Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hows That "Winning the Future" Idea Coming Along?

I am not sure how one "wins the future." Is it possible to "lose the past?" Who comes up with corny stuff like that anyway? I had a friend in Metairie, La.- pronounced Metry, say he had a promising future behind him. I thought that was some funny shit. Still do. 

Today I was reading a fascinating article on the website "naked capitalism" by William K. Black. Mr Black ponders why honest bankers are not calling for the heads of crooked bankers. http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/04/william-black-why-arent-the-honest-bankers-demanding-prosecutions-of-their-dishonest-rivals.html

For those of you who don't know, William K Black is a straight shooter and an honest guy. He helped investigate and jail thousands of crooked Savings and Loans bankers back in the 80's- when prosecuting actual criminals was still important in the United States. Mr. Black has some great You Tube videos and I think I've probably seen all of them.

Black is not naive. He knows what the fuck happened. The head of the executive branch was installed in that position by criminal bankers. In return, the bankers were given amnesty. It is that simple. It was not an oversight. Anyone with half a brain can see that Obama was bought and paid for- and by whom.

The problem with "winning the future" is that it's just bad grammar. It's subjective and arbitrary. You can't "win" anything if you have no proven skills or credibility. You cannot obtain skills without paying your dues and gaining experience. You cannot "win" anything until you have some proven courage. If you lack the spine to prosecute thousands of crooked bankers who were creating liars loans, interest only loans, failing to verify income or employment, giving "AAA" ratings to shit loans and selling them to Iceland, or plunging the world into economic collapse- if you don't have the balls to look at that and see that it was all wrong- you have no credibility. You cannot "win" anything until you set the record straight. 

This from a guy who can't even produce a long form birth certificate, a passport, or a few school records. There might be a credibility flaw in there somewhere.

I am going to leave you today with a premise and a laugh. You cannot "win" anything worth winning without hard work, credibility, and a proven track record of success. Or some balls. All in short supply during this Presidential term. Great irony at the link. http://www.whitehouse.gov/winning-the-future/

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