March 24, 2014 By Joseph P. Farrell

Normally I tend to shy away from citing or referencing articles here that are lengthy, and academic, but this week I must include such an article in our "final cut" for several reasons, not the least of which is to comment this researcher's astute observations to regular readers of this site who may be unaware of his work. I refer to retired Professor Peter Dale Scott, and his analyses of American power politics in terms of "the deep state," a term Professor Scott borrowed from Turkish analysts of politics in their country, a term they coined to explain why, in spite of lack of popular support, certain policies seemed to be pursued by their government no matter what. I include it here because we see a similar thing occurring in the West, most recently with the Ukrainian situation. As I blogged last Thursday in my News and Views from the Nefarium, the German government seems to be toeing the general American party line in spite of what appears to be overwhelming German opposition to that course.

With that in mind, here is Professor Scott's article in its entirety, and I hope the reader will pay close attention to it, in order for my own comments to make sense:

The Deep State and the Wall Street Overworld

So why have I drawn your attention to the very important work of Professor Scott, and in particular, to this article? After all, notwithstanding the occasional revelation of some odd detail - it was, after all, Professor Scott who discovered and revealed the little known link between Jack Ruby and Richard Nixon's House Unamerican Activities Committee in 1947 - most of what Professor Scott reviews in his article has long been known to other researchers.

I want to draw your attention to what I believe to be the central core or thesis informing his work, and indeed, all such research:

"Like myself, Lofgren suggests an ambiguous symbiosis between two aspects of the American deep state:

'1) the Beltway agencies of the shadow government, like the CIA and NSA, which have been instituted by the public state and now overshadow it, and

'2) the much older power of Wall Street, referring to the powerful banks and law firms located there.'

"In their words,

'It is not too much to say that Wall Street may be the ultimate owner of the Deep State and its strategies, if for no other reason than that it has the money to reward government operatives with a second career that is lucrative beyond the dreams of avarice – certainly beyond the dreams of a salaried government employee.'13

"I shall argue that in the 1950s Wall Street was a dominating complex. It included not just banks and oil firms but also the oil majors whose cartel arrangements were successfully defended against the U.S. Government by the Wall Street law firm Sullivan and Cromwell, home to the Dulles brothers. This larger complex is what I mean by the Wall Street overworld."

In other words, Prof. Scott is suggesting a tripartite structure to the "deep state", consisting of:

  1. The overt instrumentalities of public government, i.e., the Congress, the Presidency, and the judiciary;
  2. The covert agencies of that government, i.e., the CIA, NSA, and all the other intelligence agencies, which in turn are in reality the agencies of
  3. The private financial interest.
In other words, Scott is suggesting - and in my own research I have suggested a very similar thing (See Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations) - that these agencies constitute the common surface between the private corporate world and the overt world of "government," and that this, in part, accounts for the increasing non-responsiveness of overt governments to the wishes of the peoples they purport to govern. 
But in all such analyses, there is a fundamental flaw, and it is for this reason I have drawn your attention to this article. The problem of all such analyses is that they do little to reverse engineer the policy forming and decision-taking culture of such deep states, and they tend to ignore in particular two significant areas that many people have alleged to be operative within that culture, namely, (1) esotericism or occultism, and (2) apocalyptic forms of religion. Researchers have pointed out the heavy presence of occult symbolisms and connections within both the JFK and 9/11 events, but few have delved into the far more difficult task of analyzing and speculating on why that presence is even there. And as Dr. Scott D. deHart and I pointed out in our little book Yawheh: the Two Faced God, apocalyptic forms of religion were covertly financed and promoted by the same power elite. Again, the question is why?
My point in raising these points is not to point out flaws, but rather, to indicate new tasks, because I believe it is clear from the depth and breadth of detail of the research of Professor Scott and others, that we in the alternative field of research must begin a new phase, of gathering and adding the details and data of esotericism and apocalypticism, and to do so for the purposes of reverse engineering the decision-taking and policy formation of that deep state's culture, a task I undertook to a limited degree in Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations and Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations
What might such an undertaking reveal? My intuition, the high octane speculation of the day, is that it will reveal that esoteric doctrines, in so far as there is any world view informing the "deep state", form the core of it, and that this accounts for its elitism and indeed in some cases its barbarity. Such, of course, has long been alleged, but it has seldom been argued to the degree that Mr. Scott has the case for a deep state of interconnected intelligence and finance sectors, with detail, argument, and freedom from sectarian interests driving the analysis. I suspect, too, that it will reveal that apocalyptic forms of religion have been the basic "playbook," and that they have been so for some time. (Indeed, this will form an important theme of the book I am currently attempting to complete). 
Why would such an analysis be important? Because in the final analysis, without knowing the culture of one's opponent or overseers, one can never know their mind and possible motivations. Knowing it, however, is an important "force multiplier," and indeed, may reveal their true weakness. 
See you on the flip side...