Hillary Is The Perfection of a Corrupt System

Let’s set aside Hillary Clinton as an individual and consider her as the perfection of a corrupt political system. As I noted yesterday, Politics As Usual Is Dead, and Hillary Clinton is the ultimate product of the political system that is disintegrating before our eyes.

The corruption of pay-to-play and the commingling of public and private influence is not the failing of an individual–it is the logical conclusion of a thoroughly corrupt political system.

Given the incentives built into politics as usual, public/private pay-to-play doesn’t just make sense–it is the only possible maximization of the political system.

Cobble together a multi-million dollar private foundation, millions of dollars in speaking fees from big-money contributors, conflicts of interest, the secrecy of private email servers, pay-to-play schemes and corrupted loyalists planted in the Department of Justice, and the inevitable result is a politics as usual money-harvesting machine that lays waste to the nation, supporters and critics alike.

All the Clintons did is assemble the parts more effectively than anyone else.Now that the machine has scooped up hundreds of millions of dollars in “contributions” and other loot, vested interests and corrupted loyalists within the federal government will do anything to protect the machine and its vast flow of funds.

The nation’s political system needs a thorough cleaning from top to bottom.Exposing the Clintons’ perfection of politics as usual won’t change the conditions and incentives that created the Clintons’ harvester of corruption.

That will require rooting out the incentives that made the Clintons’ perfection of corruption both logical and inevitable.

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  • Kansas_Voter

    I hope that we can make a change, or at least start to make a change this year. I read this quote in an article by Robert Reich back in April:

    “Last fall, when on book tour in the nation’s heartland, I kept finding people trying to make up their minds in the upcoming election between Sanders and Trump.

    They saw one or the other as their champion: Sanders the “political revolutionary” who’d reclaim power from the privileged few; Trump, the authoritarian strongman who’d wrest power back from an establishment that’s usurped it.

    The people I encountered told me the moneyed interests couldn’t buy off Sanders because he wouldn’t take their money, and they couldn’t buy off Trump because he didn’t need their money.”

  • Westcoastliberal

    Kansas Voter is spot-on. We the people are primarily looking for CHANGE! I was a Sanders supporter for that reason, although his stand on immigration was distasteful. I can’t believe he still supports Hitlery after all the dirty tricks she and her DNC pulled on him. The only change-agent left standing is Trump and while I may not agree with some of his positions, I’m hopeful he will shake up the status quo in D.C. What the U.S. needs is a massive purge!

  • twinfishfour .

    Obama should not get a pass, having perpetuated the worst of both the Bush neocons and the Clinton neoliberals following his starry eyed election in 2008, his Nobel Peace prize, with the most cynically corrupt administration since Nixon, and a genocidal mess based on the most outrageous and transparent lies in Ukraine and Syria that should haunt him even in hell.

    Obama’s legacy is also the spawning of Hillary as Democratic nominee, through corruption disenfranchising the liberal side of the party, which sadly, also shows just how empty the liberal gas tank is, that Bernie could turn traitor on his own movement, and yet be forgiven for it by anyone at all. Yet thousands still love him. Great times.

  • TimeToWakeUPAmerica

    SHILL-ARY is the perfection of a corrupt system. 100% correct.

    Look. Let’s face REALITY, here, ok? We are now 5 days (FIVE!) from the Presidential (PRE-)(S)”Election”. SHILL-ary is the PRE-SELECTED CANDIDATE of choice, of the

    Have you seen ANY actual evidence, that ANYTHING will be done to indict or prosecute SHILL-ary Clinton?

    Of course not. There are HUGE $$ behind her. THAT IS WHY SHE IS “ABOVE-THE-LAW”. And, she will CONTINUE to be “above-the-law” right through Nov. 8th.

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  • Pierre Marlais

    Perhaps Jim Kunstler’s analysis might be the best solution. Elect HRC in a few days. She deserves to preside over the coming collapse of the current system rather than having an outsider take the blame. In an age of “anything goes and nothing matters” voting for the status quo candidate might be our best option at the end of the collapse so we are not confused as to “whom to blame” when it occurs.