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 corrup
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