I listen to the evidence about the criminals from Wall Street and how they have destroyed the economy of the world, stolen people's pensions by charging sneaky fees and looting them by churning, buying and selling irrationally to increase the broker's compensation, stolen people's savings and homes and jobs.
Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, standing in the midst of this entire country's economy broken down, people being thrown out of their homes, thrown out of their jobs, cities and states bankrupt, and this Blanking Prick says with a straight face that Goldman does God's work. Goldman Sachs has made Billions of dollars by looting the people of this country. That is Billions with a B. Why won't our government go get our money back?
Hank Paulson, a former Goldman insider goes over to the U.S. Treasury and takes taxpayer money and gives it to his friends at Goldman, so they can make even Billions more for themselves, Billions of dollars which they could never even spend in a lifetime, but they want the money knowing that it has been stolen from factory workers and school teachers and cab drivers. Who are these people?
Tobacco company executives who swear under penalty of perjury that cigarettes are not addictive, and who try to market cigarettes in cartoons so they can get children to start smoking. Where do these people come from?
The Bush people who lied and lied and lied, told one lie after the next to the American public so they could send the American military to invade Iraq, a country that never attacked nor threatened us, but their oil corporation friends wanted to invade Iraq and steal its oil, so the Bush people lied and lied and stole Trillions of dollars from the American public, so they and their oil corporation friends could have even more money, try to bring their fascist world view to dominate all the people of the world. How did these people grow up in my country? Why haven't they been indicted?
They must be psychopaths or sociopaths. But why are there so many of them? What is it about our society that allows these people to succeed? Is it greed? That the only thing we really value is people who are able to steal a lot of money?
Psychopathy is defined as a personality disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with strongly amoral conduct, masked by an ability to appear outwardly normal. It is similar to sociopathy. Both concepts are today described under the general category of "antisocial/dissocial personality disorder."
A research named Hare writes that psychopaths "use charisma, manipulation, intimidation, sexual intercourse and violence" to control others and to satisfy their own needs. "Lacking in conscience and empathy, they take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without guilt or remorse". "What is missing, in other words, are the very qualities that allow a human being to live in social harmony."
According to Hare, psychopaths are glib and superficially charming; ... some psychopaths can blend in, undetected, in a variety of surroundings, including corporate environments. [And do very well on Wall Street].
These people belong in prison. They have bankrupt the world. They have destroyed people, stolen their pensions, their homes, their jobs, and left them in despair. They are directly responsible for people who have killed themselves, marriages have broken up, kids can't go to college, people can't go to the dentist to hold onto their teeth, people sink into a haze of alcohol and drugs and die young. These Wall Street criminals should be charged with murder, as well as felony fraud and theft.
At the end of World War I, and over the next decade, Wall Street did the same thing: they stole money from the entire world, engaged in widespread fraud and felony theft, and bankrupt the entire world. And they got away with it. The U.S. government failed to indict these criminals, seize their assets, throw them into prison, which is what should have happened to every single one of them. But the U.S. government did nothing, probably because most of the politicians were close personal friends with the rich white men who ran Wall Street.
The failure of the U.S. government to either stop these Intraspecies Predators or imprison them for their crimes certainly contributed to the rise of fascism, to World War II, and the deaths of 100 million people. Isn't there some lesson to be learned? That when the most powerful people in the world refuse to enforce the laws against their friends, when they let the rich get away with thieving and murder, it will create uprisings and chaos, and eventually wars and widespread deaths because people around the world just can't accept this level of injustice.
When is somebody in our government going to stand up for the people? When will they stop this organized crime syndicate called Wall Street, seize assets of every person above the level of receptionist who worked there in the last 10 years, and start throwing the insiders into prison. For life. Why is it some 22 year old with a dot of cocaine will do 5 years, but these Intraspecies Predators from Wall Street get away with everything, even murder? There is no justice in this country.
According to this video, Tim Geithner is into this Wall Street con up to his elbows and has no business working for the government. The government has given Trillions of dollars to Wall Street, no strings attached, but they refuse to disclose to the public how much money in total has been given away. When Obama goes out and brags that TARP money has been repaid, just keep in mind that the TARP money was just a tiny bit of the total that was given to these criminals. Most of the money given to them will not be repaid.
As we watch Goldman Sachs and all the other Wall Street criminals paying themselves Billions of dollars in "bonus" money, keep in mind that it is your money, it was stolen from you, it was given to them by our government with no strings attached. We need an independent prosecutor, we need to get all of this stinky mess out in public, and we need to throw some people into prison.