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.

JTR,
February 18, 2014

5 Responses to “Bernie Madoff, Robin Hood and the present dark age”

  1. My apologies for the corporate sludge that WordPress is now foisting upon my blog, and my readers, in the form of hyper-links to advertising BS – be assured I did not put them there. Sorry for that. I will try to figure out how to get rid of them, but being largely techno-illiterate, that may take a bit of time. Please bear with me.

    • And just to make the point all the more vivid – and nauseating – WordPress inserts an advertising hyper-link into my comment about advertising hyper-links! Wow, what a world we live in!

  2. FYI – I use AdblockPlus which screens out all advertising.
    Your blog looks advert free to me.

    http://www.adblockplus.org

  3. Just to set the record straight: Bernie Madoff also robbed a lot of non-profit organizations that worked for the poor.

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