By Gordon Duff and New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

As of the beginning of 2019, America enters a meltdown. Congress, under the House leadership of Nancy Pelosi, says President Trump may well be indicted for crimes, election fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, tax evasion, no one is sure except maybe Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

What is known, however, is that the deterioration of rule of law in the US has gone on for decades with the scales of justice under the absolute control of the powerful and corrupt. What is also know to anyone who pays remote attention is that it is the GOP, which doesn’t necessarily mean Donald Trump, that has been bought and paid for by special interests.

This issue has come to light only recently, and to a degree few are aware, as moves unseen by the public are bringing potential reforms into play. The powerbases within the military and intelligence community, never well understood and too often assumed to be owned by Israel or Wall Street, are close to quietly assuming power.

Past that, business leaders are also organizing, terrified of runaway policies that have led to even deeper debt, potential civil unrest and, most threatening of all, the collapse of the dollar.

Even less well known are groups that have long recognized and opposed the Deep State, even when it was called “the Illuminati” or “Bilderbergers” or whatever the flavor of the month term may have been. The enemies of entropy, some now with potential billions of dollars in backing, stand ready to issue a secret ultimatum to Donald Trump.

Trump is the “wild card,” neither “goose nor gander.” Behind his visible gross incompetence and outrageous behavior are occasional acts of defiance that may be accidental or may be utter brilliance, no one really knows.

Be that as it may, the only way America can be saved, not just through newfound isolationism or trade wars, is through restoration of traditional checks and balances that long ago melted away as the fake “conservative right” reengineered America’s institutions to fail.

America was never intended to be a democracy. With a population of immigrants, many incredibly poor and uneducated, any political con man, like perhaps Donald Trump, if the example fits, could hoodwink Americans into political suicide.

America under her current constitution wasn’t really founded by “Founding Fathers,” but rather by those who came by later, opportunists, speculators and too many with strong ties to secret societies and European banks, if historian Charles A. Beard is to be believed as expressed in his 1913 seminal work, An Economic Interpretation of the United States. From Wikipedia, a weak but usable interpretation though wrought with the usual error that infects all Wikipedia works:

“An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States argues that the structure of the [Constitution of the United States] was motivated primarily by the personal financial interests of the Founding Fathers; Beard contends that the authors of [The Federalist Papers] represented an interest group themselves. More specifically, Beard contends that the Constitutional Convention was attended by, and the Constitution was therefore written by, a “cohesive” elite seeking to protect its personal property (especially federal bonds) and economic standing. Beard examined the occupations and property holdings of the members of the convention from tax and census records, contemporaneous news accounts, and biographical sources, demonstrating the degree to which each stood to benefit from various Constitutional provisions. Beard pointed out, for example, that George Washington was the wealthiest landowner in the country, and had provided significant funding towards the Revolution. Beard traces the Constitutional guarantee that the newly formed nation would pay its debts to the desire of Washington and similarly situated lenders to have their costs refunded.

Put into more modern terms for understandability, moves toward reforming term limits for congress, removing corporate and foreign cash from elections, reforming electoral districts, reforming the committee system in congress itself, these and more are needed to restore a semblance of representative government to America.

Simply put, even with congress totally restructured, the runaway Supreme Court would require disbanding as well, it is a total failure, a “star chamber” owned by organized crime.

Other institutions, let’s look at the courts. Money owns America’s courts and the rich appoint the judges, at least most of the time. Trump’s own appointments are 100% corrupt, a reason, a very good reason, to be suspicious of Trump’s real intent.

From day one, Trump has backed powerful special interests that victimize Americans, pollution, dangerous foods, untested and overpriced drugs, financial scams and wholesale robbery of the US Treasury by “insiders” who contribute to right wing candidates.

The evidence here is overwhelming.

But courts are more than lawsuits and judges who protect criminals who victimize investors and consumers. Courts send people to prison.

Toward that end America’s legal system is among the world’s worse. No one really knows how many Americans are in prison or under lessened freedom due to court findings, as many as 13 million some sources say.

