“From what has been reported, it would not be extreme to say this was a conspiracy of oligarchs, War Party neocons, and face-card Republicans to reverse the results of the primaries and impose upon the party, against its expressed will, a nominee responsive to the elites’ agenda,” writes Pat Buchanan in “The Sea Island Conspiracy.” He’s talking about the elites who run the show in Washington. And they do it through a tax exempt 501(c)(3) such as the ultra-neocon American Enterprise Institute.
Speaker Paul Ryan (pictured to the right), along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, GOP operative Karl Rove, neocon kingpin Sen. Lindsey Graham and neocon guru, William Kristol were all in attendance at the gathering.
[I]t is time Americans took a hard look at the tax-exempt foundations, think tanks and public policy institutes operating in our capital city.
How many are like AEI, scheming to predetermine the outcome of presidential elections while enjoying tax exemptions and posturing as benign assemblages of disinterested scholars and seekers of truth?
How many of these tax-exempt think tanks are fronts and propaganda organs of transnational corporations that are sustained with tax-deductible dollars, until their “resident scholars” can move into government offices and do the work for which they have been paid handsomely in advance?
How many of these think tanks take foreign money to advance the interests of foreign regimes in America’s capital?
We talk about the “deep state” in Turkey and Egypt, the unseen regimes that exist beneath the public regime and rule the nation no matter the president or prime minister.
What about the “deep state” that rules us, of which we caught a glimpse at Sea Island?
A diligent legislature of a democratic republic would have long since dragged America’s deep state out into the sunlight.