The Scorpion And The Frog - The Ongoing Saga Of Wall Street
I'm certain that you've all heard this story...but do you really know it?
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back because the scorpion cannot swim. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"
The scorpion replies: "It's my nature..."
So...to correlate this with the title of this posting: we all know that Wall Street is private with their successes, but public with their losses; in other words, when they win, THEY WIN, but when they lose, WE ALL LOSE.
Why have we put up with this for so long?
They are caught, and time and time again, they insist that they can police themselves, and so, laws that would absolutely prohibit the stealing of our monies are never passed, and time and time again, the bastards STEAL FROM US YET AGAIN.
How many frogs must die before we clamp down on that scorpion?