Tuesday, April 17, 2012

25 Signs That America is a Seething Cesspool of Filth and Corruption

Michael Snyder, Contributor
Activist Post

Sadly, the truth is that the United States is absolutely corrupt to the core.  This is true from the very top of our society all the way to the very bottom.

The current occupant of the White House will likely go down in history as the most corrupt president in history, and that is really saying something.  Almost every single day he adds something new to his list of corrupt deeds.  He is a con man that deserves to be impeached for a whole host of reasons, but that will never happen because we have a Congress that is also deeply corrupt. 

But it is not just our politicians that are corrupt.  Even the men that are supposed to be in charge of protecting the president are corrupt.  A whole bunch of them were recently discovered sleeping with prostitutes in Colombia.  We also find very deep and very pervasive corruption in our financial institutions, in our judicial system, in our police departments and in our religious institutions.  It is almost as if nearly the entire nation is saturated with filth and depravity.  It is becoming harder and harder to find men and women of integrity, and our young people have very few positive role models to look up to.  How long is our society going to be able to continue to function normally if all of this corruption gets even worse?

The following are 25 signs that America is a seething cesspool of filth and corruption....

#1 The men and women of the Secret Service are supposed to be the best of the best.  Instead, they have become a national embarrassment.  11 members of the U.S. Secret Service are under investigation for consorting with prostitutes in Colombia.  Reportedly, several of the Secret Service agents that hired prostitutes were married.

#2 Our financial institutions are filled with cheats and liars.  2011 and 2012 have been absolutely horrible years for natural disasters in the United States.  At a time when homeowners need their insurance companies more than ever, many insurance companies are systematically trying to weasel out of payouts and are trying to shift as much liability over to homeowners as possible.  The following is from a recent Reuters article....
Insurance companies are raising rates, cutting coverage, balking at some payouts and generally shifting more expense and liability to homeowners, according to reports from the industry and its critics.
"Insurance companies have significantly and methodically decreased their financial responsibility for weather catastrophes like hurricanes, tornados and floods in recent years," the Consumer Federation of America said in a statement after studying industry data
The industry concedes that it is trying to avoid getting trounced by those same punishing weather patterns.
#3 Identity theft for the purpose of stealing tax refunds has reached epidemic proportions in America.  The following is one shocking example that made the news recently up in New York....
Authorities say a former manager at a nonprofit Long Island health agency stole the IDs of more than 50 brain injury patients to get their tax refunds.
#4 The filth on television continues to get worse and worse.  As WorldNetDaily recently reported, one new HBO series is going way over the line....
HBO’s irreverent mockumentary “Angry Boys” is under fire for combining child actors and phallic humor, including one scene in the series’ 12th episode, where a little girl drinks from a water bottle shaped like a giant, pink penis.
#5 All over the country, violent crime is getting worse.  For example, there were 60 percent more homicides in Chicago during the first three months of 2012 than there were during the first three months of 2011.

#6 Some of the violent crimes committed recently in cities such as Chicago appear to be absolutely senseless.  The following is one recent example from the Chicago Tribune....
A woman was shot in the face while driving in the Gresham neighborhood on the Far South Side late Wednesday.
The woman, 38, was driving west in the 2000 block of West 84th Street about 11:30 p.m. when a light colored car pulled alongside her and someone inside fired shots, according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
#7 It isn't just in the big cities where these kinds of senseless crimes are being committed either.  One crime that happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma recently is almost too horrifying to describe.  The following is from a recent Daily Mail report....
An 85-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and battered to death by a home invader who also shot her 90-year-old husband in the face with a BB gun.
Nancy and Bob Strait, who had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in December, were discovered by their daughter at their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Both the pensioners were rushed to hospital where Mrs Strait, who was nearly blind, died from her injuries.
#8 The flash mob epidemic that made headlines all over the nation last year is continuing in 2012.  For example, several dozen young people recently stormed into a gas station in the Portland, Oregon area and took off with whatever they could carry.

#9 Thieves all over the nation are becoming incredibly bold.  Up in New York, thieves recently stole brass plaques and bronze vases from a cemetery.

How desperate and corrupt do you have to be to desecrate the graves of the dead?

