This U.S. Government Is The Most Corrupt In History

“There Has Never Been A Time, However, When The Government Of The United States Was So Perversely And Systematically Dedicated To Special Interests, Earmarks, Side Deals, Log-Rolling, Vote-Trading, And Sweetheart Deals”

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
  • Conservatives like the director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan (Lt. General William Odom) and liberals like Noam Chomsky all say that the American government is the WORLD’S LARGEST purveyor of terrorism
  • 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
  • The government has destroyed most of the freedoms and liberties that officials are sworn to protect. The high-level NSA official who designed the NSA’s global surveillance program told Washington’s Blog:  “Our government use to be more careful and secretive in their violations of the constitution; but, now, they are more blatant an arrogant in their violation as if to dare anyone to try and stop them

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”.  He says they are in fact pimps … selling out the American people for a price.

A former U.S.  Senator writes:

Measured against the standards established for republics from ancient times, the American Republic is massively corrupt.

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Can anyone seriously doubt that our republic, our government, is corrupt? There have been Teapot Domes and financial scandals of one kind or another throughout our nation’s history. There has never been a time, however, when the government of the United States was so perversely and systematically dedicated to special interests, earmarks, side deals, log-rolling, vote-trading, and sweetheart deals of one kind or another.

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How can public service be promoted as an ideal to young people when this sewer corrupts our Republic? At this point in early twenty-first-century America, the greatest service our nation’s young people could provide is to lead an army of outraged young Americans armed with brooms on a crusade to sweep out the rascals and rid our capital of the money changers, rent seekers, revolving door dancers, and special interest deal makers and power brokers and send them back home to make an honest living, that is, if they still remember how to do so.

A U.S. Congressman says:

  • Washington is a “sinkhole of leeches”
  • Money “corrupts” and House members are “puppets” to lobbyists who bankroll their campaigns.  “Business organizations and unions fork over more than $3 billion a year to those who lobby the federal government. Does that tell you something? We’re operating a f–king casino”
  • ‘America’s on an irreversible decline and no one in Washington seems to care . . . God help us.’
  • “We spend money we don’t have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation. It’s about getting credit now, lookin’ good for the upcoming election.”  “Like most of my colleagues, I promise my constituents a lot of stuff I can never deliver.”  “But what the hell? It makes them happy hearing it . . . My main job is to keep my job”

He also says:

  • “Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that’s lavished upon them”
  • “My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything”
  • “Fundraising is so time consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don’t know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it’ll cost”

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 see this.

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

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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  • kimyo

    thank you for the consummate summation of our situation.

    if anonymous were a real thing, the above would appear on every single cell phone in the country.

    • diogenes

      great idea

  • diogenes

    This is superb. Now, since you don’t make any of your own, and they are what we DESPERATELY need, for suggested methods and proposals for remedy, see Parts 4 and 5 of my essay, The Distribution of Wealth in America, posted elsewhere on this site.

  • animalogic

    This is a brilliant aggregation of facts which would leave any reasonable person in no doubt that the US is dying from systemic corruption.
    If I have a quibble it is this: the sexual irregularities of federal employees maybe symptomatic, however, they pale into insignificance compared to the bulk of the facts presented. Highlighting such behaviour risks trivializing the substantive criticisms by reducing matters to questions of personal morality and administrative regulation. Simply, we are presented with a mountain and a mole-hill, and I would not have the issues confused.

  • y3shuA imMANu3l

    Apocrypha: 2 Esdras Chapter 13
    5 This is the meaning of the vision: Whereas thou sawest a man coming up from the midst of the sea:
    26 The same is he whom God the Highest hath kept a great season, which by his own self shall deliver his creature: and he shall order them that are left behind.
    27 And whereas thou sawest, that out of his mouth there came as a blast of wind, and fire, and storm;
    28 And that he held neither sword, nor any instrument of war, but that the rushing in of him destroyed the whole multitude that came to subdue him; this is the interpretation:
    29 Behold, the days come, when the most High will begin to deliver them that are upon the earth.
    30 And he shall come to the astonishment of them that dwell on the earth.
    31 And one shall undertake to fight against another, one city against another, one place against another, one people against another, and one realm against another.
    32 And the time shall be when these things shall come to pass, and the signs shall happen which I shewed thee before, and then shall my Son be declared, whom thou sawest as a man ascending.

  • sally232
  • y3shuA imMANu3l

    Jeremiah 23:
    “Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!” declares the Lord. 2 Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel concerning the shepherds who are tending My people: “You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to attend to you for the evil of your deeds,” declares the Lord. 3 “Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply. 4 I will also raise up shepherds over them and they will tend them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.
    5 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch;
    And He will reign as king and act wisely
    And do justice and righteousness in the land.
    6 “In His days Judah will be saved,
    And Israel will dwell securely;
    And this is His name by which He will be called,
    ‘The Lord our righteousness.’

  • y3shuA imMANu3l

    BEHOLD

  • May 16, 2016 How the President could overthrow the U.S.

    As of 2007 the President has the ability to replace the US government if they feel an emergency constitutes such actions.

    https://youtu.be/A8ulWoO7g9Q

  • Nov 24, 2015 The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government

    America’s next president will inherit more than a bitterly divided nation. He or she will also inherit a shadow government—a permanent, corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country. As John W. Whitehead warns in this week’s vodcast, all it will take is another terrorist attack or a natural disaster for such a regime to emerge from the shadows.

    https://youtu.be/vjdw3Is9mT4

  • Carl_Herman

    Thanks, GW; great documentation of our condition.

