The coup's complete. "Business" is installed as the winner. The CorpoRat state Has triumphed, in the USofA.
It was nearly 40 years in the conduct, another 30 in the making.
It's nearly to 60 years--John Birch, the namesake, a Christian "missionary" and CIA spy in China, was killed by Maoist partisans in ' 45, iirc--and you can trace the fundamental elements of the ideology back to the American "red-scare" sympathizers and the anti-FDR plots in the 20s and 30s...The Society bearing his name was founded in '58 by the father of the infamous Koch Bros.
Most Americans don’t realize that the right wing’s main ideas have been pushed for 50 years by the John Birch Society (JBS), a group Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley Jr. once thought too extreme, but which has since become the intellectual seed bank of the right.Here's a pretty comprehensive list, with links, of the literature on the outfit. They were spotted early, but not really taken seriously.
Among other things, the JBS has been active in creating and training the Tea Party, and the sons of a JBS founder, David and Charles Koch, have been a major force within it (they say they’re not JBS members).