I have fond affection for my sense of right and wrong – morally, spiritually and legally. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult to behave responsibly as a citizen given the thorough corruption which has engulfed nearly the entire population of elected officials and business leaders. Fraud, corruption, grand-scale theft and remarkable dishonesty is endemic to Wall Street, DC and across corporate America.
Every single elected official at the Federal level, and at most State levels, is a paid servant of big banks, corporations and wealthy families/individuals. Obtaining a House or Senate seat is worth $10’s of millions. Getting into the Oval Office is worth $100’s of millions. For those you who still harbor disillusions of Obama’s integrity, recall that he campaigned aggressively on a platform in 2008 that promoted “cleaning up Wall Street” as a high priority. Not only did he not clean anything up, he enabled the same fraudulent business activities that sunk the financial system in 2008 to become even more grand in scale and stealth. Now he’s greedily pocketing $1 million speaking engagement with the banks he bailed out in 2008 with $800 billion in taxpayer funds.
Anyone who believes their vote matters has their head buried in sand. Even though he must believe his vote still matters, James Kunstler has written must-read commentary on the current plight of the U.S. political system:
What America might want to know right now is: how come Hillary Clinton doesn’t have any legal problems? Why aren’t DOJ investigators examining the financial records of the Clinton Foundation? You would think somebody would want to find out how over $120 million of Russian “charitable donations” ended up on its ledgers around the time that Secretary of State HRC approved the Uranium One deal — compared to which, Bill Clinton’s $500,000 payment from a Russian bank for giving a speech around the same time just looks like walking-around money…
…Watergate begins to look as quaint and simple as a game of Chutes and Ladders compared to RussiaGate. Not only are both parties implicated one way or another in multiple nefarious schemes, plots, and intrigues, but the Department of Justice and its subsidiary, the FBI, look culpable in a range of cover-ups and mis-directions. If the DOJ becomes disabled, how does any of this get resolved?
The whole extravaganza is heading toward a constitutional crisis that might clean out the system like a Death Wish coffee enema. Sentiment may arise for Mr. Mueller to step aside, if President Trump doesn’t make the rash decision to simply fire him. The latter would certainly foment a constitutional crisis that could include an effort to run Trump over with the 25th amendment. In the event, we’ll be in a new kind of civil war.
Click here to read the rest: SWAMP-O-RAMA
By the way, this is in no way a defense of Trump. I have not voted since 1992 (I wrote in “Ron Paul” on my ballot) – I back my views with action, or non-action as it were. Trump is in the business of casinos and real estate – specifically NYC-area real estate. Both of those endeavors are tightly connected to criminal activities on every level. If you are wondering why Trump rolled over so quickly to the command of the Swamp/Deep State, just imagine the thick folder of bribe material they have on him…
“If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.” -Mark Twain
LOL – exactly
Stalin: “It does not matter who votes, it matters only who counts”.
I gather that their (Clinton’s) ability to avoid accountability is tied to a phenomenon known as arkancide.
Corruption takes two basic forms: a person with decision-making power who receives consideration for allowing someone else to do something that they should not have been allowed to do under any circumstances; or, a person with decision-making power who receives consideration in exchange for granting permission to someone to do something which they probably should not have needed to ask for permission anyway.
Hillary, and most of our government at all levels, has become master of both forms of corruption. The only way out is less government (which takes away their decision-making power), coupled with a society-wide embracing of what the author calls his “fond affection for my sense of right and wrong – morally, spiritually and legally.”
Amazing to see the breadth of the fraud that is our government. It has become so transparent.
How much longer do we have before the system breaks down? Will it break all at once or in stages?
I suppose it could go on for awhile. I thought the SHTF was going to happen years ago. I for one am enjoying the time we have left, motoring around the country, enjoying my retirement. It’s like living with a terminal disease, but in the meantime your symptoms are not hobbling you. You appreciate what you have in the present moment, because tomorrow may never come.
Aloha and well said
I wrote in Ron Paul too. Heck, if it wasn’t for him, I would never have self-trade studied Austrian Economics, let alone come across your site, Dave. I consider him, and others like him, better LEADERS than the snakes in DC. And neither will I ever vote again.
Like many others, 2008 made it painfully clear to me that the system was thoroughly corrupt, although nearly everyone around me scoffed when I pointed this out. I had just graduated with a B.A in criminal justice…and the outrage and shame was enough to deter me from law-enforcement entirely. How can I, a good agent, contribute more justice through a rigged justice system? It seemed clear to me that I would quickly run afoul of the PTB who were obviously knee-deep in fraud (and my emphasis was on white-collar crime). Even as a cop…with the prevalence of civil-asset forfeiture and tons of other legal but criminal tempations and quotas, the misplaced faith became all too apparent.
Now the same individuals who questioned my conclusions and career goals are just barely catching on…but too little, too late. It’s been very tough, but I’m making some headway into a new career in the financial world as a business administrator. When the shtf, the others are at risk of being let go with no marketable skillsets or accomplishments (“I did not jail any actual criminals, and even protected some. Hire me?” ). They may even be confused for the real SOBs, even if they’re doing an honest job. God help them if any mobs come to their doorsteps.
With your criminal justice background you must have some interesting insight into the corruption at the Justice Dept and FBI
I’d like to think so; thanks. I could tell you a lot about flimsy “forensic” evidence, the many problems with the way court systems are run, the evil that is jury-slavery (fraudulently called “jury duty”), and other academic points that I learned off and out of college. I happen to subscribe to a private-system of law and order, but that’s a subject for another time.
But the greatest insight about the Justice Department is actually quite personal and involves someone I know. I don’t want to get into too many details, but the moral of the story is: hire a private attorney, and keep your mouth shut. Public defenders are over-worked at best and slimy at worst. Plus, there are SO MANY ways a perfectly innocent person’s word can be twisted in the court of law…and you can’t afford to be on the defensive. Correction: You WON’T afford to be on the defensive! Especially when the onus is on the prosecution to prove your guilt.
Oh, by the way, a totally unrelated piece of advice for everyone since we’re on the subject of legal defense; get yourself a dash-cam if you haven’t already gotten one. The prices are falling and the quality is getting better every year. Even in a crumbling justice system, an electronic witness can be your best friend. May even make you MORE friends, depending on the circumstances.