"If Only We'd Listened To Ike..." - Inside The Deep State

Submitted by Kevin Paul,

Many Trump supporters, and even some on the left, like to talk about the “Deep State” secretly having complete control of our government, thus rendering our elected leaders to be nothing more than meaningless figureheads. Let’s investigate.

Long before the term 'Deep State' became popular, the term “Military Industrial Complex” was coined by President Dwight Eisenhower.

He gave his now famous Military Industrial Complex (MIC) speech on Jan 17, 1961.

During his ominous farewell, Ike mentioned that the US was only just past the halfway point of the century and we had already seen 4 major wars. He then went on to talk about how the MIC was now a major sector of the economy.  Eisenhower then went on to warn Americans about the “undue influence” the MIC has on our government. He warned that the MIC has massive lobbying power and the ability to press for unnecessary wars and armaments we would not really need, all just to funnel money to their coffers.

Jump to Ike's warning about the "unwarranted influence... by the Military-Industrial Complex" at 8:41

His warning though proven correct, was sadly not heeded.  Within a few years JFK was assassinated shortly after giving his “Secret government speech” warning the American people about “secret governments and secret organizations that sought to have undue control of the government.

JFK was in his grave for less than 9-months before Gulf of Tonkin incident which was a series of outlandish lies about a fictitious attack on a US naval ship that never happened, which caused the US to enter the Vietnam war.

President Johnson lied his way into a war with North Vietnam and within less than a year would joke that “maybe the attack never happened”. By the time the war ended in 1973, Johnson’s bundle of lies had killed 2.45 million people.

The MIC however, saw the Vietnam war as a great victory and a template for the future success to their objectives. Ever since the Vietnam War, the MIC has urged the government to enter into as many ambiguous and unwinnable wars as possible, since unwinnable wars are also never-ending. Never-ending wars equate to never-ending revenue streams for the war industry.

Eisenhower warned us about the concept of one particular industry taking control of our government, but sadly his predictions fell of deaf ears.

Since Eisenhower’s time several other over "Industrial Complexes" have followed the MIC example and taken control of our government to suit their needs as well. Their objective is to buy out politicians in order to control the purse strings of Congress and they have been highly successful.

The list of these ÏC industries includes, but is not limited to the companies below:

1. The Drug Industrial Complex. (DIC)

The prescription drug industry has massive control of our government and our health care system. A recent Mayo Clinic study concluded that 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug.

The most tragic example is opioids, though similar arguments can also be made in reference to the anti-depressant epidemic, obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

The sicker America is, the better it is for the DIC.

The drug lobby is 8x larger than the gun lobby and is indirectly responsible for the deaths of between 59.000 and 65,000 people in 2016 alone, but if we dig deeper, that number could easily be 2 or 3 times higher, Since deaths related to opioids from infection related to opioid related infections are extremely common Anti-depressants are being prescribed 400% more than they were in the 1990’s. They are commonly prescribed to adolescent women and we live up to the name “Prozac Nation” when we realize that 1 in 5 women between the ages of 40 and 59 are taking antidepressants. The list of other prescription medicines to enhance the DIC revenue streams is extensive.

There are two primary industrial complex rules when it comes to prescription drug centric treatment:

Firstly, no curing is allowed, ever.  Treatment of conditions with temporary benefits is allowed, but healing is not permissible, since it interrupts revenue streams.

And second, any and all “natural” or homeopathic treatment whether it be related to diet, supplements vitamins, anti-oxidants or physical exercise/meditation should all be relegated to “quackery.”  Doctors who do not adhere to the prescription drug method of treating patients should also be referred to as adherents to “quackery” and should be reprimanded, fined and in extreme cases have their medical licenses revoked.

2. Real Estate Industrial Complex. (RIC)

Goal: Keep housing prices rising as much as possible, year after year after year.

How this is implemented: Endorse the borrowing of money to entice people into buying excessively large homes in order to promote the “dream” of home ownership. Once people buy into this scheme, they are then saddled with massive home taxes to their city and the burden of the taxes utilities that go along with owning an excessively large home. Stigmatize anyone who is over the age of 25 and lives in the same domicile as a parent or grandparent.

Make sure all media channels repeat over and over incessantly that high real estate prices are “signs of a great economy," while ignoring the crippling effect high home prices have on working class families who can barely pay their mortgage.

