The Deep State That Flourishes Within Rotted Minds

For the nation’s misfits and self-loathing crowd looking for some entity upon which to blame their pathetic failings there is a relatively new boogieman in town and his name is the deep state. Actual what they mean by the deep state are the hundreds of thousands of mostly everyday folks who form the machinery of government that makes our republic carry on even when political fools like President Trump, with Putin’s help, try to take down our precious democracy.

You see, for these self-loathing misfits democracy is anything but precious. It’s a constant reminder that they don’t match up well with their fellow citizens. Indeed, within a free democratic society there is no place for the also-rans to hide. No one has placed them in chains and restricted them from succeeding. So they look for scapegoats to blame for what they see as their spoiled lives, some vague “they or it” that has ruined their lives — and nation to boot, as they see it.

These extremists are naturally possessed of a violent, chaotic disposition and as such are inevitably drawn to the frenzied personalizes that infest the alt-right, those who are driven by the same destructive demons that drive President Trump in pointless, disintegrating circles.

The bottom line is that those exercising their deep state fever have only one thinly veiled goal in mind and that is to put and end to any form of democracy that leaves them exposed to the world and to themselves as being of small worth as human beings. Therefore deep state it is within these rotted souls.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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