"I have been analyzing American history in the
light of what I have called structural deep events:
events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in,
repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, are mysterious to begin with, are
embedded in ongoing covert processes, have political consequences that enlarge covert
government, and are subsequently covered up by
in the mainstream media and internal government records." - Peter Dale
"Key congressional leaders say they didn't know
George Walker Bush
established a "shadow government," moving dozens of senior civilian managers to
secret underground locations outside Washington to ensure that the federal
government could survive a devastating terrorist attack on the nation's
capital" - Washington Post,
becoming increasingly apparent to American citizens that government is no
longer being conducted in accordance with the US Constitution, or, within
states, according to state constitutions. While people have recognized for more
than 150 years that the rich and powerful often corrupt individual officials,
or exert undue influence to
get legislation passed that favors their interests, most Americans still
cling to the naive belief that such corruption is exceptional, and that most of
the institutions of society,
the courts, the press, and law enforcement
agencies, still largely comply with
the Constitution and
the law in important matters.
They expect that these corrupting forces
are disunited and in competition with one another, so that they tend to balance
Mounting evidence makes it clear
that the situation is far worse than most people think, that during the last
several decades the US Constitution has been effectively overthrown, and that
it is now observed only as a façade to deceive and
placate the masses. What has
replaced it is what many call the Shadow Government. It still, for the most
part, operates in secret, because its control is not secure. The exposure of
this regime and its operations must now become a primary duty of citizens who
still believe in the Rule of Law and in the freedoms which this country is
supposed to represent.
Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki was assassinated while eating dinner by a CIA drone
airstrike in Yemen on October
Anwar al-Awlaki, an American/Yemeni imam and Islamic lecturer,
was assassinated by an armed CIA drone two weeks prior to the death of his
Anwar al-Awlakis daughter, Nawar, is thought to have been
fatally shot in intelligence operation on
left at least 14 people, including a US commando, dead.
intellectuals envision a prolonged
Cold War against Al
Qaeda, with hot wars along the way. It happens that the Long War is over Muslim
lands rich with oil, natural gas and planned pipelines. " - Tom
|"Without public debate and
without congressional hearings, a segment of the Pentagon and fellow travelers
have embraced a doctrine known as the Long War, which projects an "arc of
instability" caused by insurgent groups from Europe to South Asia that will
last between 50 and 80 years. According to one of its engineers, Iraq,
and Pakistan are just
"small wars in the midst of a big one." - Tom Hayden
|"Last October, senior
Obama officials anonymously unveiled to the Washington Post their newly minted
"disposition matrix", a complex computer system that will be used to determine
how a terrorist suspect will be "disposed of": indefinite detention,
prosecution in a real court, assassination-by-CIA-drones, etc."
- Glenn Greewald
1960 There are more police officers than hired security guards
Dick with Don and more
Richard Milhouse Nixon appoints
Donald Henry Rumsfeld to head
the Office of Economic Opportunity, which was responsible for overseeing
the "War on Poverty".
Nixon wanted the agency restructured, and
Rumsfeld, with the assistance of his chief aide,
Richard Bruce Cheney,
quickly began bringing in management contractors to do the work of the agency's
top civil servants.
found himself with a
bureaucracy that hated him. He was forced to seek outside help. I remember
Don reciting to me the Al Smith statement, 'If I don't look to my friends for
help, who do I look to, my enemies?'" -
Frank Carlucci succeeds
Donald Henry Rumsfeld and later
becomes Defense secretary for Ronald Reagan.
Frank Carlucci tells Congress that he is dramatically curtailing the agency's
spending on management contractors.
"We did not think we were getting
our money's worth." - Frank Carlucci
1976 Daniel Guttman and Barry Willner write The Shadow Government. Decision-making authority as well
as actual services are being outsourced to high-priced consultants,
secretive think tanks, and
corporate vested interests - accountable to no one! Using a process' cloaked in
contractual and other formal approvals by the various executive departments a
drive to merge government and business interests began as early as
authorizes a presidential commission on privatization to study how
the boundary between
public and private might be erased giving private interests more opportunity to
move into traditionally government roles.
The same idea surfaces in
the "re-inventing government" movement taken up by the Bill Clinton
"We would do well," one proponent wrote, "to glory in the blurring of public and
private and not keep trying to draw a disappearing line in the water."
Privatization has affected every aspect of American public life since then.
The most visible surge in government outsourcing has come in the realm
of the military.
Purportedly acute manpower shortages has America
hiring private companies to perform duties reserved in the past for the
has over 40 corporations that provide mercenaries.
facet of "personal security" is now in the hands of private
2003 3,512 security contracts for domestic security functions.
2006 In the 22 month period ending in August the
Department of Homeland Security has issued more than 115,000 security related
It was not until the mid19th century that America's
urban governments, by setting up local police forces, began to make an ordinary
person's safety a matter of state responsibility.
No one with wealth
relies on state guarantees of security any longer.
People with wealth have withdrawn into protected
The chief obligations of government is simply to
dispense justice - to resolve disputes, oversee legal business, mete out
clients increasingly shun the civil courts - congested, expensive, fickle - and
instead buy themselves some private arbitration, provided by a growing cadre of
profitable "rent a judge" companies.
As for the criminal justice system, those
sentenced to prison may very well do their time in a private facility, run on
behalf of state and federal governments and operated by a company with some
former public official in its management to grease the wheels.
