Heron: CoonAce: August11: If there is an assassin roaming the world and killing bank executives, and this is the advent of a global revolution, your "storm," it likely started years ago and our children will not see it through. I know your desire, though, we want to see it all, complete, in one fell swoop.It's quite the opposite of a "people's" revolution. A few may be legitimate suicides, but largely these guys weren't playing ball. A bunch of mid-level JFKs, so to speak, only with better plausible deniability. (Except for the flagrant nailgun incident; anyone who believes that was suicide is a sucker, and that's putting it kindly.)Contrary to popular belief, a belief deliberately cultivated by his PR team before and after his death, JFK was not some moral rebel against the iniquities of US society. I could perhaps believe him assassinated for his stupidity if the evidence didn't so strongly point to his death coming at the hands of a troubled political radical operating on his own, but the idea that some shadowy conspiracy of governmental and criminal Powers had him bumped off because he wouldn't "play ball" when it was HE would caused the Cuban Missile Crisis through his belligerence and uncritical acceptance of Pentagon/CIA/FBI analytical paranoia, and HE who escalated our military involvement in Vietnam painting LBJ into a corner regarding how to handle the situation, and HE who took the first tentative steps towards finacializing US elections and government is simply ludicrous.
Destructor: So.... Everyone here is going to burn their 401k's, I hope. You know, solidarity and stuff that banking and investing is evil. EVIL....Because if you don't... perhaps you're just as bad as the people you hate so much.[www.drfunkenberry.com image 320x396]After all... you're feeding them.
wesmon: Destructor: untaken_name: Why? I didn't choose their profession, their spouse, their breeding habits, or their involvement in whatever got their family killed. If the people involved didn't care about their families, why should I?Compassion.I find my compassion lacking for the trust fund kiddies living off the spoils their daddies made wrecking the global economy.
Panatheist: the free market requires some ground rules (you know, not lying about your product, not killing customers, not destroying the economy, not conspiring to form monopolies/oligopolies, not using economic power to change the rules to favor your company and hurt your competitors)
Panatheist: Those who did that, and who worked to lessen regulations that allowed them to do that, and put their guys in the role of the regulating agency, should be publicly tortured and hanged, not just for justice, but to send a message to future sociopaths (and their accomplices), that this is what happens when you go that far and flagrantly cause that much damage. They knew what they were doing
Destructor: FWIW, I agree with what Tatterdemalian tagged on to the end of one of his posts:/the problem with the economy isn't that the bankers are too mean, but because they are being forced - literally at gunpoint - to be too nice//the value of the money, like the rule of law, softens as people try to force it to be kinder than it was ever meant to be///and, like the new "social justice" replacing actual justice, the end result will be societal collapse, not social progress
llortcM_yllort: I know you didn't write it, but since you agree with it, how will laws making money "kinder"
llortcM_yllort: social justice lead to societal collapse?
llortcM_yllort: ITT:[static.squarespace.com image 640x480]
Triumph: Another dead banking CEO. They're dying quicker than these threads.
Destructor: the problem with the economy isn't that the bankers are too mean, but because they are being forced - literally at gunpoint - to be too nice
Panatheist: I dont understand what he/you are implying or saying
llortcM_yllort, bout 5 posts up.Panatheist: and I don't think bankers are mean or nice, they're indifferent and self serving to the extreme
Destructor: Societal collapse? You got me there. But, I'm not particularly happy with the way things are headed right now...
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