Posted 24 May 2004 - 08:00 AM
Good morning Plunger,
I enjoyed your interesting and thought provoking posts over the weekend. That must have been quite an experience, getting close to a Matrix person. It's scary to me just thinking about it.
The thing that stuck me the most, again, and I say again because we all see it in so many aspects of the "markets" day in and day out here, is the cocky, out-in-the open arrogance of it all. The 3:00 a.m. jam job is one example. It's so obvious, yet by implication what is also obvious is the Matrix could care less. I bet some small group of cretins somewhere, those responsible for this operation, laugh about it and laugh at everybody else as if we're all so many ants in an ant farm. Same goes for the Ameriscrew Screwdown that you report on so often. Just like clockwork. So criminal, and so blatantly and obviously so, yet nobody does anything, nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to even care.
I guess you can afford such arrogance and nonchalance when you own and operate the "market" institutions themselves, as well as the institutions that are supposed to police them. The result is the "markets" are now the composed and choreographed, over-produced performance art theatre houses that we around here are so apalled at.