USA Kleptocracy is Like Russia – Warren Pollock

By Greg Hunter’s

Geopolitical and financial analyst Warren Pollock says Syria is a diversion at best. Pollock explains, “I think Syria is entertainment.  It’s Kabuki Theater.  Certainly, at the local level, it could be a skirmish.  They have this fellow Assad, who was the poster boy on 60 Minutes two decades ago when they said what a wonderful guy he was, and now he is the arch enemy of evil along with Vladimir Putin.  He is running a Kleptocracy, obviously, but at least it’s more honest than we are because our Kleptocracy doesn’t have the integrity to tell us what it is.  We also know what Vladimir Putin is, and if he wasn’t a strongman, it would be a total disaster in Russia.  It is what is necessary to keep that place controlled.  Unlike our form of governance, at least Russia has a 25 year horizon into their future, where the U.S. has nothing but competing interests and competing bureaucracy.  So, we (USA) are a Kleptocracy just like Russia, but the organs of our state are narrowed and are basically failing.  The press is failing.  It is a failed organ of our society.  Our governance has failed.  It is a failed organ of our society. . . . What we have is a veneer of governance.  It’s not the real governance that is in this country.  Our government has some of the elements of the Soviet system, and it has some of the elements of what Chris Hedges calls inverted totalitarianism.  It’s really hard to define our system of government.”

Pollock goes on to say, “What we think of as our government, the voting booth that is just a veneer, that is just to keep people placated. This bureaucracy, I think, is a major vector of theft.  When we look at the actual function of our system, it is actually atrophied.”

So, how do you navigate a bureaucratic system that is out to rob its citizens? Pollock says, “How do you get small?  Not having a website is one way.  Staying out of debt is one way.  Not applying for federal programs is another way along with state programs, Medicaid, Medicare, any large debt acquisition. . . . Getting smaller houses and not getting credit for a new car.  There are lots of ways for you to get small, and you will be happier as a result.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with financial expert and former Wall Street analyst Warren Pollock.

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  1. Maria das Santos

    Thanks Mr Hunter and Mr Pollock.
    Regretfully,Mr Pollock has decided,quite rightfully,to “disappear”from the net and when he appears it is is painfully refreshing.He reminds me so much of a professor who taught Physical Chemistry,in tutorials he made you think very uncomfortably so does Mr Pollock.
    Here in the UK we do not have a functioning democracy neo- totalitarianism rules,our Prime Minister ,Mrs May,recently took a decision and ignored Parliament and obviously the people by launching an attack in Syria,this is her obvious “ignoring us the people”she has had her goons at GCHQ spying on us and foreign governments for years as the Home Secretary.She is of course the most recent iteration of our country’s elites and non-democratic.
    The infiltration of our society by China is remarkable,particularly via the Confuscius Society.With education as a number one goal they have planted Mandarin courses in our “great universities”and transplanted “students”onto courses full of technology.No wonder companies like BAE refuse to share their research now.
    Get small,ignore the big house and lavish car and accept your life span,your children’s lives depend on it.
    Thanks again Mr Pollock for reminding us how little we are.

  2. Paul ...

    Pollock says to get small … another way to get small … is to get out of the stock market … where the banksters , brokers and IRS know exactly what you own … and put your money into physical precious metals … and bury them until needed … for in just a few months the Fed will replace its quarterly rate hike policy with a monthly rate hike policy … and the market gains we have been seeing (fueled by corporate stock buybacks, QE and ultra low interest rates) will come to a halt as rates are pushed higher and higher (rates can be pushed up dramatically and quickly with a monthly rate hike policy) … at an 8% interest rate bonds will crash and the Dow will fall to “under” 1000 … so don’t dilly dally … miss the crash in bonds and stocks … and seize the opportunity coming for those holding physical precious metals … it is time to become aggressive in both your selling of paper and crypto and the buying of physical gold and silver coins (every time the manipulators artificially drive precious metal prices downward)!!

    • Paul ...

      Silver has broken out of its recent consolidation pattern and is now at about $17 dollars per ounce … it should soon move up to about $21 dollars per ounce … why pay an extra $4 dollars per ounce (or 23% more) … when you can buy it now!! … better get moving … good things don’t last forever …

    • frank jeffries

      yeah, its all rigged, totally. But, the American humans feed it by jumping on and are the problem….enablers……you get it. Fuck the banksters….. they are serial killers.

