Talk:Deep state

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Quango question[edit]

How does a 'deep state entity' differ from, or overlap with, a quango? Anna Livia (talk) 20:58, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

A QUANGO is when the government openly funds and influences the decisions of private non-profits . A deep state is when private or public entities covertly subvert the actions of a government DEMONcaberet (talk) 21:20, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Transnational corporations?[edit]

I'm thinking that the deep state may also refer to influence of multinational companies on the US political system, including sponsoring of political candidates during elections and threatening to sue or defame anyone that criticises them in a public manner. I do think that blaming specific politicians as being part of the deep state is completely missing the point, but not necessarily wrong. CommanderOzEvolved (talk) 10:02, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

It could be a reference to deep pockets, a song by rapper DrakeWikipedia. BumblingBuffoon (talk) 20:12, 18 October 2021 (UTC)

Conservapedia and the Deep State[edit]

Having just looked at the relevant article over there - a tad conspiracy theorist.

The Deep State was responsible for the assassination of JFK, with the Warren Commission being part of the conspiracy.

No mention of the Communist looking after the King's picture gallery. Anna Livia (talk) 17:57, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Our resident CP troll made some contributions to it, so we can presume he will deny believing in it if convenient. Bongolian (talk) 19:21, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
It seems a tad Poe-ish, or am I misreading things?
The 'deep state' is composed of the permanent administration who wish for a stable system - and the various sections in it want as much of the financing available as they can get.
If the conspiracy theorists were that concerned they would be putting in their own people to counter these other groups. Anna Livia (talk) 23:23, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
(Sir) Anthony Blunt in case anyone wondered. Anna Livia (talk) 19:37, 31 March 2024 (UTC)

Liz Truss[edit]

Could some mention of Liz Truss and her theories of the deep state (whatever term she uses) be included? Anna Livia (talk) 19:37, 31 March 2024 (UTC)

The Deep State and the General Public[edit]

In those states where the conspiracy theorists live - what is the perceived impact on the general public - and what percentage of the latter merely think that 'them at the top network/keep in touch with their own'? Anna Livia (talk) 19:37, 31 March 2024 (UTC)