” The Fifth Estate: Foreign Lobbyists” …. really? Beware!!
We have heard all about the 5th column….those traitors that will work behind the scenes to destroy a state and its apparatus…..all those communist agents in the Us back in the 50’s and ’60’s……
Now that communism is dead what are the chances that there are those people working against the country’s best interests….is there any danger?
The questions is…..is there a 5th estate?
First we have the 3 major estates….the 3 branches of government and then there is the 4th estate, the media…..let me explain a bit better…..
The fourth estate is a term that positions the press (newspapers) as a fourth branch of government and one that is important to a functioning democracy.
The phrase is attributed to Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797), a British politician, as quoted in Thomas Carlyle’s book, “Heros and Hero Worship in History” (1841):
Burke said that there were three Estates in Parliament, but…
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