Who Controls America?

20 01 2023

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

I do not consider myself to be naïve.  Having spent two years in intelligence at the Pentagon with the highest security clearances possible at that time, and then having worked for three-and-a-half years in the United States Senate—and for many more years after that, working with the Congress and official Washington—I have seen both the good and the bad.  I was present when Joe Biden attended his first committee meeting, one month after his wife and daughter were killed in a tragic auto accident; and I had great sympathy for him.

I grew up in Hollywood (or Los Angeles), among the rich and famous; and I am not naïve about how the Harvey Weinsteins and their ilk have ruled that town for decades.  Women have been used and abused in both cities, like groupies at rock concerts.  It is what happens at the highest levels of power, throughout the world.  But every once in a while, something comes to my attention that incapsulates the evil that exists, and persists, better than I could describe it.  Last night it occurred in a monologue delivered by Tucker Carlson, which is worth repeating here.  I respectfully submit that it should be read (or viewed) in its entirety:

If you’re a normal person, it’s a pretty weird experience watching Joe Biden’s presidency get euthanized by his own party.  On one hand, there’s an undeniable thrill to it.  You have to admit that.  Biden is the most destructive president in American history.  More things have broken under his watch than under any other president.

Joe Biden deserves to be driven from office and disgraced, but for this?  Breaking federal classification rules, some of the stupidest and most dishonest laws Congress has ever passed?  It’s like arresting El Chapo for expired plates.  It’s missing the point, but it looks like that’s what’s going to happen.

It seems like every day, one of Joe Biden’s lawyers shows up with more sheaves of classified documents like a dog who has found another dead chipmunk under the house.  This bunch was in his office at Penn, the one paid for by the Communist Party of China.

These were found next to his sad, little midlife crisis sports car in a garage in Delaware and so on.  You keep waiting for the White House physician to announce another document trove has been discovered after a routine colonoscopy.  It could happen because at this point, you know exactly where this story is heading.

Permanent Washington does not want Joe Biden to run for president again.  This is how they’re sending that message.  Even CNN has decided to become interested in Joe Biden’s misdeeds two years into his presidency.  They’re doing segments in how classification laws protect this country from its mortal enemies like Russia.  So, you know for certain the order has gone out.  Biden is done.  What a missed opportunity this is.  If you’re looking for crimes that Joe Biden has committed, there is a very long list.

Our country is being invaded.  The world is on the brink of nuclear war.  American cities have become slums.  Our economy is in shambles.  Even our airplanes no longer take off on time.  It’s a disaster and Joe Biden and his staff have a hand in all of it.  In a country with a functioning government, Joe Biden would have been impeached before the first million illegal aliens crossed over our southern border, but no one did anything to stop it.  So now they’re arriving at the rate of a quarter-million a month.

GRIFF JENKINS: Customs and Border Protection sources exclusively tell Fox News more than 250,000 migrants were encountered at the border in the month of December, about as many people living in Scottsdale, Arizona, making it the highest month ever on record.  In Eagle Pass, Texas, the migrant surge continues.  Local Kinney County rancher Pam had a harrowing experience with migrants on her property.

RANCHER: I looked out the back and I could see three illegals walking up to the house.  I had gotten a gun, which is an AR-15.  I asked them, I said, “Please stop, go away,” and I had the gun in my hands and they just kind of looked at me and kind of smiled and I was like… “Just go away,” and they refused to do so. 

JENKINSThey’re on the other side of the glass trying to get in and not backing down?

RANCHER: Not backing down.  Even though I have a high-powerful rifle in my arms, they are not backing down.  That was scary.  

A rifle Joe Biden would like to take away from her.  So that, writ large, is the biggest story of our lifetimes.  It is the one thing Joe Biden has done that cannot be undone.  Our great-grandchildren are going to live with the consequences of this, but you’d never know it from watching most of the news.  There is an effective media blackout on Joe Biden’s immigration policies and other downstream effects on America.  There are too many strangers pouring in at once and as a result, the country is becoming chaotic.  Here’s a rare television news piece on what happened when officials in New York decided to house some of Joe Biden’s illegal aliens in a local hotel.

