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grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 14:25:17 PDT 2021


The Global Deep State: A New World Order Brought To You By COVID-19

    “A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power.”
    - Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle


For good or bad, COVID-19 has changed the way we navigate the world.

It is also redrawing the boundaries of our world (and our freedoms)
and altering the playing field faster than we can keep up.

Owing in large part to the U.S. government’s deep-seated and, in many
cases, top-secret alliances with foreign nations and global
corporations, it has become increasingly obvious that we have entered
into a new world order—a global world order—made up of international
government agencies and corporations.

This powerful international cabal, let’s call it the Global Deep
State, is just as real as the corporatized, militarized,
industrialized American Deep State, and it poses just as great a
threat to our rights as individuals under the U.S. Constitution, if
not greater.

We’ve been inching closer to this global world order for the past
several decades, but COVID-19, which has seen governmental and
corporate interests become even more closely intertwined, has shifted
this transformation into high gear.

Fascism has become a global menace.

It remains unclear whether the American Deep State (“a
national-security apparatus that holds sway even over the elected
leaders notionally in charge of it”) answers to the Global Deep State,
or whether the Global Deep State merely empowers the American Deep
State. However, there is no denying the extent to which they are
intricately and symbiotically enmeshed and interlocked.

Consider the extent to which our lives and liberties are impacted by
this international convergence of governmental and profit-driven
corporate interests in the surveillance state, the military industrial
complex, the private prison industry, the intelligence sector, the
security sector, the technology sector, the telecommunications sector,
the transportation sector, the pharmaceutical industry and, most
recently, by the pharmaceutical-health sector.

All of these sectors are dominated by mega-corporations operating on a
global scale and working through government channels to increase their
profit margins. The profit-driven policies of these global corporate
giants influence everything from legislative policies to economics to
environmental issues to medical care
Global Disease

The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled us into a whole new global
frontier. Those hoping to navigate this interconnected and highly
technological world of contact tracing, vaccine passports and digital
passes will find themselves grappling with issues that touch on
deep-seated moral, political, religious and personal questions for
which there may be no clear-cut answers.

We are about to find our ability to access, engage and move about in
the world dependent on which camp we fall into: those who have been
vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who have not.

    “It is the latest status symbol. Flash it at the people, and you
can get access to concerts, sports arenas or long-forbidden restaurant
tables. Some day, it may even help you cross a border without having
to quarantine,” writes Heather Murphy for the New York Times.

    “The new platinum card of the Covid age is the vaccine certificate.”

This is what M.I.T. professor Ramesh Raskar refers to as the new
“currency for health,” an apt moniker given the potentially lucrative
role that Big Business (Big Pharma and Big Tech, especially) will play
in establishing this pay-to-play marketplace. The airline industry has
been working on a Travel Pass. IBM is developing a Digital Health
Pass. And the U.S. government has been all-too-happy to allow the
corporate sector to take the lead.
Global Surveillance

Spearheaded by the National Security Agency (NSA), which has shown
itself to care little for constitutional limits or privacy, the
surveillance state has come to dominate our government and our lives.

Yet the government does not operate alone. It cannot. It requires an accomplice.

Thus, the increasingly complex security needs of our massive federal
government, especially in the areas of defense, surveillance and data
management, have been met within the corporate sector, which has shown
itself to be a powerful ally that both depends on and feeds the growth
of governmental bureaucracy.

Take AT&T, for instance. Through its vast telecommunications network
that crisscrosses the globe, AT&T provides the U.S. government with
the complex infrastructure it needs for its mass surveillance
programs. According to The Intercept:

    “The NSA considers AT&T to be one of its most trusted partners and
has lauded the company’s ‘extreme willingness to help.’ It is a
collaboration that dates back decades. Little known, however, is that
its scope is not restricted to AT&T’s customers. According to the
NSA’s documents, it values AT&T not only because it ‘has access to
information that transits the nation,’ but also because it maintains
unique relationships with other phone and internet providers. The NSA
exploits these relationships for surveillance purposes, commandeering
AT&T’s massive infrastructure and using it as a platform to covertly
tap into communications processed by other companies.”

Now magnify what the U.S. government is doing through AT&T on a global
scale, and you have the “14 Eyes Program,” also referred to as the
“SIGINT Seniors.” This global spy agency is made up of members from
around the world (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada,
New Zealand, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Belgium,
Italy, Sweden, Spain, Israel, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, India and
all British Overseas Territories).

Surveillance is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these
global alliances, however.
Global War Profiteering

War has become a huge money-making venture, and America, with its vast
military empire and its incestuous relationship with a host of
international defense contractors, is one of its biggest buyers and

The American military-industrial complex has erected an empire
unsurpassed in history in its breadth and scope, one dedicated to
conducting perpetual warfare throughout the earth. For example, while
erecting a security surveillance state in the U.S., the
military-industrial complex has perpetuated a worldwide military
empire with American troops stationed in 177 countries (over 70% of
the countries worldwide).

Although the federal government obscures so much about its defense
spending that accurate figures are difficult to procure, we do know
that since 2001, the U.S. government has spent more than $1.8 trillion
in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (that’s $8.3 million per hour).
That doesn’t include wars and military exercises waged around the
globe, which are expected to push the total bill upwards of $12
trillion by 2053.

