reply to post by SteveR
Pray forgive my candour, but as one whom is designated a 'scholar', you make a very non-scholastic point...bordering on the bleeding obvious. Of
course, societies have been moulded over the decades into fragile interconnections, whereby one connection breaks, it is possible that others follow
as they try to bear the strain of the first, as well as their own. Financial institutions, conveying through their computer systems a most desired
commodity, are edifices of the most insidious corruption, breeding grounds of pig-snouted suits up to their ears in a quagmire of asinine dealings.
They knew it, they were very much aware of it, and they knew what the consequences would be when the links started to fail.
They are not sorry for the nation, nor for the consequences that may well befall us all, they are sorry only for themselves, and are seeking any
contemptous way by which they can relieve themselves of the impoverishing burden that they themselves created. It is a sign of their gregariousness,
that they want us all to bear the fruits of their criminal dealings. Through higher taxation, we will all not only be able to pay for the consequence
of their financial gorgings, but we will be able to pay for it to continue. I'm sorry, as hard it may well be, the buck needs to stop at their feet.
Not one single penny should be paid towards any reparation of an corrupt economy. It needs to fail, it needs to be prosecuted against, and it needs to
be rebuilt for an equal distribution of the country's wealth to all the nation.
By equal distribution, I do not mean personal savings, but an social infrastructure that caters to genuine social needs and welfare; better education
and better access to it; better health institutions that actually cater to health and make it easily more affordable for everyone. Better pension
provision, safeguarded against illegal use and gambling with by total strangers who are not accountable for losing it.
You need to abolish the Fed! While this is in place, America will not be free of debt, it will not have a currency of a value it could be if it were
not controlled by private banking institutions. Hell! the dollar isn't even America's, it's loaned to you at interest! What an obscenity! To seek
vindication of how corrupt the system is would require the prosecution of thousands in the banking industry, tied to politicians, lobbyists...it runs
that deep, the net is not fine enough nor big enough to capture all those whose snouts are tainted with their selfish greed.
No doubt, something of a package will occur, some will be scapegoated, but the public's confidence has been shattered, it has been run through the
wringer too many times...change has to occur...the financial institutions cannot remain in charge of the public's money, corruption has to be stamped
out and regulated against, even unto the politicians.
So, what you consider to be whinging and whining, is actually bona-fide protestation at ingrained and inculcated corruption which has been allowed to
become a way of life, a traditional acceptance that that is the way things run. Well, I say it is time to not let such a life continue, it is time to
become untraditional, to not accept the obsecenity to go on. It is past its sell-by-date, and needs to be removed utterly from all walks of life. It
should not be able to taint society with its stink any longer. Let the trapdoor to hell open up under their feet...and let them fall!