3. College Industrial Complex (CIC)

The average tuition in 1971-1972 was $1832.00 and now it is officially over $31,000.00.

There are over 60 colleges and universities where the tuition has already exceeded $60,000.00 per/year.

A college education used to be something that people saved and paid cash for, but now there has been a cultural shift where students are expected to take out loans that are often in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to obtain a college degree.
Why is this all so expensive? When we look at our universities and colleges, we see an obsession with elaborate new buildings and sports stadiums, more than actual learning.

There are several emerging/innovative ideas to make a college education better, faster and far more affordable. Such concepts probably won’t take hold until the inevitable collapse of the entire educational system takes place.

4. Health Insurance Industrial Complex (HIC)

Much of the US healthcare system is now governed by the “Healthcare Affordability Act” passed by the Obama administration in 2010.

The HIC proved how powerful they were when Congress was not allowed to read the legislation before voting for it, publicly displaying that the HIC who wrote the bill behind closed doors is more powerful than Congress itself.

What transparent public committees were behind this important legislation?

In reality, there was no transparency at all, this is stated clear as day by Healthcare Affordability Act primary architect Jonathan Gruber stated: “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage, Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

The Speaker of the House at the time was Nancy Pelosi, who famously said from the leadership podium as House Speaker: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.’

Our elected officials were not allowed to read the most important legislation of the past 30 years before voting for or against it. There is no greater testimony to the level of dysfunction in Congress than the Healthcare Affordability Act, formed by secret committees and then not allowing Congress to read it before voting.

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Let’s think back to 1961 when Eisenhower warned us about what would become the Vietnam War. The American people’s ignoring his warning caused arms manufacturers and big business to assume nearly complete control of US government.

If we had listened to Ike, millions of people would not have died in the wars of the last 57 years and we would have trillions of dollars less in debt. Perhaps we still have time to heed his warning before our entire country collapses under the weight of corruption, crippling debt and never-ending wars, let’s hope so.

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Kevin Paul is the founder of Alternativemediahub.com, which refers to itself as “The megaphone of independent journalism.” Born in MA, he came within 2% of winning the R party nomination to oppose Ted Kennedy in 2006 and holds degrees in business and political science.







Pure Evil nmewn Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:45 Permalink

Sorry to bust this guy's bubble, but conglomerates have been influencing and corrupting government since the days of the Robber Barons.

In fact it was the Northeast industrial titans that encouraged Lincoln to wage war on the South due to the loss of revenue to the government and the industrialists because the south was succeeding from the Union. Washington D.C. derived a lot of revenue from the tariffs placed upon agricultural goods such as cotton produced in the south and shipped to the British.

And, don't bring up the Teddy Roosevelt as the Trust Buster since breaking up Standard Oil only made Rockefeller richer since he owned majority shares in all the companies that resulted from the breakup of Standard Oil.

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MoreSun Pure Evil Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:52 Permalink

Speaking of the dual israeli citizen deep state:

Disabled for life” by Israel’s shoot-to-cripple policy

And the response by Western leaders to the wanton slaughter in Gaza and Israeli snipers' use of high velocity dum-dum rounds on civilians? Some are happy to leave the rogue state to investigate itself.



"Against Our Better Judgement" By Alison Weir

" The jewish Revolutionary Spirit" By E. Michael Jones

" The jewish Onslaught" By Dr. Tony Martin

" MegaCaust" By Mike Walsh


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Uchtdorf wadalt Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:42 Permalink

Let's check on how we're doing in the MIC Department that Ike warned us about:

War on North Korea: Lost

War on North Vietnam: Lost

War on Poverty (ongoing): Lost

War on Drugs (ongoing): Lost

War on Grenada: We sure enough kicked tail there.

War on Terror: Lost

War on Afghanistan: Lost

War on Iraq: Lost

War on Libya: Lost

War on Syria: TBD, but we should lose and get out

War on Yemen: TBD, but we should lose and get out

War on Iran: Successful Coup in 1950's, ongoing subterfuge now

War on American lives and wealth: MIC/Banksters are clear winners 


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any_mouse vaporland Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:39 Permalink

War on Drugs, War on Poverty, War on Terror.

Eternal wars on vague concepts with no clear objectives.

Drugs. A bad drug would be whatever is popular. and is more profitable for somebody if that drug is illegal. Alcohol benefits from illegal cannabis.

