Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 15o years in prison yesterday for financial malfeasance. Yes, in the good old U.S. of A. you get a life sentence for taking people’s money, but only 10 years for taking their lives. Seem a bit messed up? I think so. Here’s my take on scandal American-style.
The government who, in their oversight capacity has been asleep at the wheel for years, suddenly wakes up in the midst of a media storm, they charge in like Rambo without a jockstrap and pick one person (a scapegoat), to take the fall. There is a trial, a lot of pontificating, then that one guy goes down and voila! Scandal is over.
I’ve seen it happen time and again. All I can say is Hollywood we need a new screenplay for this. Wouldn’t it be nice if just once we actually stood up and did something about the graft? It’s time America, who’s with me?!