some excerpts from the story
Recently, our nation’s financial chieftains have been feeling a little unloved. Venture capitalists are comparing the persecution of the rich to the plight of Jews at Kristallnacht, Wall Street titans are saying that they’re sick of being beaten up, and this week, a billionaire investor, Wilbur Ross, proclaimed that “the 1 percent is being picked on for political reasons.”
Ross’s statement seemed particularly odd, because two years ago, I met Ross at an event that might single-handedly explain why the rest of the country still hates financial tycoons – the annual black-tie induction ceremony of a secret Wall Street fraternity called Kappa Beta Phi.
“I believe that God has a plan for all of us. I believe my plan involves a seven-figure bonus.”
The first and most obvious conclusion was that the upper ranks of finance are composed of people who have completely divorced themselves from reality. No self-aware and socially conscious Wall Street executive would have agreed to be part of a group whose tacit mission is to make light of the financial sector’s foibles. Not when those foibles had resulted in real harm to millions of people in the form of foreclosures, wrecked 401(k)s, and a devastating unemployment crisis.
The second thing I realized was that Kappa Beta Phi was, in large part, a fear-based organization. Here were executives who had strong ideas about politics, society, and the work of their colleagues, but who would never have the courage to voice those opinions in a public setting. Their cowardice had reduced them to sniping at their perceived enemies in the form of satirical songs and sketches, among only those people who had been handpicked to share their view of the world. And the idea of a reporter making those views public had caused them to throw a mass temper tantrum.
“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public.”
– Adam Smith
If you have links to
occupymelbourne.org please update them to occupymelbourne.net
This is the most up to date and relevant source for all things Occupy Melbourne.
occupymelbourne.org was never responsive to requests from occupiers. It is just a personal political vehicle for a few careerists and wanna be politicians desperate to part of the system they claim to oppose.
who is behind all of this? the same protaganists as usual.
Yes these are your self styled dictators posing as the voice of Occupy Melbourne via the ‘ .org’ domain name.
A political prostitute with a face lift is still just a political prostitute.
Finally that NGO styled embarrassment is gone.
This is your footnote to Nick Carson and his credibility for ‘fighting forever’ for occupy Melbourne.Nick Carson was not an original organizer for occupy Melbourne, he just came to the later planning meetings and offered his expertise in arranging a URL and a blog, he then used his ownership of that to slowly and steadily force everyone else out of having a voice in the OM media channels. Utter Parasite. he has apparently moved on to other victims now, good riddance
What now for occupymelbourne.org, the URL sold recently for about $200? Wait and see.
Us? well we have made over 500 posts here in about 12 months and still going strong. It has been a pleasure informing you of the things you should know, and questions you should ask yourself.