Originally Posted by Fuuma
Unlike the very reasonable Goldman exec (Rubin) who got his friends out of trouble and is a paragon of ethics and moderation? I hope the fanatics win.
I don't have an issue with people in power getting their friends/beneficiaries out of trouble, its human nature and it happens across all religious/political/gender/race groups. If that disqualified people from holding office, there would be no one left.
My issue with fanatics, is that they are blind and unreasonable, there is no other way but their way. They seem to share a desire to "burn to the ground" whatever issue they are against, there is no middle for them. Similar to the current Wells Fargo issue, the banking industry's response to the mortgage crisis was a shoulder shrug and a punishment of very low level people (while CEO's kept the huge payouts they received while the stocks were shooting through the roof in part due to the huge mortgage boom) so I agree that more needed to be done. But I am not of the belief, like she seems to be, that we need to scrape the entire financial sector and start over.