How Corrupt Is the American Government?

See For Yourself

Government corruption has become rampant:

  • Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes
  • NSA spies pass around homemade sexual videos and pictures they’ve collected from spying on the American people
  • Investigators from the Treasury’s Office of the Inspector General found that some of the regulator’s employees surfed erotic websites, hired prostitutes and accepted gifts from bank executives … instead of actually working to help the economy
  • The Minerals Management Service – the regulator charged with overseeing BP and other oil companies to ensure that oil spills don’t occur – was riddled with “a culture of substance abuse and promiscuity”, which included “sex with industry contacts
  • Agents for the Drug Enforcement Agency had dozens of sex parties with prostitutes hired by the drug cartels they were supposed to stop (they also received money, gifts and weapons from drug cartel members)
  • The former chief accountant for the SEC says that Bernanke and Paulson broke the law and should be prosecuted
  • The government knew about mortgage fraud a long time ago. For example, the FBI warned of an “epidemic” of mortgage fraud in 2004. However, the FBI, DOJ and other government agencies then stood down and did nothing. See this and this. For example, the Federal Reserve turned its cheek and allowed massive fraud, and the SEC has repeatedly ignored accounting fraud (a whistleblower also “gift-wrapped and delivered” the Madoff scandal to the SEC, but they refused to take action). Indeed, Alan Greenspan took the position that fraud could never happen
  • Paulson and Bernanke falsely stated that the big banks receiving Tarp money were healthy when they were not. The Treasury Secretary also falsely told Congress that the bailouts would be used to dispose of toxic assets … but then used the money for something else entirely
  • The American government’s top official in charge of the bank bailouts wrote, “Americans should lose faith in their government. They should deplore the captured politicians and regulators who distributed tax dollars to the banks without insisting that they be accountable. The American people should be revolted by a financial system that rewards failure and protects those who drove it to the point of collapse and will undoubtedly do so again.”
  • Congress has exempted itself from the healthcare rules it insists everyone else follow
  • Law enforcement also grabs massive amounts of people’s cash, cars and property … even when people aren’t CHARGED with – let alone convicted of – any crime
  • Private prisons are huge profit-making centers for giant companies, and private prison corporations obtain quotas from the government, where the government guarantees a certain number of prisoners at any given time
  • The government covered up the health risks to New Orleans residents associated with polluted water from hurricane Katrina, and FEMA covered up the cancer risk from the toxic trailers which it provided to refugees of the hurricane. The Centers for Disease Control – the lead agency tasked with addressing disease in America – covered up lead poisoning in children in the Washington, D.C. area (the Centers for Disease Control has also been outed as receiving industry funding)
  • In response to new studies showing the substantial dangers of genetically modified foods, the government passed legislation more or less PUSHING IT onto our plates
  • Government scientists originally pushed fluoridation of water as “safe and effective” because fluoride is a major byproduct of making nuclear weapons … and the government ordered them to downplay the risks of fluoride exposure in order to prevent massive lawsuits by those suffering injury from poisoning
  • The Bush White House worked hard to smear CIA officers, bloggers and anyone else who criticized the Iraq war
  • The FBI smeared top scientists who pointed out the numerous holes in its anthrax case. Indeed, the head of the FBI’s investigation agrees that corruption was rampant
  • Warmongers in the U.S. government knowingly and intentionally lied us into a war of aggression in Iraq. The former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the highest ranking military officer in the United States – said that the Iraq war was “based on a series of lies”. The same is true in Libya, Syria and other wars. Indeed, the U.S. has often launched or proposed launching wars based upon FALSE PREMISES
  • When the American government got caught assassinating innocent civilians, it changed its definition of “enemy combatants” to include all young men – between the ages of say 15 and 35 – who happen to be in battle zones. When it got busted killing kids with drones, it changed the definition again to include kids as “enemy combatants”
  • The government treats journalists who report on government corruption as CRIMINALS OR TERRORISTS. And it goes to great lengths to smear them. For example, when USA Today reporters busted the Pentagon for illegally targeting Americans with propaganda, the Pentagon launched a SMEAR CAMPAIGN against the reporters. But  journalists who act as mere cheerleaders for the government who never criticize are protected and rewarded

The biggest companies own the D.C. politicians. Indeed, the head of the economics department at George Mason University has pointed out that it is unfair to call politicians “prostitutes”. They are in fact pimps … selling out the American people for a price.

Government regulators have become so corrupted and “captured” by those they regulate that Americans know that the cop is on the take. Institutional corruption is killing people’s trust in our government and our institutions.

