Many people who work in the federal government perform their jobs
conscientiously. They may be church-going Christians. They may sincerely
want to help the poor, or solve some other important problem. But the
efforts of these people are wasted. The direction of the
federal government is dictated by "insiders." Example: you may
be diligent in performing your job of helping the government trains run
on time, but the trains are taking the Jews to the Concentration Camps.
Who decided to send the trains to the camps? Who decides the general direction
of the government?
A good place to start your education is a short book by John F. McManus
called The Insiders.
are some reviews on Amazon.com of this short book that introduces
text of an older edition (covers Carter through Clinton, but not
George Dubya) is free
Another word for "the Insiders" is "The
Establishment." That page has more information.