October 09, 2008

Not Blogging, Posting

How long is it going to take the world to admit that these people are the problem?

For the past 8 years, something very important to financial and political stability has gone AWOL.


In years gone by, outbreaks of public anger could only be satiated when those responsible for the outrage were brought to account. Bloody, decapitated heads were impaled on spears, paraded through the streets or fixed to castle ramparts for all to see.

Thankfully, we have come a long way since then, and modern justice is (at least nominally) far less barbarous. But the need for accountability prevails.

How did we get here? Who's responsible? What went wrong? The public has a right to know, and an urgent need to know.

Unfortunately, all those in a position to speak truth to power are now reluctant to talk. Why? Because they themselves - the media, the judiciary, the public servants, the military, the police - have all been co-opted by the perpetrators. All are guilty by association, all know it damn well, and the whole damn system stinks.

Of such things are popular revolutions made.

Now, maybe the markets will rebound tomorrow. Maybe the "global financial crisis" will fade. Maybe we'll all calm down a bit. I don't know.

But I do know one thing.

If there is no accountability, still, after all this, then the same "mistakes" will be made again, and very soon.

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