America the Corrupt

Corruption is defined in the dictionary as “dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power.” It can no longer be denied that in every area of government and business, present-day America fits this description like a glove. Throw in a decadent culture, and a beaten-down, largely amoral populace, and you have America 2.0.

Our legal system is a laughingstock. I am just starting to write a book about our injustice system, and the statistics and personal stories are stunning. Cops routinely harass innocent motorists or pedestrians (but never threaten gang members, for instance). Prosecutors cling to cases with no real evidence, and push forward to convict those they know aren’t guilty. It’s all about winning under our adversarial system. Juries rubber-stamp dubious cases with guilty verdicts most of the time. And politicized  judges rule over the mess like feudal lords, with bias and inconsistency.

Our medical industrial complex, which I worked for during my entire adult life, is worse than anyone outside of it can imagine. Arrogant doctors and uncaring nurses provide patients with a Third World level of care. Big pharma, insurance companies, and wildly overpaid healthcare executives ensure that patients pay outrageous prices for even the smallest things. Insurance companies charge more each year, and cover less. Big pharma’s deadly products can be obtained in other countries for comparative pocket change. And yet even those victimized by this horrific system swallow the industry’s propaganda that it is somehow superior to single-payer systems.

Our media, which we should theoretically rely upon to expose the corruption and tyranny within our decaying society, is essentially controlled by the state. There are no investigative journalists left in this country in the corporate media. What research is done is conducted by people like me, in my books, and in articles like this one, and the many wonderful podcasts and bloggers out there providing alternative views. But too many Americans still scoff at us, and mindlessly trust the proclamations of the talking heads on television.

Big religion, from the ridiculous televangelists who somehow get gullible listeners to send them money, to my Catholic Church that continues to cover up the sexual abuse committed by priests, to the overpaid clergymen of all faiths (most people don’t realize how well paid rabbis are, for example), the corruption is obviously there as well. I’ll pay attention when I hear some of them loudly demanding a year of jubilee.

Professional sports are as orchestrated as anything else in our society. Are we really naive enough to think that businesses that can generate billions every year in gambling would leave all that to chance? Point spreads exist for a reason. The NFL and NBA, especially, are shady beyond reproach. The officials in both those leagues can control the outcomes of games by themselves, simply by calling penalties (or not calling them) at opportune moments.

As I exposed in my book Survival of the Richest, the vaunted marketplace is utterly rigged against the poor and working class, and what’s left of the middle class. If it’s all about the market paying what it can bear, failed CEOs like Carly Fiorina wouldn’t be given $40 million golden umbrellas to go away after being utter failures at their jobs. The big banks and corporations wouldn’t come crawling to the taxpayers for bailouts. Sports team owners wouldn’t threaten to move to another city if the taxpayers didn’t pay for their new stadium. Kind of takes the “risk” out of venture capitalism, doesn’t it? Socialism is only for the wealthy.

If we had true elected leaders “representing” us, they’d look out for the interests of the mass of people, at least once in a while. As the late James Forrestal told Joe McCarthy, before he plummeted to his death from a window at Bethesda Naval Hospital, occasionally they’d make a mistake in our favor. A true statesman, a Mr. Smith gone to Washington, would pop up here or there. The last politician with national power, who appeared to be the least bit interested in doing good, John F. Kennedy, had his head blown off in Dallas.

Even if we had real representatives, as the Iowa caucuses showed once again, the votes aren’t being honestly counted. Half the country doesn’t even want a voter identification required, which would seem to be the only way to ensure that someone doesn’t vote twice, or out of their precinct, or vote for the dead, or vote as non-citizens. “Vote early and often,” as they used to say.

Anyone who has been employed at any large or mid-sized company in America within the past few decades knows just how much hard work, loyalty, and competence matter in the workplace. In “right to work” states like mine, one can be fired for literally any reason. But at least you can’t be forced to join a union. The combination of “conservative” ideology, which puts profits (and executive bonuses) first and foremost, and social justice warrior favoritism and double standards ensure that the cheapest, most pliable, but “diverse” workforce is in place.

