The “Deep State” Fear is about the Unconscious!

The term “deep state” has seeped out of the alt-right, conspiratorial cesspool and is being bandied about in the media.  The Trump administration, rife with paranoia to begin with, is now blaming this “deep state” with the chaos and confusion that is so conspicuous in the White House.  He feels there are even persons in his administration who are secretly conspiring to undermine his presidency and leaking reports about the havoc that is underway there.

But the real “deep state” that Trump fears stems from the fact that all humans are individuals and are, yes, motivated by a “deep state” in their heart which is simply known as the “unconscious.”  In an ordinary presidential administration, there would be some awkwardness and the new president and his staff adjust to the monumental task of taking the helm of the federal government.  In the same ordinary fledgling administration, the team that the president has gathered will have confidence in him and in each other and will be devoted to his leadership and to their goals for the country.  But there is nothing “ordinary” about Donald Trump as his mental instability is front and center almost daily for all to see.  His closest allies, like Steve Miller and Steve Bannon for example, are joined at the hip with Trump, politically, ideologically, mentally, spiritually and morally.  But Trump inadvertently selected a few who apparent dare to think for themselves, who can acknowledge…at least to themselves…”Hey, this new emperor has no clothes on.”  So these individuals have leaked a few tasty morsels out to the press as they are genuinely concerned for the welfare of the country.

But in a paranoid fantasy like the one Trump lives in, he cannot tolerate the notion that anyone in his “family” is not marching lock-step with him.  Thus the “purge” is underway in effort to clean house and make sure that everyone remaining is thoroughly committed to “Let’s Make America Great Again” which, translated means, “Ain’t I, Donald Trump, Great.”  For any person with the narcissistic features of Trump’s mental illness cannot begin to focus on anything but the needs of his own little narrow view of the world, the essence of which is to prop up his profoundly insecure two-year old psyche.


ADDENDUM—This is one of three blogs that I now have up and running.  Please check the other two out sometime.  The three are:





About literarylew

I am a retired mental health counselor in El Prado, NM near Taos. I have a life-long passion for the liberal arts and a deep spiritual commitment. I will utilize my voracious appetite for the written word in this blog, delving into literature, psychology, religion, philosophy, and linguistics.
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