Madoff pleads guilty to 11 counts, is remanded.


Now, I have spent a great deal of time thinking about this and sharing with friends on FaceBook. This morning, I saw one of Bernie Madoff’s victims say “There is NO punishment great enough for Madoff to ease my injury, my anger, my sadness.”

The question I posited on my friend Lisa Bloom’s Tweet was “Why, as Americans, do we become the angry, bloodthirsty mob for this guy and yet not for rapists and murderers? Where is the outrage there?”

A girl posted on the thread sort of angrily to me and said that there is no hierarchy of victimhood and that Bernie Madoff is just as bad a criminal as any. I wholly disagree. You ask John Walsh, “do you think losing all of your $$ and losing your son is the same?” I think you know the answer. Given the chance of regaining my dignity and virginity and innocent life, I’d happily part with my money,

Listen, Madoff is a bad, bad man, but he’s not a child-toucher, rapist or murderer. He’s a killer of dreams, a betrayer of trust, but the fact that we had to watch his car, a la OJ Simpson, drive to Court this morning is ridiculous. Why not just as much howling at the moon at the mistreatment of our brothers and sisters in this country, not to mention overseas?! Children are beaten, starved, etc. If you read this blog, you’ve been exposed to some of the most heinous crimes and we never hear followup. Why? This is my theory – WE created Bernie Madoff. Greed and our obsession with money makes his crime worse in the eyes of the average American. This is not right.

Yes, Ruth knows all – she was his bookkeeper. Where is the money? Who else is involved? I mean, really – how does one guy get away with $65 billion?

Comments

  1. liz,i believe you hit it right on the nail: it’s the american obsession with money and wealth.in addition, as i said in facebook, it’s also the american obsession with celebrity.MARIO

  2. I am totally with you 100%

  3. Somebody went for a swim and never came up for air in Palm Beach, Florida?
    OJ Simpson had four people around him drown in a 6 month interval in 1979. Mark Cerasini mentioned it in his book. Carroll Rosenbloom was one of them.First Frontline episode was on NFL, gambling, gangsters and Rosenbloom's drowning,frog men in the water.Jessica Savitch did the interview I believe.She later drowned in an apparent car accident.Dan Moldea, Interference: How Ornaized Crime Influences Professional Football.Rosenbloom was the 2nd largest shareholder in Warner Communications at the time of his drowning.Warner and the Gambinos were being investigated at the time.The book Casino.the investigation into the Casino skim intensified the month of his drowning, April of '79.
    The guy Joe Pesci played in Casino was later indirectly linked to Rosenbloom while OJ Simspon was on the Frank Rosenthal Show. Do a google image search.In Banks We Trust by Penny Lernoux.Some of Rosenbloom's ugly-ass pals in the Bahamas and Florida were mentioned in her book. Some overlap with the Nugand Hand bank scandal I believe.
    Mrs. Seccuro, I would be remiss in NOT telling you this. You like the beach, ma'am? NEVER swim alone. NEVER let anybody you love and care for swim alone.

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