A former CIA official admitted on CNN that the un-elected, career employees of America’s federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies do not see themselves as subordinate to the Executive Branch but a separate and wholly unaccountable part of our goverment.
Former CIA counterterrorism official Phil Mudd: The FBI people "are ticked" and they'll be saying of Trump, “You’ve been around for 13 months. We've been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played. We're going to win" https://t.co/5x39x20g3e pic.twitter.com/fByOLNrh0I
— CNN (@CNN) February 2, 2018
I’ve never liked the term Deep State. It sounds very tinfoil hat conspiratorial. Not quite to Bilderbergers level, but bad. It’s like when I hear someone say “military industrial complex” I have to roll my eyes a bit.
I have talked about the Iron Law of Bureaucracy before.
The Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself. Examples in education would be teachers who work and sacrifice to teach children, vs. union representatives who work to protect any teacher including the most incompetent. The Iron Law states that in all cases, the second type of person will always gain control of the organization, and will always write the rules under which the organization functions.
The statement by Phil Mudd means that the FBI has entirely succumbed to the Iron Law of Bureaucracy. It is no longer a law enforcement agency at the DC level. The management of the FBI exists ONLY to reserve the their jobs and the funding of the Agency.
What is so scary is that rather than simply graduating students with zero proficiency in math, as the education bureaucracy will do. The FBI has the power to destroy politicians that get in its way, and if protecting the FBI bureaucrats requires a bloodless coup, so be it.
This is horrifying to the future of America, that the bureaucrats are so beholden to the Iron Law of Bureaucracy, that they are willing to throw an election away to stay the kings of their little fiefdoms.