#10 These days thieves will steal anything that they can sell easily on the streets.  For example, Tide detergent has become extremely popular to steal because it is being used as an alternative form of currency on the streets of many American cities.  The following is from a recent article in The Daily....
Theft of Tide detergent has become so rampant that authorities from New York to Oregon are keeping tabs on the soap spree, and some cities are setting up special task forces to stop it. And retailers like CVS are taking special security precautions to lock down the liquid. 
One Tide taker in West St. Paul, Minn., made off with $25,000 in the product over 15 months before he was busted last year.
“That was unique that he stole so much soap,” said West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver. “The name brand is [all] Tide. Amazing, huh?”
Tide has become a form of currency on the streets. The retail price is steadily high — roughly $10 to $20 a bottle — and it’s a staple in households across socioeconomic classes.
#11 In Baltimore, a man was recently knocked to the ground, stripped naked and had his car keys, watch, money and cell phone taken.  In itself, that is not much of a story.  But what made it a story was that instead of helping the man, the crowd of onlookers watching all of this happen laughed hysterically while recording the incident with their cell phone cameras for YouTube.

#12 The number of Americans that are willing to become permanently dependent on the government is absolutely astounding.  At this point, there are approximately 67 million Americans that get some form of financial assistance from the federal government.

#13 Government dependence is increasingly being glamorized in popular culture.  For example, one nightclub down in Alabama recently held a "Food Stamp Friday" party.

#14 As I have written about previously, employees of the federal government are living the high life at the expense of hard-working American taxpayers.  In fact, one federal employee recently made an outrageous rap video about it.

#15 Recently, I reported on the "Obama flag" that was flying above a Democratic Party headquarters down in Florida.  Well, now another one has been spotted flying above a home in New Jersey. During the 2012 election season will we see American flags that have had the stars replaced with the face of Barack Obama flying over homes and businesses from coast to coast?

#16 In the United States today, the use of sexual humiliation by security officials has become normalized.  If you are not convinced of this yet, you should check out this video of a woman sobbing as the TSA touches her private areas as they pat her down.

#17 Sadly, TSA officials have shown over and over that they are deeply corrupt and cannot be trusted.  For example, one TSA manager at Dulles International Airport was recently discovered to be running a prostitution ring out of a local hotel room.

#18 According to the U.S. Supreme Court, police in the United States can now strip search you any time that they want.  All they need to do is to make up some reason to arrest you.  Needless to say, police all over the country are now going to be looking for any reason that they can think of to arrest very attractive women.

#19 In the United States, it has become regular practice for young couples to "live together" before marriage.  In fact, in America today more than half of all couples now move in together before they get married.  Sadly, the divorce rate for couples that live together first is also significantly higher than for those that do not.  At this point, America has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin.

#20 The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world by far.  In fact, the United States has a teen pregnancy rate that is more than twice as high as Canada, more than three times as high as France and more than seven times as high as Japan.

#21 Unfortunately, there are dramatic consequences for all of the loose sexuality going on in America.  The CDC says that there are approximately 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in America every single year.

#22 Most Americans have no idea this is happening, but the truth is that abortion clinics all over the country are selling aborted baby parts to scientists for medical research.  If we keep cheapening human life like this, eventually it will mean next to nothing to us.

#23 According to the results of one recent investigation, an astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic goes to pornography websites.  A different survey found that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access in the United States visit pornography websites while they are at work.

#24 There is a right way and a wrong way to do things.  This is especially true when it comes to notifying military wives that their husbands are dead.  Sadly, some women are now being notified about the deaths of their husbands in the military through Facebook.

#25 Our politicians are stealing 150 million dollars an hour from future generations so that we can live more comfortably right now.  The American people participate in this theft by voting these politicians back into office over and over again.  The crime that we are committing against future generations is almost too horrible for words.

So what is causing all of this filth and corruption?

Why has America become such a cesspool?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below....
This article first appeared here at the American Dream.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.


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Anonymous said...

...as if our society functions "normally" right now? i don't think so. if this is normal, this country is going up in flames.

Anonymous said...

You kinda lost me when you cited the WorlNutDaily, dude.

Anonymous said...

#22 Most Americans have no idea this is happening, but the truth is that abortion clinics all over the country are selling aborted baby parts to scientists for medical research. If we keep cheapening human life like this, eventually it will mean next to nothing to us.

Sure, how else are we Atheists gonna feed ourselves if we don't eat those aborted baby parts? But you don't have to, dude, Jesus is coming to get you. Any day now. Any day.

Anonymous said...

Uh, huh. And all of this is thanks to the religious right (which is neither). See what happens when you mix politics and religion? Well, there you have it, Oral Roberts. BTW, this is also one of the main reasons that contributed to the collapse of Rome. Hope your god can you get out of the mess y'all have gotten us into.

Anonymous said...

I had to LOL at #22. It's obvious that the "author" forgot to take his meds this morning.

