Reasoning with Madness
"This is a barbaric yawp, and it will be sounded over the roofs of the world."
Finally got around to watching The Big Short over the weekend...my god.
First off, it's an incredible movie to begin with. But it also explained, in very clear, very understandable and sometimes very comical terms, what the fuck happened to America from 2005 to 2008 when the entire global economy collapsed. And it exposes who did it (spoiler: big banks) and how (spoiler: handing out toxic mortgage loans at variable interest rates to anyone with hands) and the fact that these bankster criminals were bailed out by taxpayers and not only went unpunished, but were given fucking BONUSES for doing it...it's unreal.
This was like a nuclear bomb going off in the financial world that hit every single one of us, across the country and even the planet. From the Wall Street traders who were on the front lines of the blast who lost huge, to the homeowners who ended up homeless, to the myriad industries that were shattered finally years later in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th waves of the blast, the entire nation and the world was damaged from this catastrophe that could have been avoided.
And it will happen again. The next bubble? Water. It's already happening.
The events that took place in this movie are why Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are the people's choice for president and why Clinton and Cruz are the party's choice. If you haven't seen this movie, you must. It's a chilling wake up call that we should all understand.
Over 27,000 people attended the Sanders rally in New York. 1300 attended the Clinton rally. Yet this headline says they both held "huge" rallies. Interesting choice of words. Also interesting because this was not a fluke situation. These number disparities have been happening nonstop since the beginning, yet Clinton still maintains some magical monster lead in delegate counts. No matter who you plan to vote for, if you plan to even participate in this election at all, it's pretty clear that to even the average person that the election process in America is corrupt. And it has been since at least 2000. Bought and paid for by high-powered, well-connected industry and party tycoons who could give two shits for the American people and seek only to maintain and increase their own power, wealth and influence. And it's pretty clear which candidate they want in the big house.
Who Am I?
I am Ahab.