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Open secret

Wow. I mean, just…wow.

“Go in and think like a liberal” was the advice two FBI agents gave Jonathan Gilliam prior to his taking an FBI entrance exam. Gilliam shared his anecdote during a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

Gilliam, a retired Navy SEAL and former FBI special agent, spoke of left-wing political corruption across the federal government, specifically identifying the CIA and FBI.

Gilliam recalled that two FBI agents advised him to “think like a liberal” during his FBI entrance exam. “I was told by two FBI agents that did not know each other –  I was told, ‘Do not go in and take that test as though you are thinking like a SEAL.’ In other words, ‘If this happened, this is the way it should be done because this is the way a team works, and this is the way an investigation should be carried out.’ They said, ‘Don’t do that, you’ll fail. Go in and think like a liberal.’ And that’s what I did, and I passed.”

The FBI’s entrance exam illustrated how leftists use ideological filtering tools preferencing ideological fellow travelers, said Gilliam.

The “deep state” network of leftists, said Gilliam, extends across various federal bureaucracies. He advised President Donald Trump to cleanse federal bureaucracies of politically corrupt leftists.

“If you want to see the deep state, this is what you’re looking at,” said Gilliam. “It’s not just the FBI. It’s not just the DOJ. It’s also the State Department. It’s the IRS. It’s the DOD. It’s the VA. You want to look across the board and look (at) all of these.”

It’s one thing to know this intellectually, as we all do. It’s quite another to see it spelled out so unabashedly, straight from within the belly of the beast. Awestruck kudos to Gilliam for having the big clanking brass ones to fearlessly speak up like this. Given the FBI’s sordid history, he has most probably put himself in real peril by daring to lift the veil publicly—for publication, no less. He’s a brave man indeed.

We’ve had discussions here on a couple of occasions with people dismissive of the notion of any actual organized “conspiracy,” formal or informal, behind Leftist influence on government. But that’s the wrong way to think of it from the start—a flawed premise which can only lead further analysis astray and render it futile.

My position has always been that, when it comes to the dead hand of Progressivism on the levers of power, collusion (yeah, I said it) doesn’t require conspiracy. It’s more the result of a confluence of like-minded people in positions of influence, a Borg hive-mind that is diligent about taking care of their own and takes the institutional primacy of their ideology as a given, with conservative or Constitution-respecting types well aware of the hostility towards them and mindful of the necessity of keeping their own beliefs under wraps. Think of it as Hollywood writ much larger and you won’t be far wrong.

Much larger, and much more nefarious too. After all, you can always choose not go to the movies.

(Via WRSA and Heartiste)

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3 thoughts on “Open secret

  1. They could have just as well told him:

    Go and think like a Rove Republican

    and the result would have been the same. I see that Fox trotted out good ol’ Karl to spout his “wisdom” about the Senate immigration action the other day. He is indistinguishable from Chuckie. But then again, he is the lead for the Koch brothers’ talking points. Everyone on their payroll needs to know the right phrases, just as do those on Soros’ payroll.

  2. Even the US Air Force does this. It may happen in the other branches as well, but I do not have experience there so I will stick with what I know.

    As a Senior NCO in a small Special Forces unit. One of my duties was the training and personnel manager. When ever I had a young troop get promoted and become eligible for NCO, or Senior NCO PME, I would advise that they sign-up and complete the training manual as well as sign-up for the in-residence Academy.

    When ever they got a billet to attend the Academy I gave them the same advice:
    Whenever you take a test, or are questioned about a problem in class always remember that the test and the course are written by life long residents of the Pentagon and that ALL answers that work in the real world DO NOT APPLY within that mentality. Always assume that ALL test questions are answered by what the Pentagon staffer who has never had ANY real life military experience in his life.

    Our unit had a 100% success rate on graduations in residence. Other units on Base asked how we did it, I would always say that it was good preparation on the units part and hard work by our Airmen.

    MSG Grumpy

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