Former Arizona GOP Chair and Steven Seagal Publish Book on the “Deep State”, Foreword by Joe Arpaio

From the Ahwatukee Foothill News, April 2015:

Ahwatukee resident and author Tom Morrissey looks to the future after releasing the third novel of his “The Sacred Search” series.

…The series, which Morrissey said is categorized as a metaphysical martial arts series… even captured the attention of Steven Seagal.

…Now, Morrissey and Seagal are planning to team up on a new project. As explained by Morrissey, the project is a series that will focus on Native American law enforcement officers who do work as trackers.

The opus has now appeared: The Way Of The Shadow Wolves: The Deep State And The Hijacking Of America, published by Morrissey’s 5th Palace Publishing and complete with a foreword by none other than birther ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio. According to the blurb:

...Both author’s [sic] have worked with, confronted, and seen the power of the Deep State and the manner in which, at times, federal government agencies willfully violate the Constitution and the laws of the land in service to special interests. Recent events has for the first time made many American citizens aware that the Deep State is very real; that the mainstream media tends toward bias by often offering a false narrative designed by the secret intelligence world in service to special interests. The fight for America’s soul is taking place far from Washington, D.C. This is a story of one small group of patriots fighting the good fight.

The back cover comes with an endorsement from Louie McKinney, former Director of the US Marshals Service, who says that “although it is fiction, the story could have come from today’s headlines”.

The reincarnation of Chungdrag Dorje known as Stephen Seagal is known internationally; Morrissey is not quite so famous, although in 2012 the martial artist and former US marshal was the Arizona Republican Party chairman. Towards the end of his tenure, Morrissey raised doubts about the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, while insisting that this did not make him a “birther”; a commentary piece in the Phoenix New Times suggests that this was “an effort to win back some of that crazy support he used to be able to count on”, but which had evaporated during his “disastrous chairmanship”. Morrissey then however stepped down, citing upcoming knee surgery. Two years later he came last in an election to become Maricopa County GOP chairman, despite support from Arpaio, who is a long-term friend, and Ted Nugent (videos available here).

Arpaio, meanwhile, has links with Seagal through Steven Seagal: Lawman, a reality show that relocated from Louisiana to Maricopa County following a lawsuit (later dropped without explanation) accusing Seagal of sexual harassment; in 2014, the Atlantic described Seagal as

part of Arpaio’s celebrity “posse” of tough guys who support the sheriff’s tough (and probably unconstitutional!) ideas for targeting undocumented immigrants in the state.

In 2011, there had been controversy over Arpaio’s decision to apprehend a suspected cockfighter by having a tank crash into the suspect’s property; there was some suspicion that while this made for exciting television, the destruction may not have been strictly necessary. At the time, it was reported that Seagal had been “riding” the tank, although a recent Washington Post profile says this is “disputed”.

News of the book came to wider attention from a Twitter user calling himself The Warax, whose thread also inspired a post on the subject at Boing Boing. The Warax also drew attention to supposed insight into the book provided by 5-star Amazon review by conspiracy theorist Robert David Steele:

I read this book in galley form after Steven asked me to when we shot a documentary together in Thailand in May 2017, and it was my great privilege to not only be able to work with him directly, but also with best-selling author and US Marshall Tom Morrissey, of Arizona, offering a few thoughts from my time as a clandestine case officer (spy) working the Latin American terrorist – cartel target and my time in Washington working the inter-agency enemies of the Constitution target…

This is a book written by patriots for patriots. This is a book that offers truths as fiction that the mainstream media will never report on accurately. The authors chose not to cover pedophilia and Satanism, and Uranium One was not on their scope, but they hit just about everything else.

Read this to understand how the Obama Administration was the peak of criminality started by the assassination of John F. Kennedy (both George Bush Senior and Yitzhak Rabin were part of the plot and present in Dallas) and going through multiple Administration both Republican and Democratic…

Presumably the last paragraph is an extrapolation by Steele, rather than a reflection of the content of the book. Steele has also produced an essay, which he originally posted as “to support a forthcoming book by Steven Seagal and Tom Morrissey” but now just says “to support a forthcoming book” (1).

Steele’s most extravagant claim perhaps is that NASA has kidnapped children to create a slave colony on Mars, as he recently explained to Alex Jones. I haven’t been able to confirm his claim about filming in Thailand with Seagal. Unlike the book’s authors, Steele is also engaged with the conspiracist left, denouncing “Rothschilds” and in the UK appearing on the David Icke-associated Richie Allen Show. It’s also not a surprise to see him on RT, being interviewed by Max Keiser.


(1) The phrase was captured on a couple of scraper-sites, as shown by Google here.

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