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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
"Deep State" is a codeword hotly traded by conservative US conspiracy theorists.
It refers to the "state in the state" - a term by which autocratic regimes brand internal rivals as enemies of the state.
(quoted and translated from here (biggest online-news in Germany)
You may rant against this all you want.
But the core is: do you want to see yourself living under an autocratic regime?
If not, stop using "deep state".
They are just internal rivals to Trump, and he plays you like a fiddle.
For a generation, the people who saw something like an American deep state—even if they rarely called it that—resided on the left, not the right. The 9/11 attacks triggered the rapid growth of an opaque security and intelligence machine often unaccountable to the civilian legal system. In the 2000s, the critique focused on a “war machine” of military and intelligence officials, defense contractors and neoconservative ideologues who, in some versions, took orders directly from Vice President Dick Cheney. In the Obama era, the focus shifted to the eerie precision of “targeted killings” by drones, and then the furor over Snowden, the ex-National Security Agency contractor whose 2013 leaks exposed the astonishing reach of the government’s surveillance. “There’s definitely a deep state,” Snowden told the Nation in 2014. “Trust me, I’ve been there.”
originally posted by: Kalixi
a reply to: ManFromEurope
Are you saying to not investigate "The Deep State" because if they are dismantled it could be replaced with a worse system??
You're from Germany...Hows that Merkel going for you?