Bernie Madoff, Robin Hood and the present dark age
Why is Bernie Madoff the only Wall St. criminal to face jail time? Because he robbed the 1%, and not the 99%.
Rob the rich, and you are attacked, reviled, vilified and quite possibly imprisoned as well, if not burned at the stake or publicly beheaded, drawn and quartered – and whether you are Bernie Madoff or Robin Hood makes no difference. But if you rob the poor and the middle class, rape the earth, despoil the commons and devastate the hopes of all future generations, in this late-stage capitalist-corporatist culture, you are lauded, and garlands are thrown ’round your neck. This is surely the dark age, and it is rapidly devouring itself. Stay tuned. This is not the end of the story.
February 18, 2014