If current laws aren’t protecting your community from corporate pollution or other environmental harms, draft your own laws.
Most judges are appointed by politicians (even the Supreme Court), who in turn are controlled by corporations, who are beholden to major banks.
So the bankers at the top of the pyramid can use the justice department and the courts, even the Supreme Court (as in the “Citizens United” case giving corporations free reign to bribe politicians), to do their bidding. (Guantanomo, extraordinary rendition, enhanced interrogation techniques...were all “OK’d” by the Justice Department)
A fuller exploration into Following the Money in our Justice system will be forthcoming. Meanwhile here is a story that gives a sense of the power structure unethically and illegally using the “justice” system to keep itself in place.
Catherine Austin Fitts, a highly successful financial executive, had a first hand run in with what she calls “The Myth of the Rule of Law.”
Here is what happened to her when she started to use her talents to “follow the money.”
"After a successful career on Wall Street, I moved to Washington, DC, to serve as Assistant Secretary of Housing in the first Bush administration. After I left the administration, I was invited to join the Federal Reserve as a governor. I declined the invitation in order to start my own investment bank, Hamilton Securities"
"Cleaning up Iran-Contra period fraud had persuaded me that democracy and markets depended on citizens having access to government financial disclosure contiguous to the political jurisdictions in which they elected officials."
"Hamilton was developing a software tool called “Community Wizard” that would have provided communities with their own access to rich databases and software tools that painted a clear picture of how government money works in each community. The first step to reengineering a negative-return-on-investment economy is to “see” it."
"After the seizure of the Hamilton offices, I became for all intents and purposes a prisoner in my own home…I was living with physical harassment and surveillance while various people around me were trying to persuade me that the dead animals on my doorstep, the break-ins, the people following me on foot or by car, and the clicking noises on my telephone were one ongoing coincidence. I determined that my life depended on learning as much as possible about who was really in charge."
"I have emerged a more seasoned and knowledgeable investment banker with membership in a new and evolving global network. Litigation with the US government and its informant have helped me develop the skills required to survive and thrive in the midst of growing lawlessness and economic warfare."
From Department of Defense (DoD)...
David K. Steensma
Acting Assistant Inspector General
for Auditing for the DoD
February 26, 2002
From Housing & Urban Development (HUD)...
HUD Inspector General
March 22, 2000
To see more about Catherine’s exposés about how “justice” works behind the curtain, check out these links:
The Myth of the Rule of Law
How the Money Works: The Destruction of the Hamilton Securities Group
Dillon Reed & Co., Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits