USA: Den Of Thieves?

Hey, it’s not me saying it, but the New York Times! Finally waking up to the obvious. That’s courageous, as the greatest, and wealthiest of all the dens of thieves in the world, Plutocracy Central, is New York City itself.

John A. Cassara, a former special agent for the Treasury Department, wrote in the New York Pravda: Delaware, Den of Thieves? November 1, 2013:

“OUTSIDE of crimes of passion, criminal activity is typically motivated by greed.

As a special agent for the Treasury Department, I investigated financial crimes like money laundering and terrorism financing. I trained foreign police forces to “follow the money” and track the flow of capital across borders.

During these training sessions, I’d often hear this: “My agency has a financial crimes investigation. The money trail leads to the American state of Delaware. We can’t get any information and don’t know what to do. We are going to have to close our investigation. Can you help?”

The question embarrassed me. There was nothing I could do.

In the years I was assigned to Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or Fincen, I observed many formal requests for assistance having to do with companies associated with Delaware, Nevada or Wyoming. These states have a tawdry image: they have become nearly synonymous with underground financing, tax evasion and other bad deeds facilitated by anonymous shell companies — or by companies lacking information on their “beneficial owners,” the person or entity that actually controls the company, not the (often meaningless) name under which the company is registered.

Our State and Treasury Departments routinely identify countries that are havens for financial crimes. But, whether because of shortsightedness or hypocrisy, we overlook the financial crimes that are abetted in our own country by lax state laws. While the problem is concentrated in Delaware, there has been a “race to the bottom” by other states that have enacted corporate secrecy laws to try to attract incorporation fees.”

The hypocrisy has, indeed, been colossal. The Clintons, for example, on the face of it, are among the planet’s most corrupt politicians. Just watch their fortune. Try to explain the difference with the king of Zimbabwe.

Yet, thanks to relentless propaganda, the Clintons are among the most admired American citizens. Why so? Because the same propaganda machinery  that make Clintons thrive is the one that makes made in USA plutocrats thrive, and if one can one’s soul grovel for the former, one sure will for the later.

This week we learn for example that the owners Google, Oracle and their kind would come down from the sky, and make Obamacare work. Saved by plutocrats again! So now, whatever good Obamacare is capable of doing, the indelible impression will be left, that the world’s richest men saved it. Verily those thieves are philanthropists!

The USA is plutocracy central. It can be seen in many ways. Not just the profusion of legal tax evasion and “optimization”. It can be seen statistically.

Consider this. France, or Germany, have a percentage of millionaires comparable to that of the USA. But the USA has, by far, a much greater number of multi-billionaires than France. Actually the USA has the greatest density of billionaires in the world.

It’s not that Americans are more industrious: otherwise French multimillionaire density would be lower. It’s that (legal) tax evasion is much greater in the USA… and it kicks in mostly for the hyper rich (who literally own the country and its politicians).

Many are the tricks, for example borrowing (against stock collateral; not taxed), instead of earning (taxed). Those tricks are tolerated, or even instigated, by the very political and propaganda machinery that the plutocrats control.

In truth the USA is the world greatest tax haven for the global plutocracy, and not just because of the foundation law and countless tax write-offs for the hyper rich inside the USA, to profit American multibillionaires. The USA also behaves like a philanthropic organization for worldwide multi-billionaires. The USA is plutophile.

The idea is simple. By allowing global plutocrats to evade taxes in the USA, then they will enrich the United States, and help further their American colleagues by reciprocating exclusive, mutually benefiting arrangements. That’s why formal requests for help from foreign IRS are blocked in the USA. Ultimately, the Pentagon and the intelligence system of the USA (NSA, CIA, etc.) protect Plutocracy Global.

The USA is the blackhole at the center of the worldwide galaxy of tax havens. That’s exactly why no light comes out. Of those worldwide tax havens USA billionaires themselves profit, through specially written tax laws (watch Apple, Amazon, and other major corporations paying only 2-3% tax, whereas the local bookstore pays 35% tax). Everybody knows about it, but don’t expect Obama Wealth Care to talk about it. Or Sugar Bowl’s Pelosi to evoke it.  When sitting on a branch, do not talk about saws. Or why the plutocrats who lead us by the nose don’t like to talk about equality.

Here is Mr. Cassara again:

“The Financial Action Task Force, an international body that sets standards for the fight against money laundering, terrorist financing and other threats to the international financial system, has repeatedly criticized America for failing to comply with a guideline requiring the disclosure of beneficial ownership information. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with which the task force is affiliated, has championed international standards for financial transparency, but cannot compel compliance.

