A Podcast on the Little-Known “Continuity of Government” Effort Underlying National Emergencies: “The Government we live in has been changed.”
By Jeff Schechtman
9/11 was a seminal day in US history, but, as noted author and historian Peter Dale Scott tells WhoWhatWhy, the true significance of what happened goes far beyond what meets the eye. In this podcast, Scott focuses in particular on the implementation of a secret “Continuity of Government” plan that had been decades in the making. Consequently, he argues, there has been “a permanent change to the United States” that permeates the lives of all Americans. The result, according to Scott, has been the suspension of Constitutional rights and the transformation of America in ways that we are still living with today.
In this eye-opening, in-depth podcast interview with WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman, Scott, a retired diplomat, professor, and father of the concept of “Deep Politics,” provides a whole new interpretation of the 9/11 attacks and the special opportunities they opened up for certain government elements to have a conflicted relationship with the law of the land — the US Constitution itself.
- The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy (War and Peace Library) — Peter Dale Scott has written many books about the Deep State at work in the U.S. government. Scott depicts American society as structurally and inherently schizophrenic. Just as there is the public government and the deep government, and ordinary events and deep events, there are two dominant forces permeating United States history: One egalitarian, believing in fairness, inclusion, and free expression, and the other militaristic and exclusionary, which is only interested in social control. According to his thesis, there are two levels of government, one the government the public is familiar with, with a Senate, House of Representatives, a President, which enact laws. The other government operates on a deeper level — thus, the “Deep” State — and consists of the national security apparatus, armed forces, and intelligence agencies. The thesis in Scott’s present book is the glue that binds these desperate forces together — many times in a symbiotic manner — are the monied elements in Wall Street and their interests for acquisition of global resources (oil, etc.), often working with other major capitalistic countries such as Saudi Arabia and Japan. Of all of Scott’s books — any one of which are highly recommended — this present release is perhaps the most coherent, cohesive analysis of the different levels of governance at work in our society today. … Read the Rest