Poverty. "The Poor will be with you always." There will always be a top, middle, and bottom. Does not mean it has to be a pyramid, with a tiny top, and a massive base, with a middle crushed between the two.

Terror. Useful "enemies", designated by the State as needed, that increase support for trillions USD of war materiel with out actually having to fight a real war or having to account for the trillions. Terrorists can be found anywhere it is convenient to have a war. If we don't need a war in a place, then the local situation is ignored.

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nmewn Pure Evil Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:02 Permalink

Yep...and thats what Ike was saying... 

"Partly because of the great costs involved, a government contract becomes, virtually, a substitute for intellectual curiosity."

...just like the MIC that the left luuuvs to use his speech for, it's also an indictment for what they do now.

Can anyone say, algae farming, ethanol, Google solar bird incinerators, errr, ummm, power plants and windmills off the coast of Maine?

Sure, no prob ;-)

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Endgame Napoleon Pure Evil Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:59 Permalink

I thought it was a pretty clever grouping of analogies, especially some of them. The once-manageable expenses of housing and a college education, which are mainstays of the middle-class path, are now as insurmountable as a giant, bureaucratic barrier that impedes the social mobility of most citizens, but that is profitable to keep in place for elites. 

These two expenses are no longer regarded as responsive to a clear trajectory of hard work. They now involve byzantine, uncertain financing methods. He is right. People who went to private universities in past eras paid far, far less than people pay today for tuition at some public universities.

In addition to the cushy campus amenities, I think the tuition inflation has a lot to do with what the market will bear when more dual-high-earner parents can afford to pay those off-the-chart prices due to the concentration of two, big, professional salaries under one roof.

Housing is just impossible, not just home ownership, but even renting the smallest of spaces in a safe area. It all overlaps. The ridiculous cost of housing probably contributes to the cost of college, too. Nothing is more central to finances than housing.

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any_mouse Pure Evil Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:19 Permalink

I agree with Pure Evil, the USA has always been about favoring extremely wealthy families over The People and The States. From George Washington on. A few family names have always been in close control of the USA. The same names appear in the genealogy of Media, Hollywood, Business, Finance, and Government. Some as Rs and some as Ds depending on their assigned roles.

Eisenhower was a life long member of the conspiracy that he warned about as he was exiting the stage.

Ike had a strange admission into the US Army. After he injured his knee playing football at the USMA, they weren't going to let him into the Army. A doctor "saw something in Eisenhower" and wrote a medical waiver for Ike. His service record shows him posted to so so duty assignments. Along the way, Ike takes Patton's theories about armor warfare to the Senior staff as his own ideas and got shot down. With nothing remarkable in his career, Ike ends up as Supreme Allied Commander in the largest European war ever.

Then there is that Holohoax propaganda film, for which he hired a Jew from Hollywood to produce. "Wag the Dog"?

The Deep State of America grew at a fast pace under his two terms. CIA. MICC. Federal intervention into State matters.

That farewell speech was written for him and he performed his role as he had his whole life.

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zerohedge25 Pure Evil Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:53 Permalink

Pure Evil:   I wrote the article and agree with the premise of your statement, but you are missing the main point of the entire article at the same time.
Of course such corruption has always existed but...  

The Fed Reserve "printing press wars" are the primary cause of the current "perpetual warfare" model we have been seeing in recent decades. Without the money from nothing schemes we would need to actually fund the wars with tangible gold or other assets. 100X easier to go to war when all you have to do is hit the print button to get the funding. 

Debt funded war, what could possibly go wrong???   

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zerohedge25 Pure Evil Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:57 Permalink

I agree that such undue influence has existed for centuries, but the existence of the Fed Reserve and the "debt funded war"model is a new thing that did not exist during the era of a gold backed USD. For that reason alone along with the WMD threat, the risks are 100X higher than they were before they filled Fort Knox with tungstein. 

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MoreFreedom Pure Evil Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:49 Permalink

"Sorry to burst this guy's bubble, but conglomerates have been influencing and corrupting government since the days of the Robber Barons."

"The American people’s ignoring his warning caused arms manufacturers and big business to assume nearly complete control of US government."

You get it right, while the author falls for the meme that big business controls the US government.  The author misses the fact that it's politicians that control the government, the MIC, and all the other businesses which the government regulates (for the benefit of corrupt politicians and their corrupt crony friends in the business).   What's happened is government and politicians have gotten more control of commerce, because that allows them to pick winners and losers, making them winners (thanks to a) the campaign cash from the rich business owners, b) the other favors such as income from board seats given to them or relatives, and c) the ability to make bets in the markets based on inside government information as to what their regulations and legislation will do). 

