And Ever More Corruption Corrupts All Too Much.
Plutocracy is the new world order: vote for Clinton, and join the winners, the leaders, the ones “who love man”… (Them and Big Brother.) New Yorkers are winners. Instead, we need whiners.
New Yorkers have a choice: they can vote, once again, for one of the most corrupt politicians in the world, or for somebody else. Right now they are led by people who kiss some of the world’s greatest plutocrats (I wanted to write a stronger word than “plutocrat”: show me a plutocrat, I will show you a crime).
So it’s not really a choice: did you see all the big towers rising in New York, with apartments worth a thousand times the yearly median family income? The stratospheric rents? Corruption corrupts, and it corrupts stratospherically.
Clinton extolls Obama’s record at every turn. Do people know who Obama kisses? Do people know Obama’s sugar mamas?
However, since she invaded Iraq and helped kill a million people or so there, New Yorkers voted twice for the greatest financial deregulator of all times, Hillary. (Don’t forget her husband organized a medical drug embargo, “without inhaling”, against Iraq, when he was in power, to punish the children.)
Obama just said that “bad laws” enabled the sort of tax fraud blatant in the Panama Papers. However on October 12, 2011, the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement was passed in the House by a vote of 300-129 (H.R. 3079) and in the Senate by a vote of 77-22 (S. 1643). President Obama signed the pact, but further regulatory formalities were needed before the agreement entered into force October 31, 2012.
On October 12, 2011, Senator Bernie Sanders (I–VT) criticized the Panama-United States Trade Promotion Agreement, arguing that Panama is a world leader in tax evasion, tax optimization, and avoidance.”
But tax fraud is only the less corrupt of Panama’s activity. There is much worse.
Notorious plutocrat Penny Pritzker, from the famous Pritzker family, having vast holding in Columbia, of all places, was appointed by President Barack Obama on June 26, 2013, in charge of passing such agreements, which claim to be fighting what they promote: global corruption. (For those who don’t see the connection: the border between Panama and Columbia is fully open, and Panama launder drug money from Columbia, on an industrial scale.)
So New Yorkers will vote for Clinton again: after all, corruption and global plutocracy headquartered there, has been pretty good for the “Big Apple”. Similarly, Augustus’ corruption was good for Rome (he made himself the richest man, but killed civil war). Western Europe and American plutocracy profited from the slave trade, for centuries, and that’s why it lasted, centuries. Now they cry crocodile tears about slavery… to divert attention from today’s problems, which are arguably, and potentially, much greater.
We need discernment. We need to increasingly discern the subtleties between evil and proclaimed good intentions. As our hands become those of gods, we need a really holy spirit to inhabit us. Watch the cult of Xi in China, and the crazed maniac next door, with his Swiss education, and his uncle, whom he fed, alive, to dogs. Xi and the maniac have thermonuclear bombs, and the intercontinental missiles to throw them about.
Morality is a world problem. A world security problem.
Corruption is what brought the Roman Republic down, by 146 BCE, when it turned into a rabid plutocracy, destroying Carthage and Corinth. Plutocracy is the ultimate stage of corruption, when evil does not bother to hide, but rules in plain sight.
From Nature, “Corruption Corrupts”
A cross-cultural experiment involving thousands of people worldwide shows that the prevalence of rule violations in a society, such as tax evasion and fraudulent politics, is detrimental to individuals’ intrinsic honesty. See Letter p.496
Does society affect intrinsic moral values? In this issue, Gächter and Schulz1 (page 496) address this question with an experiment involving 2,568 participants in 23 countries. The authors show that a country’s prevalence of rule violations, which for this study included tax evasion, corruption and political fraud, is positively associated with the tendency for residents of that country to lie for a small amount of extra cash. The finding rejects the idea that intrinsic honesty levels are similar in countries around the globe, and suggests that corruption corrupts.
