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This is the thread I'm flagging because it was the first posted.Your reference to And Justice for All really is fitting. The more I see events unfolding in regards to the financial elite never being held accountable really fit what that song/album was about. Hetfield was writing lyrics in this regard during the mid 80's, well before the exposed corruption was mainstream. Can you say prophet?Lady justice has been rapedTruth assassinRolls of red tape seal your lipsNow you're done inTheir money tips her scales againMake your dealJust what is truth? I cannot tell Cannot feel.
Originally posted by watchitburn
I agree 100%.
There is no such thing as justice in this country anymore. Just corruption and greed. If you have the money you can buy whatever justice you want.
As if the Supreme Court and Justice Department aren't the legal representatives of the people? There seems to be a growing disconnect between the people and their government where big government no longer feels that representation of the people is of the utmost priority, and the people have grown to accept this mentality. More than likely it has actually been this way for thousands of years. That is their job, always has been. When we begin to understand this we begin to understand that the whole system is virtually rotten to the core. The elected/appointed officials at the highest levels are the criminals. We don't want to believe it, but everything points in this obvious direction.
Originally posted by Apollumi
Laws are made for the poor, not for the rich. And besides, it's not the justice departments job to punish these thieves. It's the people's.
It keeps everyone fighting over social and localized issues, all the while the heavy hitting criminals continue to operate unimpeded with very little resistance. Not many offer resistance because very few understand what is going on.
In the report, GAI details how the George W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations both actually took down financial criminals — unlike the Obama administration. Between 2002 and 2008, for instance, GAI points out how a Bush administration task force “obtained over 1,300 corporate fraud convictions, including those of over 130 corporate vice presidents and over 200 CEOs and corporate presidents.
“Clinton’s DOJ prosecuted over 1,800 S&L [savings and loans] executives, senior officials, and directors, and over 1,000 of them were sent to jail,” GAI adds.
But, despite having “promised more of the same,” especially in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the Obama administration’s DOJ has not brought criminal charges against a single major Wall Street executive.
The Bush and Clinton administrations’ track records on prosecuting white-collar crime, and the Obama administration’s failure to do so, Schweizer said, is “evidence that this has less to do with some sort of partisan or philosophical issue.”