MEDIA BEAT-DOWN, DEEP STATE AND THE LORD'S PRAYER
By Thomas Ertl
February 28, 2017
THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’
On January 13, 1964, 53 days after the deep state’s involvement in the assassination of an American president, Bob Dylan released his famous album, The Times They Are a Changin’.
Though Dylan was promoting a 60s style radicalism of social and political upheaval, the album title and lyrics to the theme song run true to these epic times of American history in which we live.
I write after the politically eventful week of February 12-18, 2017, and following President Trump’s Friday afternoon tweet that the media is “the enemy of the American people.”
He, in classic Trump form, lays down another gauntlet to the Establishment-controlled media after Wednesday’s total beat-down press conference of the same media. A theologian and friend in Switzerland who viewed the entire press conference writes:
I was enthralled.
I found it amazing for its simplicity, familiarity, forthright speaking of the truth and extraordinary frankness and its non moralizing manner. The concern for the good of the nation (and even that of the media) was manifest at every moment.
One very remarkable thing in the whole press conference is that Trump was berating his enemies in their very presence and before that immense Grand Jury of the whole American nation.
Of course, not forgotten at Saturday’s rally in Melbourne, FL, was the First Lady of the United States leading America in praying the Lord’s Prayer. Who can remember something similar by any other First Lady?
The first three weeks of the Trump presidency have been daily doses of conservative political bliss. One great move after another has had the Establishment spinning. Then came the Monday of February 13, and the resignation of General Flynn as national security advisor. This was a painful turn of events considering that Flynn was a favorite of many patriots. In his resignation, Trump lost an irreplaceable advisor who was well aware of the CIA and the Bush/Obama duplicity in the promotion of failed Middle East conflicts, not to mention the fed’s aiding of Al-Qaeda and ISIS forces.
Next to Steve Bannon, General Flynn was probably Trump’s most important appointment. Soon after the story broke of Flynn’s resignation, triggered by a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador, the news and discussion shifted to the questions of who surveilled and taped Flynn’s phone conversation, and how the Washington Post and New York Times obtained the written phone record.
In his article for Bloomberg on February 14, Eli Lake stated that General Flynn “did nothing illegal nor improper.” He later used the phrase, “creepy authoritarianism” concerning intelligence operatives entrusted with national secrets who would dare disclose them to the press to undermine an elected president and his administration.
Others made similar claims of these rogue United States operatives, using the words “terrifying” and “unnerving.” Even the anti-Trump press of Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal sounded the alarm over “the spooks,” secretly planning to destroy the Trump presidency through illegal intelligence activity. Even the Establishment media can occasionally see the evidence of a police state.
Then, as Monday passed into Tuesday, another news shift occurred. Monday's lamenting by conservatives on the loss of General Flynn, and the Trump administration being put on the defensive, turned to discussion aimed at the legitimacy and credibility of all U.S. intelligence agencies. Trump went on the attack and declared that the leak to the press was a “criminal act.”
By Tuesday, from noon all the way to 6 o’clock, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity went on the attack against the U.S. intelligence agencies, even verbalizing the words forbidden in respectable conservative circles: “DEEP STATE,” “SHADOW GOVERNMENT,” “POLICE STATE.” It didn’t stop there. For the rest of the week, almost every political article and commentary took their lead and started talking about these supposedly conspiratorial and extreme categories.
To my amazement, the “deep state” was the talk of the week in American politics, dominating the Establishment and conservative media. Those who understood globalism have tried in vain for five decades to awaken American conservative and Christians to the great threat of the shadow government and deep state. Now, in the course of one day, these terms have become mainstream conservative talking points. Who could have seen this coming?
THE NEW NARRATIVE
During the 2016 campaign, Trump changed the conservative talking points from the old and tired left vs. right paradigm and the false Republican vs. Democrat polemic. He created the new political discussion points of Americanism vs. globalism. Trump’s attack on globalism has served as a base of all future conservative political narratives.
Building on that base, now, is the additional narrative of the deep state, shadow government, and police state. For the first time, the American public is learning about the dark side of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), and other U.S. intelligence agencies. In the process, globalism’s use of these agencies as private secret police has been exposed to the world as the internal enemy of this country.
Previously the average American naively viewed the CIA and other intelligence agencies as departments of government set up to keep America safe. Their naiveté has been shattered with last week’s revelation of the intelligence community’s attempt to take down an elected president who has a pro-American agenda.
THE LIMBAUGH/ HANNITY FACTOR
The 12-noon to 6pm radio time is the key 6-hours for the modern American middle class to develop their political worldview. Through the many years since Rush Limbaugh has ascended to the top of radio commentary, both he and Hannity have shied away from conspiratorial talk – until last week, which became a monumental week for conservative talk radio.
They finally stepped over the “first-base line” into the reality field of the deep state, the shadow government, and the police state, and they did it with great energy. In fact Hannity’s preaching against the deep state last week was so intense that, at one point in his broadcast, he had to catch himself and say, “I’m not talking about a conspiracy theory.” (But, of course, the deep state is a conspiracy.)
So, as the week of February 13 commenced, American talk conservative radio has finally gone into the conspiratorial realm reporting on the dark side of the shadow government. They have a ways to go, but it is an encouraging development.
