a reply to: CitizenZero
"Deep" does not imply "smart." "Deep" implies "extensive."
Consider this: All bureaucrats, when hired, are hired based on an interview. During that interview, it is not the applicant's abilities that are
examined as much as it is their allegiance to certain established ideals. The questions and answers do not have to be specific; it is simple enough
for an interviewer, especially an experienced interviewer, to gather information from an applicant based on cues as to their general philosophy.
What policies? Well, that's even easier. Every politician that begins to rise in the local polls is vetted by the FBI, quietly, covertly, secretly. We
now have direct evidence from the OIG that the FISA program and the FISC allow spying on Americans with no real amount of reasonable suspicion. So as
a politician rises through the local ranks, their personal dossier gets more and more extensive, until they arrive in Washington DC. At that point,
they are confronted with a choice: play the game according to established principles, or be outed and removed from office... or worse, be discredited
and jailed, or even watch your loved ones discredited and jailed.
Everyone here should be familiar with the FBI as it existed under J. Edgar Hoover. There is evidence that Watergate was a direct result of J. Edgar
Hoover's death and the new Director having a grudge against Nixon. Several Presidents from both political parties have mentioned concerns about the
power the FBI holds over politicians.
The purpose is money, as it always is. How do politicians become millionaires in a few short years when their salary and expenses are so low? Again, a
simple thing to explain: money laundering. And now, we have an indication of where some of this money laundering happens: foreign countries. That
explains why we keep sending aid to foreign powers that obviously hate us (Iran Nuclear Deal, anyone?)... to keep them playing the game that
politicians here win. These countries get preferential treatment and wads of cash, they funnel some of that cash back to politicians here, and those
politicians keep sending them wads of cash. The only losers are We The People who get to pay for all this through taxes.
The same thing happens in the Global Warming debacle and Green New Deal. Anyone who is a scientist is dependent on grant money; science is not a
lucrative profession because scientists don't actually make
anything... they discover the principles that are then used to make things that can
be sold. No bona-fide scientific experiment starts off with a solution; often the results are exactly opposite to what was originally expected. No
company is going to risk millions of dollars on that kind of gamble, so the government does it. Almost all grant money comes from the government
through Universities. So scientists who produce results skewed to support Global Warming get the grants, and the Universities toe the political line
so their scientists can get the grant money. Are you aware that at least half
of all grant money is taken by the schools up front as soon as it
is received for "administrative fees"? It's true; I was in a University trying for grants as a Research Engineer working side-by-side with scientists.
I saw it first hand.
When any corruption is extensive enough, there is no need for super intelligence. There are 50 ways from Sunday to cover up any obvious impropriety
because everyone is in on it. That includes the media as well, and one can see from this very site how easily the masses are led by some guy they have
never met and who doesn't even know or care that they exist, but simply sits behind a desk on the boob tube and tells them what to think.
Donald Trump was never in local politics; he was never a rising star. There was never a need to vet him through the FBI. Even up until the day he won
the election, most people were not taking him that seriously. Hillary was a shoo-in, remember? The FBI didn't mobilize to investigate Trump until he
was well into the campaign, and there wasn't enough time to find enough dirt to control him. What little they found (improprieties with porn stars and
Playboy bunnies, for instance) were not enough to bother his supporters. A failed attempt called the Steele Dossier wound up being thoroughly
discredited. That's why the FBI was investigating him so hard even into his Presidency. That's why all the uproar over the firing of the FBI Director.
That's why the Special Counsel was given such wide authority to investigate anything and everything Trump. Mueller was unsure of the facts surrounding
Russian collusion because that was not his job... his job was to find dirt on Trump. That's why the call for tax returns and financial information.
That's why Stone, Manafort, Cohen, etc. were investigated so thoroughly. That's why the House took over the investigation when Mueller failed.
When looked at in that light, the purpose is as clear as the nose on one's face. Everything that has happened so far has been specifically designed to
investigate Trump without restrictions, in a desperate effort to catch up and bring him back into line with established policy through blackmail. It
has all been an investigation into a person
to try and find a crime, not an investigation into a crime to try and find the guilty person.
Trump isn't perfect (despite what his ego tells him), but he is the crack in the wall that maybe can allow We The People to break through the layers
of corruption that have built up over the years that we collectively call the "Deep State."