In Your Face

In Your Face
Thought provoking opinions on topical issues.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vile Politicians Stoking The Flames

The attack on Sir Fred "The Shred" Goodwin's home by a self proclaimed "anarchist" group of "banker hating" trouble makers, may well be excused by the media as the work of the lunatic fringe.

However, the flames of the "lunatic fringe's" anger have been fanned and given fuel by the less than restrained outpourings of our political "leaders" (Brown, Harman et al) and a compliant ignorant media who have jumped onto the bandwagon of banker bashing.

Doubtless the banks and their boards have screwed up royally. However, this country's economic plight has been brought about not just by the actions of "greedy bankers", but by a profligate government that wasted billions during years of plenty and the failed tripartite regulatory system that oversaw the years of lax credit and greed.

Those politicians and members of the media who happily divert the public's attention, by blaming the bankers solely for this mess, should remember that in the 1930's in Germany bankers and others were also used by the media, and those that controlled the media, as an effective scapegoat and means to whip the public up into a frenzy.

Those politicians that continue with banker bashing, without acknowledging their own responsibility for this financial mess, are little better than the Nazis of the 1930's.