Globalist elites have been in control of American intelligence agencies for decades and have used these agencies and the American military for regional destabilization and regime change – all done in stealth, unabated, with American tax dollars, and hidden from public scrutiny.
The deep state can only operate in stealth, pushing their criminal agenda, with the cooperation of the mainstream media. For years, the deep state has shaped public opinion, through media, academia, and Hollywood, but their influence over the middle class has been greatly eroded because of talk radio and the immense volume of documented information on the internet.
Trump has furthered the media’s demise by calling them out as liars. This has never been done by a modern U.S. president. Trump’s huge success against the media also facilitates the defeat of the globalists in the information war.
Patriots who, in times past, dared to address the tyranny of global shadow government were often tossed into the “conspiracy theory” briar patch. This has been going on at least since 1967, when the CIA first created the term “conspiracy theory” to mute all JFK assassination inquiries. It has been a tremendously effective psychological tool to quell investigations of the government by its citizens.
CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED
Fundamental to the governing concept of the American Republic is that the government must not infringe on the people’s rights and that the people allow the government to operate by consent.
When the dark side of the US intelligence has to resort to deception and coercion as a means to conduct their shadow government, they lose their legitimacy and eventually lose the consent to govern entrusted to them by the people. For them, the open attack on a sitting president, withholding intelligence from him, and working to destroy his presidency are all acts of treason. This will not sit well with America’s citizens.
All of the recent developments of these shadowy agencies has now opened them up for daily discussion in the new conservative narrative with the hope of eliminating the some of these rogue agencies combined with a major house cleaning in the others.
GLOBALISM’S NAKED RUN
There is an old phrase patriots have used for years about the final establishment of global government and its New World Order: “They will have to run naked the last 100 yards.” This means that, nearing the final stage of setting up their one-world government, globalists will have to come clean and openly announce their plan for tyranny.
Yet, on the journey to this New World Order, Western resistance movements have become so aggressive and successful that, in order to maintain their gains, globalists are starting their naked run prematurely.
In the States, the outgoing CIA director, John Brennan, has instructed the new president: “Watch your mouth.” New York Senator Schumer has, on national TV, threatened Trump saying, “the CIA has six ways to Sunday to retaliate.” Bill Kristol, neo-con and former editor of the Weekly Standard, tweeted this week: “I prefer the Deep State to the Trump State.”
Globalism is being exposed and outed by Trump, and its plans disrupted. Picture with me the symbolism of 5 foot-nine inch, 97 year old Henry Kissinger, 88 year old Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Bill Kristol on a 100 yard naked dash to the finish line of their New World Order! This is the ugly future picture of globalism. I can hardly tolerate Kristol fully clothed!
Last week, there was a major meeting of the global elites in Dubai. Alex Newman of the New American magazine titled his article on the confab, “At ‘World Government Summit,’ Top Globalists Drop The Mask.”
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres lamented that “people no longer trust their rulers and globalist organizations they established.” Then came Elon Musk with his Huxleyite technocratic dreams of men merging with machines.
“Despite the growing public revolt against globalism and statism across the West – most recently seen in Brexit and Trump's election – the globalist establishment clearly has no plans to let up or even slow down, as evidenced by the speeches offered at the World Government Summit this week by top peddlers of global governance. If liberty and self-government are to survive and thrive, then, the agenda for technocratic planetary rule must be exposed and halted as quickly as possible. But with globalists increasingly dropping the mask when it comes to their true intentions, the time to do that has never been better.”
In Europe, most every member country of the European Union (E.U.) has a thriving exit movement. The E.U. leadership is running so scared that they have recently threatened their rebellious member nations with the E.U army. The suggested use of military force is a true sign of their loss of legitimacy – and prophetic of their eventual defeat.
Last week the shadow government of American intelligence picked off one of our heroes, General Michael Flynn. But along with that casualty came an exposure of America’s rogue dark side, federal agencies, along with a backlash against them.
If Flynn’s loss was the cause of the deep state’s exposure, and the launch of a new political narrative, then it was well worth it. The new narrative will serve the American people well in the ongoing battle against the Establishment and their globalist plans.
Yes, we are in a battle for who controls America: the American people or the global elite, who for 100 years have planned and schemed for global governance and the loss of American sovereignty. The times are epic and the political narratives have changed to deal with the severity of the situation and the protracted battle that lies ahead for us.
The difference in our day is that the people finally have a true American leader in Donald Trump: one of their own, a real man who has the ability and the courage to take on the leviathan. And, as is often the case, one man’s courage begets courage in the many.
Dylan’s lyrics to his The Times They Are A Changin’ so fit our present national battle. Below are three of the verses:
writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who that it's namin'
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.
line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin'
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.
© 2017 Thomas Ertl - All Rights Reserved
Tom Ertl is a home builder in Tallahassee, Florida and is a member of a local Presbyterian Church (PCA). For over three decades Tom has worked with various Christian political organizations, including Freedom Council in the 80s. He is a former member of The Council For National Policy and has sat on various Christian ministry and political boards. He is also a publisher of Christian historical and theological works and is a columnist for NewsWithViews.