It is the law in the State of Florida that a thief can steal your home. This is the law of the banks. This fact should be quite disturbing to every single person in America, and especially to every single person in the State of Florida, but not at all surprising. All of America is of course aware that the banks are already looting our 401k’s and retirement funds. All of America understands that our nation’s attorney generals discovered serious fraud and wrongdoing among most of the major banks. They then inked a secret deal that will apparently let them all walk away Scott free. But first the banks will be permitted to extort some money from your retirement account to pay off the attorney generals. This is the law of the banks.
I am litigating several cases right now where the banks have broken down doors, drilled out locks. Property has gone missing. Cold beers were drank then left opened on counters. Many times the same homes are broken into over and over. If law enforcement does come out to investigate, the banks explain they are permitted to break in, no matter the rights of the homeowner. This is the law of the banks. In several cases, the homeowner is not in foreclosure, but this doesn’t matter. The banks explain to me and to judges that they have the right to break down doors, change the locks, ” secure the property”. This is the law of the banks.
And we learn just today that even in the case of the failed investment firm MF Global where at least $1 billion of client funds were reported missing, it does not look like the thieves and criminals will face any prosecution. The banks own you. They own ” their” elected officials. The banks hold each of us captive, slaves to their debt lifeblood while they are provided even greater rewards for successfully perpetuation of their criminal enterprises compliments of the government they use to suppress dissent and persecute the slaves and the victims of their crimes. This is the law of the banks.
And so it should come as no surprise that the banks stand before Florida’s elected circuit court judges and explain that even if a homeowner proves a bank forged a note or otherwise engaged in fraud and set in motion that fraud to foreclose on your home, this law, their law, demands that the judge reward the criminals and throw his neighbor out into the street. This is the law of the banks.
Last week an attorney showed me a case with four separate improper assignments of mortgage and questionable affidavits. This attorney had been battling in front of a good judge and the bank had been forced to amend their complaint five separate times, but still the bank was permitted to continue their march to throw this family into the street. The court was told to ignore the assignments of mortgage, told they forgeries and falsehoods didn’t matter”¦directed the court to just ignore them all and focus only on the fact that this Plaintiff presented the court with an original promissory note”¦.with an obviously forged endorsement on it. Again the court was directed that it must ignore the obviously forged endorsement. This really is quite extraordinary, but this is the law according to the banks. A homeowner cannot challenge an obviously forged endorsement, hell even the court cannot challenge it. That is the law of the banks.
I have watched for years as the banks crush people and grind them down. I have gone directly into the gladiator pit where teams of bank sponsored lawyers gang up, bully and pounce upon the taxpayer. I am disgusted by their offices with their unlimited resources, their threats, their intimidation, their support staff, their obscenely opulent offices and gurgling chocolate fountains. I am the taxpayer that bailed them out, I am paying for that chocolate fountain and it infuriates me, but I have no voice. This is the law of the banks.
The banks march forward in a sickening, soulless march, supported by a web of amoral laws and fabricated ” facts” which must either be accepted by ” our” courts or rejected by ” our” courts to fit whatever outcome the banks demand. They say if the law is on your side you pound on the law and if the facts are on your side, you pound on the facts and that if neither are on your side, you pound on the table. The banks are not so limited. They simply pound on everything at once, including the taxpayer that they owe their very existence to. This is the law of the banks.
And still it’s not enough. The banks have their unfair and absurd laws, their forgeries, their lies, their fraud and their fake ” facts”, but still it’s not enough. Even as I write this, the banks and the lawmakers they own here in Florida are passing new laws and forging new ground that will make it even easier for them to throw Floridians into the streets even faster. By a 94 to 17 margin today, Florida’s legislators chose once again to reward the wrongdoers, to draft and pass yet again laws that reward the wrongdoers and punish you, their benefactors. This is the law of the banks.
Now mind you, here we are after years into this crisis of white collar criminality and not a word is spoken about punishing any of the banks or their minions or their lawyers for their lies, their crimes and their fraud. Hundreds of formal complaints and investigations and hundreds of thousands of examples of wrongdoing and not a single word, much less any legislative proposal or action that speaks to all that wrongdoing, but our state’s lawmakers can in fact pass laws that will make the jobs of the banks even easier. They are not ” our” lawmakers, they are ” their” lawmakers. These are not our laws. These are not the laws of man. These are not the laws of a fair and a just and an honorable society. These are the laws of greed and avarice and tyranny and evil. This is the laws of the banks.
Since the financial collapse of 2008 all of America has been indoctrinated everyday about their laws. Long before 2008, they stuck their hands in our pockets and helped themselves to small change then the smaller bills. After 2008, they took every bit of cash in our pockets, then they maxed out our credit cards, then they sold us all into indentured servitude. We work today not for ourselves or our children or the future of this formerly free nation. Since 2008 and until the cataclysm comes, we all work to serve the banks. This is the law of the banks.
In the years to come when there will be calls for shared sacrifice and decreased services and increased suffering from the masses, the law of the banks will be supplanted by a dangerous and far more explosive body of law. The law of the streets. The banks will only be able to pass so many laws that represent their grossly unequal and corrupted influence on elected officials before a new law takes over. The law of the streets. The banks will only be able to keep up the stream of payments on our nation’s investment and retirement Ponzi scheme for so long before a new law takes over. The law of the streets. The banks will only be able to throw so many of our neighbors into the streets before a new law takes over. The law of the streets.
They should not take such comfort in their law today. They should not stand in courtrooms and so boldy exclaim, ” A Thief Can Steal a Home!” They should not stand in the legislative houses they own slapping each other on their backs, congratulating themselves for the work they’ve done. They should not read their appellate briefs and be impressed with the yarn they’ve woven together. All of this only infuriates and fuels the fires of angst and anger that are already burning across this fractured nation.
But all things change. And all of this will too.