By George Mantor
If I were a high level criminal, I would sleep with a life-sized blow-up doll of Eric Holder. How could I not love this man?
When it comes to the drug war, we wouldn’t even have one, and that would be very, very bad for very, very big business.
Prohibition is good for big business. It allows for the creation of extraordinary after cost profits while keeping competitors under control.
When you can grow your own weed or get it from your neighbor, the profit drains out of it. If you can grow Asteraceae, you can grow Cannabis. Who the hell would drop four bills for a lid of daisies?
Money laundering? No problem if you do it on a large enough scale. Government keeps the small players out of illegal activities and collects small penalties, commissions really, for not prosecuting the big boys. That is racketeering. HSBC and Wachovia come to mind.
Eric Holder has gone from the role to chief law enforcement officer of the people to a collector of commissions for providing protection to high level criminals.
If you say something the government doesn’t like, he will send a drone for your ass. It seems about the only punishable crimes left in America are speaking out and smoking dope.
Last week, Eric Holder shrugged off prosecuting bankstas because he thought it might be bad for the economy. And, he did it with a straight face.
Refusing to prosecute the largest ongoing global Ponzi scheme in all of history because it could hurt the economy? WTF? What economy? The Ponzi scheme and fiat money are the economy.
Most frustrating of all, perhaps, is that when Holder leaves office, he’ll have a lifetime lucrative job with one of the entities he refused to prosecute. It’s all so blatant. Who could deny that Eric Holder is anything but a facilitator of the corporatocrocy, and certainly not a servant of the people?
Since awards are now given for just about everything, many of them ill deserved, I advocate for awards that don’t yet exist but are truly earned.
I can see them all gathering for some Caligula like gala. The carpet could be died red with the blood of the innocent children who have been killed in Juarez alone with the guns he sold them and the border he won’t protect.
Imagine how you would revere this man, Eric Holder, if you were a Mexican drug lord, a banksta, or a smuggler.
Journey with me into the mind of your high ranking Zeta or Sinaloa member giving the award speech. Imagine the voice of the Dos Equiis beer actor.
“Senors and Senoritas, Ladies and Gentleman, it gives me great pleasure to present Organized Crime’s Man of The Year, Mr. Eric Holder.
You all know him, you all appreciate him and you all owe most of your good fortune to him. Si. Si, but keep the whistling down my friends.
We had a hard time getting automatic weapons in lawless Mexico, but you, Hombre, you delivered.
Fast and Furious was just what we needed. And as you know, we went right to work using those guns the moment we got our hands on them.
Then there was the problem with the dinero. We had sacks of cash piling up in basements and garages. Money had become like a burden to us. We couldn’t buy much real estate or bonds, but you dug deep for us, Homey. You went back to your banksta days and went all Chicago style, and pretty soon Wachovia and HSBC are sending a fleet of armored cars, and the cash is all cleaned up. Literally and figuratively. They even made special boxes for our deposits so we could get the maximum amount of cash through the teller windows. Genius, pure genius. Awesome dedication from my brother from another mother.
But, Dude, and this is where even us cartel guys can’t keep our emotions in check. Dude, if it were not for you we would be out of business. When we lose the weed smokers in California, it’s over. Fuck Colorado and Washington; nobody lives there.
California is the prize and we lost it. With those legally compliant, compassionate care cooperatives working so well, we were really taking it in the cajones. Not only were we losing customers, but they were selling high quality organic bud for less than our toxic ditch weed. We were fucked, man.
Then you stepped up your game and brought your posse down hard on those law abiding citizens. That ten year sentence pretty much ended the competition in Cali.
So, on behalf of the Academy of High Level Organized Crime, I Honor you, Mr. Eric Holder, for all of your efforts in aiding and abetting crime at the highest level.”
Our justice department has been sold out. They are now the enemy of the people.
If any person is too big to prosecute then your justice system is a sham, a lie, a farce, a joke, a bastardization of all that America used to stand for. Ultimately, it becomes a tool to enforce the will of fascists.
My grandfather, W. H. Mantor was a sheriff, a lawyer, and a judge in Crow Wing County, MN.
My father worked in the City Attorney’s office and had a private practice in St. Paul. Several of my friends have worked in law enforcement. I used to have respect for an institution that existed to make certain that the rights of every citizen would be protected.
