The Invisible Power Controlling the US Government

How Trump’s “Schedule F” could have drained the swamp.


Robert W Malone MD, MS

I have written extensively on inverted totalitarianism, that being the once nascent, now entrenched form of government that truly controls the levers of federal power in the United States. This behemoth has turned the USA into a “managed democracy”; a bureaucracy which cannot be held accountable by the elected representatives of the people. Sometimes called the 4th estate, this monster is also referred to as the “deep state” the civil service, or the administrative state.

Inverted totalitarianism does not have an authoritarian leader, but instead is run by a non-transparent group of bureaucrats. This unelected, invisible ruling class runs the country from within. They are easily influenced by corporate interests due to both the lure of powerful jobs after federal employment and the capture of our legislative bodies by the lobbyists serving concealed corporate interests.

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One element of inverted totalitarianism is that the administrative state typically inserts stricter and stricter rules and regulations to control the populace. Not at the behest of Congress or the President, but rather by and for the interests of the administrative state itself. Power begets power. We the people are forced into compliance by an unknown and unknowable invisible ruling class, with no way to even understand who, what, or how they are forcing this compliance upon us. As if that is not bad enough, in these modern times, the globalist corporations and financial groups have come to play a larger and larger role in controlling this administrative state.

The Brownstone Institute’s Jeffery Tucker recently wrote an article about an executive order passed by Trump shortly before his departure, which would have enabled huge progress towards reigning in the power of the administrative state. This executive order would have created a federal employee category referred to as “Schedule F”.

This new employee classification system would have included federal workers in “confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character,” which are “not normally subject to change as the result of a presidential transition.”

The executive order would have allowed agencies to reclassify policy jobs under a new schedule, and had proposed to give senior managers greater flexibility in hiring candidates and firing employees.

Significantly, this new executive order was one of the first to go when President Biden began his presidency.

From Brownstone:

The administrative state for the better part of a century, and really dating back to the Pendleton Act of 1883, has designed policy, made policy, structured policy, implemented policy, and interpreted policy while operating outside the control of Congress, the president, and the judiciary. 

The gradual rise of this 4th branch of government – which is very much the most powerful branch – has reduced the American political process to mere theater as compared with the real activity of government, which rests with the permanent bureaucracy…

From 2020 and onward, the American people got to know this administrative state well. They ordered us to wear masks. They deployed their influence to close small businesses and churches. They limited how many people we could have in our homes. They festooned our businesses with plexiglass and told everyone to stay six-feet apart. They demanded two weeks of quarantine when crossing state borders. They decided which medical procedures were elective and non-elective. And they finally demanded compliance with vaccine mandates at the penalty of job loss. 

None of this was ordered by legislation. It was all invented on the spot by the permanent staff of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We had no idea they had such power. But they do. And that same power which allowed those egregious attacks on rights and liberties also belongs to the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security, and all the rest. 

With luck, both the House and Senate will have significant turn-over in the 2022 election. This may pave the way for legislative action. It is a nice to imagine that, by 2024, Congress could pass and implement a bill that includes a provision such as “Schedule F.” This should be a permanent addition to our code of federal regulations. Of course, the uni-party, with its reliance on corporate dollars to finance their election campaigns, will be loath to pass such sweeping legislation.

If they can not pass such legislation, an executive order similar to Trump’s should be enacted as soon as a new President is inaugurated. If we wish to preserve our democracy, the administrative state cannot be allowed to continue to operate unchecked. The bureaucratic swamp is dark, deep and wide. 

Someone needs to drain it.

20 thoughts on “The Invisible Power Controlling the US Government

  1. In order to resolve any problem, its root cause(s) need to be correctly identified.

    PLATO’S PHILOSOPHY IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BLUE PRINT FOR TOTALITARIAN SCHEMES OF EVERY VARIETY. Plato is conveyed throughout our cultures via Abrahamic religion (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) Quoting Plato’s treatise on Politics “Republic”.

    “Education must be thoroughly controlled by the state. We must have thoroughgoing censorship of literature, music, philosophy, and science”.

    “We will tell people lies, so called noble lies, lies that are for the good of the people as and when it turns out to be necessary”.

    “The ideal is to form one unit with all goods in common”

    “All careers are to be controlled completely. The board of philosophers assigned to vocational guidance will determine your ability and will assign you to the job where you best fit the state, regardless of your desires”


  2. Oh my goodness! Well, if I don’t agree with Malone on some things, this is one I do. Albeit, my perception of it all, due to my studies in conspiratorial history, may differ in various aspects. However, when I read this, for some reason “Philip Dru: Administrator” came to mind. I read this fictional book 1,000 yrs. ago. Its author was Edward Mandell House, the reason for reading the awful book! So I will share this interview on the exceptional James Corbett site about the book and its author (in 2015–4yrs. before the dystopian events that inspired Dr. Malone). They explain very well the subversive tenor of the book as well the actual activities of the author, who in my seemed to willingly play the stooge in the game of Russian Dolls–if you know what I mean.

    Just for added measure, I will introduce you to a book about the World Order which is so full of background history and detail that you might not learn of anywhere else. The only other book, less detailed but outlining the movement throughout the last centuries toward a global totalitarian World Order is “None Dare Call it Conspiracy”–a great beginners exercise.


      • You are welcome, Brian! Thank you for moderating my comment. In another comment, I referred to the “money power” (or money Trust). I came across this one today on the issue of money. This is for you and your readers to consider:

        There are movements around the world that
        attempt to combine the thinking of many individuals and movements that have attempted to free peoples and nations from ‘the thrall of interest slavery’.
        What has been missing, until the appearance of Dr. Bolton’s book, is a single
        work that brings together all of them.
        Kerry Bolton has constructed an instrument to teach mankind to understand the system of debt-slavery and that system’s false rationale.
        This is the book you hold in your hand.
        It is weapon to slay a tyranny who has almost limitless power to control – through the private monopoly of money
        and credit – almost every aspect of the life of the
        individual and society.
        See links for further research,
        Usury is the ultimate centralizer of power.


  3. It is more than an entrenched bureaucracy Brian. It involves private special interest groups, secret societies and big money. What you call democracy or republic is really just tools of statecraft for oligarchs and their fellow travellers.
    If you can grasp that as a basic truth about how things work then you will understand the situation much better.

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