I just have to break away from my work on my novel for a wee bit of time. This one is just too good to pass by.
Now, what would bring the top executives of the largest financial institution in the world out of their multi-million dollar mansions to attend an emergency meeting at company headquarters during the holidays? The bone chilling fear that all their underhanded and possible illegal dealings will be revealed and “The Kings” as well as the “Princes and Princesses” could be standing naked in front of the public having to answer once and for all for their greed and arrogance. Boy, these folks surely must have their “panties in a knot” which brings a huge smile to my face.
Headline: “Facing WikiLeaks threat, bank plays defense, Bank of America conducts internal investigation in wake of Julian Assange comments”
Nelson D. Schwartz of the New York Times reported on January 3, 2011, “By the time the conference call ended it was nearly midnight at Bank of America’s headquarters in Charlotte, N. C., but the bank’s counterespionage work was only beginning.” What the shit? A counterespionage team? Bloody hell, the B of A is not fighting a war to protect the well-being of mankind. They are fighting a war of greed and excess.
What caused this earth shattering emergency event bringing together some of the highest paid people in the world? Julian Assange, the director of WikiLeaks, indicated in an interview that “he intended to ‘take down’ a major American bank and reveal an ‘ecosystem of corruption’ with a cache of data from an executive’s hard drive.” For me. All I can say is “Good on him.” About time some of these people started paying for their actions.
These vain and arrogant “privileged few” could not believe that their every day actions in the board rooms and posh offices could ever become public. Their motto is “keep the public blind and ignorant.” That is why you see so much “fine print” in every document you receive from them. The very thought to any of them that their actions would ever become public and they could be held accountable is simply unimaginable.
Schwartz goes on to report, “a team of 15 to 20 top Bank of America officials, led by chief risk officer, Bruce R. Thompson, has been overseeing a broad internal investigation – scouring thousands of documents in the event they become public.” Mind you, these folks earn more in a day than most of us do in a year if we are lucky enough to have a job. What are they doing? They are spending their time trying to cover their asses rather than doing the job they are paid to do.
It doesn’t take a mental genius to realize that there are many things that this company has done that they do not want anyone to know about. It is our money, our future and the future of our children, that they are supposed to be looking after but the never-ending culture of greed and power has corrupted them all and has turned their hearts to stone.
The company has even brought in “Booz Allen Hamilton, the consulting firm, to help manage the review. It also sought advice from several top law firms about legal problems that could arise from a disclosure. . .” Now doesn’t this sound like people who may have some dirty laundry in a closet somewhere that they want no one to have any knowledge of?
Damn, I was part of that crap for over 20 years. I saw it happen on a daily basis, day after day. No concern about what is right and just. It was all about the dollar, power, prestige and pretense. Screw the common folks so long as we have ours while looking down our noses at the peasants and serfs. Sort of sounds like our governments these days. But why not, they are all in bed together.
For me, I think it is about time to bring them all down and start all over again. And no, I m not saying this sitting in the lap of luxury and not having to worry about paying the basic bills for myself and my family. When I told them to “shove off”and walked away, the money that I had supposedly earned went out the window but I had my soul and dignity back.