I can only describe what I am witnessing as personally heartbreaking. I had such respect for the institution of law and its ideals.
And all the while, the erosion of basic legal equity has been brought about by a lap dog media that hides the truth and takes its cut of the illegal profits.
They are the public relations arm of large scale crime. They have worked to convince people that safety is more important than liberty; poor people caused the banking collapse and that relief from pain is more important than justice.
Recently, I stumbled upon an excellent example of this kind of reporting in the Orlando Sentinel under the byline, Beth Kassab, Local News Columnist.
However, the story isn’t local and it isn’t news, and it appears to be lifted right from the public relation’s handbook of the financial services industry.
It begins with a tepid admission of vague wrongdoing in illegally foreclosing on millions of Americans.
“And nobody held accountable. Dispicable.” She says.
Then she goes on to dismiss those of us arguing for justice with the following. “Some consumer advocates will argue it’s the banks, not the homeowners who are holding up the court process in the first place. It’s true…”
She then offers that same old often disproved bullshit. “Banks have been so overwhelmed by the number of homes they have to repossess that they just can’t get through them fast enough.”
Funny….they didn’t have that problem with all the paperwork required to make ten times the number of loans they are now foreclosing on. It’s a big fat lie and Beth Kassab is a big fat liar further encouraging forgiveness for high level criminals.
As all but bank compensated shills now admit, the problem in foreclosing is that the parties attempting to steal American’s homes are having trouble complying with the law because they are fraudsters with no skin ion the game and no means other than forgery to prove a claim.
There have been admissions of dual tracking and robo-signing, settlements, and consent decrees that all go to the heart of a massive global fraud, and we should simply ignore it until it’s finished. But, it will never be finished if we do not stop organized crime from stealing the property of American Citizens.
Beth Kassab isn’t a news reporter; she’s a propagandist flouting a dangerous lie. This should be labeled an editorial, but she takes broad licenses with this little lead in to a lie, “But here’s the reality: Prolonging the foreclosure crisis is simply drawing out Florida’s pain.”
That isn’t reality; that is her opinion, an opinion refuted by virtually all of the research.
Neighborhoods certainly are not spared the pain.
According to a recent study from the Center for Responsible Lending, neighbors of foreclosed homes, more than half from African-American and Latino homeowners, will lose a total of $1.95 trillion in property value.
The report, “Collateral Damage: The Spillover Costs of Foreclosures,” updates CRL’s research on the economic harm that homeowners suffer by living near foreclosed properties. But, it doesn’t stop there. Without an improvement in employment, the buyers of foreclosed properties do not exist in numbers large enough to absorb them all.
As a result, entire communities suffer the loss of property tax revenues and the hazards associated with vacant homes. Then there is the burden of newly homeless families to cover.
Being able to foreclose illegally prohibits and consideration of means to avoid foreclosure. We now know that many of the people who were foreclosed on never missed a payment but were targeted for one of many servicing frauds including force placed insurance, modification dual tracking, property tax/escrow scams, and others.
By stating her opinion as reality, she attempts to convince the reader that letting a banksta steal a property more quickly and with less judicial oversight is good for the community.
Foreclosures are bad, not good. No one wins and neighborhoods don’t improve by speeding foreclosures as is suggested here; they are badly damaged.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Florida’s foreclosure rate is three times the national average. How much faster do we need to go before things improve? Orlando is actually number two in the entire nation for foreclosures. How many more do you want?
The point of the article is to encourage passage of banksta- backed “speed the illegal foreclosures bill”, HB 87, she closes with this:
“It’s not justice. But it might help us work through the hurt more quickly.”
So her argument is basically screw justice just speed up the crimes.
Sort of give them more hurt, faster.
And my counter would be let’s have justice no matter how slow or how inconvenient, and by-pass the unnecessary hurt altogether.
If you live in Florida, you best vote NO on HB 87 because it is just another way to transfer the wealth upward with the help of the justice department, law makers, and the media. Whatever you do, don’t let them sell you on the idea that the cost of justice is too expensive.
Justice is the essence of freedom. It is either fair, consistent, and available to everyone or you do not have a free country. The dream is slipping away. Beth Kassab, how could you sell out your children for so little?