Many organizations and institutions have to face change or suffer extinction. There are, of course, those who are seeking change claiming that their mission is, in fact, the will of God. The folks who are crusading in a certain part of the world, to establish another theocracy, are in my opinion wrong on two parts: One, claiming that they know the will of God is rather pretentious on their part, and two, it would seem that if God wanted all of those folks mutilated and beheaded, He is God, and I’m pretty sure if He wanted people dead He could accomplish that. I seem to recall a Sodom and Gomorrah whose sinful cities were obliterated some time ago. If I was an insurance salesman in Las Vegas, that would be part of my sales pitch. Governments have faded into history because they weren’t willing to recognize change, to adapt to it, and accept it. Consider what the print media has faced in the Information Age. Newspapers and magazines are struggling to survive, because it will be their death if they cannot change in the competitive world of instant information and the 24-hour news cycle. Of course, the ease of access to the internet has facilitated terabytes of fake news and misinformation. The biases of the almost extinct print media look like typos compared to some of the fake news and misinformation that you can find on the internet.
Many institutions “lose their mission,” they lose sight of their original purpose, or their people stagnate and miss critical opportunities that change offers. Organizations deal with the aforementioned challenges by either changing leadership and releasing employees, or by bringing in consultants to effect and initiate change. Consultants, because of their objectivity, are valuable, as well as their disinterest in the politics of the organization. There is always, of course, the fear and resistance to change, no matter who is leading it. Resistance to change can take many forms, including open criticism by those who you thought were allies, to deliberate sabotage in the execution of planned change.
I have written at length about the deep state and the vested political class with their ambitions to preserve themselves even to the detriment of their constituents. I think political analyst Rush Limbaugh has hit the key issue. What if Trump’s policies succeed? What if a Washington outsider changes everything, or even a few things? The Republicans recognized immediately after the 2016 election the opportunity that they had been given, and yet not months into their terms, Republicans began to defect from supporting the proposals and the agenda of the president. The Washington outsiders who populate the Trump cabinet have come under harsh criticism, and some of their backgrounds are, shall we say, questionable. If it turns out that key members of Trump’s cabinet are removed because of sloppy vetting, then certainly Trump is open to criticism for poor choices, but then, Trump is a Washington outsider, isn’t he? The people he has populated his cabinet with are, for the most part, not Washington insiders, nor could they be considered members of the deep state.
The danger to the deep state, the political class, is the possibility that someone who was a Washington outsider, though well-known, came to Washington and changed things that the political class couldn’t do. All of the years in government, all of the credentials, the promises, the obvious concessions to large campaign contributors of the deep state political class will mean nothing. The ineffectiveness of the political class is under scrutiny, and they’re getting uncomfortable. The only option for them now is to resist as much as they can. The resistance of the Republicans is harming the party, but to the members of the deep state, self-preservation is the number one priority. The bottom line: they cannot afford to let Trump succeed.
The deep state cannot allow an outsider to successfully change the U.S. government. The Mexican wall is a reaction to the incompetence of allowing 11 million illegals into this country, an unprecedented failure with no one coming forth and claiming responsibility, nor anyone insisting that the inept managers be fired. The falling or nonexistent wages of the middle class has created a national debt that keeps accumulating with no end in sight. I could go on, but suffice to say there are plenty of problems that could be addressed, that aren’t, and if a Washington outsider were to make a dent in any of these problems, it sure would make the deep state bureaucrats uncomfortable. The answer is fairly simple. The deep state political elite Washington insiders cannot allow an outsider to best them, lest they be revealed for what they are: incompetent over-promising windbags that take our money, live comfortable lives, and promise they will do something if they’re re-elected. Donald Trump was elected as an outsider who promised change; now that it appears as if he really meant that, the deep state people have to resist with all they can muster. His success is their demise.