I keep having clients try to convince me that we should be calling the banks Organized Crime organizations and treat them as such, but we should not insult the comparatively honorable members of the world’s Organized Crime Families, La Cosa Nostra and all that. The fact of the matter is the banks are not anywhere near as organized or ethical as the mafia or drug lords. I know a bit about both and while they are probably bloodthirsty and savage, they play by a set of rules. One thing for certain, if you were making your protection payments to the mafia, they would not come kicking down your doors and breaking your knees. The banks on the other hand play by no rules and are perfectly happy to take your money while at the same time coming to kick down your doors and pursue breaking your knee caps….through the perfectly savage forum known as foreclosure courts.
And if they come to kick down your doors, take your property or throw you into the streets and harass you….whether you’re paying or not, they’ll just pounce on you with gangs of attorneys. Rather than beat you savagely with bats, they’ll make your life hell (and the life of your pool man, contractor, plumber) with depositions, subpoenas, hearings and other attacks.
Make no mistake, the banks have become far more ruthless and savage than organized crime ever became….and they are doing so with the explicit consent and approval of our nation’s court courts.
And the worst thing about it all is the bank savages are bought and paid for with your money. It really infuriates me when I step into the tall buildings with all their marble and gleaming chrome, polished glass and “free” Starbucks coffee to know that my clients, the victims in all this, are paying for all this…with taxpayer bailout money….right down to the gurgling chocolate fountain I found in the lobby of one law office recently.
I am particularly infuriated by the National Mortgage Sellout, which has apparently just been signed and approved by the Federal Court today….the confirmation marks one of the darkest days in our nation’s judicial history….the deal with the devil (or five national banking devils to be more precise) has now been formally inked.
THE BANKS ENGAGED IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST INSURANCE FRAUD SCHEME, THEY PROFITED TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND NOW THEY JUST MOONWALK AWAY FROM THE CRIME SCENE
Keep in mind now that one of the by products of the National Mortgage Sellout has been a massive uptick in new foreclosure filings, a fact especially evident here in Florida. Just since it was announced I’ve seen a huge uptick in both new filings and the aggressive pursuit of the foreclosure cases that have been stalled out in courts.
And so it appears that the practical impact of the National Mortgage Sellout is more of the taxpayers that bailed out the banks will be thrown into the street, the improper conduct of the banks goes completely unpunished, and the flagrant and systemic abuse of our court system and desecration of the Rule of Law is confirmed and supported by the very court system that has been so desecrated….now ain’t that a grand thing?
The “leadership” of this nation has hastened our descent into a dark, lawless and very dangerous place.
God help us all.