The customer is usually wrong in today’s business world. Try to get a company to honor a warranty. How about those “bumper to bumper” car warranties? From my perspective, everything is between the bumpers on a car, but these companies invariably find a way to wiggle out of covering something. It’s hard to blame the low-paid retail employees for not having a great attitude. They aren’t rewarded, no matter how well the company does. But you can bet management is. And ultimately, it’s the consumer who gets screwed. So, take your business elsewhere? And get identical prices, and identical service? Remember, John D. Rockefeller, one of the titans of capitalism, memorably said, “competition is a sin.”

Government is certainly no better than business, and probably worse in most cases. Try getting a government agency on the phone. After surviving the tortuous automated menu system (which all agencies and private businesses now employ, despite heartfelt opposition from the public, in the spirit of Rockefeller-style “competition”), you will be transferred by one rude, uncaring representative to another, if you’re not simply cut off or hung up on.

The mainstream media, including an entertainment industry that features more talentless performers than talented ones, is controlled by a handful of powerful companies. There is no competition, which would please John D. Rockefeller. The films, songs, television shows, and works of art are almost entirely forgettable. McCulture, if you will. Nothing uplifting. No real literature can be published in today’s America. To be fair, there probably aren’t enough literate readers left to appreciate it. We are becoming a cultural wasteland, a burgeoning Idiocracy.

We don’t even have the trappings of a First World nation any more. The infrastructure is like every other part of America 2.0- a gigantic, crumbling, figurative pot hole. But no one addresses it, or has for sixty years. Instead, the nonstop bombings and occupations of other nations continue, regardless of cost, as the wealth of those who are already rich increases, and the poverty of those who are already poor does as well. And the middle is being squeezed out completely. Half of America literally has no wealth. The bottom quarter has a negative net worth.

Everything I write about highlights some kind of corruption, or injustice. Needless to say, I never run out of things to write about. We are drifting listlessly in a sea of corruption. The country is full of naked emperors. And there are no innocent children to point it out.

You can’t leave the people out of this. As I’ve written about before, virtually no one seems to believe in the Golden Rule any more. They may never have believed in it, but as least they pretended to. Now, not only do hardly any people treat others as they wish to be treated, most would like to have those they disagree with fired from their jobs, if not prosecuted.

To begin to clean this mess up, you’d need the biggest vacuum cleaner imaginable. And a massive insertion of honest, competent leaders at all levels of society.

 

About donaldjeffries

Author of the critically acclaimed best sellers "Hidden History: An Expose of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover Ups in American Politics,""Survival of the Richest: How the Corruption of the Marketplace and the Disparity of Wealth Created the Greatest Conspiracy of All," and the newly released "Crimes and Cover Ups in American Politics: 1776-1963." Author of the 2007 sci-fi/fantasy novel "The Unreals," which has been described as a cross between The Wizard of Oz and The Twilight Zone, and compared to A Confederacy of Dunces and classic Russian literature. A second edition of "The Unreals" was published in February 2015 by Pocol Press. Long time JFK assassination researcher. Seeker of truth, proponent of justice and fairness. Enemy of corruption. Sender of as many "tiny ripples of hope" as possible.

Posted on February 12, 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Love your articles Donald! Always spot on! Repo Man to the rescue! lol

  2. Ralph B. Seymour

    The Clintons have set the standard for corruption in the US for decades now and one might expect their spectacular success to be emulated. So, the fact that Biden sold his office is not surprising. The real problem as I see it is that EVERYTHING in the US, including politics, has become a racket. Brazen corruption of all different flavors in the US has made the political variety seem quaint.

    These Rackets are HUGE:

    1. The medical business.
    2. The legal business.
    3. The education business.
    4. The banking business.
    5. Organized religion.
    6. Sports and gambling.
    7. Law Enforcement.
    8. Military Industrial Complex.
    9. Big Tech.

  3. Ralph B. Seymour

    Good article Mr. Jeffries. Couldn’t agree more.

  4. Frederick M. Joyce

    Didn’t you vote for Donald Trump? Seems to me, he’s pretty corrupt. He’s a disgrace to his race. Some say that people who voted for him were trying to weaken the white race. Hope that isn’t you.

    • Yes, I voted for him. Didn’t see much choice- Hillary Clinton is the queen of the Deep State, and frankly I’ve grown tired of voting for Third Party candidates that never have a chance to win. Trump’s rhetoric was often revolutionary. Of course, I realized he almost certainly didn’t mean it, but it’s not like I’ve ever been satisfied with the results of any election. He has been a monumental disappointment, and I have grown to believe he was hired to play the part of the great divider. On that front, he’s been very successful. You can read lots of articles here about Trump, and how I perceive him.