LAUREN SIMONETTI: An employee there says that migrants have made an absolute mess of the place.  You’re standing in front of it. Is that true?  

MADISON ALWORTH: Yeah, well, what we’re hearing from that employee is that the hotel is completely overrun.  He says, you know, of course, some people just looking for that better life, but as a result, the hotel is a mess and he fears for his safety.  

ROW NYC HOTEL EMPLOYEE FELIPE RODRIGUEZ: We don’t have any guests anymore.  They sold the entire hotel from the fourth floor to the 28th floor.  It’s all migrants.  So we got people who are getting drunk, using marijuana.  They are punching and beating their wives or their girlfriends.  We have teenagers running around wild around the hotel opening the fire exit doors and doing what teenagers do in the stairways and it’s a mess. 

“It’s a mess,” he said.  Of course, it is.  The whole country is a mess because Joe Biden has ignored immigration laws passed by the Congress.  That is a crime and it has killed huge numbers of Americans, hundreds of thousands dead from narcotics.

TOM WOLF, FORMER FENTANYL ADDICT: Fentanyl has changed the entire game here in San Francisco.  You can’t buy heroin out here anymore.  Nobody sells heroin and nobody uses heroin.  Everybody has transitioned over to fentanyl.  Fentanyl is the most dangerous drug to ever hit the streets in the United States in history.

SIMONETTI: Fentanyl has killed more than 70,000 Americans in 12 months.  Here in San Francisco, it’s the dominant drug.  It’s responsible for three-quarters of drug overdoses, brazen drug-dealing and rampant drug use in the shadow of city hall.  The same city hall, residents say, actively enable the fentanyl crisis.  

All of it.  Every gram came over an open border.  What’s notable as a political matter is that every one of these disasters, the fentanyl epidemic, the chaos and crime in our cities, the invasion underway through Texas, Arizona and California, all of those deeply concerned Americans.  We are not guessing at that.  Polls show it very clearly.

By contrast, how many voters do you think are lying awake right now worrying that public officials might violate some obscure federal classification law?  None, not a single person.  No one outside Washington cares or even understands the issue and yet it is classified documents, not our open borders, that the Justice Department is punishing Joe Biden for.  Why is that?  What’s going on here?  Well, it’s simple.  Washington is protecting itself.  Joe Biden alone is responsible for this crime.

He alone took home classified documents.  He didn’t have help in doing that, but allowing the country to be invaded, that’s not something you can do by yourself.  So, if Biden were to be taken down for opening the southern border, a lot of other people would go with them.  He had a lot of accomplices.  Permanent Washington doesn’t want that and ultimately and here’s the point: Permanent Washington is in charge.  It’s not the democracy you imagined.  We’re seeing that now.

So, if you want to understand, if you really want to understand how the American government actually works at the highest levels, and if you want to know why they don’t teach history anymore, one thing you should know is that the most popular president in American history was Richard Nixon.  Richard Nixon.  Yet somehow, without a single vote being cast by a single American voter, Richard Nixon was kicked out of office and replaced by the only unelected president in American history.  So, we went for the most popular president to a president nobody voted for.  Wait a minute, you may ask, why didn’t I know that?  Wasn’t Richard Nixon a criminal?

Wasn’t he despised by all decent people?  No, he wasn’t.  In fact, if any president could claim to be the people’s choice, it was Richard Nixon.  Richard Nixon was re-elected in 1972 by the largest margin of the popular vote ever recorded before or since.  Nixon got 17 million more votes than his opponent.  Less than two years later, he was gone.  He was forced to resign and in his place, an obedient servant of the federal agencies called Gerald Ford took over the White House.

How did that happen?  Well, it’s a long story, but here are the highlights and they tell you a lot.  Richard Nixon believes that elements in the federal bureaucracy were working to undermine the American system of government and had been doing that for a long time.  He often said that.  He was absolutely right.  On June 23, 1972, Nixon met with the then–CIA director, Richard Helms, at the White House.  During the conversation, which thankfully was tape-recorded, Nixon suggested he knew “who shot John,” meaning President John F. Kennedy.  Nixon further implied that the CIA was directly involved in Kennedy’s assassination, which we now know it was.  Helms’s telling response?  Total silence, but for Nixon, it didn’t matter because it was already over.  Four days before, on June 19, The Washington Post had published the first of many stories about a break-in at the Watergate office building. 

