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[Note: This is a guest post derived from a message I received from my good friend Sylvanus (aka Edgar Cave) Urbanus, triggered by the virally spreading resignation letter by ex-ex director Greg Smith of Goldman Sachs. Click through to read Senor Urbanus' contribution from last fall, Dispatch From Colombia: Another Ex-Pat Speaks Out.]
So, Mr. Smith leaves in a flurry hacking at the branches of evil, but does not even come close to striking a single root! The good old "change of heart" that Orwell detested so deeply. What is the root that Mr. Smith missed with his axe, assisted by the NYT? I have a feeling that it is all anchored in fear. Fear of what? The fear of becoming poor. The deep hatred and fear of the poor in America is at the core of its cultural rot. This reality fully came home to me while living in Colombia.