posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 06:43 PM
Just a friendly reminder to all of you who plan to switch from a big 6 bank to a credit union or community bank: tomorrow is the scheduled day to make
A Way to Communicate
I almost made the switch today, but I thought more on it and think it would make more of a statement to go about the transfer on the day of Nov. 5. It
is my hope that this will be a way to communicate with those who commit fraud and then seek reimbursement for their damages when they lose, while
reaping large rewards when they win. We know that most of our politicians get money under the table from the corporations that steal from all of us.
I'm sure this is one the list of issues to bring to the public front for the movements around the US and globe.
Hit 'em Where They Can Feel It
Until then, we have a very effective tool, which is to hit them where they can feel it: take your money elsewhere and boycott companies that make
their own rules in Washington. Take a look at where your money goes and where you can, spend it elsewhere or minimize your "contribution" to the
growth of a problematic corporation.
A Short Story of Ignorance
Today I witnessed one the most intense incidences of a corporate employee lifting his CEO onto a high pedestal and the ignorance of one of the members
of the local community to accept what he was being told. A bank manager passed on some news that JPMorganChase had donated $45 Billion to charity.
That sounded completely way too high. (Had I been the intended recipient of the news, I would have surely contested this statement.) The local seemed
to be just as surprised as I was to hear this high figure, and asked "$45 billion?" to clarify. The bank manager confirmed, still not giving any
time frame (since all time, in a year, last week). The manager then goes on to say how the company has done so well under the CEO. The local agrees
with more of his tidbits and statements and says the CEO must be a "genius." (...certainly not a fraudster, hmm?)
Why Our Efforts Are Important
One of our goals is to increase public awareness of the plain facts and put an end to this type of blissful ignorance. Maybe it would be an article
that shows how much better community banks are doing and why that would cause someone to encounter a taste of the truth that the big banks are finally
dealing with a more aware public.
It still is baffling to me that anyone could be living in the general public and refer to the CEO of a big bank as a genius instead of a fraudster.
Certain types have a vested interest in ignoring the truth (such as the bank manager), and that is one thing. I expect that from him. Other people are
living in times where massive fraud is occurring, and it ceases to dawn on them the blatant players and victims. Maybe they "don't have time"?
Maybe their life, sheltered from the truths we see, is good enough for them, so why seek out inconveniences?
I don't know, but we must be the more responsible ones, and we have tools at our disposal. One of them is to vote with our dollar. That is a
responsible choice we all have. Forget your regular vote for officials and others for a moment and see the greater power you have to vote with your
dollar. Not to do so is to be one of the millions who vote aimlessly, further funding the power of those who abuse and bully the rest of us. Do your
part to help starve off the power players whose fuel is money - mine, yours, and that of those around you.