It’s not just the banksters that are criminal. Moral rot runs throughout our society from top to bottom.
The uncomfortable truth is that America has become a nation of skimmers and scammers. The rot runs deep not just in the upper reaches of the financial and political Elites, but in the bottom 99.5% as well.
Did you lie about your income to get a mortgage, do a “strategic” default on your house, file fraudulent unemployment or disability claim, or cheat on your taxes? Or maybe you’re a teenager or young adult who decides that joining a drug cartel is the way to go, even if you have to torture and kill.
Then there are the claims refusal departments at insurance companies whose job it is to deny claims, often on bogus grounds. So sorry granny, but we’re denying your claim for cancer treatment because you didn’t tell us you had measles when you were six. Have a nice few final months of agony. They kill people just like drug cartels do.
This country no longer has heroes or people to look up too. Whatever moral compass we once had is gone. No, I’m not getting theological or religious but just saying that we’re going wrong while still pretending everything is mostly ok.
Can an economy that has become dependent on lies, misrepresentation, “fudging” of numbers, fraud, embezzlement and a multitude of skimming and scamming operations escape the moral and financial black hole it has created? The self-evident answer is “no.”
But I will get theological for just one quote:
When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But with wise and knowledgeable leaders, there is stability – Proverbs 28:2