From a University of Georgia 2010 study:

“Because the U.S. does not maintain a registry of data on people with felony convictions, researchers calculated estimates based on year-by-year data and used demographic methods to estimate the numbers of deaths and re-incarceration to establish a number for each state and year.

The study estimates that as of 2010 there were 19 million people in the U.S. that have a felony record, including those who have been to prison, jail or on felony probation.

Maps in the study illustrate the combined felony populations by state as of 2010, because states vary in their criminal justice policies, especially in how law enforcement, incarceration and community supervision are emphasized.

States use different policy levers to decide how to sentence people, Shannon said. For example, Georgia and Minnesota have high rates of people on felony probation, though Minnesota is a low incarceration state. Georgia leads the nation in rates of probation.

‘In our communities all over the country people are living, working, paying taxes, or otherwise getting by all while facing the consequences of criminal justice experience that limit their life chances and also have spillover effects into our other social institutions,’ Shannon said.”

Simply put, America puts people in prison, often prisons owned by corporations, corporations that pay to elect politicians that pass more and more laws criminalizing everything imaginable and promoting longer and longer prison sentences for anyone except, of course, the most dangerous “white collar” criminals of all, the members of congress themselves.

Another institution is the press, hardly free, each year the “fake news” as Trump calls it, falls under more and more censorship or corporate ownership, which is one and the same. Where independent news may once have been seen as “conspiracy theory,” recent observation has shown that the internet monstrosities, Google and Facebook, with YouTube, Twitter and service providers onboard, are the real control of an unending and totally pervasive flow of rigged and fabricated information custom tailored to confuse and victimize.

Past that, the traditional media is simply along for the ride, making it all up, seeing vast financial incentives in “dumbing down” America.

With a system rigged to fail, corrupt police, jails for profit, fake news, fake history and a government that answers only to itself, the rule of law is less than even a memory. If the rule of law is to be restored, how much will the “powers that be” fight back? Are we describing civil war?

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of  VT, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”


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  1. Great article & sparks a lot of thought. “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” Karl Rove

    When tyrants of hubris & arrogance like the above make statements like the above, it’s hard to find any truth using maieutics/socratic method. Creating an alternative hyper reality sounds more like a De-MOCK-cracy to me of a conflated fascist corporate Oligarchy.

  2. This article makes the assumption that there ever was rule of law in the U.S. It may, rpt, may, have existed in the early years of the republic… maybe.

  3. Almost a month ago I was stopped in my own neighborhood in Athens, Georgia for running a stop sign. I always watch for them (police). I had made a left turn off a busy main street and drove a block to a stop sign in my neighborhood. As I always do, I had my right foot on the brake pedal prepared to stop instantly. I had slowed down. As I approached the intersection and could see both ways although I may have instantly stopped, I likely did roll through it since there was no risk to anyone. As soon as I turned right the flashing blue light appeared in my rear view mirror. He ambushed me. I did not see him. He was likely hiding in a parking lot of an eye doctor with many cars. I do not lie to police officers and admitted I probably rolled though it and apologized to him. He asked for my license and returned about 20 minutes later with a citation for running a stop sign. I already paid the fine of $185.00. Yet pedestrians routinely illegally walk in the street since there are no sidewalks but are not cited. A few years ago a close friend jay walked across a busy street and was struck by a car. She was suffering in the gutter of the road. What was the first thing the officer did upon reaching the scene? He cited her for jaywalking! I had just paid a property tax bill of $13,000 to this same government! I have lived here over 50 years.

    • Homeless beggars routinely illegally stand and beg for money on sidewalks or medians at busy intersections and illegally jay walk to cars when the drivers indicate money will be provided to them. This is very dangerous and illegal. I have never observed any of them get cited for this illegal and dangerous behavior. The lying lawyer for the city has secret meetings with officials about all this. He tells them in secret to do as they please, violate any law, inconsistently cite one person for one infraction while ignoring others and if problems arise he, the lying lawyer, will get them out of any jam. All this is partly why our country is going straight down the drain.