Simon Gächter and Jonathan Schulz from the University of Nottingham asked volunteers from 23 countries to play the same simple game. The researchers found that participants were more likely to bend the game’s rules for personal gain if they lived in more corrupt societies. “Corruption and fraud are things going on in the social environment all the time, and it’s plausible that it shapes people’s psychology, what they can get away with,” says Gächter. “It’s okay! Everybody does it around here.”
In other words, corruption corrupts, just as gangrene does. Or starts with the head, as when a fish rots (something I personally observed in Africa).
Gächter and Schulz asked volunteers to roll a die twice, and report the first roll. They got a dollar if they reported a one, two if they reported two, and so on; a six, however, earned them nothing. The experimenters couldn’t see the results; they dished out money based entirely on what the volunteers said.
“The task contains a lot of psychological truth, exactly because it’s so simple,” says Gächter. If everyone were honest, the average claim would be 2.5 dollars. If everyone were maximally dishonest, it would be 5 dollars. But there are many shades of gray between these black and white extremes. For example, volunteers could report the higher of the two rolls, rather than the first one. They’re still cheating, but it’s more like bending the rules rather than flagrantly ignoring them. It’s “justified dishonesty.” If they do that, the average payoff is 3.47 dollars.
Over five years, Schulz played this game with students from 23 countries, from the Great Britain to Indonesia to Guatemala to Morocco. They chose these nations to represent a wide range on the “prevalence of rule violations” (PRV) index—a score that Gächter and Schulz created using 2003 indices of political fraud, tax evasion, and corruption.
The researchers found that individuals from high PRV countries, like Georgia, Tanzania, and Guatemala, behaved less honestly in the die-rolling game than those from low PRV countries like Austria, Sweden, and the Netherlands. The former claimed an average of 3.17 dollars; the latter claimed 3.53.
Corrupt environments corrupts the individual. But, of course, it goes well beyond that. Corrupt environments corrupt not just the moral system, but the COGNITIVE system.
I have argued in “Plutocracy Causes Cancer”, that the USA is the world’s most corrupt country. Americans will never believe this, because they don’t see what is in plain sight (like Clinton’s corruption). After all, the US cancer rate is 15 times that of Congo: clearly American bodies are more corrupt (this takes age into account). So, that American bodies are more corrupt is a fact, and the cause of that fact is that American let plutocratic corporations feed them poison.
What Nature is saying is that American souls are also corrupt. In any case, the simple fact that Americans do not realize they are fed poisons is an indication of their mental dysfunctionality. So is voting Clinton.
Free trade agreements are a trick to get more of the world to eat the same poison, to make American plutocrats even richer and more powerful: the Trans Pacific Pact is an attempt to have plutocratic corporations sue governments. Obama is super anxious to pass it, because it makes him earn brownie point in his plutocratic mission to please his masters, down to the bitter end.
Corruption everywhere, and the headquarters are in New York and London: let the little people vote. After all, they need always more, and bigger crumbs, to justify to themselves, their own debasement.
Many New York democrats will vote Clinton, because all they know and love, has to do with corruption. The fate of the biosphere is in balance.
Why? Because the principle of plutocracy is the rule of cruelty, and lies (Pluto was known to make itself invisible).
Obama and Clinton have talked one way, and acted, decisively, the exact other way: just look at their Panama Papers accord with Panama, a large criminal organization claiming to be a state, where anybody with dirty money can find a lawyer to become a “bearer” of such assets, and thus hide from the world, sink below the murky waters like a crocodile, ready to come out, and swallow you all… New Yorkers, or new porkers? One or the other will be swallowed by what lurks below. Meanwhile, let’s listen to our lying leaders.
All those leaders just met, including the IMF, World Bank, etc… Claiming they just discovered what I was writing about more than a decade ago, in excruciating detail; under Obama, the spectacle of the American president taking his presidential plane to go beg plutocrats for billions was in plain sight, for all to see. But to see that, one needs visual systems which have not been corrupted. Too many towers in New York to see very far.
The Panama Papers, which Clinton and Obama engineered, fed the highest international criminality, including selling children. No less.