  5. Don, another excellent commentary as usual. I would like to suggest a solution to at least some of the problems you described. Actually, I should say I would like to suggest THE solution, because there is only one solution.

    The only solution is to split the U.S. up into at least three smaller countries. Now, the reflexive reaction of most people at this point is to shut their brains off, but hear me out. Some of the benefits of secession are explained in my commentary posted at The Burning Platform that I linked to below. But there are additional benefits that I didn’t address in the commentary below. One of the biggest benefits is that all but one of the resultant countries will be starting out with essentially a clean state, so at least one of them would probably start out without a central bank, i.e., they will have an honest money system. That by itself will solve many, many problems. Most people (even libertarians and paleoconservatives) just don’t understand how completely toxic central banks are. Now I know that many people point out how bad the Federal Reserve is, and say that we should get rid of it, but that is impossible within the current system. They will not tolerate anything that threatens their ability to create money out of thin air. They will do anything including killing the president. One of the main reasons they killed JFK was because he was simply trying to circumvent the Fed in a minor way; he wasn’t even trying to abolish the Fed. Absence of a central bank will also help control the out-of-control housing costs (which is a large contributor to the homeless problem), college tuition costs (which is turning many millennials into debt slaves, and causing them to look favorably at Crazy Bernie’s communist ideas), and health care costs (which is the direct cause of several of the problems you mention in this post here related to the medical industrial complex).

    One of the countries might also start out with separation of education and state. That by itself would solve many, many problems. The dumbing down and brainwashing of kids in the government indoctrination centers (public schools) is the root cause of so many other problems that we have. But it is impossible to separate education and state within our current system. We can’t even get rid of the U.S. Department of Education, which Reagan famously promised to do – and failed. Getting rid of the U.S. Department of Education would provide a miniscule amount of relief for our current education problems (maybe 5%), and save some taxpayer dollars, but we can’t even do that. (Incidentally, complete separation of education and state would go a long way towards solving many of the problems related to bullying in schools that you describe in your new book “Bullyocracy”. I’ve haven’t read the book yet, but from reading your previous Facebook posts about the book I know generally what you cover in the book.)

    Another advantage of smaller countries is that the governments would be a lot smaller (in most cases) which would greatly reduce the ability for buying influence, and greatly reduce the effects of crony capitalism.

    Now, splitting up the country into three or more separate countries will not solve problems in all of the countries, but by solving problems in some countries, and giving people a choice of different places to live, we will essentially have a free market in places to live. People will be able to vote with their feet, and competition between the separate countries will help to insure that the best practices get adopted by most or all of the countries. Right now we have a one-size-fits-all monopoly controlled by the out-of-control behemoth on the Potomac. There is no way to escape it except by moving to another country, which isn’t practical for most people, especially since most other countries (except for a few like Switzerland) aren’t any better.

    Half of the problems that you describe in “Survival of the Richest” are direct or indirect results of a central bank, big government, and crony capitalism. Those problems would essentially vanish, or at least be a lot less severe, in a country without a central bank and big government. If one of the new countries started out with both honest money and separation of education and state, the amount of wealth and prosperity, and the reason for that wealth and prosperity, would be so obvious to all but the most obtuse in the other countries that they would start demanding the same reforms in their countries. A country such as American Redoubt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Redoubt) is a possible country that could do this. Virtually everyone, in all the countries, would see improvements, unless possibly one of the countries was determined to pursue a failed path like socialism. But at least if they did that, it would be their own fault, and it wouldn’t pull down the entire U.S. As things are now, if we go the communism/socialism route it will pull down the entire country.

    Now, the standard response of most people who have listened this far is: “but secession would be hard”. Yes, secession would be hard. But simply discussing secession is not hard. And since it is the only solution it should at least be discussed. It will certainly never happen unless it is discussed. The only alternative is to continue complaining about our problems until the current system collapses, and then hope that after the dust settles there is enough left to try to rebuild some semblance of a civilization. That’s not really a plan.

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/12/26/breaking-point/

  6. Ralph B. Seymour

    This video explores Jewish organized crime in NY and NJ in general, and Trump’s connection to it.

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