    • Oh dear, a sad indictment of what policing has become in the US. In Britain, they’d have checked you licence and insurance details to make sure you had insurance and a valid licence and checked on the ownership of the car, but it is very unlikely you would have been fined. You might have been breathalised if they suspected you might have had a drink. However, the standards of policing have fallen a lot here too as they can’t recruit good quality people anymore – the pay is too low, the conditions too poor, morale to low within the police service. I suspect the same is true in the US and they simply can’t recruit enough good people, with the result that you get a bad police service as you describe.

    • About a year ago an automobile dealer at a busy corner in I believe Michigan, where beggars were begging for money from car drivers, the manager went out one day and offered the beggar a job at the car dealership. The response from the beggar: “I make more money begging than I would working for you!” And as a corollary do you think the beggar pays any taxes on his ‘income” from begging? So not only are these beggars being unfairly treated by the politically correct officials in our governments, who fear enforcing the laws on them, while enforcing these laws on responsible citizens like me, they don’t even enforce the tax laws on them either. This country is a shameful, lawless, disgrace.

    • Do you know what the first offense fine is for a loose dog in Athens, Georgia? $1,500 plus court appearance! Yes, you read it correctly. Look for these criminals to execute you for a second offense.
      Do not ever think of moving to this cesspool of hypocrites who promised sewer service everywhere upon unification but lied about that too. These are professional liars but ordinary citizens are expected to tell the truth. They operate totally unsafe streets where traffic is backed out of the YMCA and blocks traffic lanes on Hawthorne Ave., a very busy street, both ways, and nothing has been done about it for decades. Those who run these cesspools are so ignorant they don’t know what the word hypocrisy means or care what it means. They have the upper hand because of the secrecy of their lying city attorney in secret meetings outside of any earshot of ordinary citizens and taxpayers who make it all possible. This country is gone folks.

    • The bottom line of all this is these local governments are themselves LAWBREAKERS. WHY? Because they are selectively enforcing laws and no one, especially their supervisor, the STATE of Georgia, is calling them on it. For example, they are not enforcing the laws on beggars or jay walkers. In fact a former Superior Court Judge even jay walked routinely across Hancock to go to the post office. The operate a public bus system, mostly empty, but do not provide service to all citizens who are forced to pay for it. They illegally provide sewer service to their friends and cronies downtown while shafting owners in rural areas but even lied about a former promise to do so to induce dupes to vote for unification. They could simply station police in neighborhoods and give out citations all day long for running stop signs because everyone does it. All these issues and more are violations of the “Equal Protection Clauses” in both the Georgia Constitution and the U.S. Constitution but no authority enforces the law on them! Therefore we are not a country of laws for all are we? Many more examples could be provided of illegal misconduct by government itself all over this land. Only lowly citizens are expected to obey all laws, not government or government officials, thanks to the lying lawyers. This country is a hypocritical shameful disgrace.

    • And by the way, your local cowardly gutless newspaper editor will not touch these vital issues of democracy and freedom with a ten foot pole. Is it any wonder this country is going straight down the drain? Virtually all the protections in the Constitution to address all this tyranny by government against citizens, with the exception of personal freedom of speech, have been obliterated and now the powers that be even seek to obliterate that by censorship enforced by the full military armed force of government just like they do everything else! How often to you read comments like mine in a newspaper or hear about them on worthless propaganda radio or television stations? This is why we dropped our TV in a dumpster over 25 years ago.

    • God sues the Devil: “The Devil says, how can you, I own all the lawyers. You will have to act as your own lawyer pro se. Then, I will have the case transferred to federal courts where I own all the judges too.” Quote from “IBM and the Corruption of Justice in America”, Earl Carey, Bismarck House, 1992.

  4. I scanned in my home with a HackRF where my wife and child live and I cannot protect them from a covert microwave signal that is slow killing my family. My child is very young and these criminal FISA courts are attacking us without being able to defend ourselves. What is happening in this country? They are torturing their own people in their homes while they sleep.

    This is 24/7 and we have been getting progressively more sick. Someone please help!

