As a lifelong liberal, I have principles. One of them is to not take too kindly to anyone who ever inflicts pain and suffering upon others… be that pain emotional / physical / fiscal. My disgust for such tormentors can only heighten when their victims are the most vulnerable members of our society. That’s what happens whenever the sadistic, arrogant, disrespectful, privileged few perpetuate their stacked against the masses system. Their MO likely backdates to the original slothful, slobbering, opportunistic caveman who first decided to profit off the losses of others.
Yep… there we find mister caveman sitting on his ass… laughing his ass off… grunting out proto-words….
“Me not take time / effort to hunt / gather when my club can maim / murder / rob other hunters / gatherers who do grunt work for me… HA! HA! HA!”
Of course what we ARE talking about, here, is protoman… the prototype of today’s predatory lenders / banksters. After all, do not today’s barely evolved simply sit on their asses and laugh their asses off while fiscally assaulting the hard working masses? And oh how smart and smug these knuckle draggers feel (if “feel” is even the operative word here) when they pay fractions of one percent interest rates on savings accounts and then sock credit card holders with ever-increasing rates in excess of the 30 percent range. And don’t even get me started on payday lenders.
What happens next is disgusting. After gorging on all that ill-gotten wealth they then take a dump on Wall Street… where their Trumpian deregulated, cavemen cohorts help them invest in wild schemes… which should be… but are not always deemed illegal / amoral. As if the lawless accumulation of obscene wealth weren’t bad enough already, their system also results in corporate income tax returns, which not only show NO TAXES OWED but also actually reward the lazy with freakin’ REFUNDS!
Such haughtiness is deeply rooted within their “too big to fail” status where… no matter how severely they F-up the global economy… they know they can always count on their crooked, congressional cronies to bail them out. Indeed, these lawmaker / lawbreakers financially grope / molest the already bled dry, hard working, average Janes and Joes who dare not defy them… especially when the legislated tax code has sharp teeth… i.e., flawed laws (flaws) that threaten to imprison them unless they fork over hefty chunks of their meager earnings to re-prop up these morally and financially bankrupt banksters.
Worse yet, the average predator is incapable of ever growing up and learning from his own mistakes. He will willfully F-up again and again and again and… AND… well… if you thought the 2008 global monetary meltdown was tough… just wait for the imminent, Trumpian variety to ferociously rear its ugly head.
Folks… that’s why my reaction to / rejection of these banksters is so visceral. Deeply rooted within me is my long held belief that the deeply rooted in dishonesty and brutality, predatory lenders have made even a modestly good life out of reach for time clock punching folks who oft spend their entire lifetimes turning in an honest day’s work with very little to show for it… other than fatigue and massive credit card debt.
So… if you are such a bankster, don’t ever expect me to welcome you into my world.