ties to a foreign state?

RedDwarf's picture

Old news is no news.

ItsAllBollocks's picture

Yet another pointless article complaining about how terrible it all is.  Pointless because the US has evolved from a nation with the guts and determination to stop the Vietnam war into a nation of apathetetic morons who wont do a damn thing to change their own destiny. A nation who have no idea who Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder are or probably even care. If it didn't affect the rest of the world I wouldn't give a stuff about your servitude.

Dr. Bonzo's picture

Yet another pointless article complaining about how terrible it all is. ...

One person's pointless article is another's moment of awakening. We all arrive at the destination via different routes. If you're really an advocate of personal freedom and individual liberty you'll appreciate the complexity of the process. The endless moaning and bitching is a necessary prerequiste to accomplish the slow and gradual build-up to the eventual moment of change.

I'm with you. How much longer does this have to drag on? Maybe another lifetime. Another lifetime of bitching and moaning and recycling the same complaints cast in different forms over and over and over and over. Until finally the straw comes that will break the proverbial camel's back.

Patience bro.

tuetenueggel's picture

Every population gets what it asked for.

Don´t cry, get on your feet, lift your ass and fight against those criminals like Obongo, Rockefeller, Rothschild, FED, Clinton, Soros ( Giyörgi Schwartz ) Goldman sucks, Warburg, Monsanto, DOJ, J.P. Morgan,  SIA, FBI, NATO, WF, MS and many many others It´s in your hands to clean up the mess inside the US.With criminals like Clapper or Hitlery your country never will be free.

The most dangerous slaves are those,who think they are free.

AmandaFawndel's picture

don't forget Zuckerjewterd...he deserves a bullet, or 30.

caesium's picture

This happens to any country which refuses to accept the Catholic Church and the papacy. It ends being taken over anyway. As Coulter admitted, the American Catholic Church is so "Americanised" she's proud of them i.e. it's useless and doesn't do its job properly. An example is how so many Catholics end up working for deep state especially in the military and CIA.

Nunyadambizness's picture

Sorry, but I stand with Martin Luther--the Catholic church is corrupt and has been for hundreds of years (selling indulgences, anyone?).  The current Pope is a socialist/communist and ignores the 150+ MILLION people murdered by communists in the past century.  

Nope.  As a Christian I stand with Christ, and Him alone.

caesium's picture

It was Lutheran against Lutheran Gettysburg which is where your constitution was finally destroyed. What kept the illusion going after the war was cheap Catholic labour from Western Europe. This included German Catholics forced out of Germany by post-reunification pogroms expressing the same anti-Catholic hate and caricatures exhibited in your post: "the Pope is a communist". Even Hilary doesn’t resort to this level of stupidity in her emails. What she does make reference to is the Catholic economic virtue of “subsidiarity”. A version of which was integrated by the protestant Bismarck into Germany in response to the Catholic exodus in his country to deter Catholics from leaving. In that sense, Germany remains the most socially advanced nation in the World despite being bombed to bits by Lutheran America seventy-five years ago.

coltek's picture

It's all in Hillary's 100 day plan for ? - Redacted...


...Thinks...Where is Hillary's 100 day plan?

Gadfly's picture

The U.S. government is a corrupt, criminal enterprise -- a killing machine that takes what it wants by force or by stealth.  The C.I.A. is a modern S.S.  The military is the Capo of the organization.  It has been like this for some time now.  The "President" is someone the enterprise decides will be the president, someone who will do their bidding, someone they can control, who knows how to say all the right things to maintain the illusion we live in a democracy.  If you don't fit thier criteria, you won't be president.  Period.  Politics is all theater and bullshit.  Never has this been so clear.

beijing expat's picture

I think it's possible that there are still good men on the officer corps. I've met several. It was interesting that the Pentagon and the CIA were fighting each other by proxy in Syria.

As within every power elite there are factions that struggle against each other.

I see the current election as such a struggle with Hillary being the candidate of doubling down on the wars of empire, and Trump being the candidate of the realists who see that the empire will fail and its time to cut its losses.

Hillary will spread tyranny abroad and at home.

With Trump, the imperial adventure will end, and the threat of tyranny at home. Hopefully he will put all those deep state assholes in prison. Because their only belief is in their own wealth and power, at the first sign of the law they will rat each other out like the treasonous scum that they are.