From The Greeks Get It, by Chris Hedges, in Truthout:
What is happening in Greece, what will happen in Spain and Portugal, what is starting to happen here in states such as California, is the work of a global, white-collar criminal class. No government, including our own, will defy them. It is up to us. Barack Obama is simply the latest face that masks the corporate state. His administration serves corporate interests, not ours. Obama, like Goldman Sachs or Citibank, does not want the public to see how the Federal Reserve Bank acts as a private account and ATM machine for Wall Street at our expense. He, too, has helped orchestrate the largest transference of wealth upward in American history. He serves our imperial wars, refuses to restore civil liberties, and has not tamed our crippling deficits. His administration gutted regulatory agencies that permitted BP to turn the Gulf of Mexico into a toxic swamp. The refusal of Obama to intervene in a meaningful way to save the gulf's ecosystem and curtail the abuses of the natural gas and oil corporations is not an accident. He knows where power lies. BP and its employees handed more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
As a serving professional to hedge fund managers, I must say that the future looks bright. They will bet upon the collapse of Europe, and then the US; I will bet on their continued success. They will turn to philanthropy to emerge as moral heroes, and my consulting practice will prosper, planting dynasties that will last one thousand years. Lots of people in this world. Ecosystems are going to hell, and economies too. There is simply not enough to go around. Who decides who eats? Those are the ones that I will serve as a serving professional, naturally. My goal is to be helpful.