Blaming “the Deep State”


Why are there so many headlines about disarray in the Trump White House? Why is the Russian hacking scandal causing so much outrage in the media? Why is Hurricane Irma creating such widespred panic?

If you read the conservative press or tune in to right-wing broadcasters, you know. It’s all the Deep State’s fault.

I didn’t even know there was a Deep State until the propagandists enlightened me.

They describe a subversive network rooted in the federal and state civil services and including all of the intelligence agencies. Those innocuous looking civil servants are working behind the scenes to derail Trump’s plan to make America great again, they explain.


Rush Limbaugh provides an example. He says the TV alarums and weather advisories spawned by Irma are an example of the Deep State’s handiwork. The fuss is all fake, Limbaugh insists, intended to promote fear of climate change.

He explains in a recent radio broadcast:

In the official meteorological circles, you have an abundance of people who believe that man-made climate change is real. And they believe that Al Gore is correct when he has written—and he couldn’t be more wrong—that climate change is creating more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes.

And he adds:

There is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it. You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. You don’t need a hurricane to hit anywhere. All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more dangerous, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced.”

I’m surprised nobody has come up with the theory that hurricane preparedness is a brainchild of the retail industry. Irma has emptied the shelves at our neighborhood Publix, and I understand gas pumps are running dry all over the state. Ace, Home Depot and Lowe’s are probably enjoying robust demand, too.

But no, it’s the Deep State that’s creating all of the uproar, don’t you know?

The fact that a Category 5 hurricane is heading our way with winds in excess of 170 mph has nothing to do with it, of course.

Don’t you wonder what these conspiracy theorists will dream up next?

Rush’s conspiracy theory

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