  3. William Stanley

    Mr. Hunter: Thank you so much; that was really interesting.
    The 5 stages of grief and loss are: 1. Denial and isolation; 2. Anger; 3. Bargaining; 4. Depression; 5. Acceptance.
    Concerning our civilization and its current position and course, Mr. Pollock can be interpreted as having gotten pretty close to stage 5. I think I’m still in stage 1 or 2. However, although Mr. Pollock’s observations are undeniable, and I am pretty angry, I haven’t accepted the conclusion that serfdom is our ineluctable fate. Perhaps, neither has he. Maybe “getting smaller” is a strategy for dealing with a reality, rather than an “acceptance” of serfdom. (Then again, maybe I’m just bargaining).

    • This sceptred Isle

      You seem pretty switched on. You are probably further up the scale.

      • This sceptred Isle

        Everything and everyone has become financialised, spawning a generation of debt serfs. Bankers are the new feudal masters!

    • Roger D

      William, that’s a good summation of Mr. Polluck’s observations. Very good albeit sobering interview. Thanks Greg.

  4. Town Called Alice

    The real fair dinkum skinny on Syria!

  5. Anthony Australia

    Mighty fine interview Greg. A+

    Was at a friend who had the Telly on, first time I’ve seen commercial shows in years, I was almost sick in the stomach to see the absolute mind numbing garbage on. Supposed reality TV that’s obviously scripted; full of confrontation, fake drama and abuse.

  6. FC

    I must be a billionaire I own 2 beat-up station wagons and I’m sure the 4 new Goodyear tires are worth more than the car itself.

    • Gary Cates

      FC I just filled my Jeep with gas and doubled it’s worth !

    • DB Cooper

      FC, I am with you … I drive a ’93 Dodge Cummins … they put a 500,000 mile engine in a 70,000 mile truck … got 160,000 miles on the meter and the truck is falling apart !! The engine will no doubt out-live me and it cost almost $1,000 to put tires on it last year !! DB

      • William Stanley

        FC, GC, and DB: LOL!
        In all seriousness, with guys like you there is no way they can beat us.

  7. Russ McMeans

    Warren is simply one of your most brilliant guests Greg. I’m going to name him our humble “quiet Yoda”
    Like an old sage is he. Wonderful pointing out our predicaments- which our many. I have my own ‘getting small’ story to tell, but later. Here is a fascinating story from the NYT via a friend in Idaho that dovetails perfectly into this conversation. Enter the State Pension funding issue: ( make sure you read the last paragraph in the article…. whoa! -no gasoline for the trucks!) ……

  8. Nick de la Gaume

    Correct,correct,correct, correct and yes, correct.


    You Wonder Why We Have Trump?
    The warmongering neo-conmen and woman EXPOSED!
    We now have the left and right deep state department creeps on the run and Donald J. Trump is going to kick their asset’s to KINGDOM CUM! _
    In Review;
    We the people stopped the letting of American and ISIS blood for oil pipelines thru Syria!


      Sorry, make that gas pipelines, not oil.
      P.S. Guess they’ll have to find some other suckers to fight for their pipe dreams to Europe. why don’t they send their kid’s. Hey Joe Biden what you think. You better cum up with somebody because your kid’s got a lot more than mine to lose you prig!

  10. Robert Lykens

    It’s been said that the dollar is the best option of all the bad options out there, that’s why it’s strong.

    The US is the same thing. Although we have our problems, we’re still the best option in a world of bad options. Pollock should have said that. He should have admitted that he wouldn’t live in Syria, or Russia, or Venezuela, or…
    There are kleptocracies and there are damned kleptocracies.

    The United States of America is still the leader of the free world and the light of freedom to the not-free world.

    • David

      The US is indeed a kleptocracy. It is also a kakistocracy: “government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.” And the worst is the current president and his cabal of Trotskyites, neoconservatives and warmongers.

      • Robert Lykens

        The US is still the light of the free world, wouldn’t you agree? Or would you prefer to live in Russia or under the rule of the Taliban?

      • William Stanley

        David: Trotskyites? I thought only Bolsheviks so vehemently reviled Trotskyites.

  11. ross

    When I looked at Trump at his inauguration with his young children walking on the podium, I thought there is no way he will risk all this to free the American people and unfortunately I was right. They will blame Trump for all the economic debacles they have created and he will probably leave as a disgraced president . Change will only come from the people and not some billionaire who has never suffered hardship to survive. The West has reached the pit of depravity and does not realise it. Orwellian double speak is the order of the day and few have a grasp of reality. With psychopathic war mongers like John Bolton installed by Trump, the future looks very bleak.

