No, I don't mean to imply that,
"Hey, Americans you don't got class!"
I mean to ask do we have an elite class and an all the rest of us class? Or, how about the elite class, the celebrity class, the pundit class and then the great unwashed Walmart class? Naw, let's just stick with the Elite class and us.
How would we know if there is a separate Elite class? Maybe if they had more than everyone else, well that's a given. How about if they had special privileges? Well, I'm sure money can buy just about anything a person could want and that has always been the case.
No, the Elite class would have to have something really special to set them apart. How about being above the law? Now, the rich have always been able to afford the best in lawyers, in fact entire teams of the very best in lawyers. So, being above the law is nothing really new. But, that's just the rich and their lawyers, what I'm talking about is being so completely above the law that an Elite person, or group of Elites, could commit murder or be an accessory to murder and not fear being convicted. That's right, even if indicted for a crime with possible murder involved, and found guilty, there is nothing more than a small slap on the wrist fine.
Here is a money laundering case from two years ago involving Wachovia.
And, here is some information on some recent cases and their 'slap on the wrist' fines.
The New York Times informed us that state and federal officials, eager beavers when it comes to protecting the integrity of a system lacking all integrity, “decided against indicting HSBC in a money-laundering case over concerns that criminal charges could jeopardize one of the world’s largest banks and ultimately destabilize the global financial system.”--GlobalResearch
Now, we all know that the drug wars in Mexico have killed some fifty-five thousand people since 2006. I'm sure that many Americans have lost their lives over the years as well in drug deals gone bad in this country. In fact I remember some old anti-drug PSAs a few years ago tying purchasing drugs with murder, so don't buy drugs! But, it's not the same when the it's the money of an Elite Banker is it? Seems it wouldn't be too far a stretch to say that Bankers are murders by association. In my opinion some jail time is not out of order. Okay, a lot of jail time and a lot of Bankers in orange suits.
But in reality, banks that were laundering money (if you click only one link, please click this one) got away with something that has landed many Americans in jail for years for having just small quantities of illicit drugs. So, if Joe Dumbass drug dealer down the street gets caught with a couple thousand dollars in quantity he's sent away for a very long time, but a bank that launders billions and billions in drug money gets a fine their bank can pay off in a couple months, and it's just considered the cost of doing business. All because our Government is afraid the economy will tip over if we convict and sentence these Elites to jail.
And if money laundering for drug cartels isn't bad enough, how about money laundering for terrorists?
To me if just one American soldier died, because laundered money bought the instrument of death that was in a terrorists hands at the time. Why isn't that Treason? Seems a few properly convicted treasonous Elites hung by the neck and dangling their toes off the front of the New York Stock Exchange would sure be a wakeup call and deterrent to anymore funny money shenanigans.
I hope I've made you as disgusted by the Class differences as I am. Our country was founded on the idea that all men are created equal, and I know that we've really messed that up for a long time, think slavery and genocide of the Native Americans, but don't we hold ourselves to a higher standard today? When are we going to stand up and say no more? What America are we leaving for future generations? If our children are raised in a society that knows the Elites are a class unto themselves, will our children be able to live as we've lived? Will they know integrity and freedom?
So, how do we fix it? By demanding justice, voting out our leaders that refuse to see to indicting the criminal Elites, by boycotting corporations and banks that break the law, and by striking and protesting on the lawns of the Elites. Finally, we need to make sure that our children know that what we see today is wrong, to lie and break the law is wrong. And, nobody is above the law.
article by C. Cory Spencer
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