In this piece Donald Trump’s Presidency and its relationship to the deep-state will be elaborated on further as many of his supporters still cling to the idea that the deep-state is a structure that is almost exclusively anti-Trump. This conception is too narrow, and like other attempts at dissecting the history of the deep-state it cannot explain where it came from. By focusing their arguments around a figure like Trump the right reduces what are broader political discussions into simplistic word salads that lack the required historical perspective.
The deep-state, as described by the far-right, is one that functions independently of the will of the people and whose purpose it is to instigate and oversee political agendas that are, by design, malign, nefarious, and anti-Trump… As with most issues co-opted by the far-right their obsession with the shadowy cabal running Washington is too narrow and as we will see lacks the type of analysis necessary to properly elucidate important political subjects like the deep-state and what its purpose came to be as it evolved as a phenomenon peculiar to the American capitalist system.
Pundits have for years blamed the surge of the American the far-right on Donald Trump, and deflected criticism of the US. The reality is that groups like the Proudboys or QAnon conspiracists are symptoms of a fractured society in a faltering empire.
The history of the United States has long been supported by foundational myths, but behind these myths lie the dark reality of a state founded on racism and colonialism. Unless a complete overhaul of US society is accomplished, the land of fables is doomed.
Liam Mellows, organiser, republican and revolutionary. He is remembered for is role as a Fianna Éireann organiser and for his rejection of the Treaty, occupation of the Four Courts and subsequent execution by the Free State. Excerpts of his speeches portray the true relationship between America and Ireland.