We all have faults in this world and we all make mistakes but in the larger world there is something known as karma. The principle known in a dumbed down simpler version noted in the Christian tradition as, “you reap what you sow!” Well not always! AKA as Jewish success porn, the poster boy of New York cinema, Martin Scorsese has released another one of his marvelously entertaining three hour epics once again about life on the wrong side of the tracks. The criminal empire focused upon this time being the doings and dealings of the Wall Street crowd. Ironic really in my area when you consider the local gambit of the trashing of the second largest grocery chain in the Midwestern United States by a Wall Street firm of corporate raiders whose key partner learned his craft under the tutelage of the guy that Oliver Stone used to model Mr. “Greed is God”, Gordon Gecko! What brilliant timing!
Here we have all the get rich dreams of excess corralled under one cinema roof, sex, drugs, money, blatantly arrogant immoral criminality, its all here in a measure of excess on a level that only a Cecile B. DeMille could imagine but would never dream to get away with putting before his cameras. And then there is the marvelously entertaining Leonard DiCaprio, who we all know now can play anything in terms of misguided moguls who are of course misunderstood by society at large in their propensity to live infinitively larger than the rest of us and then wash their hands of all culpability by the final reel. The fun loving romp through the black humor driven scenarios that are supposedly all absolutely accurate and true in the Hollywood sense of historical fact leaves one with a newly recharged perspective on the world that, yeah Greed might be a pretty good thing indeed? A fearful proposition for all those on the top inflating their federal and municipal department budgets and then burying them deep within annual CAFR reports, so that the uneducated Goyim taxpayers can never figure out the scam of how a corporate inspired ant army of NGO’s are carrying anything of worth off the landscape leaving only pennies for every dollar of worth of our public trust assets. What if all the squares figure the scam out and overload the boat by setting up equally corrupt gambits and outsmart the beetles who already have that realm sewn up?
No, my dears, Greed is only good for your betters! And now that universal motivator of fear has replaced spirituality and morality, the rest of us had better mind our manners and give due respect to the ‘big machers’, our a less than friendly FBI or IRS representative will be making house calls to collect the reigning government’s equivalent of a pound of flesh! The system only works if the serfs remain truthful and respectful of all laws, especially those that are typed momentarily off the brow of our current Zeus and master, “Barack equal Baruch”. If you don’t believe it, catch it on streaming video on Youtube. Yup, we’re not allow even the status of extras in the sales boiler rooms of our NWO America to fillet out some fast cash. The handling of the really filthy lucre reserved only for big time criminals, drug dealers, pornographers, and of course bankers! I don’t know if I personally am writing a movie review or a road map for economic relief for all the forgotten men of “Our Man Godfrey” or “Meet John Doe’s”, one and all?
The real subject of this drama, Jordan Belforte, provides us with multiple tastes of his money making techniques which we are told are still respected as standard practice in many if not all Wall Street firms today. Go figure! That’s probably why the the former employees of my local Dominicks had to spend their last holiday hours manning an empty supermarket that has been cleaned out for the last couple of weeks. It will be a valuable lesson to them when next week six-thousand workers will be out on the street bereft of the capital to purchase the newly reformed Mr. Belforte’s 10 disk DVD packages complete with action notebook and flashcards because its price tag of three easy payments of seven and a half hundred dollars might blitz their remaining bank accounts. Of course as we are told in guest spots by dear Leonard, he is reformed. He would never think of committing the excesses as he once did as graphically illustrated in the current destined for the Oscars, Hollywood epic! The kind of behavior that of course brought him the sufficient amount of notoriety that will allow him to garner millions more because of it and of course the useful publicity of a well-distributed major motion picture. Interesting that last year Hollywood vocally asked us to consider forgiveness for another classic felon who simply stole a loaf of bread at the wrong period of history? That one went to the Oscar’s too for much deserved attention as a role model for the impotent pantomime of any real revolution. I guess that since the dominant uber-culture has given morality the heave hough allowing a free for all where we can fuck anything in sight and have as many husbands or wives as endurable placed upon our 1040 tax form as dependents, then the flood gates are officially open! Since it is de rigor to celebrate theft and deceit and so quickly pardon major transgressions by a lightning quick cinematic, ‘forgive and forget’, then it’s time for us to all take up the big con. Maybe that guy’s who’s annual birthday it is now considered much too outre to mention as a holiday meant exactly that when he said, “do onto others as they would do onto you!”