Watchdog groups like the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Global Financial Integrity and Global Witness say that anonymous companies registered in the United States have become the vehicle of choice for drug dealers, organized criminals and corrupt politicians to evade taxes and launder illicit funds. A study by researchers at Brigham Young University, the University of Texas and Griffith University in Australia concluded that America was the second easiest country, after Kenya, in which to incorporate a shell company.”

Now that Switzerland has been domesticated, it is high time to handle Delaware and Wyoming! Or, more generally, the entire tax code of the USA. However, there will be resistance.

Many behave as if New York City was the universe. And it’s all too true. Yet, let see what happens after we cut finance supreme down to size. From 25% down to 8% that is. Right now, finance is 25% of the profits of the economy in the USA. Historically, the average stands below 8%.

25% of the income of the state of Delaware comes from protection money paid by corporations.

Why has globalization become such a bad thing? Around a century ago, problems arose mostly from the excesses of exploitative colonialism. Exploitative colonialism, at its worst, caused the extermination of most of the natives of entire continents. That was as diabolical as diabolical can be, so it fully deserves to be described as rabid plutocracy.

After the termination of colonialism the old fashion way, complete with its more or less civilized imperial administrations, a much leaner form of exploitation arose. Old style administration chained the plutocrats: they had to play by the rules. After the departure of transnational (“imperial“) administrations, there were no more rules. Or, more exactly, the plutocrats made the rules. And here we are.

Cassara: Domestic law enforcement agencies are as stymied as foreign ones. In one case I worked on, American investigators had to give up their examination of a Nevada-based corporation that had received more than 3,700 suspicious wire transfers totaling $81 million over two years. The case did not result in prosecution because the investigators could not definitively identify the owners.

Anonymous corporations are not only favored tools of criminals, but they also facilitate corruption, particularly in the developing world. A recent World Bank study found that the United States was the favored destination for corrupt foreign politicians opening phantom companies to conceal their ill-gotten gains.”

That’s what we are at.

Globalization has become plutocratization. Time for a global correction. And that means striking where the head of the snake is. In the USA. Not just in Delaware, Wyoming and Nevada.

The top Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee, proposed legislation requiring United States corporations to disclose to the Treasury Department their beneficial owners. British Prime Minister Cameron, going further, announced that a planned national registry of companies’ true owners would be open to the public, not just to law enforcement.

Global plutocracy, especially of the Anglo-Saxon sort, was the force that made the difference with Nazism. Why? Because plutocracy rotted the head of Western civilization. The body stayed vigorous, and more than one million young Western soldiers courageously died on the battlefield… Civilization was saved, but is again encountering problems, actually the greatest ever. Yes, ever. Never was the biosphere in question before.

Not really understanding how that war was a racket (as the head of army of the USA, Major General Smedley Butler had put it eloquently years before the Second World War).

Right now mysterious kabuki wars against foreign co-conspirators have been replaced by an outright War Against The Poor. It’s all very simple. To get out of it, let’s treat Delaware as if it were Switzerland, a few years back.

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Patrice Ayme

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14 Responses to “USA: Den Of Thieves?”

  1. pshakkottai Says:

    Hi Patrice: In my opinion all banks should be owned by the federal govt. It is hard to hide if the govt is an integral part of money creation.
    Partha

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      dear Partha: the reality is that so called private banks are part of the government already. But that fact is hidden in the West. Thus they elect the brown guy, and rejoice, because they think he thinks he has the power. But at the foot of whom did Obama go to lick the toes? Dimon, head of JP Morgan.

      Because JP Morgan is part of the government, but an UNelected, permanent part. Thus more powerful. The White House tenants come and go, JP Morgan stays. As the non elected part of the government.

      If that were pointed out, people would realize that Dimon and the like are supposed to be their servants, not their masters, and would deal with them accordingly. The financial plutocracy, an important pillar, would collapse, and the entire thing could come down, world Trade Center style… Oh, no!
      PA

  2. EugenR Says:

    Dear Patrice. It seems to me, when societies reach certain level of economic efficiency and social welfare, and the illusion of leisure is not disturbed for very long time by military threat, they start a process of decadence, that includes concentration of wealth and political power in the hands of the very few who are interconnected (Plutocracy). This is what is happening to Europe and to less extent to US. The same happened in Europe before WWI and to Roman Empire during the second century. If history repeats itself and can be predicted, then the outcome of this kind of decadence will be a big upheaval event, like war, revolution, etc. that can result destruction of the existing civilization.

