Kevin Roose may go down as being one of the biggest heroes to expose the utter corruption, greed, and deceit on Wall Street. Thanks to his article in New York Magazine, 1% Jokes and Plutocrats In Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society, the world now has solid audio and proof of the secret fraternity, Kappa Beta Phi, which includes the richest of the rich and some of the most powerful people on the planet making fun of poor people, acting out drag skits, mocking liberals, and joking about the global financial crash that has absolutely destroyed the savings of billions of people.
This is a group that includes many of the executives whose firms had collectively devastated the global economy in 2008 and 2009. Honestly, if you thought the 47% comment by Mitt Romney was tough to swallow, you may not want to continue reading…or listening.
Thanks to Roose, we can only hope this expose may very well destroy some careers as well as reputations of these insincere wastes of humans. This is a group of wealthy and powerful financiers who refer to new members of their family as “neophytes,” who stood there cracking homophobic jokes, playing down and softening the financial crisis, and arrogantly boasted about their business overthrows at Main Street’s expense. THESE are the people that rule the world with no regard for the common man or his struggles, and unfortunately these are also the insufferable, self-delusional, arrogant ruling class of elitism that our government is relentlessly hell-bent on protecting in order to preserve the status-quo.
With information like this, it’s extremely difficult to pretend that this system isn’t rigged. When one considers the graphs of just how much money this small group of people actually has, they could end world hunger or use their financial leverage to bridge the gaps between warring nations. But instead they harp on greed, corruption, malice, and power so beyond the thought of the average “normal” human being. In the risk of sounding like a right-wing nut job who inaccurately and inappropriately accuses people of such wickedness, it seems like this is the absolute appropriate time to accurately compare these people to a group of Hitlers.
This is insane right? Yeah, perhaps. But stop to consider that these people are SO powerful they are beyond the reach of the Justice Department…that’s when it really becomes ludicrous. Be it a monarchy or some weak-minded senator, no institution is immune to a powerful group of men waving around vast sums of money when allegiance is bought, sold, and traded like stocks. Look no further than the Koch brothers as the perfect example.
Listen to the audio here: