The Deep State: Making Sense of Permanent War, Questionable Elections, Mass Surveillance, a Bloated Medical System, Embedded Racism, in a Supposedly Democratic Country with Joel Simpson

May 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sunrise Center
645 Tamalpais Dr # A
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Deep State: Making Sense of Permanent War, Questionable Elections, Mass Surveillance, a Bloated Medical System, Embedded Racism, in a Supposedly Democratic Country

 with Joel Simpson

Tuesday, May 2

7:30 to 9:30 pm

Joel Simpson

Sunrise Center
645 Tamalpais Drive
Corte Madera,
CA. 94925
Although the “deep state” meme entered the public consciousness via the alt-right Breitbart news and Trump’s accusations concerning Obama’s holdovers, political thinkers have been warning about it for some time. Earlier versions were called the oligarchy, the Power Elite (C. Wright Mills) or the “corporatocracy.” These terms all implied undue influence of powerful private interests over the reins of state power.
“Deep State,” however, carries the additional connotation of going beyond influencing government to that of essentially replacing critical power-wielding functions of government, to bring about private enrichment. The government “of, by and for” the people is thus subverted, in favor of unpopular policies and misleading information, and most egregiously, of surreptitiously staged history-altering events (such as the JFK Assassination and 9/11), which are then covered up with faulty investigations and fake science. The object is always to funnel the wealth of the nation into a relatively few private hands.
The process is incremental. Most Americans feel a vague unease at present conditions and fear the future will be worse. Yet the news is so tightly controlled by these same powerful entities, that few achieve an overview of what’s happening or know what they can do about it.
This talk will draw from recent books on the subject by penetrating and courageous authors such as Peter Dale Scott (The American Deep State), Mike Lofgren (The Deep State), Douglas Valentine (The CIA as Organized Crime) and Lance deHaven-Smith (Conspiracy Theory in American) among others, to explain how the deep state works, how it stays concealed and deflects information about it, and how it uses racism to advance its agenda. It will conclude by offering suggestions for countering the power of the deep state in order to put power back into the hands of the people, where our Constitution is designed to keep it.
Come, join us for a fascinating and informative evening.

Refreshments Served.


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Joel Simpson:Anti-war and civil rights activist in the 60s and 70s, Simpson got a PhD in comp lit from Brown, taught English for 5 years in New Orleans, then left academia for jazz piano. He stayed 22 years, performed abroad, recorded, created a CD-ROM on jazz piano history with Dick Hyman, then returned to the NY area in 2000, to become even more active politically active. He’s been involved in the Election Integrity Movement since 2014 and speaks frequently on the  Deep State to the Humanist Society of New York. A fine art photographer, he has shown in New York, Paris, Barcelona, Rome and elsewhere.
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