In a Republic, where, the Rule of Law, provides for everyone being treated equally under/by the law, clearly, America, England, have long lost their way. Ford pardoning Nixon, the list is long, and just goes on and on.

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, on the non-prosecution of Goldman Sachs, and you could add a long list, Mozillo of Countrywide, etc. to he list:

…they’ll (The Justice Department) take on somebody like Raj Rajaratnam, who stacked his illegal insider trades so brazenly and carelessly that his case almost reads like a finance version of Jeff Dahmer tripping over bodies in his Milwaukee apartment…Basically, if someone backs a dump truck up to the DOJ and unloads the entire case, gift-wrapped, a contrite and confessing criminal included, a guy like Eric Holder might, after much agonizing deliberation, decide to prosecute.

You know that look a dog gives you when you show it something confusing, like an electric razor or a lawn sprinkler? That’s the look federal prosecutors give when companies like Goldman wave their attorneys’ sanctifying opinions at them.

You can almost feel the relief emanating from Washington when these prosecutors decide against matching wits with the wizened 60 year-old legal Sith Lords from Harvard and Yale who’ve seen everything, know every judge by his or her first name, and in a trial would be basically bringing absolutely everything a lawyer can bring to the table, except consciences of course.

…the Holders of the world do not want to be creative when the targets are politically influential rich people. Instead, they use their creativity against Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, immigrant housekeepers, and guys who knock over liquor stores. They like to flex muscles against bank robbers, celebrity tax evaders (we can’t have Wesley Snipes on the loose!), truck hijackers, and drug dealers. As Gene Wilder would say, “You know – morons.”
Holder’s non-decision on Goldman is more than unsurprising. It amounts to an official announcement that the government is no longer in the business of prosecuting smart criminals. It’s pathetic. The one thing you pay any lawyer to have is balls, and our nation’s top attorney has none.

Which rather underlines the previous post highlighting the suicides. The bankers, almost to a man, through inept management, criminal actions, and just fucking stupidity, destroyed the financial system and their banks. Rather than face the consequences, prosecution, bankruptcy, removal from their jobs – they get bailed out by the tax-payer, given a free pass with regards to prosecution, and get paid even bigger bonuses.

That is not capitalism. That is Socialism. Where the top feed off of the bottom. The Socialists love to push out endless propaganda, claiming that this is the result of capitalism, but when presented with the arguments, simply avoid the questions and challenges, erecting Straw Men, etc.

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