The United States Of Organized Financial Crime – “If the Fraud Stops, The Financial System Collapses”

Saturday, January 8, 2011
By Paul Martin

by Charles Hugh Smith
ZeroHedge.com
01/08/2011

U.S.O.F.C.: the United States of Organized Financial Crime. The Status Quo is dependent on a Financial Mafia for its wealth, and it is loathe to surrender it.

What happens if fraud and misrepresentation of risk is expunged from the U.S. financial system? In President Bush’s memorable phrase: This sucker’s going down.

There is a fascinating disconnect between the “law and order” society ceaselessly depicted on TV and the realities of the American financial system, which is now totally dependent on lies, fraud, embezzlement and misrepresentation of risk.

Remove those and the system implodes.

As I observed in Fraud and Complicity Are Now the Lifeblood of the Status Quo:

Fraud, collusion, embezzlement, manipulation and misrepresentation of risk are not isolated incidents, they are now the essential fabric of our entire financial system.

Though fraud and complicity are presented in the mainstream media as isolated conspiracies outside the status quo, the truth is that the status quo is now entirely dependent on fraud and complicity for its very survival. Every level of the status quo would immediately implode were fraud and complicity suddenly withdrawn from the system.

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