A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 12, 2016
Invisible Government

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Shadow government (conspiracy)
The shadow government (cryptocracy, secret government, or invisible government) is a family of conspiracy theories based on the notion that real and actual political power resides not with publicly elected representatives (for example, the United States Congress) but with private individuals who are exercising power behind the scenes, beyond the scrutiny of democratic institutions. According to this belief, the official elected government is in reality subservient to the shadow government who are the true executive power.

Shadow government theories often propose that the government is secretly controlled by foreign elements (such as aliens or the Vatican and Jesuits), internal minorities (such as the Jews, moneyed interests and central banks, or Freemasons), or globalist elites and supranational organizations, who seek to manipulate policy or conquer the world.
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In Quotes
“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation."—John Hylan, Mayor of New York City, 1922

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."—From the Platform of President Theodore Roosevelt’s Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party.

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of."—Edward Bernays, the “father of public relations”, writing in his influential 1928 book Propaganda.

OCLC WorldCat record
The national crisis. Case on appeal. The people vs. the money trust, the Wall Street oligarchy, and the confederacy of greed: the invisible government. The remedies. [Embodying complete “The Wall street scourge.”
Author: Albert Newton Ridgely; William Mehrbach
Publisher: New York, 1912]
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Subjects
Wall street.

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The invisible government a speech delivered by Charles Edward Russell ... at the Hippodrome in New York city, on October 12, 1913.
Author: Charles Edward Russell
Publisher: [New York?] [1913]
Edition/Format: eBook : Document : English
Subjects
New York City—Government and politics, 1913.

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A historical review of Mr. Hughes’ surrenders to invisible government; an address delivered at the New Star Casino, New York City, October 30, 1916,
Author: Samuel Untermyer
Publisher: [New York], [1916]
Edition/Format: Print book : Biography : English
Subjects
Hughes, Charles Evans,—1862-1948.
New York Stock Exchange.

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Caesar’s tax; how the spirit of imperious Caesar lives and vaunts itself in our invisible government,
Author: Benjamin Lewis Dulaney
Publisher: Washington, D.C., W.F. Roberts Co., 1924.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Subjects
Trusts, Industrial.
Railroads—United States.
United States—Politics and government.

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The invisible government;
Author: William Bennett Munro; Cornell University.
Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co., 1928.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Subjects
United States—Politics and government.
Politics and government
United States.

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Who rules America? A century of invisible government,
Author: John McConaughy; Lincoln Colcord
Publisher: New York, Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co., 1934.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Subjects
United States—Politics and government.
Political corruption.
Capitalists and financiers—United States.

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The invisible government.
Author: Dan Smoot
Publisher: Dallas, Dan Smoot Report, 1962]
Edition/Format: Print book : English : [1st ed
Subjects
Council on Foreign Relations.

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The Kennedy boys and our invisible government
Author: Myron C Fagan; Cinema Educational Guild.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Cinema Educational Guild, 1962.
Series: News-bulletin (Cinema Educational Guild), no. 90.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Subjects
Kennedy family.
Council on Foreign Relations.
United States—Politics and government—1961-1963.

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The invisible government
Author: David Wise; Thomas B Ross
Publisher: New York, Random House [1964]
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Subjects
United States.—Central Intelligence Agency.
Intelligence service—United States.
Servicio de inteligencia—EE. UU.

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Family of secrets : the Bush dynasty, America’s invisible government, and the hidden history of the last fifty years
Author: Russ Baker; James Moore
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format: Print book : English : 1st pbk. ed

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The submerged state : how invisible government policies undermine American democracy
Author: Suzanne Mettler
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Series: Chicago studies in American politics.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
In recent decades, federal policymakers have increasingly shunned the outright disbursing of benefits to individuals and families and favored instead less visible and more indirect incentives and subsidies, from tax breaks to payments for services to private companies. These submerged policies obscure the role of government and exaggerate that of the market. As a result, citizens are unaware not only of the benefits they receive, but of the massive advantages given to powerful interests, such as insurance companies and the financial industry. Neither do they realize that the policies of the submerged state shower their largest benefits on the most affluent Americans, exacerbating inequality. The author analyzes three Obama reforms: student aid, tax relief, and health care; to reveal the submerged state and its consequences, demonstrating how structurally difficult it is to enact policy reforms and even to obtain public recognition for achieving them. She concludes with recommendations for reform to help make hidden policies more visible and governance more comprehensible to all Americans.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 • Permalink