The term “Deep State” has been bandied about so much over the past couple of years as to trivialize growing awareness of this desperately important faction.
The term is trivialized because it’s been ill-defined. If you’d have asked me to define it before I watched this video, I would have said that the Deep State is a group of unelected corrupt officials connected to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) who hold undue power within the US Government. This is a start but thanks to the work of Thomas Paine (aka Douglas Gabriel) and the Conclave at Patriots 4 Truth, we now have a much clearer picture of what it is today and how it works.
The Senior Executive Services (SES) is an agency founded in 1978 during the Carter Administration to enable the Executive Branch to hire the highest-level professionals from the private sector to advise the government at salaries competitive with the private sector. According to Gabriel, the Obama Administration put the Senior Executive Service on steroids with Executive Order 13714, creating a “standing army” of 8,156, of whom 7,000 were personally appointed by Obama. The SES pays the best salaries in federal work, with base pay equivalent to that of the Vice President. Obama made self-disclosure, even for National Security posts optional. While Trump appointees and employees are still waiting around for their clearances, SES employees don’t have to complete the disclosure forms normally required for government service, all the better not to scare away the most qualified saboteurs from civil service – and these appointees cannot be fired. The only way to get rid of them is to dissolve the agency.
A “Plum Job” is a pleasant, easy job that pays well. Here is the official Plum Book, with the names and positions of everyone in the SES and their Federal salary schedules. It was published by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on December 1, 2016.