It’s usually called the “Deep State.” The anonymous White House official writing the notorious September 5 New York Times op-ed labeled it, using an in-your-face euphemism, the “steady state.” Whatever you call it, we got one of the first real glimpses into it Tuesday with an undercover video showing a socialist, anti-Trump federal employee vowing to “Resist everything… Every level” and to “F**k s*** up.”
Moreover, the man boasted that he had “nothing to lose” because it’s “impossible to fire federal employees.” As the Washington Times reports:
Project Veritas has caught a State Department bureaucrat on hidden camera proclaiming he is part of the anti-Trump opposition and his job is to “resist everything” at “every level.”
Conservative activist and Veritas chief James O’Keefe released the video on Tuesday. He said it kicks off what he promises is wide exposure of the so-called “Deep State” actively working to defeat President Trump from within via media leaks and policy sabotage.
“What you are about to see is the hidden face of the resistance inside the executive branch of our government,” Mr. O’Keefe said.
His first target is Stuart Karaffa, a State employee and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He sits at a restaurant table, sipping a drink and talking to two O’Keefe undercover agents.
Mr. Karaffa says on camera he wants to “f—k sh-t up.”
“I have nothing to lose. It’s impossible to fire federal employees,” he says, as he talks about doing political work at his cubicle [video below].
Zero Hedge provides more detail, writing, “‘ I’m careful about it. I don’t leave a paper trail, like I leave emails, and like any press s**t that comes up I leave that until after 5:30. But as soon as 5:31 hits, got my like draft messages ready to send out,’ says Karaffa, who doesn’t believe he'll get caught for pursuing his own agenda within the Department of State.” (Emphasis in original.)
In other words, our tax money is funding left-wing activism, since Karaffa is pursuing it on the job.
Zero Hedge continues, “‘Maybe someday I’ll go to board of elections jail, probably not,’ he said…. Karaffa says ‘nobody knows’ about his activism — and that it’s easy to circumvent State Department ethics disclosures because ‘… somebody just rubber stamps [the form] and it goes forward… I don’t know if [the ethics officer is] all there. He’s so checked out.’” (Emphasis in original.)
While some may think the Deep State sounds too James Bond-ish to be real, Karaffa is its infuriating but banal face. What is the Deep State? It’s simply the sum total of all the leftists and globalists working within government to try to ensure that no matter who is in power, and no matter what the wishes of the American people are, the left-wing, globalist agenda moves forward. Put another way, it is the unelected invisible government behind the elected visible government of the United States.
And the vast majority of federal employees — those “fire proof” people — are Democrats. Just consider that during the 2016 election cycle, “Trump received just 5 percent of all federal government donations,” and government “workers at 14 agencies gave a total of $2 million…with $1.9 million — or 95 percent — going to Clinton,” reported the Washington Free Beacon last year.
It’s hardly reassuring that establishment Republican Mitt Romney did better in 2012, receiving 14 percent of government-worker donations.
Moreover, continued the Beacon, “Despite President Trump now occupying the White House, government workers are still overwhelmingly supporting Democrats, according to a review of employee donations at a handful of agencies.” Of course. Having fire-proof federal employees helps ensure the Deep State’s perpetuation.
Yet it isn’t just Democrats in government. Project Veritas writes that actual Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members are “Embedded in Federal Government Positions, Actively Resisting.” Karaffa is a prime example, admitting “that on behalf of DSA he monitors Virginia political news online while at work,” writes Project Veritas.
Project Veritas continues, quoting Karaffa, “You could put two and two together probably. With like web traffic.... So with web traffic, I mean I could make the case before a court of law that — I’m going to the Virginia sort of, campaign finance website — that I’m just interested in what people are doing politically. But if they also go and look at like DSA minutes and like Officer positions they’ll be like, ‘that’s weird, you were the co-chair of the electoral caucus, and you spent three hours on a Virginia campaign finance website.’”
Again, Karaffa is doing this on taxpayer dime.
So this is the usually unseen shadow of rabble rousers such as Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who spews incendiary rhetoric while the Deep State burns the people’s will from within. As for Waters, know that she just gave a speech in which she encouraged supporters to “knock off” Trump and then go after Vice President Mike Pence next.
The irony here is that leftists — notably Hillary Clinton in a recent Atlantic propaganda piece — warn that Trump is a danger to democracy.
And they’re right.
That is, “democracy” in the term’s pure sense. The president was elected under our constitutional republican system of government, winning not the popular vote (though not all the ballots were ever counted) but the electoral one. He did this against all odds, despite opposition from the entire establishment. Thus do leftists reject the Electoral College and imply that Trump is an illegitimate president — making them a threat to our republic.
Yet they’re a threat even to democracy. Commenting on the attempt to scuttle the Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS confirmation, Fox News host Tucker Carlson touched on this on his Monday program, explaining the Democrats’ true motivation:
The left will not abide losing power, even temporarily. For liberals, political power is personal power, and without it, they are exposed and terrified; some become vicious. …Liberals believe they were meant to run this country, our government and our culture. They’ve no intention of sharing control with you. If they’re not in charge, they’ll burn it down — which is what they’re doing right now [video below; relevant portion begins at 2:26].
Part of the reason for this power lust is that leftists, being generally either explicit or de facto atheists, put government in God’s place. Perceiving only this world, it’s the highest power they know, after all. And controlling the highest power is to them the highest calling. Why, how can you let your enemies wield the deified state? Besides, playing God brings a perverse exhilaration.
And if leftists can’t do so, they will in fact burn civilization down. This is why the Deep State is the dangerous state: It would rather reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
Photo of Stuart Karaffa at top: screen-grab from Project Veritas undercover video