One Can Only Hope That Goldman Sachs Would Vaporize!
We all now know that no executive of a bank will ever be investigated or prosecuted for the accounting control frauds he committed that resulted in the financial crisis of 2008. Human beings have a craving for justice to be rendered to those who commit fraud and especially to those who have become super-rich by poaching the savings and pensions of others. The human mind is fully capable of making up a recipe to remedy that injustice.
Take, for example, the story from Norse mythology about the father who decided to divide his sons’ shares of his inheritance by the amount of gold each son could hold in his mouth (from The Globe and Mail, Saturday, May 11, 2013, p. R12). Gold as a “mouth-tale” is an effective metaphor and suits our fantastical purposes.
We are often told by the world of commerce that we are all “consumers” no matter what we buy even if it is not digestible as food: we consume resources; we consume products; we consume wealth–all very involved with the mouth and its greedy ingestion of “things.”
What better way for the gods to reiterate their rating of Goldman’s value (long-term avoid) than by how much gold Blankfein can literally hold in his mouth and consume! What better way to depict the character of Blankfein than by his “consuming his own gold.”
A yearly salary of $21 million for 2012 is a lot of gold to “mouth!”
Thus the fantasy world, where there is justice, metes out the painful digestion of justice on those who deserve it.
Posted on May 15, 2013, in Banking, buisiness, Government, International affairs, politics, Wealth and tagged $21 million, Blankfein, Gold, Goldman, Goldman Sach, Goldman sachs, Investment Banks, Lloyd Blankfein, Norse. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.