Neither the Democratic or Republican parties represent the interests of the American people. Elections have become nothing but scripted beauty contests, with both parties ignoring the desires of their own bases.

Indeed, America is no longer a democracy or republic … it’s officially an oligarchy. And the allowance of unlimited campaign spending allows the oligarchs to purchase politicians more directly than ever.

No wonder polls show that the American people say that the system is so thoroughly corrupt that government corruption is now Americans’ number one fear.

And politicians from both sides of the aisle say that corruption has destroyed America. And see this.

Moreover, there are two systems of justice in Americaone for the big banks and other fatcats … and one for everyone else. Indeed, Americans have .

Big Corporations Are Also Thoroughly Corrupt

But the private sector is no better … for example, the big banks have literally turned into criminal syndicates engaged in systemic fraud.

Wall Street and giant corporations are literally manipulating every single market.

And the big corporations are cutting corners to make an extra penny … wreaking havoc with their carelessness. For example:

  • U.S. military contractors have pocketed huge sums of money earmarked for humanitarian and reconstruction aid. And see this (whistleblowers alerted the government about the looting of Iraq reconstruction funds, but nothing was done)
  • There is systemic corruption among drug companies, scientific journals, university medical departments, and medical groups which set the criteria for diagnosis and treatment

(Further examples here, here, here, here and here.)

We’ve Forgotten the Lessons of History

The real problem is that we need to learn a little history:

  • We’ve known for thousands of years that – when criminals are not punished – crime spreads
  • We’ve known for centuries that powerful people – unless held to account – will get together and steal from everyone else

Beyond Partisan Politics

Liberals and conservatives tend to blame our country’s problems on different factors … but they are all connected.

The real problem is the malignant, symbiotic relationship between big corporations and big government.

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  • Richardjh

    This is really shocking to know about the corruption. Really feeling sad thinking about the corruption and how are being cheated. Now even education has become a business. All the schools and colleges are asking a large amount as fees. I think it is better to hire online learning services like online journalism programs so that it would reduce the cost.

  • How Corrupt Is the American Government?

    After all that’s happened, from the rendition flights to claiming to be exceptional.

    Who could disagree with….World Leader.

    • Cedrik Thibert

      Extremely corrupt.

  • The USA is now prime for a good nuking.

  • Here is part of your answer for the question at hand.

    January 5, 2016 The Rule Of Law No Longer Exists In Western Civilization

    My work documenting how the law was lost began about a quarter of a century ago. A close friend and distinguished attorney, Dean Booth, first brought to my attention the erosion of the legal principles on which rests the rule of law in the United States. My columns on the subject got the attention of an educational institution that invited me to give a lecture on the subject. Subsequently, I was invited to give a lecture on “How The Law Was Lost” at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City.

    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/01/05/the-rule-of-law-no-longer-exists-in-western-civilization-paul-craig-roberts/

  • Dec 18, 2015 The Last GOP Debate of 2015 *Condensed & Edited for Accuracy

    The sad part about this video is it’s not really edited that much… more just cut into a lot of little chunks so two hours can fit into 4 ½ mins.

    https://youtu.be/o3FvUq0rCrY

  • May 18, 2015 Corruption is Legal in America, and Does The Government Represent The People?

    Princeton University study: Public opinion has “near-zero” impact on U.S. law. The number of Americans for or against any idea has no impact on the likelihood that Congress will make it law.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41897.htm

  • unheilig

    Excellent assemblage. Furthermore:
    The only way you could be shocked and surprised by all this is if you didn’t know. And if you didn’t know, you’re either already being paid by them NOT to know, or you’re dumber than a sack of hammers.

  • January 5, 2016 Psychopaths rule, but here’s something you can do to oppose them
    by Jack Balkwill

    “I seem to have lost my way” said Alice. “What do you mean, ‘your way?’ asked the Red Queen.“ Round here all ways belong to me.” —Lewis Carroll

    “Through the Looking Glass” In the famous myth, Emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Although this didn’t, in fact, happen, Nero was documented to have been a tyrant who was insensitive to the needs of the common people, and it wouldn’t have been out of character.

    http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/17180#sthash.hgjF9xhu.dpuf

  • Falcon101

    I cannot find one area or branch of the Federal or State Governments that are without corruption, America has become a cesspool of corruption that needs to be reigned in or it will be the people of this country that will pay a heavy price when the corruption reaches it’s plateau. Illegal’s in America are not held to the same standard as American Citizens and the laws are so irrelevant that illegals are not tried for their crimes but Americans are now being tried and convicted of NON CRIMES.

    What can be done at this point? The Government has been given ALL THE POWER along with the Corporations and the people have been transformed into their SLAVES.

