Friday, April 4, 2014

Deep Doo-Doo In The Deep State

Here I am, frivolously blathering about Japanese schoolchildren drinking milk, while Vulture of Critique, like his totemic bird, cuts deep into the corpse and tells us some very serious stuff about what's really inside there, i. e., who's actually running things (hint: it's not Obama or Valerie Jarrett, and it's certainly not the Koch Brothers). What it is, to put it into a phrase, is "the Deep State."

Now, Steve Sailer has written extensively about various aspects of the Deep State in various places and times. Here's a list of HIS POSTS. And I always read whatever Steve writes. Steve is just about always serious, with some wry humor tucked in here and there.

On the other hand, Vulture of Critique is almost always humorous, and very entertaining as a result. But his humor is most often like the humor of Twain, Swift, and Terry Pratchett — It's the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down. And the medicine is truth. "The Red Pill," as it's often called, and if this all isn't enough pop culture references for you, I give up.

In this case, the Red Pill Vulture administers takes the form of a history of the development of the American Deep State. He sees the history of it all as five Deep States.  He begins:

[Letters to a military otaku] (At least) five Deep States and five Governments, mostly referred to as “United States”

A military otaku challenged my claim that the USA Deep State that bombed Nagasaki is the same Deep State that arranged sexual abuse at Abu Ghraib. He seemed to believe that Abu Ghraib was masterminded by no one higher-ranked than Lynndie England. He seemed to exercise Orwellian crimestop to avoid connecting obvious historical facts into any abstraction that would diminish his respect for the USA.

Then he proceeds to quote Smedley Butler and Baruch de Spinoza, surely a first in a single blog post, followed by a detailed history of the five stages of Deep States in America. Read it all HERE.
Quibcag and cartoon: The illustration on the quibcag isn't actually a hand puppet, but it looks like a hand puppet, and is so damn cute I couldn't resist using it. It's from an exceedingly bizarre anime that couldn't have been dreamed up anywhere on Earth except Japan, Midori Days (美鳥の日々 Midori no Hibi). The cartoon is by our own Baloo, reworked from an old cartoon of his in which the puppeteer's shirt simply reads "Business As Usual."

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