The illicit merger of the global armaments industry and the Pentagon
that President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us against more than 50
years ago has come to represent perhaps the greatest threat to the
nation’s fragile infrastructure today. America’s expanding military
empire is bleeding the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion
a month (or $20 million an hour)—and that’s just what the government
spends on foreign wars. That does not include the cost of maintaining
and staffing the 1000-plus U.S. military bases spread around the

Incredibly, although the U.S. constitutes only 5% of the world's
population, America boasts almost 50% of the world's total military
expenditure,  spending more on the military than the next 19 biggest
spending nations combined. In fact, the Pentagon spends more on war
than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and
safety. There’s a good reason why “bloated,” “corrupt” and
“inefficient” are among the words most commonly applied to the
government, especially the Department of Defense and its contractors.
Price gouging has become an accepted form of corruption within the
American military empire.

It’s not just the American economy that is being gouged, unfortunately.

Driven by a greedy defense sector, the American homeland has been
transformed into a battlefield with militarized police and weapons
better suited to a war zone. President Biden, marching in lockstep
with his predecessors, has continued to expand America’s military
empire abroad and domestically in a clear bid to pander to the
powerful money interests (military, corporate and security) that run
the Deep State and hold the government in its clutches.
Global Policing

Glance at pictures of international police forces and you will have a
hard time distinguishing between American police and those belonging
to other nations. There’s a reason they all look alike, garbed in the
militarized, weaponized uniform of a standing army.

There’s a reason why they act alike, too, and speak a common language
of force: they belong to a global police force.

For example, Israel—one of America’s closest international allies and
one of the primary yearly recipients of more than $3 billion in U.S.
foreign military aid—has been at the forefront of a little-publicized
exchange program aimed at training American police to act as occupying
forces in their communities. As The Intercept sums it up, American
police are “essentially taking lessons from agencies that enforce
military rule rather than civil law.”

This idea of global policing is reinforced by the Strong Cities
Network program, which trains local police agencies across America in
how to identify, fight and prevent extremism, as well as address
intolerance within their communities, using all of the resources at
their disposal. The cities included in the global network include New
York City, Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, Paris, London, Montreal,
Beirut and Oslo.

The objective is to prevent violent extremism by targeting its source:
racism, bigotry, hatred, intolerance, etc. In other words,
police—acting as extensions of the United Nations—will identify,
monitor and deter individuals who exhibit, express or engage in
anything that could be construed as extremist.

Of course, the concern with the government’s anti-extremism program is
that it will, in many cases, be utilized to render otherwise lawful,
nonviolent activities as potentially extremist.

Keep in mind that the government agencies involved in ferreting out
American “extremists” will carry out their objectives—to identify and
deter potential extremists—in concert with fusion centers (of which
there are 78 nationwide, with partners in the private sector and
globally), data collection agencies, behavioral scientists,
corporations, social media, and community organizers and by relying on
cutting-edge technology for surveillance, facial recognition,
predictive policing, biometrics, and behavioral epigenetics (in which
life experiences alter one’s genetic makeup).

This is pre-crime on an ideological scale and it’s been a long time coming.

Are you starting to get the picture now?

On almost every front, whether it’s the war on drugs, or the sale of
weapons, or regulating immigration, or establishing prisons, or
advancing technology, or fighting a pandemic, if there is a profit to
be made and power to be amassed, you can bet that the government and
its global partners have already struck a deal that puts the American
people on the losing end of the bargain.

We’ve been losing our freedoms so incrementally for so long—sold to us
in the name of national security and global peace, maintained by way
of martial law disguised as law and order, and enforced by a standing
army of militarized police and a political elite determined to
maintain their powers at all costs—that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly
when it all started going downhill, but we’re certainly on that
downward trajectory now, and things are moving fast.

The “government of the people, by the people, for the people” has perished.

In its place is a shadow government—a corporatized, militarized,
entrenched global bureaucracy—that is fully operational and running
the country.

Given the trajectory and dramatic expansion, globalization and merger
of governmental and corporate powers, we’re not going to recognize
this country 20 years from now.

It’s taken less than a generation for our freedoms to be eroded and
the Global Deep State’s structure to be erected, expanded and

Mark my words: the U.S. government will not save us from the chains of
the Global Deep State.

Now there are those who will tell you that any mention of a New World
Order government—a power elite conspiring to rule the world—is the
stuff of conspiracy theories.

I am not one of those skeptics.

I wholeheartedly believe that one should always mistrust those in
power, take alarm at the first encroachment on one’s liberties, and
establish powerful constitutional checks against government mischief
and abuse.

I can also attest to the fact that power corrupts, and absolute power
corrupts absolutely.

I have studied enough of this country’s history—and world history—to
know that governments (the U.S. government being no exception) are at
times indistinguishable from the evil they claim to be fighting,
whether that evil takes the form of terrorism, torture, drug
trafficking, sex trafficking, murder, violence, theft, pornography,
scientific experimentations or some other diabolical means of
inflicting pain, suffering and servitude on humanity.

And I have lived long enough to see many so-called conspiracy theories
turn into cold, hard fact.

Remember, people used to scoff at the notion of a Deep State (a.k.a.
Shadow Government). They used to doubt that fascism could ever take
hold in America, and sneer at any suggestion that the United States
was starting to resemble Nazi Germany in the years leading up to
Hitler’s rise to power.

As I detail in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American
People, we’re beginning to know better, aren’t we?

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