    I can hear the long opera of human history building to its final and closing song; I feel the tempo building to a climax of choice for humanity: which side do your thoughts, words and actions place you upon?

    Are you living with these criminal parasites, or are you living with a competitively cooperative civilization for progressive experience and expression of virtues?

    Finish strong.

  • y3shuA imMANu3l

    “Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake – Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands on Tuesday, 17 May 2016”

  • y3shuA imMANu3l

    “Natural Resources Canada is confirming that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake rattled the Upper Ottawa Valley late Saturday afternoon.
    The quake’s epicentre was 12 kilometres south southwest of Petawawa. There have been no reports of damage or injuries as a result of the tremor which struck at about 5:30 p.m”

  • ICFubar

    This a natural outgrowth of a monetary system that can and will inventory and control everything and everyone on this planet.

    • You are spot on target ICFubar!

      “Who controls the issuance of money controls the government!” Nathan Meyer Rothschild

      A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use? It is a Small World at the Top, and the largest banks hold a total of $25.1 trillion dollars or enough to fund the federal U.S. government for over 7 years or roughly $3500 per person on earth.

      Here is the .01% list Which Corporations Control the World?

      http://www.internationalbusinessguide.org/corporations/

  • “Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.” Friedrich August von Hayek

  • None of that could happen if it were not for your true enemies — your neighbors, family members and townsfolk who vote politicians into office who promise and then dole out ever more welfare — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, TANF, SNAP, Section 8 vouchers, Pell, Obamacare subsidies.

    • diogenes

      You need to inform yourself about the true character of America’s fake democracy. A 2014 study by Martin Gliens (Princeton) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern) establishes that American voters have absolutely no influence over policy. The 1% of the wealthy do. Your post amounts to a defense by deception of the corruption exposed in this article. Shame on you. Your are either ignorant or deceitful. Which is it?

  • May 21, 2013 Why the whole banking system is a scam – Godfrey Bloom MEP

    • European Parliament, Strasbourg, 21 May 2013

    • Speaker: Godfrey Bloom MEP, UKIP

    https://youtu.be/hYzX3YZoMrs

  • jadan

    The real problem is a dysfunctional electoral apparatus and the lack of democracy. Pornography is irrelevant. Voters who believe their votes are counted will get rid of corruption.

    • kimyo

      the unbelievably vast sea of corruption documented above is a direct result of ‘voters who believe their votes are counted’.

      if they continue to believe, then the corruption will grow like late-stage cancer.

      once voters realize their votes have never mattered, then we might get somewhere.

      • diogenes

        You said it.

  • Eventually, the muck will get so deep that the average person will be unable to ignore it. Once that collapse in confidence takes hold of a society, there’s Hell to pay. Literally.

    We did it to ourselves, by our inattention.

    John Little
    omegashock dot com

  • Auldenemy

    All the above equally applies to the UK and EU. Same completely corrupt banking, big business and politicians lining their pockets by becoming puppets to the interests of the latter two. On the subject of RoundUp, the fields all around me are constantly drenched in it. Cancer rates around here seem to grow and I have lost too many friends and acquaintances to it, also losing my soul mate to this terrible disease. I don’t think it is a case anymore of the NWO order coming, but rather that it has already arrived. It would appear that far from bringing about a less corrupt Western banking system, the 2008 financial crisis has resulted in an even worse one. Every year I am getting poorer as I try to cope with increasing living costs (like a massive 23% rent increase this year) but never rising income. Millions of people are in the same position or worse. I am stunned by the apathy of Main St. Most seem to have been lobotomised when it comes to any awareness at all that our countries are being systematically looted and destroyed by an out of control banking-political cabal.

    • paulthecabdriver

      News flash: All of the above, to one degree or another apply to all governments throughout time. I am reading Murray Rothbard’s great book “Conceived in Liberty”, a history of the American colonies 1607 to 1750, and the various governments then were just as corrupt, only with different industries. The problem is not business, or banking; the problem is the idea of government itself. Any government based upon theft (taxation) must be backed by lies, and violence. Therefore, all governments are corrupt and evil. We have tried throughout history to change it. Devine right of kings was supposed to be a principle where a king was held responsible to God, and that didn’t turn out well at all. Neither did parliaments, nor constitutions. It cannot be fixed. It cannot be reformed. It must be peacefully abolished.

  • Fred smith

    People i know in my country, Australia, still believe the USA is still the greatest nation in
    the history of the human race, and will not be convinced otherwise.
    And yes, will have our fair share of dumb and ignorant people too.

  • nomadfiles

    ‘There is nothing more corrupt than “democratic capitalism.” Americans live in the most corrupt political system that has ever existed. The post Americans live in the most corrupt political system that has ever existed.’
    https://youtu.be/oBZ2V9LMeDk

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      Is there Anything , What this “Pseudo-human WASTE” Says , Having VALIDITY , Anytime after it’s “PROCLAMATION” ???

  • Foxy

    Common citizens are degraded by such a government.
    No wonder there’s Trump.

  • Kurtis Mitchell

    U.S. Government is BANK OWNED… Nuff said…

  • Ivor

    More corruption: 10 of the Worst Corporate Accounting Scandals of All-time http://www.online-accounting-degree.org/biggest-accounting-scandals/

  • Meeric

    To be a leader for nobility,
    Upholding integrity seems to be nonexistent.

  • Keen

    Empire of Illusion

    Our Roman Empire is in decline