It's not businesses that control government, it's corrupt politicians that control commerce, rather than allowing us to have free markets where consumers regulate businesses better than politicians.   The politicians are selling us out for power and money, by selling favors they shouldn't be able to sell.  And they got the ability to sell those favors by increasing their power over commerce.  The MIC had the advantage because national defense is a valid government responsibility and government must spend money on defense to a certain level to protect the country.  Of course, we've gone way beyond protecting the country, and in regulating commerce. 

In defense of business, consider once politicians have control over an industry, if you're a honest businessman, you'll likely have to play the campaign cash game, just to defend your business from corrupt competitor cronies that'd like to put you out of business, via favors from corrupt politicians they are in bed with.

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nmewn arkpaly Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:04 Permalink

Welcome sir.

Perspective and context is a beautiful thing, instead of snippets and internet half truths, there is the whole thing, The man was ahead of his time in vision.

Vision is a vital thing in a leader, it can be a positive attribute of a poet or a general ;-)

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zerohedge25 Umh Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:15 Permalink

I have had dinner with a few 4 star generals in my day, both American and Pycckii... A few times, all in the same room.   
There is one type of general that secretly hates war and there are more of them than the Hollywood film makers would ever want to put in their movies, since it destroys their narrative. 
Eisenhower had come to find a disgust for war. 
I was mentored just a bit by Jack Galvin, former NATO Commander.
If you read between the lines in his book, he basically says that the Vietnam war was meaningless and that millions died for nothing. 
His vantage point was the best of all in relation to the end of the Cold War. It was he who got Reagan to realize that nuclear bombs were nothing more than crater makers that poisoned the whole planet.   I recommend his book as being the best first-hand documentation of the end of the Cold War and beginning of the post-Cold War era by far.   https://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Cold-War-Soldiers-American/dp/0813161010


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Posa nmewn Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:33 Permalink

And furthermore, Ike got the US on the wrong side of several colonial wars, including Vietnam. Ike also built the MIC years before his warning statement. It's also true that his best instincts were sabotaged by Dulles... for example, the U2 flight that crashed (not shot down) over the USSR... which destroyed Ike's grand Peace Summit in Paris


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Stuck on Zero Boris Alatovkrap Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:35 Permalink

There's a fifth complex that exceeds the size of all the others: "The Foreign Government/Industry Complex." They pay and support tens of thousands of lobbyists, think-tanks, support groups, pundits, and media in return for trillions in financing, beneficial trade arrangements, and military support.


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zerohedge25 Stuck on Zero Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:44 Permalink

When I wrote the article, I wanted it to be a "beginning" and by no means was it a comprehensive inclusion of every industrial complex. There is also merging of complex's as can be seen between the HIC and DIC for example. The real fun will begin when they start to turn on each other of course. This will happen when the Fed Reserve printing press runs out of ink.  Thanks for the insight!

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zerohedge25 Boris Alatovkrap Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:09 Permalink

The basis of my multiple IC theorie article is also that:
We the US are 5% of the world population and we want to control the other 95% with our FIAT currency and having military bases in 100 countries.   Much of the meaning my MIC article that I wrote simply questions the sustainability of this obviously unsustainable political reality. "Right and wrong discussions to me are irrelevant at this point. Get out your popcorn and watch the giving up of influence parade unfold...  Surprising it has lasted this long, I hope it will be peaceful like the dissolution of the Soviet empire, they deserve a lot of credit for letting it unfold so peacefully. 

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Gardentoolnumber5 1982xls Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:35 Permalink

The two industries that just happen to share the largest profits from rumors of war and war are the two industries with the most influence on our Congress. The armament and banking industries are tied at the hip. They have a desire to loan money to foreign nation for the purpose of purchasing arms. These trusts will loan money to all comers. No allegiance to any state is necessary as long as the loan and debt of the buying nation is secured. Laws must be passed outlawing these two trusts from having any direct lobbying power or influence on our govt. 

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brushhog Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:23 Permalink

One thing to remember about Icke's famous warning about the industrial complex is that it came on his way out of office. Why didnt he call it out and take it on while he was in? Easy to be a hero when you're off the battlefield.