At a young age I learned that if you want to buy an automobile, and you aren't buying a used vehicle form an individual, you have to go through a
gauntlet of con games. For whatever reason, we are forced to deal with these types of sleazy tactics to purchase a mode of transportation that has
been made necessary by our nations infrastructure. Now days we are forced to go through this same gauntlet of con games in every business transaction
we engage in.
It reminds me of Clint Eastwoods recent empty chair interview at the recent Republican convention. In Clint's first big screen appearance he played in
a musical titled "Paint Your Wagon", where he played a young rube during the American gold rush. Clint then went on to play the ultimate American
tough guy in a series of "spaghetti westerns", who beats the bad guys by beating them at their own game. It seems that Clint's whole career has been
replaying this same role, and he played the this role with his empty chair interview, except everything has gotten twisted around.
In the movies, when the bad guys realize they got beat at their own game, they would get mad and mean, and pull their pistols, and the fight would be
on. Of course, Clint, being the ultimate tough guy, would blast em full of holes and fill them full of lead, which of course we all loved.
In the real world, we can't do this, at least not anymore.
If you get conned, too bad for you. If the con artists get beat, they put real meaning in the phrase "it's all over now but the crying". There will be
tears, fake tears, but tears all the same.
The thing is, in the real world, things need to happen to put bacon on the table. All these con games do result in a lot of con artists making a whole
lot of money, but they are making it impossible to put bacon on the table.
So these days, the world seems to be ran by the con artists, the bad guys. They are laughing all the way to the bank, but the bank is ran by con
artists, and the banking con artists have gambled away everyone's money, and their big plan is to stick future generations with the bill.
The old expression "it's in the bank" doesn't mean what it used to,
And that is why things are all freaked up.
edit on 15-9-2012 by poet1b because: Typos
edit on 15-9-2012 by poet1b because: Typo