Unbeknownst to Nixon and unreported by The Washington Post, four of the five burglars worked for the CIA.  The first of many dishonest Watergate stories was written by a 29-year-old metro reporter called Bob Woodward.  Who exactly was Bob Woodward?  Well, he wasn’t a journalist.  Bob Woodward had no background whatsoever in the news business.  Instead, Bob Woodward came directly from the classified areas of the federal government.  Shortly before Watergate, Woodward was a naval officer at the Pentagon.

He had a top-secret clearance.  He worked regularly with the intel agencies.  At times, Woodward was even detailed to the Nixon White House, where he interacted with Richard Nixon’s top aides.  Soon after leaving the Navy, for reasons that have never been clear, Woodward was hired by the most powerful news outlet in Washington and assigned the biggest story in the country.  Just to make it crystal clear what was actually happening, Woodward’s main source for his Watergate series was the deputy director of the FBI, Mark Felt, and Mark Felt ran — and we’re not making this up — the FBI’s COINTELPRO program, which was designed to secretly discredit political actors, the federal agencies wanted to destroy — people like Richard Nixon.  And at the same time, those same agencies were also working to take down Nixon’s elected vice president, Spiro Agnew.  In the fall of 1973, Agnew was indicted for tax evasion and forced to resign.  His replacement was a colorless congressman from Grand Rapids called Gerald Ford.

What was Ford’s qualification for the job?  Well, he had served on the Warren Commission, which absolved the CIA of responsibility for President Kennedy’s murder.  Nixon was strong-armed into accepting Gerald Ford by Democrats in Congress.  “We gave Nixon no choice but Ford,” Speaker of the House Carl Albert later boasted.  Eight months later, Gerald Ford of the Warren Commission was the president of the United States.  See how that works?  So those are the facts, not speculation.  All of that actually happened.  None of it’s secret.  Most of it actually is on Wikipedia, but no mainstream news organization has ever told that story.  It’s so obvious, yet it’s intentionally ignored and as a result, permanent Washington remains in charge of our political system.

Unelected lifers in the federal agencies make the biggest decisions in American government and crush anyone who tries to rein them in and in the process, our democracy becomes a joke. Now, you may have noticed that the very first person in the Trump administration the agencies went after was Gen. Michael Flynn. Why Flynn? Because Mike Flynn was a career Army intel officer who ran the Defense Intelligence Agency. In other words, Mike Flynn knew exactly how the system worked, and as a result, he was capable of fighting back. Four days after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the FBI lured Mike Flynn into a meeting without his lawyer, concocted a series of fake crimes and forced him to resign.

So, that’s how things actually work in Washington.  Let’s stop lying about it.  Joe Biden, meanwhile, whooped like a hyena when the Justice Department destroyed Mike Flynn.  So, there is, we have to say, a certain perverse justice in watching something very similar happen to Joe Biden himself six years later.  Joe Biden does not deserve our sympathy.  He’s being shafted, but don’t weep for him, and yet, the rest of us do deserve a better system, an actual democracy.  When people nobody voted for run everything, you are not living in a free country.[2]

Can I attest to the accuracy of each and every fact and conclusion that Carlson has cited?  No, but they are close enough to what I know personally to be worth repeating here, and heeding.  


© 2023, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-biden-destructive-president-american-history



13 responses

20 01 2023
H. Craig Bradley

Unfortunately, there is no way to adequately inform voters aside from the approved narrative broadcasted by the Deep State’s megaphones ( the mainstream media ). If you suggest a narrative of the real situation, as which you referred to and reported by Tucker Carlson, then your conventionally-minded suburban neighbors will either change the subject, deride “conspiracy theories” or feign a telephone call or some other matter requiring their immediate attention. In- essence, hardly anyone much cares anymore. People hide at home from the hard realities of national decline and official corruption. America is totally demoralized.