  • Silverado

    Corrupt enough to knock off a President? Starting wars and spying on allies & everyone else is just a sideshow. After whacking a sitting President and getting away with it for 50 years everything else just kind of…pales.

    • Cedrik Thibert

      Corrupt enough to declare Martial Law and gun down it’s own citizens who wants change!

      Obama already signed documents for possible Martial Law and don’t forget those infamous FEMA camps.

  • Demonocracy

    Nice work! This looks like a rap sheet for the U.S. But then again the U.S. government is a lawless nation.

  • Chad

    You conlcude: “The real problem is the malignant, symbiotic relationship between big corporations and big government.”

    But that is not striking deep enough. What is deeper than “big corporations and big govt”?

    Ever-increasing-plunder to support ever-increasing-populations to pay on ever-increasing-debts due to an economic system founded upon USURY. And of course, in parallel, ever-increasing-populations require ever-increasing-hierarchies of big corporations+govt to support, manage, and distribute within all of these “ever-increasing” paradigms. And it is a fact of human nature that increasing-powers result in increasing-corruption. And it is a fact of the world that it is finite, and therefore, ever-increasing paradigms as well. But we have taken things so far that we are all now on usury-based techno-industrial life-support, and most of the planet dies if we get off the crazy-train. We’re doomed if we stop now, and quadruple-doomed if we don’t. And honestly, we’re all just too lustful, greedy, cowardly, and delusional to stop now – so everybody: keep blathering, and enjoy the slow descent into hell. We are destroying this planet from A-Z and nobody is “dying there way out of this”. Awareness/spirit is not created by flesh, it’s not a product of the material world, and it attaches to the nervous systems of creature after creature until it accomplishes detachment from sensual reality by way of insight/wisdom, and it’s own powers of intention.

  • Chad

    You conlcude: “The real problem is the malignant, symbiotic relationship between big corporations and big government.”

    But that is not striking deep enough. What is deeper than “big corporations and big govt”?

    Ever-increasing-plunder to support ever-increasing-populations to pay on ever-increasing-debts due to an economic system founded upon USURY. And of course, in parallel, ever-increasing-populations require ever-increasing-hierarchies of big corporations+govt to support, manage, and distribute within all of these “ever-increasing” paradigms. And it is a fact of human nature that increasing-powers result in increasing-corruption. And it is a fact of the world that it is finite, and therefore, ever-increasing paradigms as well. But we have taken things so far that we are all now on usury-based techno-industrial life-support, and most of the planet dies if we get off the crazy-train. We’re doomed if we stop now, and quadruple-doomed if we don’t. And honestly, we’re all just too lustful, greedy, cowardly, and delusional to stop now – so everybody: keep blathering, and enjoy the slow descent into hell. We are destroying this planet from A-Z and nobody is “dying there way out of this”. Awareness/spirit is not created by flesh, it’s not a product of the material world, and it attaches to the nervous systems of creature after creature until it accomplishes detachment from sensual reality by way of insight/wisdom, and it’s own powers of intention.

  • Chad

    You conclude: “The real problem is the malignant, symbiotic relationship between big corporations and big government.”

    But that is not striking deep enough. What is deeper than “big corporations and big govt”?

    Ever-increasing-plunder to support ever-increasing-populations to pay on ever-increasing-debts due to an economic system founded upon USURY. And of course, in parallel, ever-increasing-populations require ever-increasing-hierarchies of big corporations+govt to support, manage, and distribute within all of these “ever-increasing” paradigms. And it is a fact of human nature that increasing-powers result in increasing-corruption. And it is a fact of the world that it is finite, and therefore, ever-increasing paradigms as well. But we have taken things so far that we are all now on usury-based techno-industrial life-support, and most of the planet dies if we get off the crazy-train. We’re doomed if we stop now, and quadruple-doomed if we don’t. And honestly, we’re all just too lustful, greedy, cowardly, and delusional to stop now – so everybody: keep blathering, and enjoy the slow descent into hell. We are destroying this planet from A-Z and nobody is “dying their way out of this”. Awareness/spirit is not created by flesh, it’s not a product of the material world, and it attaches to the nervous systems of creature after creature until it accomplishes detachment from sensual reality by way of insight/wisdom, and it’s own powers of intention.

  • jeannonkralj

    I commend you on such excellent true journalism, however, I take exception to the part about false events such as 9-11 and Boston Marathon “Bombing.”

    You really tell it like it is on everything EXCEPT the false events happening in USA. That is a major, perhaps deliberate, failure.

