Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FIFA execs arrested for corruption, but bankers free to steal billions (trillions) more!

Another one for the joke books.

The FBI announced a "big" arrest today of some FIFA officals who allegedly took $150 million in bribes (what bankers call, "pocket money") over a 24 year period. That's about $6 million per year or, about a quarter of Jamie Dimon's annual salary, but who's counting?

The Department of Justice indictment names 14 people on charges including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy. In addition to senior soccer officials, the indictment also named sports-marketing executives from the United States and South America who are accused of paying more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for media deals associated with major soccer tournaments. Read.

Thank God we have our vaunted, Department of Justice on this. We can all sleep easier now that these dangerous sports execs have been nabbed. Phew! Way to go, Attorney General Loretta Lynch!

Oh...wait...I forgot...

They got fines.

This is all part of the financial elites' plan, folks. Get the public addicted to these stupid games, make sure they're completely zombified and looted ($150 for a ticket to a baseball game?) by this industry, which really has only been created to serve as a major distraction so that the elites can rob us blind without us even knowing it or, caring about  it. (The elites own the teams, remember?)

But...if something "bad" happens in sports, like a bribe or, a player taking performance enhancing drugs (which the hypocritical fans love because it juices the players' performance to the max) or, God forbid, DEFLATED FOOTBALLS, then our "leaders" get real serious about these terrible "crimes" and throw the book at the "lawbreakers" hard. Destroy their careers or lock them up after media-frenzy raid that show them being led away in "perp walks."

Honestly, I don't know why the bankers and financial elites even want to steal: we throw trillions $$$ of taxpayer money at them for free. Maybe they rob just because they're bored and want something to do.

The joke's on us, folks. The joke's on us.


Dan Lynch said...

The real story behind the FIFA raids?

"The raid ... comes shortly before a FIFA vote to expel Israel from the association."

If only the bankers would threaten Israel !

John said...

Dan, the bankers will threaten Israel when its customers threaten their profits. The banks stopped their support of South Africa when it became dangerous for them to continue. The ANC won over the public. The Palestinians have a much more difficult task. I believe Mandela once observed that the ANC's task was easier than that ahead of the Palestinians.

I never thought I'd see a group of people more blatantly and proudly corrupt than FIFA. Silly of me really to ever think that football could be more corrupt than banking!