"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,
9/11, which 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 systematic falsifications in the mainstream
media and internal government records." - Peter Dale Scott
"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, Saturday
It is 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 one another.
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 Hayden
|"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,
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
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
Donald Henry Rumsfeld, with
the assistance of his chief aide,
Cheney, quickly began bringing in management contractors to do the work of
the agency's top civil servants.
"Don 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?'" - Richard Bruce
Frank Carlucci succeeds Donald
Henry Rumsfeld and later becomes Defense secretary for
1971 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 1969.
Ronald Reagan forged 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 administration: "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 American military.
America now has over 40 corporations that provide mercenaries.
every facet of "personal security" is now in the hands of private business.
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
government is simply to dispense justice - to resolve disputes, oversee legal
business, mete out punishment.
Lawyers and 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"
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
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
These 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.
legislatures are picking up only about two-thirds of the annual cost of public
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.
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
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
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.
The vaults of the
Smithsonian were once open to documentary film makers regardless of provenance
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 material.
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 casino companies.
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 government.
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
Halliburton, but the
result has been an effort that defies management or accountability.
evidence of widespread corruption in the Iraq rebuilding effort is beyond
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
Libya, despite official American
trade sanctions against all three countries.
More and more secret
intelligence work translation, airborne surveillance, computing,
interrogation, analysis, reporting, briefingis being outsourced to
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 are now working for private companies in the domestic-security
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 eventually won.
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 from government.
The activities of government are, in effect,
being franchised out.
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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