  5. Every American institution is broken beyond repair and law and medicine are beyond broken. Everyone in America knows they no longer work and soon they will grow tired of corrupt members of these dysfunctional conglomerations of crooks kowtowing to major criminals while exaggerating offenses and crucifying non insiders for minor wrong doing. The entire system appears to be working by momentum until it suffers a breakdown. The criminals who looted the machines working parts, will no doubt have a hideout somewhere that already contains their stolen booty.

  6. I went to jury duty call… no big deal…until the DA says… will you pledge yourself to the court and the laws of the state.. I.E. the rich upper-class of lawyered-up Judges and state representatives that have law degrees…oh my, The language no common man can understand, sold to the highest bidder, a competition between lawyers, by lawyers and for lawyers… Yet, the man on trail… a black man, represented by the state and county… the lowest of lawyers trying to get their lawyer angle wings $$$ “Public Defender” no bono pro bono estate of decedent double minded but coerced to give bad information to the accused! Guilty as charged!

    Well folks, not this patriot of all things unjust… Filibuster, the “Your Honor”, parliamentary rule and law by the few who think they are gods…

    Read the following and improve your IQ of prisons and the host on the bench of the most high… He can allow evidence, or he can say it is out of order and not scripted into the motion of preconceived prerequisites and court protocols… And, only the Lawyer is privileged to understand the means of the demise of the defendant…
    read the following by FRED RODELL…Professor of Law, Yale University Written in 1939…

    “Woe unto you, lawyers! For ye have taken away
    the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves,
    and them that were entering in ye hindered.” — Luke. XI, 52

  7. People must realize that the basic problem we have in America is due to lying, cheating lawyers who are taught to lie and cheat in law school. This is why all law schools must be booted out of any institution which has as its goal the search for knowledge, truth and understanding. Corrupt law schools have goals exactly the opposite of these. Read the great book “IBM and the Corruption of Justice in America’ by Earl Carey, Bismarck House, St. Louis, 1992. Mr. Carey acted as his own lawyer pro se. In doing so, he was able to penetrate the mystique of the corrupt federal courts. He dotted every I and crossed every t. He was an engineer, not a lying lawyer like federal judges are. He lists no less than 42 federal judges, by name and location, from Anchorage to Phoenix, from Pasadena to St. Paul, who patently violated the very rules and law they took a meaningless oath to follow. This book is 354 pages. In the last chapters he reaches the issues with lying, cheating lawyers. He documents that lawyers have suspect reputations going back centuries in history. For example, on page 331 he discusses the mythical island of Utopia, with a perfect political and social system, by Sir Thomas Moore: “They have no lawyers among them, for they consider them as a sort of people whose profession it is to disguise matters.” “Sir Thomas Moore wrote this book in the year 1516”. He also provides this great quote by the top writer John Keats: “ I think we may class the lawyer

    • “ I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters”.
      Lawyers have taken over all three branches of our government. This is why they have obviated all checks and balances. They don’t exist in reality because lying lawyers dominate all three branches. The federal regulations alone are a whole wall in any law library. Carey makes great recommendations to overcome this corrupt destruction of America by lying, cheating lawyers. First, we must pass laws banning them from holding any public office. Haven’t they done enough damage and caused enough suffering of humanity for centuries now? Stop idolizing lying cheating lawyers who are taught to lie and cheat in school. Don’t donate on dime to the any corrupt law school anywhere. Don’t ever vote for another lawyer for any position anywhere again. This is the only way we can change the direction of America into the sewer by lying cheating perverted lawyers like these corrupt Supreme Court Judges who passed this illegal decision promoting unnatural unions between members of the same sex against all natural law and all common sense for a tiny minority of perverted loud mouths promoted by the Hollywood Perverts who are in bed with the corrupt lying , cheating perverted lawyers.

    • You think a jury trial is guaranteed by our Constitution? All Mr. Carey wanted was a simple jury trial on his dispute with the computer giant. He even wrote the demand on the cover page of his complaint. He tried every legal means and every legal means failed. He even tried to have federal judges arrested by the FBI! This country is gone folks and perhaps never was as presented in lying high school and college history books. Just remember YOU may be the next victim.

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