And btw that happened a long, long time ago, around 1621 I'd say when you good Christuns decided to eradicate the red savages, remember that? You haven't stopped the slaughter ever since. But of course, we know that your god doesn't give a shit about human beings, he's only telling you to "save" the fetuses so that you can do with them as you please.

Shame on Activist Post for publishing this piece of right wing paranoid propaganda bullshit!

Anonymous said...

I fear the increasing concentrations of radioactive material in our food and water supply. Not so much for me, but in addition to the massive financial grift, what kind of chance are we giving our young people!?

Anonymous said...

Speak for your self, Snyder!

Me and MY Family and MY People are certainly NOT corrupt.

You and your kind, your family and the General Mass MEdia, ARE the corrupt ones, passing Fed lies to us, pushing us into perpertual wars, and making We, People, think that it's all necessary.

It's obvious, YOU ALL think were stupid and as ignorant as the poor "peasants" were in the Middle Ages. But, we've woken up, at last!

YOU, and the Mass Media, ARE traitors to the rest of us.

We, People are NOT going to accept your chicanery and lies,now.

As the Indian told the White Man, "WHO do you mean WE? Speak for yourself, White Man!"

Anonymous said...

I believe you simplify things a bit when you discuss for example the thefts happening on the bottom end of US population.
Yes, people are stealing Tide soap, food, scrap metal of any kind and generally looking to profit in some way from pretty much anything that's not nailed down.

We should be asking..... why now.

The reasons that many of the problems listed are happening at all, is because our society is being strip-mined into oblivion from the top down, forcing those on the bottom to steal whatever they can to eat, pay bills and put clothes on theor children.

Many of the bottom events are a direct result of many of the top events on your list.

Anonymous said...

Almost thirty years ago while working for US DoD in Japan, I was directed to participate in the illegal sale of our-of-date Burger King Whopper Meat to the Japanese Public...when I refused and reported the illegal, corrupt activity...I was threatened with career-long abuse and managed to record the threatening conversation
...and eventually "won" a federal whistle-blower case...only to have my situation abused for over 20 years, while the government
"protections" were used to abuse me into the mental ward...all because of whopper meat....and now I've been trying to tell people for years how corrupt it all is, but then, we are the proverbial "Conspiracy Theorists"...
....it is all corrupt and the whole game is about protecting wrongdoing and punishing those who try to do the "right thing"....they are all thieves, liars and killers...God Bless America..


RJ O'Guillory
Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

Anonymous said...

after sifting through all the government troll's comments you may understand this, it all starts at the top, from where does the money that supports this perversion come? Well some would say the hard working people, wrong, or the rich, wrong, it comes from the group that creates money out of nothing and gives it to the first perverts in line, the government, then Goldman Sachs and thier bankers cronies. END THE FED!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a silly sugar coated dive into the corruption of this country its so much darker and devilish than what's been shown here this doesn't even began to touch the surface. As long as the vast majority of the American people are asleep and comfortable in this country it will only get worse. By the way the people aren't electing anyone we all should have learned this from the al gore bush elction when he didn't get the majority of the popular vote, popular vote means nothing. Think people why is are other countries rebeling against their government? There's a reason and if Americans weren't so stupid we'd be doing the same

Anonymous said...

On posted 22, Had no idea when the baby is taken out is still alive, then they kill it, sell baby parts. I don't know what it mean? really it had nonthing to do with religions. It just don't looks right, and feel right.

Anonymous said...

What we need is to set up our own trade and bartter system. By pass these government fools and let them collect some Tide for pay.
We should be working on helping each other. Some growing up and acting like adults sure would help.Calling your Mom if you have one would be nice or just paying her a visit. Taking the focus off ourselves would go a long way.

camil2003 said...

Sigh.. christian truthers are so fucking stupid.

Anonymous said...

Number 20 is bullshit because muslims, arabs, and many others marry as kids or teens n reproduce right away, moron.

Michael Kinsey said...

We are divided, pro=life and pro murder, if you start with murdering 50 mil babies, where do you go from there? Hellish barbarism seems the logical conclusion of no morality what so ever. This isn't rocket science.

Anonymous said...

However "depraved" and sick this society is, that's what is supposed to happen. We are right on schedule. The anger, hatred, racism, financial separation from the rich and poor, and so on is exactly how the globalists want the population of the planet- just in time to start the "Final Solution" as they are modeling their behaviour like Hitler did. only this time, it won't be stopped only encouraged.

mrdprince said...

Most people know this already and still they just turn the other cheek. My daddy used to say "If the water is dirty and you keep drinking it, you are going to eventually get sick."

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