The Deep State. What is a Deep State?

Do you know what is a deep state?

The deep state is a network of individuals who are neither elected nor in any official position but use their wealth, social status, and threats to compel elected state agents and officials to submit to their direct authority, will and influence.

Often there are up to seven levels of separation from the individuals running the deep state and the public agents/official they intend to influence. It’s that indirect way of influence which makes people to call it the ‘deep’ State. It’s invisible and hidden to direct examination and covers up with lot of subterfuge and deceptive mission statement.

Therefore, the people who establish and run a deep state are often unknown to the general public and these people do not talk about public affairs publicly.

Their front organizations are secret societies, alumni network, think tanks, foundations, ngos, lobbying groups, professional association, religious groups, extremists groups, criminal organizations, media groups, drinking clubs, etc.

In any given country, there might be one or two deep states, often cooperative and at times competing.

Deep States are often established to defend the interests of an ethnic group, a social group, corporations through a political and economical ideology, and policy preferences.

The main tools of influence of a deep state is patronage, propaganda, social activism through a network of affiliate organizations, corruption and lobbying of public officers, intelligence gathering and blackmailing, para-state military groups and hitmen.

The majority of deep States are run by local oligarchs, aristocrats, spiritual leaders. However, a foreign country could build a deep state in another country in order to control indirectly its political and economical agenda. That’s the case of a majority of African countries where most of the military officials, ministers, ngos, secret societies, alumni network, are funded, sponsored, lobbied and controlled by foreign agents.

Building a deep state in another country is the most subtle and most effective way to colonize that country. That’s the reason why, mature states had counterintelligence and laws against foreign influence on domestic affairs.

For example there is a law in the United States which forbid American citizen to discuss foreign affairs with foreign government and officials.

China had a huge intellectual firewall against foreign infiltration and monitor all foreign visitors including tourists.

A typical example of the success of European running deep States in most African countries is the membership of many African head of states and high officials in European secret societies, the Commonwealth or the Francophonie.

France for example has a running program which proactively identifies young leaders in Africa and enroll them into a network of patronage by French agents, in order to build loyalty to France above African interests. It’s a very successful program. Thousands of active and dormant participants in such program are in many top positions in francophone Africa.

Recently the United States had copied part of the French program through a program called YALI (young African leadership initiative) into which they recruit hundreds of young Africans and run them through ideological indoctrination camps and afterward patronage networks. The idea is to cultivate a network of influential young people they could activate at will for a colorful revolution or a themed pro-democracy coup.

Most of weak countries are utterly vulnerable to foreign owned deep state in their country. There is no easy way for them to fight back as far as it’s more profitable for their citizens to align with foreign interests for social and economical advancement in their country.

In South Africa for example, the white Europeans control the deep state, though Black hold an empty political power.

In any given country with a strong, we’ll established deep state, the visible political staff is often a band of rented mouths for the deep state, and is severely vulnerable to a coup if any conflict might oppose them to the deep state.

Africans should study more this notion of foreign deep states in their countries and plan properly to uproot them.


About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

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