Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Law and Order certainly knows how to fan the flames...

Just saw the last half of an episode called "Rapture." A wealthy Wall Street type, who had promised to give money so a guy could take his welfare boys to a house in the country where they could skate, play ball, ya da ya da, reneges. But his company gets a bailout, and they proceed to go to Arizona to party on the tax payer's money.

So, the guy kidnaps the man's girlfriend, she manages to escape, runs into the street and is killed.

The guy goes on trial, and the lawyer puts all the blam on the Wall Street type for not fulfilling his promise. "The woman would be alive today if the wall street guy hadn't been a cold - hearted bastard."

And the writer has the jury aquit the guy! And when McCoy, and his DA and assistant are discussing the case, McCoy acts like he agrees with the verdict. And the DA has his little speech.. "The pain that the Wall Street people caused you, the destructoin, etc."

So the Wall Street debacle - fueled by the failure of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, who were ordered by Carter, Clinton and other dems to give loans to people who couldn't afford them - is to be blamed on the "shadiness" of Wall Street.

And killing them is justified.

I'm reminded of the story of the minister in the UK who told his congregation it was perfectly okay to go out and shoplift from the big stores, because they were rich and therefore evil.

At the end of the episode, McCoy - or it may be the woman asistant, said "This is what is to come. More and more people are getting angry..." and of course they're going to take it out on those who are more "fortunate" (never more industrious) than them.

1 comment:

D said...

What a simplistic view of the financial meltdown - to blame it on Carter and Clinton and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is disingenuous.

Here is a well written article which shows that there is plenty of blame to go around for the financial meltdown including Reagan, Clinton and Bush:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007%E2%80%932009