    • This sceptred Isle

      The snake is indeed eating its own tail in order to survive! The consumer, on which capitalism relies, is being squeezed as purchasing power declines.
      Multinational companies are replacing humans with machines in their drive for greater efficiency and profits. As a result consumers are being destroyed as they lose jobs.
      The rising inequality also spells doom for the current system. As wealth is concentrated in fewer hands, less consumers will be able to purchase goods and services in the real economy. The elites, meanwhile, plough their ever increasing wealth into financial assets and real estate.

    • FC

      I agree Ross many people believe Trump is a Prophet and just as Jesus was sacrificed for our sins, Trump will be sacrificed in reputation for the Bankers sins.

    • Paul ...

      Looks like your right Ross … David Knight is of similar opinion … he see’s Nicky Haley as the “real” President of the US now … as Trump folded (and gave the middle finger to all his supporters)!! … … Gina must be in all her glory to see that “Regime Change” has taken place right before her eyes in Washington DC and a woman President now installed by the warmongering neocons as the head of our Nation … even before 2020!!

  12. A. Illingsworth

    Trump Announces New Plan To Pull Out Of Syria
    Published on Apr 17, 2018
    How President Trump plans to build an Arab Army in the middle east, trained by U.S. soldiers, that can then handle the region and provide stability as the country is returned to all the fair Dinkum religion of peaceful Syrian people, no head-chopping religionists allowed!

  13. Jerry

    I fully believe that we have reached the long awaited reset stage as the ECB begins to unravel.

    I find it amazing as a market watcher that both Deutsche Bank Stock, and Bank of Japan Stock are cratering at the same time the main stream media is fixated on Stormy Daniel and we have false flag after false flag. If I were writing a journal documenting current events to a future generation, no one would believe it.

  14. Jerry

    Heads up USA watchdog bloggers. Something is clearly getting ready to go down. Many online sites are being taken down including twitter.

    Last night I spent a lot of time on down detector, and found thst many sites are clearly being taken down (at least temporarily ) for some reason. Possibly a beta test for some future event. I’m also getting reports of national guard troops being called up. I find this particularly interesting in that I have first hand information that many troops are being recalled from the Asian theature to begin training for urban warfare and riot control.

    • Jerry

      Persuant to my last post . Check out this recent legislation .

      The readers digest version. It expands the Presidents war powers authority without congressional approval. Is anyone getting nervous yet? I’m still waiting for those orange jump suits and sealed indictments to be served.

  15. Tad

    I think if Mr. Trump would remove the remaining sanctions against Russia and selected citizens, this tension that has both nations at about ten minutes till midnight would have to abate. For how long, no one knows.

    Some apprentices might have to go.

  16. Walter Baumgarten

    Great work Greg, always love to listen to Warren Pollock, he sees it and calls it like it is. He is absolutely correct, the USA is no longer a representative government but a thieving parasite upon those that it once served. What Warren says about the slow burn is accurate, you can squeeze the American public a little bit harder every day and increase the pressure week by week, year by year and they will simply shut up and pay. Well maybe not shut up, but they will pay and the infinite credit system is there to make sure that they keep paying. Getting small IS the only answer though few will be able to do it. I know it works because it has worked for me. Unfortunately for America, marketing works and is a bright and shiny object that those so programmed cannot turn away from. See it, want it, do anything to get it will always snare more victims than those who escape. But that it why it is written that many will be called but few will be chosen. Our mission is not to save the World, but to shine the light of Truth for those that can see it and come to it. Keep the light shining brother, God Bless, be well, fight on!

  17. Rob

    Mr. Pollock is absolutely correct when beginning at the 29 minute mark he said:
    “Trump thinking he could actually manage this “beast” is a mistake!”

    His term “the great narrowing” is the bureaucratic form of corporatism that we presently live under globally that will morph into authoritarian corporatism that is somewhat described in this page:

    This bureaucratic form of corporatism that we are presently living under globally is described here with the diadems on the 7 heads:
    Revelation 12:3 And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven diadems.

    Once the “covenant with many” described in Daniel 9:27 is established through a series of crises the “bureaucratic corporatism” will quickly narrow into an “authoritarian corporatism” with 10 diadems on the horns of the “Beast” that will arise over a 1260 day period in the midst of the seven years:
    Revelation 13:1 and he stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads names of blasphemy.

    Yes there has been an abundant supply of food the last 7 years since Fukushima on 03/11/11 but please do not forget that history(His~story) will repeat in type as the story of Joseph prophesied:
    Genesis 41:25-32 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: what God is about to do he hath declared unto Pharaoh. (26) The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. (27) And the seven lean and ill-favored kine that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind; they shall be seven years of famine. (28) That is the thing which I spake unto Pharaoh: what God is about to do he hath showed unto Pharaoh. (29) Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: (30) and there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; (31) and the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine which followeth; for it shall be very grievous. (32) And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh, it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
    Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (10) Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been long ago, in the ages which were before us.

