US/Corruption

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Interest ofJohn McAfee
In 2017, a poll revealed that 3/4 of US citizens were afraid of "corrupt government officials". A 2014 Gallup poll revealed that 3/4 of US citizens perceived corruption in the US government as "widespread".

Official narrative

Wikipedia's list of "scandals" is organised by branch of government, as if to reinforce the illusion that separation of powers is a functional concept.

Public awareness

In 2014, 75% Americans perceived corruption in the US government as "widespread", up 66% in 2009.[1] A 2017 poll revealed that the "Terrorism" had dropped from being the #2 fear of US citizens in 2016 to #22! By contrast, their biggest fear was "corrupt government officials", which rose from 60% in 2016 to 75% in 2017.[2]

Dictatorship

A 2014 paper in Perspectives on Politics entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens concluded that the US was a de facto dictatorship - i.e. that the will of the people had no statistically significant impact on which legislation was enacted.[3] This evidence of corruption was not followed up on by the commercially-controlled media and as of December 2017, it was still the only paper on this topic.[4]

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
John McAfee“I've collected files on corruption in governments. For the first time, I'm naming names and specifics. I'll begin with a corrupt CIA agent and two Bahamian officials. Coming today. If I'm arrested or disappear, 31+ terrabytes [sic.] of incriminating data will be released to the press.”John McAfee9 June 2019
Statecraft“The financial frauds conducted by The Enterprise were designed to implicate, enrich and entrap a huge swath of the political class in DC. Fraudulent securities or oil and gas deals were offered to friends to enrich them and enemies to entrap them. In some cases, enemies were suckered in with easy profits on small investments only to be bankrupted when larger fraudulent investments imploded. By the time that the Iran Contra scandal made the headlines, such a large number of congressmen and DC insiders were implicated that any attempt to expose the scale of the scandal would have resulted in a near wholesale implication of the political class. In many ways, this endemic corruption is what makes political reform in Washington so difficult, the level of corruption is so pervasive that the political class has no choice but to cover for each other’s crimes or risk mutually assured destruction.”Mark Gorton22 November 2013

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Privatization for Dummies – The Nuts & Bolts of The World's Biggest Scamarticle21 March 2019Ronald Thomas West


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