    You say the European civilization was saved by the Anglo Saxons. But it did not have to happen so. Sometime causalities like for example, Churchill being ready to lead the war against the totalitarian evil at any cost, saved the world. Unfortunately the slogan of Vaclav Havel (the Czech hero president) said “The truth and love always overcomes the lie and hate”, is not the rule but rather the exception. Stalin and Mao Zedong died of natural causes, while celebrated as great heroes. That makes two out of the three greatest mass murderers of twenty century who were never revenged by those who believe in the ethics of love and truth. (Pol Pot, was deposed only because attacked foolishly Vietnam). If Hitler would not attack Stalin, Probably his regime would have been still around, and your blog would have one follower less.

    Even if it seems the worst liar and hatemongers of Europe and Russia are out, new once are already in the step-door, waiting for their opportunity.

    Can the big upheaval be prevented, or the new catastrophe, (that will most probably come in form of some kind of ecologic disaster) will happen and we can’t do anything, but watch the predictable but unpreventable.

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Dear Eugen: You say that I said that “European civilization was saved by the Anglo Saxons.” Wow. I am sorry I left that calamitous impression.
      In the greater scheme of things, Anglo-Saxon civilization is mostly a subset of the Celtic-Greco-Roman-FRANKISH civilization. The Franks are most important there, because they had the most advanced civilizational elements as I have explained (no slavery, no death penalty for everything, less fascism, more tolerance, etc.)

      Now for the 1914-1945, the USA leadership played a nefarious role. First setting the fire, then playing firemen. So did the UK.

      Nazi-UK treaty of 1935, that undermined France, that’s why France did not attack Hitler in 1936. As it was, in 1939, France was fighting the USA, Italy, Japan, Nazi Germany and the USSR. At least her back was covered by Great Britain then…

      OK, more later, other forms of life are calling…
      PA

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      …”includes concentration of wealth and political power in the hands of the very few who are interconnected (Plutocracy). This is what is happening to Europe and to less extent to US. The same happened in Europe before WWI and to Roman Empire during the second century.”

      I should make a list of plutocratic take-overs. From my set-up, the Lenin take-over was also a pluto take-over (aggravated by the Stalin take-over, to the dying Lenin’s sorrow).

      The Roman pluto take-over was from 150 BCE to Augustus’ massive nastiness… Then there was Tiberius… Making the Republic even weaker, and so on.
      Historiography considers the switch from “Principate” to “Dominate” (complete by 300 CE) to be very relevant, and was a much higher form of plutocracy.

      Europe has a blossoming of plutocracy after 1100CE.

      The plutocratic index breathes throughout history.
      PA

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      “If Hitler would not attack Stalin, Probably his regime would have been still around…”

      Not sure. Hitler would still have needed a huge army facing Stalin.

      The crux of the war minus USSR was the battle of bir Hakiem, when a tiny French army prevented Rommel all out effort to capture the British Eight army. that led to the Afrika Korps collapse, thus the non destruction of Israel, and non capture of Iraq.

      Then don’t forget the French had a nuclear bomb program, transfered to Britain (and then Manhattan!). Crack French scientist knew, since 1937 (!!!) that a bomb was possible. The German parrots (Hahn, Heisenberg, etc.) had not figured it out until August 6, 1945.

      The Brits would have used nukes on Germany. They owned the sky over the Reich pretty fast.

      All of this WWII, of course, because USA treason. If the USA had declared war to Hitler in 1939 (as Canada did), the war would have been over in 1940. The USA had no less than 18 aircraft carriers in service, or in final construction. but, fundamentally, USA plutocracy wanted to control Europe, grab the world, and its weapon was… Hitler.
      PA

  3. Patrice Ayme Says:

    Note Nov 7, 2013: Tax Justice Network just found that (with its overseas territories), the number one tax haven in the world was Great Britain. In truth, USA.
    PA

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  7. Tumblo Hyrewhar Says:

    USA is sooooo retarded…. I’m glad I wasn’t born here…..most of the US Amerigos don’t even know what chemtrails are…..

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Hi Tumblo, and welcome. The USA is run according to an exploitative model. A reason? When all the Natives have been eliminated on a continent, there is a lot to exploit.
      PA

  8. Patrice Ayme Says:

    [Sent to Learning From Dogs, March 24, 2014.]

    Thanks for the excellent post, Paul! I was unaware of that Charmian and her organization: good work she is doing. I am going to befriend that facebook “endanonymouscompanies”… Maybe I can make friends there… :-)!

    I attracted attention on anonymous companies, shell companies, Delaware, etc. forever.

    Indeed, plutocracy is legal.And its center is the USA. See my: USA Den Of Thieves?
    https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/usa-den-of-thieves/

    One of the mythical properties of Pluto is… invisibility. The campaign against those who are against the poisoning of the atmosphere by CO2 was obviously fed by anonymous donations from anonymous companies. And so on.

    Anonymous companies is just part of the Plutocracy powering system, though…

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