by Mark Angelides
As President Trump is just now discovering, the actual governance of the US has very little to do with him, and is in fact, designed to purposely frustrate changes in policy and pursue its own agenda. There has been a lot of recent talk about the “Deep State”, but the real enemy of change has been in place for a very long time, and has always answered to those outside of the State.
How the Illusion Works
The smoke and mirrors we are being asked to believe, is that a President, when elected, takes over the reins of power from his/her predecessor and thus guides the nation. But in actuality, it doesn’t happen that way. The “Power Structure” according to the U.S Government, supposedly looks like this:
And this would allow direct orders from the President to filter down to all levels of government. However, the system has been hacked, hijacked and shanghaied. The people on the lowest rung of the ladder are those in the Office of Administration, whose role is:
“The agency’s mission is to provide administrative services to all entities of the Executive Office of the President (EOP), including direct support services to the President of the United States. The services include financial management and information technology support, human resources management, library and research assistance, facilities management, procurement, printing and graphics support, security, and mail and messenger operations. The Director of the agency oversees the submission of the annual EOP Budget Request and represents the agency before congressional funding panels.”
Did you know that the Office of Administration is now no longer subject to the “Freedom of Information Act”? The court ruling suggested that in and of itself it had no regulatory powers, so therefore was not subject to disclosure. But this is where the business of governance really takes place.
They control the flow of information both into and out of the White House. They control the e-mail data (where were they during the campaign?), and they control the budget requests and represent the Executive in front of funding panels. This means that if they don’t want the government to get funded for a project, it won’t.
“This is an office that operated under the FOIA for 30 years, and when it became politically inconvenient, they decided they weren’t subject to the Freedom of Information Act any more,” said Tom Fitton of the conservative Judicial Watch.
For any President to achieve their platform, it is not just hostile opponents in the open that need to be brought onside, but elements of the government that hold power over the Presidential office. For now, the power lies with the unelected civil servants who are faceless and agenda driven.
by Mark Angelides