|George Bailey's nemesis Henry Potter and the|
"Potter scowl" aimed at fear and intimidation.
Kahn reflected on Swiss bankers and the classic Christmas film by Frank Capra, It’s A Wonderful Life. “Henry Potter believed that you cannot give the little guy a break, but Potter learned something from George Bailey. History has shown us that Henry Potter evolved. George Bailey argued against the tight wad Potter, ‘What should they wait for Mr. Potter? To die? It is too much to ask that people have a couple of nice rooms and a bathroom to live and die in? Is it?” asked Kahn paraphrasing Jimmy Stewart's lines from the movie.
|Henry Paulson revealing the Potter scowl.|
|Ken Lewis, Bank of America's|
CEO being forced to take Paulson's
bail out money when his
bank didn't need it.
When Kahn was asked if Ken Lewis just put on a good show and was part of the bail out plot so that he could appear coerced into a buyout of Merrill Lynch, Kahn said, "Sure that's entirely possible. He could be suffering from Helsinki Syndrome, too, like Paulson and Greenspan. Local banks remained 95% solvent in 2008. That means that the local banks and probably the S&L's before the 80's scandal and plunder were doing a fine job of avoiding the kind of predatory lending that Potter championed and Paulson promoted, then 'fixed' at taxpayers expense. Without Lewis you have no highly visible 'George Bailey' figure in the story and that would be just unfathomable. George Bailey would still be some nameless local banker in thousands of small towns across America," Khan said adding "the sludge floating at the top of the septic tank, wrongly promoted as the 'cream that rises', does not totally abandon hope. It's not good for public relations....theirs!" said Kahn sarcastically.
Kahn noted that the housing bubble was aided by the Americans with Disabilities Act which in concert with the push for bigger and better houses was part of the housing bubble. "Old was out. New was in. I knew an organization that revamped its entire facilities for hundreds of thousands of dollars for one disabled person," said I.C. Dahlite, CEO of EconoCastors, a Memphis, Tennessee manufacturing firm. "Where is the Congressman who sponsored the ADA, Tony Coelho? He went on to become Al Gore's 2000 campaign chairman and then on to become a Director at the George Herbert Walker Bush Presidential Library. His payoff was better than Ken Lay's at Enron," said Dahlite. "At least Coelho is still alive."
Kahn believes that not since Senator Joseph McCarthy and his lawyer henchman, Roy Cohn, teamed up to carry out the "Business Plotters", John Bircher and American Fascist's agenda that we have seen such a high profile colonization of Helsinki Syndrome sufferers all in the same petri dish of American culture.
|Roy Cohn(r) and Senator Joseph McCarthy before McCarthy's|
downfall and Cohn's journey South. Cohn would be
characterized by actor Al Pacino in a popular
TV series Angels In America.
"Frank Capra was indeed cut from a different piece of cloth from these other Jewish personalities," said Kahn.
After Joe McCarthy's downfall Cohn went South where he did all he could to try to wrestle the W.L. Moody fortunes away from family control for his benefactor Shearn Moody...."dang near a dress rehearsal of the twins, Bill and David Koch, and their family battle over Koch Industries," said Kahn.
It was the Koch brothers' father who perhaps more than any other was responsible for not only the John Birch Society, but also for supplying Nazi Germany its jump start in petroleum refineries," said Kahn noting that even the Vatican was considering changing its longstanding relationship with the historic Swiss Guard because of the Nazi gold. "When coupled with the documented Nazi 'rat lines' through Italy after World War II used in exporting known war criminals to the West through local Catholic churches a dark shadow is cast on the church which is still trying to recover from the Spanish Inquisition and numerous pedophile cases world-wide.