SELLING BOOKS BY REINVENTING REALITY
A JACK RANDOM REVIEW OF
KILLING THE DEEP STATE:
THE FIGHT TO SAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP
By Jerome Corsi
A Novel Charading as History
Jerome Corsi, renowned conspiracy theorist and Washington D.C. “bureau chief” for the rightwing website Info Wars, has published a new book plucked from the annals of contemporary Republican Talking Points: Killing the Deep State – The Fight to Save President Trump. The work is sure to be a bestseller and one of the least read bestsellers in modern history.
This is how they perpetuate Alternative Facts and call them the Truth. This is how they manufacture a reality that conforms to their warped vision of a return to a white dominated, Christian society free of restless minorities and vanity driven liberals. This is how they get back at the establishment father figures that rejected their thoughts and ideas and forced them to toil in relative obscurity.
As a writer of political fiction featuring grand conspiracies (Ghost Dance Insurrection, A Patriot Dirge, Pawns to Players: The Stairway Scandal, A Match for the White House, The Putin Gambit), I can admire the impudent boldness and mendacity of a writer claiming to chronicle history when clearly his vision is the product of pure imagination.
Corsi is a fully indoctrinated rightwing propagandist, plain and simple. He is likely a failed fiction writer who – like Bill O’Reilly – has discovered that if you write for an entrenched political faction, they will buy your books – or at least pretend to buy them in order to place them on the bestsellers list.
Jerome Corsi has written a book that is proudly fact free. If you state a premise rejecting all legitimate sources of information, including the New York Times and the Mainstream Media, then you can be sure that what follows has little resemblance to fact or truth in the real world.
Corsi asserts with feigned astonishment: “Just 24 hours after losing the election, Hillary was already touting the Russian collusion theme.” The fact is: Russian interference in our election on behalf of Donald Trump was established long before the election. Trump’s collusion was already under investigation.
Corsi asserts that the FBI as an institution was backing Hillary and attempting to sabotage the Trump campaign. It is almost amusing how the rightwing conspiracy theorists attempt to deal with the stone cold fact that then FBI Director James Comey turned the election to Trump in the eleventh hour by announcing that the bureau had reopened the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Other than Vladimir Putin, no one on the planet had a more prominent roll in placing Trump in the White House than Comey.
Corsi asserts that the Obama-Clinton administration gave Russia military technology and “20% of all US uranium production.” The fact is the Obama administration attempted to secure Russian nuclear weapons and materials in an attempt to block their deliverance to rogue nations or terrorists. The rest is pure fiction.
Corsi asserts that the “Deep State” forced mainstream media to fire Glenn Beck, Pat Buchanan and Lou Dobbs. Let me get this straight: Fox fired Glenn Beck and hired Lou Dobbs as a part of a mind control conspiracy? The fact: Beck was coming unhinged on the air. Buchanan and Dobbs are old and withered. Their place on the airwaves had run its course.
Corsi asserts that former president Obama is actively pushing black America against Trump. The truth: Black America needs no help from Obama to turn against a man who declined to criticize the KKK on the eve of the Alabama primary and pretended he didn’t know former Grand Wizard David Duke.
Corsi asserts that an FBI agent softened the wording of James Comey’s speech decrying Hillary’s handling of her emails from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless”. Really? If that’s the best the Deep State could do we have absolutely nothing to worry about.
Corsi asserts that the government covered up the fact that the Christopher Steele dossier was a fake. It was and is not a fake and renaming it the Fusion GPS dossier does not change that fact. Republicans sponsored it in the primaries and Democrats took over after Trump won the nomination. Who cares? The dirty dossier remains compelling and its contents have largely been validated.
Corsi asserts that Trump has a plan. He will manufacture or otherwise use a “game-changing national security crisis” to decimate the Deep State. This is hardly news. All presidents use the inevitable national security crisis to their political advantage. Given the president’s record for competence, however, good luck with that.
The fact is: There may well be a Deep State in some sense of the term but my suspicion is those who belong to it are extremely wealthy individuals who control the global flow of money. (The Donald only wishes he could join them but he’s neither rich enough nor powerful enough. He’s only a temporary chief executive.) They meet in places like Davos and they manipulate governments and markets to facilitate their profits. They are not spies who have infiltrated the institutions of government. That sort of thing happens but the Deep State wouldn’t bother.
A question for you: If I’m right and the Deep State is a secret cabal of money-motivated elites who gather power through wealth, why wouldn’t they fall in line behind Donald Trump? The Donald poses no threat as president or businessman and has already delivered a historic tax cut to the richest of the rich.
If you conspiracy theorists want some real fiction try Pawns to Players – The Chess Trilogy. I assure you these three works will get you a lot closer to the truth than the hackneyed work of some Harvard educated propagandist.
A final note: Corsi advertises his book as a New York Times bestseller but I can find no evidence of that endorsement. (Source: Paid Advertisement, Modesto Bee 5/16/18.)
Jack Random, Author of the Jazzman Chronicles