Making a Stink
October 26, 2012 1 Comment
I’m a Cynic, and somewhat Jaded. I’ve been told many times, that I should write of happier subjects than business banking and those who suffer because of them, . Let me tell you, this can be a chore. So I’ve been trying to adjust, without changing. You see, I don’t mind being cynical and jaded. There’s times it’s kept me, all warm and snuggly. That’s tough to find. So, I had to ask myself, why give it up the subjects I love? Why, indeed. I actually write for me, I just try to think of anyone who’s kind enough to read something I write, as looking over my shoulder.
I’ve decided to try and introduce the strangeness of my imaginings to written form. I think it might be amusing. Anything amusing seems preferable now, no matter my love for charts graphs and figures. I have to say, considering latest trend to scam and defraud, most of the time charts graphs and figures can be down right depressing. I mean, here’s how far the situation has digressed. I’ve started to see the whole thing, as an old Warner Bros. cartoon. The odd thing is, the cartoon’s Pepe Le Pew.
Pepe Le Pew, before DNA testing, is foremost a weasel. In my imaginings Pepe represents the banks. Pepe’s victim, the cat, represents savers and those putting money into IRA’s 401K’s or small portfolio investors.
Pepe relentlessly pursues, even forcing himself on the cat, attempting to steal what the cat is desperately trying to save. Pepe finds the cat, no matter where it hides. Each time Pepe finds the cat and forces himself off on her, a little of what the cat is trying to save is taken. After the taking, the cat tries to find a better hiding place. But each time Pepe returns, to take a little more. Pepe can’t just have a bit of the cat. Pepe doesn’t stop till all the cat has is his. Pepe might even make promises to the cat, when she’s caught. The promises are hollow. The statements of togetherness can never be. Pepe and the cat aren’t the same species.
Many won’t see the meaning of this comical play. Pepe as a Big Banks, and the cat victim, as the average investor, might be a stretch for some. For me though, it’s easy. The circumstances present in news reports today on the industry, make this quite easy. The fact that skunks, everywhere they go, leave a smell, is just a bonus feature. The stink is well justified in my imaginings. With all the lies scams and fraud, leaving behind the stink of excrement, seems more than appropriate.