    “Terror attacks such as 9/11,
    the Boston Marathon bombing and the Texas shooting all
    happened because of PERVASIVE CORRUPTION in
    our intelligence agencies.”

    Sure, there is massive corruption in the government and intelligence agencies and the media, but not telling the whole truth is corrupt too in my book.

    The linked Washington’s Blog article assumes that the definition of terrorism means an “external threat”, that is, an “attack” from outside the USA. With that false definition you are unable to convey accurate information to us about false events, aka “false flag” events, such as the Boston “bombing” and the “Texas “shooting”, whatever that is.

    Definition of terrorism in English:

    noun

    The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.


    The fabricated external threat of terrorism has been deftly translated
    into meaning that anyone challenging the status quo, be it political,
    economic or psycho-spiritual, is the enemy. Not external enemies but
    domestic, as has always been the case, but openly declared since the
    first so-called Patriot Act. Dissent has become illegal and they’ve
    virtually declared any thinking American an enemy of the State with a
    litany of laws, rules and regulations at their disposal while mechanisms
    set in place long ago to protect personal rights have been eviscerated.”

    source”
    http://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com/2015/05/jade-helm-and-american-massacre.html

    Nobody died at Sandy Hook

    There were no commercial airline jets that crashed at any of the four designated places on 9-11 and there were no hijackers and no passengers on those mythical airplanes.

    You failed to convey truth to us about the major issued of all the false events being perpetrated on U.S. soil in the last half century.

  • Brockland A.T.

    The real problem is the democracy deficit.

    “Democratic deficit, an insufficient level of democracy in political institutions and procedures in comparison with a theoretical ideal of a democratic government.

    The expression democratic deficit may be used to denote the absence or underdevelopment of key democratic institutions, but it may also be used to describe the various ways in which these institutions may fail to function properly (e.g., lack of transparency and accountability, technocratic decision making, inadequate participation of citizens in policy making). Evaluations of the level of democratic deficit focus on the procedural aspects of democracy, reflected in the mechanisms of representation and decision making. Therefore, the notion of democratic deficit encompasses distortions in the flow of influence from citizens to government. As such, it is closely associated with the issue of democratic legitimacy.

    http://www.britannica.com/topic/democratic-deficit

    Proportional representation – an idea whose time has come.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS62N5b5L7Y

    • Concerned Citizen

      You seem to be a bit disillusioned. There is no true democratic system. Just the warm fuzzy the thought of one gives us. Everyday people actually have no effect on the voting process. The only things that decide who is voted in and what bills are passed are the “Delegates”(an interesting read with research) and the “Lobbyists”.

      • Brockland A.T.

        Governments secure legitimacy via the electoral system; improving the democratic process improves popular leverage. Democracy exists as part of a cycle of democracy and tyranny, the wax and wane of the franchise.

        Even under total oligarchy, there is democracy; its just that the franchise is effectively limited to oligarchs and generally inefficient as it cannot encompass the full spectrum of needs for its own survival anymore than a head without a body.

        That there is no true democratic system presently in use by the so-called great democracies, is irrelevant. If the talent of the population can never be fully expressed across the spectrum of economies, political, social, and market, then we will lose to competitors or implode from the stupid.

        Neoliberals since Hayek have been disproven by neoliberal reality; its not possible to defend liberty, especially through ownership of wealth, without democracy. Rather ironic since Hayek is lauded as the great defender of classical liberalism.

        http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9827.html

        https://www.opendemocracy.net/benjamin-selwyn/friedrich-hayek-dictatorship

        The great error of Western philosophers is the belief that democracy does not exist or does not matter, that its something separate from republicanism and the free market. Heyek wrote about the pretense of knowledge looking in a mirror and neoliberals have been fawning at Dorian Grey’s looking glass ever since.

        The capitalist free market, ultimately, is one great democratic arena, which votes and acts by demand and supply. What is tyranny, other than the denial of the free movement and effective expression of goods and services? Whether of the political economy or capitalist one, defending unjustified positions of advantage is ultimately to everyone’s disadvantage, save the competition.

  • Concerned Citizen

    NEWS FLASH – The Banks own the government, thus through the bailouts, they just laundered money. What happens at the “Bank” level, trickles down to governments. Look at the Government who report to the Federal Reserves/Central Banks of the countries, then those institutions report to the UN & the IMF, then the IMF reports to the BIS, and the BIS is owned by the top 1% of the wealthiest in the world. Please everyone, open your eyes, and don’t believe everything the bought and paid for media reports. FOLLOW THE MONEY AND YOU WILL SEE….

  • Cedrik Thibert

    Just as corrupt and depraved as Communist China.

    It’s a copy-paste.