They gave Ron Isley three years. They gave Wesley Snipes three years. What did they give the CEO/CFO’s of Merrill Lynch, AIG, Goldmund Sachs?!
I’ll tell you what they gave them: a handjob. They gave them record bonuses, the highest being almost half a billion dollars. They, meaning the people charged with regulating them aka, the SEC, the Federal Reserve, the President, the Congress, gave these corporate pirates a free pass – along with ‘no strings attached’ taxpayer bailout money – that was used, in part, for more management bonuses.
There was no recouping of individual lost savings, of employee retirement plans looted. In other words, there was no bailout for the little people RAPED by their own government.
They say the financial system was out of control. I say: the people who control the system conspired to take what they could get and trot out the usual cover story of some vague, rogue, unnameable other, who can’t be found and can’t be prosecuted
No prosecutions or jail time for any of these KNOWN criminals has been sought. Let me repeat that: NOT ONE OF THE PEOPLE BEARING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FINANCIAL CRISIS OF 2008 HAS SERVED JAIL TIME. Nor has anyone in authority SOUGHT to put them in jail – OR, sought to get them to give back what they took.
In fact, your President Noir has placed the foxes firmly in control of the chicken coop. The “great community organizer” has more Goldmund Sachs reps in his administration than a pimp has pocket change. Geithner. Summers.Etc, etc, etc…
(As an aside, this is what Larry Summers had to say about YOU:
“DATE: December 12, 1991
FR: Lawrence H. Summers
‘Dirty’ Industries: Just between you and me, shouldn’t the World Bank be encouraging MORE migration of the dirty industries to the LDCs [Less Developed Countries]? I can think of three reasons:
1) The measurements of the costs of health impairing pollution depends on the foregone earnings from increased morbidity and mortality. From this point of view a given amount of health impairing pollution should be done in the country with the lowest cost, which will be the country with the lowest wages. I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that.”)
‘Impeccable. Logical. Environmental racism is good business which is why we practice it wherever darkies can be found.
Larry Summers and President Obama.’
Why else would Obama appoint the same Larry Summers Director of the National Economic Council? Naivete? Or complete and utter contempt??
The Oscar winning documentary film, “Inside Job” – which I have just seen – tracks the lurid story of how the regulatory oversight of the US financial infrastructure/economy was hacked, gutted, beginning with President Romnesia Raygun, the bookend Bushes who flanked that fake, down home, Kentucky-fried cracka, Bill Pimpton… And now leading the charge, the chariot-driving HNIC, ‘comin’ fo’ to carry me home’ a-preachin’, Black Jeezus hisself….. Lawdy ham mercy!? Weeez free, weeez free I tells ya!!
What we need to do is go Egyptian on these bitches. Tunisian. Libyan. Yemen. Wisconsin. If we had any kind of social conscience, we would be spreading the revolt throughout the Mother Country. But I know: niggas don’t roll that way no mo’. We gonna give Obama more time because, “he inherited so many problems,” “he can only do so much,” “its too early.” Yadda, yadda, yadda.
As Malcolm said of Lyndon Johnson and his strong friendship with a Southern Dixiecrat: “How can Obama be your friend and Wall Street’s friend, too?!” He can’t, but ya’ll don’t heah me tho’.
If we are going to have a government, it should be a government of the many – or we shouldn’t have one at all. Until we gain critical consciousness about where we are and what we live under, we will continue to allow our politicians – the REAL criminals – to speak “reform” and “change” out of their golden mouthpieces, while continuing to practice racism/white supremacy, imperialism/globalism/macro-theft out the side of their devilish necks.
FREE WESLEY SNIPES
“JAIL THE AIG/GOLDMUND SACH/MERRILL LYNCH/Federal Reserve/SEC 4000!!!!”