Client:Cooler Media

Partner: Willem Middelkoop

Onderwerp:The Deep State: who has real power on earth?


Language: English

Story: Who has the real power on earth? Government? Or is there a shadow power that pulls the strings? Together with Willem Middelkoop we give a look behind the scenes with our new AnyStory “The Deep State: Patterns of deception.”

The creation.

At Cooler Media we spend a lot of our time on “free work” in the form of our AnyStories. The only requirement? “Make it bold!”

Who has the power? Or is there such a thing as a shadow power? The Deep State is a term that refers to a government body that operates independently of the government and seeks to take power.

Conspiracy theorists smash these kinds of theories for hours on end. Would there really be secret organizations that try to undermine the power of governments?

Fortunately, more and more people – especially young people – are recognizing patterns of cheating. This AnyStory was created in collaboration with author Willem Middelkoop to shine a light on The Deep State.

“We highlighted a complex topic with this AnyStory. It was refreshing to work on. Because we used heavy textures through the entire animation we definitely created a dark and mysterious vibe, which really suits the story.”

– Jamie, Technical Animator


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The script.

People often say the US president is

the most powerful man on earth. But is that really true? Or is there actually an invisible power behind the White House?

In 2017, acclaimed American film director Oliver Stone, famous for Platoon, Wall Street and JFK, talked of the existence of a

shadow power in the US.

“But remember this: In the 13 wars we’ve started over the last 30 years and the $14 trillion we’ve spent, and the hundreds of thousands of lives that have perished from this earth, remember that it wasn’t one leader, but a system, both Republican and Democrat. Call it what you will: the military industrial money media security complex.”

There’s a kernel of truth in this. Only 17 of the last 200 years have been without US military action or attempts at regime change.

President Trump regularly tweets about the “

Deep State”. The last president who spoke about it was John F. Kennedy… Revelations by the FBI show that the Deep State exists and is doing everything in its power to remove Trump from the White House as soon as possible.

The Deep State probably came into being in 1877. At the age of just 23, young British aristocrat Cecil Rhodes described his vision for the world. There should be a single white world government, led alternately from London and Washington. This would spread the superior

Western culture across the world and exploit all raw materials. He thought Africa was there for the taking and, soon after, it was divided up among his circle of powerful friends.

There is no reason to assume that things are different today. After oil was discovered a century ago in the Middle East, straight lines were drawn in its sand. When colonization was over, friendly regimes were given support.

Colonization may be a thing of the past, but the principle remains the same. In order to maintain economic world power, the US involves us in wars that we do not understand. Weapons of mass destruction were never found in Iraq and many people cannot understand why we take part in wars in Libya and in Syria.

For a Deep State,

war can be a highly profitable and influential tool. The arms industry does excellent business and fear keeps people compliant. And there’s no shortage of wars. First came ‘the war on communism’, then ‘the war on drugs’ and now it’s ‘the war on terror’. The latter war may never come to an end – the more bombings there are, the more terrorists are produced.

To get the people to support their warmongering, the Deep State does not hesitate to use

“false flag” operations – where a country’s own security services carry out an attack or allow it to happen in order to increase levels of fear.

It seems unbelievable but, for example, the US Marines official website admits the start of the Vietnam War was staged, involving the notorious Gulf of Tonkin incident. The same applies to the bomb attacks by Gladio or NATO in Italy in the 1970s and 80s. There are also likely to have been similar attacks more recently in the US and Europe.

It no longer seems possible to deny the existence of the Deep State. In many ways,

Western democracy and its free press appear a façade, unable to control the shadow power.

Luckily, more and more – mostly young – people, recognize these patterns of deception. Are you one of them? Share this video and help cast new light on those who operate in the dark.

This video was developed thanks to our collaboration with Willem Middelkoop, author of the book, Patterns of Deception (“Patronen van bedrog”). In it, he provides facts to underpin the gut feeling so many people have.

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