Laat ik beginnen met het citeren van twee kritische Amerikaanse intellectuelen, beiden vrouw, en alle twee stemmen die men nooit in de Nederlandse mainstream-media aantreft:
1. Danielle Brian is the executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, a nonpartisan independent watchdog group that works to ensure a more effective, accountable and transparent government. Brian frequently testifies before Congress, and meets regularly with legislators, White House officials and federal agencies to encourage a more open and ethical government.
Op 26 februari 2014 publiceerde zij in het kader van een serie over de Amerikaanse samenleving het volgende essay over ‘Legalized Corruption’:
Washington is the most important node (knooppunt. svh) of the Deep State that has taken over America, but it is not the only one. Invisible threads of money and ambition connect the town to other nodes. One is Wall Street, which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater. Should the politicians forget their lines and threaten the status quo, Wall Street floods the town with cash and lawyers to help the hired hands remember their own best interests. The executives of the financial giants even have de facto criminal immunity. On March 6, 2013, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder stated the following: ‘I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy.’ This, from the chief law enforcement officer of a justice system that has practically abolished the constitutional right to trial for poorer defendants charged with certain crimes. It is not too much to say that Wall Street may be the ultimate owner of the Deep State and its strategies, if for no other reason than that it has the money to reward government operatives with a second career that is lucrative beyond the dreams of avarice (schraapzucht. svh) — certainly beyond the dreams of a salaried government employee. » Lees verder