Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
Indeed, individuals and families are as responsible as those hated organizations, if not more so, because it is from the actions and desires of individuals that large companies and government bureaucracies derive their power. What reckless manufacturer, for instance, would be able to continue its egregious pollution if no consumer bought its products? What politician could curtail freedoms and aid a special interest if the citizens of the country refused to put up with a system that enabled such corruption?
It is a truth widely recognized that tyranny stems from the consent of the governed as much as democracy does.
=Juggernaut: Why the System Crushes the Only People Who Can Save It (Eric Robert Morse)
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.
=Judge Learned Hand
For those that even pay attention to such things as the rampant corruption that permeates every corner of the dying American Empire, from the corporate boardrooms of the nation’s largest transnationals, to Wall Street and within practically every office of those in the power structure of our government, elected or bureaucratic elites, most look on with incredulous indignation and accusatory finger pointing.
However, it is the indolence, ignorance and self-destruction of all of the once much heralded civic virtues on the part of the American people where the blame must be placed. We have allowed this to happen to us and frankly, in the self-absorbed narcissism that is the most destructive social disease infecting this nation, it is highly unlikely that we will do a damn thing about it, that is until it is too late.
While outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder continues to fend off responsibility for the law enforcement snafu known as Operation Fast and Furious, documents obtained through a judge’s order reveal that not only did Holder know about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), but he discussed it via email with his physician spouse, Sharon Malone, however President Barack Obama is granting those emails to be withheld based on an “executive privilege” claim.
While most media organizations are quick to give President Barack Obama, Holder and others the “benefit of the doubt,” in Holder’s wife’s case they actually turned a blind eye to corruption that included alleged confict-of-interest. For example, Dr. Malone is no stranger to controversy: While Holder had been blasted for his failure to investigate alleged crimes involving abortion clinics, his wife, Sharon, and his sister-in-law co-owned an abortion clinic run by an abortion physician, Tyrone Cecile Malloy, who was indicted by a Georgia grand jury on charges of Medicaid fraud after Holder’s office failed to prosecute the alleged fraud.
The Fast and Furious documents, according to the prolific government watchdog group Judicial Watch, include the emails between the attorney general and his wife regarding a White House statement on the “gun walking” scandal that the White House wanted kept secret.
Government corruption on the rampage
The bureaucrats have exempted themselves from punishment for their malfeasance
The Obama administration is arguably the most corrupt administration in U.S. history. Corruption destroys civil society and economic growth by undermining the rule of law and protection of private property. Corruption takes many forms, from the simple payment to a government official for a favor, to the failure of government employees to do what they are paid to do, to gross abuse of power.