John Titus, in his latest video, “The Veneer of Justice in a Kingdom of Crime”, provides one of the most sober, factual demonstrations of precisely how the United States has in fact been subject to a very real coup that the majority of its citizens are only now starting to even notice.
A ‘brief American legal history of the executive branch’s overthrow by criminal global banks’ he calls it.
‘The criminal global banking cartel has effected a coup d’etat in the U.S. To date, the question of why the U.S. Department of Justice has failed to prosecute even one too-big-to-fail bank for the pervasive criminal frauds that drove the multi-trillion-dollar economic meltdown of 2008 has been answered pretty much with shrugs. Since it won’t prosecute Wall Street, the DOJ doesn’t even bother conducting investigations’.
But how significant is this ‘coup’ in relation to the end of the outgoing Obama administration and the imminent presidential race?
This ‘coup’, as Titus calls it – this overthrowing of the legitimate government – came from none of the manufactured external enemies or threats that mainstream US politicians and media constantly fear-monger about, but from within. Indeed, most of those external threats – such as Gaddafi or Iran in the eighties, Iraq in the nineties or Al-Qaeda in the last decade – were manufactured or exaggerated by the very homegrown conspirators who themselves were the real threat to America; and were in fact utilised as part of the ongoing operation to accomplish or consolidate the coup at home.
Hilary Clinton, in her role in the State Department, played a key part in the creation and maintenance of these perceived external threats by being a major player in the horror stories of Libya and Syria and the subsequent international crises and unprecedented flourishing of terrorism. But her defining role, should she become president, will be to fully complete the ‘coup’ and to consolidate everything the “Kingdom of Crime” has so far accomplished.
Republicans generally remain open about their largely corporate agenda and their loyalty to Wall Street, deregulation, and tax cuts for America’s wealthiest. Hilary Clinton will maneuver to present herself as an alternative and as a leader who would seek to check the behavior of the big banks – yet the fact that Clinton is taking so much money from those very same institutions renders that scenario highly unlikely and her entire campaign a fraud.
This is illustrated by the business of her highly lucrative speeches to big financial firms. Finance institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and UBS, have been paying Hilary Clinton extraordinary amounts of money for her speeches in recent years. Goldman Sachs alone paid her $675,000 in 2015, according to information disclosed to the public. Hilary made more money from just 12 speeches than most Americans are likely to make in their entire lifetime.
Further to this, ninety percent of the top twenty contributors to Hilary’s presidential campaign are either major corporations or companies attached to those major corporations in some way. These include Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Lehman Brothers. Hilary is their candidate; and her ascension to the presidency will essentially be a Wall Street centered consolidation of power.
In essence, a vote for Hilary is a vote for the status quo, and moreover for the very same people and institutions that brought about the financial crisis in 2008. A vote, in other words, for the criminal representative of a criminal elite.
“In the financial crisis of 2008, it was fraud right down at the heart of that crisis, and yet not one major bank executive was even charged, much less prosecuted and taken to trial — not one,” says Senator Elizabeth Warren, criticizing Clinton’s incestuous relationship with the banking institutions.
That deep relationship with the banking institutions will surely be the defining, underlying character of a Hilary presidency. This is, from all indications, a woman who cares even less about America’s 99% than she does about human death-tolls in foreign lands.
A representative of criminals and frauds will be a representative of criminals and frauds all the more if and when she occupies the Oval Office. Which is hardly surprising, given that she is also a criminal and fraud herself, who has schemed and lied to help bring about violent uprisings in Syria and Libya, lied and plotted to overthrow a sovereign state (Libya), schemed to facilitate the overthrow of a democratic government by a right-wing dictatorship (Honduras), and played an enabling hand in the deaths of countless people in several foreign countries during her tenure at the State Department.
The coup that John Titus refers to in his talk has already happened, with its major perpetrators untouchable to the law. But a Hilary Clinton presidency will certainly be the fullest consolidation of that coup. Like George W. Bush before, Hilary can be seen as nothing less than the figure of ‘destiny’ who has been groomed and preparing for many years to inherit a bought and prefabricated presidency.