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Militarization of “the Deep State”

April 25, 2018

President Trump’s harangues against the “Deep State” are contradicted by the militarization of his Administration.  C-SPAN provided a video and commentary on last night’s State dinner for the President of France that reveals the intrusion of military ritual into the conduct of White House ceremonies.  C-SPAN’s lengthy interview with Capricia Marshall, Chief of Protocol for the Clinton Administration,  is a witless revelation of  how deep is the “Deep State” in the rituals of Presidential state dinners.

This militarization of every-day American life and the American Presidency began with the Civil War, was exacerbated by our intervention in WWI  and the many wars of the 20th and 21st century.  This may be seen in color guards, military regalia, and marching bands that are very much a part of American life from 4th of July Parades, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and public schools in every American community.

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