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
Shadow 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.

OCLC WorldCat record
Front-bench opposition; the role of the leader of the opposition, the shadow cabinet, and shadow government in British politics
Author: R M Punnett
Publisher: New York, St. Martin’s Press [1973]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

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The shadow government : the Government’s multi-billion-dollar giveaway of its decision-making powers to private management consultants, “experts,” and think tanks
Author: Daniel Guttman; Barry Willner
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1976.
Edition/Format: Print book : English : 1st ed

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Shadow government : the hidden world of public authorities--and how they control over $1 trillion of your money
Author: Donald Axelrod
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1992.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

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Inside the shadow government : national emergencies and the cult of secrecy
Author: Harry L Helms
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Feral House, ©2003.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
What would have happened on September 11, 2001 if the first two hijacked airplanes had instead crashed into the White House and the U.S. Capitol, killing the President, Vice President, and almost all members of Congress? The Shadow Government would have taken control of the U.S. government. A paranoid fantasy, right? Wrong. The Shadow Government is fact, one of the most closely-held secrets of the U.S. government. Originally created to keep the federal government functioning in case of a surprise Soviet nuclear attack, the Shadow Government has mutated into an ominous threat to American civil liberties and democratic government.

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Shadow Government : Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single Superpower World.
Author: Tom Engelhardt
Publisher: New York : Haymarket Books, 2014.
Edition/Format: eBook : Document : English

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The deep state : the fall of the constitution and the rise of a shadow government
Author: Mike Lofgren
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2016.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
“An acerbic, no holds barred indictment of business as usual in Washington, DC--where our elected leaders provide a fig leaf for those who really hold the levers of power--by a 28-year veteran of the Hill, the bestselling author of The Party Is Over Have you ever noticed that behind all the mud-slinging and invective there isn’t much difference between the parties? For all of his big talk and promises of change, Obama is basically Bush lite. And Hillary--or Jeb--will be more of the same. We spend ten times more on the political circus leading up to elections than any other country, but what are we getting for all of that money? The truth, as Mike Lofgren reveals in this devastating takedown of beltway business, is that our elected leaders provide a fig leaf for those who really hold the levers of power, the unelected functionaries of our ever-growing bureaucracies who decide America’s defense, intelligence, and foreign policy and the corporate titans who control them. If it sounds like House of Cards it’s because there is more truth to that than you might care to believe. Mike Lofgren draws on his three decades on the Hill to take you behind the scenes and map out where ower is really held in Washington, in the bowels of what he calls “the deep state.""--

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