After reading Matt Taibbi’s latest Rolling Stone article, “Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever,” it occurred to me that the corruption of our financial system laid out in this and many of Taibbi’s previous writings are just the sort of thing that a prophet like Elijah, Jeremiah, or Isaiah would be railing about if he were alive today.
The biblical prophets showed their people and their nation the sins that God was angry with. Idolatry. Violence. Adultery. Lying, cheating, and stealing.
And that’s what is being revealed by a few journalists with the honesty and courage to report what the alphabet networks, the mainstream moron media, the liberal state-controlled press, have ignored or refused to investigate. Lying, cheating, and stealing. It’s at the heart of our financial industry.
Taibbi concluded this particular article with the following: “The scale of [this corruption] is so enormous that ordinary people simply cannot see it. It’s not just stealing by reaching a hand into your pocket and taking out money, but stealing in which banks can hit a few keystrokes and magically make whatever’s in your pocket worth less. This is corruption at the molecular level of the economy, Space Age stealing — and it’s only just coming into view.”
What we’re finding out (at least the few who are checking out the reports in Rolling Stone and a few financial blogs are finding out) is that the big banks have colluded in fixing the prices of commodities, interest rates, and all sorts of financial instruments. They’ve cheated borrowers, they’ve cheated governments, they’ve cheated their own clients. They are cheating the public, the taxpayers. It is institutional corruption, and it affects virtually everyone.
The power of these institutions and the wicked men who run them is so great that our own regulatory bodies, law enforcement bodies, and the courts, are refusing to take any serious action (meaning criminal prosecutions and jail time) against what are enormous crimes, equivalent to the largest bank robberies ever committed, multiplied by 100. Multiplied by 1000. It is clear to me that some form of intimidation or bribery or both is being used on the people who are supposed to be policing the fairness of our markets and banks. Judges dismiss charges based on the phoniest of excuses. The Attorney General refuses to bring criminal charges because, they say, it could destabilize the world economy. (I don’t actually believe this to be true, but that is their excuse.) They are too big to jail. Yes, some large fines have been levied. In the cases I’m aware of, it simply reduces the profits of the institution, profits which can be made up quickly with a few more weeks and months of their criminal operations.
I can’t go into all the details here. Every concerned citizen, every patriot, needs to read this article. We need an advocate for justice more powerful than the billionaires and the bent public officials they control. In addition to all the other problems this nation faces, pray for justice.
The Queen of Sheba, when she visited Solomon’s kingdom and observed his wisdom and judgment, said, “… because the LORD loved Israel forever, therefore he made thee [Solomon] king, to do judgment and justice.”
It is appropriate to ask God to bless America with leaders who will do likewise, against all odds. Otherwise the looting and pillage will continue, and likely escalate.