Today, thinking back to the attacks in 2001 and realizing that the attacks continue – led by “enemies foreign and domestic”, I Tweeted an article by Charles Hugh Smith “How Deep Is the Rot in America’s Institutions?” – [link]
If you try to read the article from the link in my Tweet, you’ll find that Charles has been Twitter-banned, so, here’s a [link] that works.
It’s worth reading, but it’s one man’s opinion – made more believable by the Twitter-ban – So I did a little web surfing [see list below]
For the record, it (the idea that America’s core institutions have been corrupted) is not just one man’s idea. It is a well researched, well reported fact.
Now, if you watch the “6 o’clock news”, you probably aren’t aware of the issue, the research or the reporting – but that’s a topic for another time.
What Are ‘American Institutions’?
- Law Enforcement
There’s probably more that could be listed, but you get the idea.
Question: Is there even one of these that has not been in the news for corruption?
However filtered and spun the your news source(s) are, the fact of massive, wide-spread corruption is widely available.
- Haiti is another example of what happens when people are duped into “voting red” – for more examples, see Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, Baltimore,
Haiti is trapped in yet another cycle of violence.In recent months, ongoing street demonstrations protesting government corruption have resulted in a chaotic flurry of vandalism, fires, gunshots, injuries, and death.Blocked roads create difficulties for the distribution of food, water, medicines, and utilities, causing an already-impoverished people even more hardship.
- We’ve seen, in the past decade, many examples of the Deep State – the nameless, faceless, unaccountable, un-elected myrmidons who actually RUN America.
Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law.Say hello to America’s shadow government.A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry
- ‘Pumpkins rot from the top down – and so to agencies, departments, states, nations
There is no bigger prize for authoritarians in a free nation than to take over the institutions focused on national security, because these gather sensitive data on people and organizations.
- If you think the corruption in our American institutions ‘just happened’, you’ve been doing a Rip Van Winkle
At this moment in history, the Democratic Party belongs to those who hate our institutions, hate the limits of our system of government, and hate America's way of life
- What is the primary danger to economic freedom? – big, over-reaching government
The corruption of government officials seems to be as old as recorded history. For example, the ancient Roman senate passed laws against such political corruption in the first century, B.C. They defined a corrupt act as “whenever money is taken and a publicly-conferred duty is violated.”
- Do you have even the first clue what your children and grandchildren are being taught about America?
The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them. U.S. civics education, if it exists at all, is being transformed into a political machine to push left-wing causes, undermine American government, and incite civil unrest, finds a 525-page report from the National Association of Scholars.
I could go on, and on,…
But, let’s talk about how this mess happened and who can fix it
To discover those answers, you’ll need a mirror – because every time you’ve heard or seen the events leading to our current situation, you didn’t do anything more that say “Well, that sucks”. If that seems harsh, or unfair, that’s tough. If, on the other hand, if you nod and admit your knowledge of these attacks on our nation, our children and take responsibility for your inaction or ineffective action, then you’ve made the first step toward making things better.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”― Edmund Burke (in a letter addressed to Thomas Mercer).