We get a lot of curious dog looks about our Deep State clothing. What is it? What does it mean? For starters, it is art imitating life. It is comedy. It is satire. It is silly. And it is fun.
“The Deep State” is a conspiracy theory that has been around since the founding of our country in 1776. The conspiracy theory says that there is an incredibly large secret network of people working in government that spy and do dreadful things against the citizens of the county. Is it real? Of course not. It is not physically possible for such a thing to exist secretly, especially over hundreds of years. You cannot have thousands of people working for one organization, the U.S. Government, and doing things in secret that other people in the organization don’t know about. How would that even work? How would these thousands of people secretly communicate with each other? Who would be in charge? Who would decide who gets invited to be a member? How could you invite people to join if the whole thing is supposed to be secret? What if you invite the wrong person and they expose the whole thing? Blaming “The Deep State” for your problems is just a silly nonsense thing that dishonest people say to distract attention away from their own bad behavior. What’s even more silly is that some people believe it’s real.
So, we poke fun at the conspiracy theory by riffing off the phrase Deep State. It starts with Deep State University, which came to me one day when I thought about the words “State” and “University.” Then I created all the outlandish spin offs, like Deep State Phys Ed Dept, which is a riff on Eddie Murphy’s Mumford Phys Ed Dept T-shirt in Beverly Hills Cop. And then there’s Deep State Lacrosse, because Lacrosse is hugely popular, and it sounds like the Lacrosse program of Deep State University. And then I created all the businesses with outlandish tag lines that imply the businesses spy on their customers like it’s a good thing. It’s all just silliness. We hope you enjoy the Deep State clothing line. We just think it’s funny, and that’s why we made it.