By Catherine Austin Fitts
The deep state is expensive: secret space programs, underground bases, and invisible weaponry require both an enormous investment and ongoing overhead. How do you finance two civilizations using the budget of only one?
Since the passage of the National Security Act in 1947, the national security infrastructure has grown dramatically, funded by a two-tier tax system. One tax is sent to the IRS every April by millions of citizens and companies. The money is then spent without accountability – trillions have disappeared. The other tax is extracted daily by financial fraud, narcotics trafficking and other criminal activities and is combined with the profits of invisible skimming throughout the banking, brokerage, mortgage, and other financial transaction systems. That money is also spent without accountablility.
When politicians are elected to fix an economy devastated and drained by this financial harvesting, a major conflict arises. How can the deep state fund its secret cash flows after a new administration stops crime and rebuilds our infrastructure and communities? This conflict is the real clash of civilizations.
This conflict is not just a confrontation in Washington. This conflict relates to “full vertical power” because the swamp extends, in fact, from “sea to shining sea.” Companies and employees operating throughout America are dependent on the purchases and contracts that flow from this financial machinery and from US military and intelligence dominance throughout the world, in order to extract natural resources globally while enjoying the dollar status as a global reserve currency. In turn, stock market investors depend on earnings that flow from these companies. The people and banks managing and profiting from narcotics trafficking, mortgage fraud, and sex slavery live and work in every one of 3,100 American counties.
Leading author, publisher and scholar Richard Dolan joins me this week to review the history of the black budget and how the goals of the Trump administration may bring matters to a head. The men who built the national security state appear to have no intention of allowing their secrets to be told or their privileges to be compromised. With the credibility of the corporate media disappearing, what will these men dare to do next? Is the deep state racing to tear up the US Constitution before its deep and hidden system of finance and its mysterious source of privilege are both compromised?
In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news, including the effort by the White House to establish a safe, secure communications system. It turns out that the President of the United States has the same problem that we all have: trying to function with digital systems that have no integrity.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I recommend an excellent interview with two highly capable gentlemen who have fearlessly risked life and limb to return integrity to our digital infrastructure, NSA whistleblowers Bill Binney & Kirk Wiebe.
Among many other topics, Binney and Wiebe address the corruption of our communications systems:
“The NSA and the intelligence agencies are exempt from auditing by the US Government….You’re head of the NSA and you’re handed somewhere between $10-15 billion a year to spend any way you see fit and nobody will check on how you spend it. It means that you can take $1 million home a month without nobody missing it and even if they did they would not follow up to see what you did with it. It’s a set up for corruption and that’s exactly what is going on.” ~William Binney, retired NSA officer
The deep state can track us and our money in real time but we can’t “see” them or their financial statements. On April 15, however, Americans are expected to keep paying even if the President does not have a secure phone line. This is another reason why it is time to enforce the financial provisions of the US Constitution – no expenditures without an appropriation and published accounts.
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