Bill O’Reilly is just as miffed about what is going-on politically as his replacement at Fox, Tucker Carlson. Bill states that the people had an opportunity to correct their mistake in 2022 and replace rotten Democratic incumbents with either Republicans or Independents, but did not choose to do so. Instead, they by and large elected Democrats once again. Many voters just did not even bother to vote.

He is right in that the American People have largely tuned-out and don’t seem to want to talk about current events or politics AT ALL anymore. Widespread public apathy has set-in. Fall of Rome v 2.0 ?

The best fix for our ailing Republic might be to let it crash and burn and then try to rebuild a real Democracy from the ashes. Beginning in 2024, most of the Big Blue States on both coasts are reportedly planning to launch their own versions of Elizabeth Warren’s “Wealth Tax” on the worldwide assets of the wealthy in their respective states, as Democrats define “rich”.

In-addition, 87,000 new IRS agents will descend upon the Middle Class in the coming years and extract even more taxes to help fund such noble causes as shoring-up public employee pension plans that are close to failing and may need bailouts by the Pension Fund Grantee Corporation (PFGC).

Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom still dreams about a version of Single Payer Health Insurance for ALL California residents (CalCare). Luckily, a multi-billion dollar state budget deficit will block this new health care initiative for years or at least until a full economic recovery occurs. Taxes must now be raised, regardless.

All Western Governments are probably going to collapse by 2032 A.D. due to deteriorating finances, an impossible burden of government debts, and official corruption. The French Revolutionaries took care of the King and his contemporaries in the French nobility. They were arrested and then beheaded using the guillotine.

Once we deteriorate economically and socially beyond a given tripping point, then the process of decline can become a waterfall event. We have some time to prepare but not unlimited time. The system can no longer be self-correcting.


21 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Craig, as always. That’s a mouthful, and not easily absorbed fully in one sitting.

Assuming Tucker is correct that Brain Dead Joe is “toast” — and by implication, so is Willie Brown’s former ho Kamala — the question becomes, who will be the Democrats’ candidate in 2024?

Tucker speculates that it may be Michelle Obama or Gavin Newsom. Does she really want the hassle? As for Newsom, I do not believe he will fly nationally. Among other things, his wife had a “relationship” with Harvey Weinstein.

The bottom line of what you have written is that most Americans do not care, and that America’s decline is inevitable. We shall see.


21 01 2023
H. Craig Bradley
21 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Again, thank you, Craig.

Most Californians are concerned about their own safety and well-being, which is true of residents of other states. They do not care about the overall health of their states, or so I believe. In other words, they are not altruistic.


21 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Joe Biden’s Descent And Demise

See, e.g., https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/jan/21/hunter-bidens-proximity-dads-stash-classified-docu/?bt_ee (“Hunter Biden’s proximity to dad’s stash of classified documents sets off national security alarms”) and https://apnews.com/article/biden-politics-united-states-government-merrick-garland-9c875e913618a68ac73d9e41505ab769 (“Dems: Biden should be ’embarrassed’ by classified docs case”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11666639/DAVID-MARCUS-Biden-Americas-SNL-posturing-utterly-shameless-liar-chief-GO.html (“Biden is now America’s condescending, SNL-posturing, utterly shameless liar-in-chief – and even the lapdog mainstream media know he has brought his mighty office low. He must GO!”) and https://www.dickmorris.com/why-biden-wont-run-again-lunch-alert/ (“Why Biden Won’t Run Again”)


24 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

It’s Clear What The Evil Democrats Want

See https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/new-siena-poll-reveals-most-democrats-nearly-half-of-republicans-say-rep-george-santos-should-resign/ (“New Siena poll reveals most Democrats, nearly half of Republicans say Rep. George Santos should resign”)

To flip the House of Representatives, so they control it.

First, the polling may be biased and inaccurate. Second, needless to say, the Democrats have lots of unsavory politicians (e.g., Adam Schiff; Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren who lied about her American Indian heritage; Richard Blumenthal who lied about his military service in Vietnam), who need to be removed. But the Party is doing nothing about them.

