Jump to bottom


1 SidewaysQuark  Thu, May 17, 2012 1:03:43pm
This is the financial system that Republicans want us to believe is not only NOT broken, but needs LESS regulation as it is.

No, they'll make some sort of convoluted claim that this kind of thing happens because we regulate banks too much, and that if we were only to invoke the specter of Ayn Rand, the wrongs would immediately right themselves spontaneously.

2 celticdragon  Thu, May 17, 2012 1:55:12pm

re: #1 SidewaysQuark

No, they'll make some sort of convoluted claim that this kind of thing happens because we regulate banks too much, and that if we were only to invoke the specter zombie of Ayn Rand, the wrongs would immediately right themselves spontaneously.


3 Romantic Heretic  Thu, May 17, 2012 2:16:07pm

It's what happens with any religion. Anything done for religious reasons is good, and anything not approved by the leaders of the religion is evil.

As members of the clergy of that religion known as 'capitalism', although like many followers of religion they don't really understand said religion, the people at Wells Fargo feel justified in doing things like this. Much like the pedophile priests feel justified, and like the pedophile priests the hierarchy will close ranks rather than admit members of their clergy can do evil things.

It's always easier to let other people suffer than to admit that a mistake is made. Especially when your power depends on being correct in your field of expertise.

4 Amory Blaine  Thu, May 17, 2012 3:14:02pm

What a terrible tragedy.

5 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, May 17, 2012 5:55:21pm

This Kind of War by TR Fehrenbach is one of the best books about the Korean War. Fehrenbach devotes a fair amount of attention to the North Korean army's conduct during its initial advance through South Korea. When they entered a village, the Norks rounded up any local associates of the old regime who had not been prudent enough to flee. These included minor officials, priests, policemen, and, of course, bankers and money-lenders.
Many of these were shot out of hand, but the police and officials were sometimes spared if they could make a convincing case that they could be useful to the new masters. Even priests were spared occasionally if they seemed able to keep the peasants in line. Not so for bankers and money-lenders. They were executed without exception, even though the reds were fully aware that their skills and knowledge might be useful. In the ruthless calculus of communism, the good will engendered by shooting them far outweighed any benefit that might result from keeping them alive. Communists all over the world repeated this same pattern, until the needs of power led them to raise up their own system of corrupt exploiters.
Of course, communism was an evil system. Its virtual collapse 20 years ago was a monumental triumph for civilization. But they did know how to make themselves popular in the short term.
Our current banksters might start to ask themselves if they might be even less popular than their Korean predecessors, and why.

This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2021-06-05 2:51 pm PDT
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Knees of Fire — the ChairProvided to YouTube by IDOL Knees of Fire · The Chair The Road to Hammer Junkie ℗ The Chair Released on: 2013-02-01 Auto-generated by YouTube.
1 week ago
Views: 474 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •
Jack White - Taking Me Back (Gently) [Visualizer] Visualizer for Jack White’s new song “Taking Me Back (Gently)” Listen to “Taking Me Back” & “Taking Me Back (Gently)”: Directed by Ben Chappell Additional art + editing: Jordan Williams, Brad Holland, Quinton Hickman, Rob Jones Follow Jack ...
1 week ago
Views: 480 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
Cross Bones Style — Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Cross Bones Style · Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit · Amanda Shires · Charlyn Marie Marshall Georgia Blue ℗ 2021 Southeastern Records marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers Released on: 2021-10-15 ...
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 528 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 5 •
Jon Batiste - SING Ft. Tori Kelly Order my album ‘WE ARE: The Deluxe Edition’: Shop merch: Director : Content Video Follow Jon:Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Spotify: Apple Music: Amazon: Soundcloud: Pandora: YouTube Music: Official Website: ...
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 635 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 •
An Exercise in Rock & Roll Improvisation - Umphrey’s McGee: UMBowl 2021 Stew Art 10/09/21 UM kicked off night two of UMBowl 2021 with only the 7th “Stew Art” set ever, where fans texted in concepts and the band created new improvised music on the spot based off of the ideas presented on the ...
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 681 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 3 •
BADBADNOTGOOD - Love Proceeding Taken from the album, Talk Memory. Out October 8th on XL Recordings and Innovative Leisure. Out now: Many thanks to all our friends and the fabulous people who came together for this film. Written and Directed by Jamal ...
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 813 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •