Saturday, September 20, 2008

Where's the punishment?

No one so much as mentions (except for the Times Market Watch reporter Gretchen....? on Bill Moyers last night) any punishment for these incompetent Wall Street titans who are walking away from the broken [by them] economic system with millions, even billions of dollars of ill-gotten gains. How is it possible that they get off scot-free while the rest of us have to pay and pay though the generations? We take the risk, they take the money. It's wrong but.. no one (perhaps I should say no presidential candidate) says a word about it.

Impunity is obviously the word of the day, or rather, century. It's inevitable--when you let Rove defy a subpoena, fail to even begin impeachment proceedings for Bush and/or Cheney, and so on and on, you get in the groove of letting the worst criminals off without so much as a slap on the wrist. These people (W. and his v.p.) are after all responsible for thousands of thousands of dead Americans and Iraqis. If they get off (and they have), why shouldn't those who've merely stolen money from the public?

Such is the state of our people--cowed, dazed, perhaps hopelessly harnessed to the yoke of capitalism. (Ah that little "perhaps"; hope is not truly dead as long as that's there.) Oh Max Weber, where are you when we need you?

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