See, e.g., https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Churchill-For-Siena-pollster-a-post-election-15748114.php#photo-5939069 (“For Siena pollster, a post-election ‘root canal'”)


27 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

One thing Is Certain . . .

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11681393/Jill-Biden-drags-Joe-onstage-pose-dragon-dance-group-says-no-dancing.html (“Jill BLOCKS reporters from asking Joe about classified documents scandal – after pulling him on stage at Lunar New Year celebration and telling him ‘No, you’re not going to dance!'”)

. . . Joe Biden is brain dead.


28 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Having Given Us Covid, Our Enemy China Is Killing More Americans With Fentanyl

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11680323/Fentanyls-deathly-grip-America-1-500-deaths-week-cities-turned-wastelands.html (“Fentanyl’s deathly grip on America: Cheap synthetic opioid flooding US street drug supply is dragging down life expectancy, turning our cities into Zombielands and killing 1,500 people a WEEK”)


28 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Nothing Is Surprising In Woke California

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11687177/Activist-California-reparations-meeting-slams-223K-proposed-payments-not-enough.html (“Activist at slavery reparations meeting in California blasts the proposed $223,000 payments – yelling almost a quarter of a million dollars for each black resident is ‘NOT ENOUGH'”)


31 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

President Trump Sues Woodward

See https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/trump-sues-journalist-bob-woodward-for-releasing-interview-recordings/ar-AA16UZHz (“Trump Sues Journalist Bob Woodward for Releasing Interview Recordings”)


16 02 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

United Airlines Should Be Boycotted, And Sued

See https://nypost.com/2023/02/14/united-pilots-retrained-after-plane-nose-dived-above-pacific-airline/ (“United pilots retrained after plane nosedived to just 775 feet above Pacific Ocean, airline says”)

Retrained,” what utter nonsense. The pilots should never fly again; and United should be boycotted and sued.

Lots of people are afraid to fly; and incompetence and recklessness like this reinforces those fears.

. . .

Were they “Affirmative Action” pilots, who had been promoted beyond their competence? In a sense, their skin color does not matter. Clearly, they were incompetent and should be fired. Or United’s management should be fired.


24 02 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

In Many Ways, Biden’s America Is A Mirror Image Of Putin’s Russia

See https://news.yahoo.com/russian-support-putin-war-ukraine-050033692.html (“Russian Support for Putin’s War in Ukraine Is Hardening”)

Wokeism is evil and must be crushed in all of its insidious forms.

When Putin succumbs, will that change Russia’s trajectory? And will the demise of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris electorially change the fate of wokeism in America?

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11788913/Putin-Russian-presidents-physical-mental-state-deteriorated-year-war.html (“War takes its toll on Putin: How Russian president’s physical and mental state has deteriorated after a gruelling year since ordering invasion of Ukraine”)


28 02 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Rupert Murdoch Is A Political Hack

See, e.g., https://news.yahoo.com/murdoch-testified-fox-commentators-endorsed-222614792.html (“Murdoch Testified Fox Commentators ‘Endorsed’ Trump’s 2020 Election Lie”)

We know that Mudoch’s son Lachlan, who runs Fox today, is a Leftist. And Paul Ryan who sits on the Fox board is a raving RINO like his soulmate Mitt Romney, both of whom should be driven from the GOP.

We know too that the other networks which constitute “Fake News” suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story before the last presidential election in 2020, with help from the corrupt DOJ and FBI.

Whether the Dominion voting machines were “culprits” is largely a battle of legal experts, as they testify about their findings. But Rupert Murdoch has given Dominion a victory already, and undercut any notion that Fox will be “fair and balanced” news in the future.

What will this do to skew the reporting of its anchors like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson? Will they have the courage to “defy” their paymasters, the Murdochs?

Does this mean that the evil Democrats and their cohorts within the “Deep State” will control our elections in the future like they did in 2020? With the “compromised” Kevin McCarthy ostensibly leading the GOP, and with World War III possibly on the horizon, the future may be ominous.


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