Faced with rising numbers of inmates, and
unwilling to raise taxes to build more public prisons, governments at all
levels have found that the easy, cost effective way is to turn the prison
industry over to the private sector - companies such as the behemoth Nashville
based Corrections Corporation of America.
America's public colleges
and universities are fast losing their public character.
institutions were forged under the terms of an act signed by Abraham Lincoln in
1862, providing federal land grants to the states as a basis for public
financing of higher education.
Nationwide, state legislatures are
picking up only about two-thirds of the annual cost of public higher education.
To a large degree it's money from private donors and private
corporations, creating an incipient "academic-industrial complex" at public and
private institutions alike.
At the University of California at
Berkeley, one administrator is officially known as the
Bank of America Dean of the Haas
School of Business.
Much money for universities comes with strings
attached - for instance, the power to push research in certain directions and
perhaps away from others, and ownership of patents deriving from sponsored
Sociologists have a term
for what is occurring: they call it the "externalization of state
Water and sewage systems are being privatized, as are
airports and highways and public hospitals.
Voucher programs and
charter schools are a way of shifting education toward the private sector.
The protection of nuclear waste is in
Meat inspection is done largely
by the meatpacking companies themselves.
The privatization of
terminal operations at American ports began three decades ago and 80% of them
were already operated by foreign companies, the largest of which is Chinese.
Serious proposals to privatize portions of
Social Security have been on the table, and Obamacare effectively puts an
enormous government program into the hands of private insurance and
Many governmnet services now
charge user fees.
Detailed statistical data was once freely
available to everyone as public information but now that information must be
purchased from a private corporate public information provider.
vaults of the Smithsonian were once open to documentary film makers regardless
of provenance and financing.
Now an agreement between the Smithsonian
and the cable company Showtime has forged something called the Smithsonian
Channel, which has jurisdiction over, and priority access to, certain kinds of
A considerable amount of tax collection is now done, in
effect, by casinos; rather than raise taxes to pay for services, legislatures
legalize gambling and then take a rake-off from the profits earned by private
It's "tax farming" for the modern age, recalling the
hated Roman practice of selling the right to collect taxes to private
individuals (including the apostle Matthew in the Gospels), who were then
allowed to keep anything over what they had agreed to collect for the
As the recent revelations about torture have made clear,
even official interrogations for
national security purposes have been outsourced - in this instance to other
countries through the process known as "extraordinary rendition."
sale of naming rights for public facilities and other amenities attracts notice
mostly for the ungainly nomenclature that results - mutants such as the
Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail, at the New York Botanical Garden, in the Bronx,
and Whataburger Field, in Corpus Christi.
To attract more corporate
underwriting, the Department of the Interior has proposed that America's
national parks be liberally opened up to the sale of naming rights.
analyst at Johns Hopkins observes, "Contractors have become so big and
entrenched that it's a fiction that the government maintains any control."
One obvious recent example is the rebuilding effort in
may have been no alternative to giving the reconstruction job in Iraq to
private corporations, including giant combines such as
but the result has been an effort that defies management or accountability.
The evidence of widespread corruption in the Iraq rebuilding effort is
Corruption aside, private
companies are exempt from many regulations that would apply to government
The records of private companies can't be obtained through
the Freedom of Information Act.
They can use foreign subsidiaries to
avoid laws meant to restrain American companies.
Before the war,
Halliburton itself used
subsidiaries to do business with
official American trade
sanctions against them.
Secret intelligence work - translation,
airborne surveillance, computing, interrogation, analysis, reporting, briefing
- is being outsourced.
Not only is the intelligence community becoming
further fragmented, but, because the new jobs pay so well, a "spy drain" is
drawing officers out of the public sector and into the private market.
The drain isn't restricted to spies: at least 90 former top officials
at the Department of Homeland Security and the White House Office of Homeland
Security now work for private companies in the domestic-security business.
Meanwhile, the government seems poised to turn the job of border police
over to multi-national contractors, a task that will in turn be subcontracted
out to dozens of smaller companies.
Northrop Grumman were among
the corporations submited bids to build a high-tech "virtual fence" along the
Mexican border, with an array of motion detectors, satellite monitors, and
aerial drones which Boeing
A Homeland Security official conceded the abdication of government
leadership, saying to the corporation, "We're asking you to come back and tell
us how to do our business."
One study from the late 1990s suggests that
the "privatization rate" - the rate at which public functions are being
outsourced - is roughly doubling every year.
On paper the federal
workforce nationwide, leaving the military aside, appears to total about two
If you add in all the people in the private sector
doing essentially government jobs with federal grants and contracts, then the
figure rises by 10.5 million.
The commercialization of government
probably explains why so many Washington entities are now referred to as shops:
"lobby shop," "counterterrorism shop."
There's no question that in
certain ways the private sector can outperform the public sector.
of Federal Express, U.P.S., and DHL would sooner renounce citizenship than go
back to relying only on the US Postal Service.
The problem is the
cumulative effect of privatization across the board - projected out over
decades, over a century, over two - and the leaching of management capacity
The activities of government are, in effect, being
You can't help lingering over the concept of
The word originally had to do with notions of political
freedom and social responsibility.
Derived from the Old French word
franc, meaning "free," it later came to be associated with the most fundamental
political freedom of all: to exercise your franchise meant to exercise your
right to vote.
Only much later, in the mid20th century, did the
idea of being granted "certain rights" acquire its commercial connotation: the
right to market a company's services or products, such as fried chicken or
Today, to have a franchise on something is in effect to
have control over it." - adapted from Cullen Murphy
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