Do the shadows really move of their own accord?
Unaccountable and unseen,
Their rules are their own,
Their course is unknown,
The light of day would be sublime,
Harrowing cries of unimportant politicians, the likes of which are themselves in the dark,
The public’s burden is not a lonely one,
Riddles in the dark, placed purposefully to sow confusion, and perhaps discontent,
The secrecy gives them power, but in reality shows us how fragile they really are,
Light, simple and abundant, would be more than enough to wash clean their sins,
But their curtain is thick and their shadows quick,
Not even the best investigative journalist could penetrate the deepest caverns of the dark state,
Yet, plurality is the rule not the exception,
Too many who peruse the net get caught in a web of lies,
Though their black shield is strong, the parallel networks are treacherous,
Internal, Machiavellian machinations briefly revealing the players surrounded by smoke,
There is not one cabal, one conspiracy, but many,
Too many to count or record,
Thank goodness for ego, greedy and self-centred by its nature,
If there were one grand-conspiracy, unchallenged and unchecked by internal disputes,
The fate of humanity would be paved with hopelessness,
The records of their misdeeds have trouble finding the light of day,
Thus, it is up to us to help those records become illuminated,
The legacy of Man[ning] and Snow[den] fall heavy on insiders’ shoulders,
Their consciences must grow heavy, as their pockets line with blood,
Only the most psychopathic of humans could survive in a realm where innocence is destroyed on a daily basis,
Their war on legitimacy is far from over,
The deep state shall not overcome our [re]public.
 Wilson, Eric [eds]. Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty. (London: Pluto Press, 2009)
 Wilson, Eric [eds.]. The Dual State: Parapolitics, Carl Schmitt and the National Security Complex. (Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2012).
 Scott, Peter Dale. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK. (Berkeley: California University Press, 1993) part 1.