Friday, October 14, 2011

They have nothing to say that I want to hear

Citigroup CEO Vikram Bandit says: “I’d be happy to talk to [the Occupiers] any time they want to come up.”

Obviously Vikkie doesn’t get it. We’re protesting the whole system of pirate capitalism in which corporate raiders and financial engineers have enriched themselves by asset stripping and “restructuring” companies and enterprises in the real economy, destroying the livelihoods and lives of millions of people. There is nothing more, at this point, that any pirate or financier/usurer has to say that I am interested in hearing. They have had their run. For over three decades now. Nothing they can possibly say will reverse they damage they’ve done, or restore the wealth they’ve stolen. The very planet itself is dying as a result of their plundering and exploitation. It’s past time for them to stfu and exit the stage of world history. They can do so of their own accord. Or they can be forced. There really, really, are no other alternatives.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Tony, I agree completely—especially where you say it is past time for the Predators to stfu.

    Over the years, there have been few things that have annoyed me more consistently than some right-winger who seems to think I need instructions on neoliberal talking points. As if that hasn't been the ONLY thing you got to hear on the teevee 24 / 7.

    So to the neoliberals. I have heard your talking points. I do understand your economic theories. But you know, they have failed for the overwhelming majority of humanity, not to mention the biosphere. So yeah—like Tony says—STFU!