    Father’s plan for “getting small” is coming out:
    Revelation 18:4-5 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues: (5) for her sins have reached even unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

    As it’s looking like things are unwinding globally in perfect timing so that a famine of 7 years commences with the destruction of fiat thus purchasing power:

    Please know the timing and the enemy:

    • Beverly Kingsford


      AMEN to what you have said here about history repeating itself. I hear very few people talk about this whole collapse in a religious way. How refreshing to see that others are willing to talk religion!! I love Pastor Jack Abeelen because he compares our world today with Bible events. We are headed for a famine and we should all be storing food. And, a big part of “getting small” is to grow our own gardens and bottle our own food. We will HAVE to do this if we want food. These are going to have to be BIG gardens because that food will have to last through the winter too. People are not used to living that way. I think looking at Cuba and what Cubans had to do during that time when the U.S. was not shipping anything into that country. They were growing their own food all over the place! Pollock is absolutely right in that we need to get ourselves OUT of the world. We don’t need the crap that the world wants to give us. What we need is to turn to God, live His commandments and be willing to sacrifice for doing that. We have grown way too worldly in this country and turned away from God because of it. Will God show mercy on those of us who are at least fighting for our freedoms? I think so. BUT, we are going to have to be able to recognize what that mercy entails and where it is when it happens. I believe there will be another Gathering of Israel, just like Israel gathered to Egypt during the famine. They became slaves, but then God sent Moses to free them. We will have the same thing happen to us here in the U.S. There will be a rescue plan from God, but God can’t rescue those who refuse to be rescued. We need to watch closely. Hopefully we will have some kind of communication available to us in the future.

      • JC Davis

        Well said Beverly. Jesus was going to be stoned at one time, and he walked through the people as they could not see him. The lord will give us what we need when we need it by his power. He told us not to think of what we will say when brought before the instead of Christ. He will speak through us words we could not imagine. I so hope to make it to the guillotine. Love in Jesus.

        • JC Davis

          Pastor Jack. Hearing God vs Knowing God.

        • Occasnltrvlr

          Please consider, JC Davis, the instead-of-Christ cannot fool anyone into believing he is Christ, by using a guillotine.

  18. foggygoggles

    Good grief, what a depressing assessment of our current situation. The only thing missing is the suggestion to kill oneself.

    • JC Davis

      FOGGYGOGGLES, you are so right. If I did not have faith in Jesus I don’t think I could not study very much of this picture.

  19. JC

    Outstanding guest! Brilliant, soft spoken genius. Warren Pollock “sees” things as they really are. I totally agree with “going small”, started doing it about 15 years ago, when I
    asked myself “Why do I have two cars”? So I traded them in and bought a new, but very low end car. That was just the beginning stage of “going small.”
    Thank you Greg, for having Mr. Pollack on, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

    • JC Davis

      JC you may want to use another name. Many will think you are me. Over the years I have ticked some off . I used JC several times, and added my last name. I have two trucks and a bus, and a motor cycle. I need them all to stay small. My friends think I am crazy for being outside the system yet they feed me and couth me. I am in TN and taxes / insurance are eating my savings up. The day is coming when I decide to live off the land or except gov help. The land will be for me. Better to die with character then live without character. Worthy link. Watch it all the way…Through. From freedom to fascism. Arron Russo.

  20. DerStan

    Getting smaller means growing some food in your backyard. If you have a lawn behind your house that gets 6 hrs or more of sunlight you should have a garden. You can start with one or two raised beds or in ground beds. There are many many you tube videos that can help you!

    • Beverly Kingsford


      Exactly!! Let’s get back to being pioneers!!

  21. Diane

    Greg…..this interview really hit me. I think it hit you too…you had the same grim expression as I did.
    Somehow we knew Mr. Pollack was speaking the TRUTH. Difficult to listen to.
    Thank you Greg and Warren. God bless you.

  22. Mr. Byrd

    Warren Pollock is an interesting, and often insightful guest. However, he loses credibility when he cites John J. Xenakis. Xenakis is a war mongering propagandist whose views of history are simple minded and cliched. I thought that Pollack was above such nonsense.

  23. Paul ...

    You know … think about the absurdity of Trump Bombing Syria with 100 Tomahawk missiles because the Syrians suppose