While You Were Sleeping
Posted September 21st, 2008 by palinspin
This will be my last post for today. It's getting late and I'm getting tired. I found this juicy piece from a poster on the Democratic Underground. It's a blaring bell right up against your ear as it rings so true on just the right levels. Read it and hear it - loud and clear:
I work for a company (thank god it is not an american company) where I talk to people all day about their investments. Because of company protocol, I am limited in what I can say to these people, and after surviving the last several days with terrified people calling in because they are losing their money, I need to vent and speak the truth here.
One after another of the calls were people asking why they were losing money (crazy I know due to the fact I work in a variable market, where their money is invested IN the market.) Most of the people don't have a clue to where their money is invested, haven't spoken to the agent who sold them the product since they bought it, and feel the need to scream at me because their investments are tanking. Now, if I HAD a nest egg, I'm pretty damn sure I would know where every penny of that money was invested. I'm not a college graduate, instead I was a stay at home mom 30 years ago and am just now catching up (hence the reason I have no nest egg). But here are some of the things that I truly wish I could say to these people that call.
THE REASON YOU ARE LOSING YOUR MONEY: because you expected someone else to make the money for you, and unfortunately there are not enough good brokers out there that truly care about you, it's like picking a doctor, if he sucks find a new one.
THE REASON YOU ARE LOSING YOUR MONEY: is probably because you were one of the many people who voted george Asshole into office, probably twice, because you didn't take the time to research exactly who you were placing at the wheel of the nation.
THE REASON YOU ARE LOSING YOUR MONEY: is because you also were one of those people that voted for us to go to war, screaming at those of us that didn't want to go as being unpatriotic and un-american. You figured by putting a ribbon magnet on your car telling us all that you supported the troops was just enough.
THE REASON YOU ARE LOSING YOUR MONEY: because you still believe that voting for another asshole into the white house is the correct decision, yet you yell at me because you believe that MY company is stealing all of your money.
THE REASON YOU ARE LOSING YOUR MONEY: is because you really thought that the market was as of yesterday, like everything else that you hold so near and dear to yourself. The problem with that kind of thinking is that the world just keeps on going, leaving you in its dust.
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, the rest of us out here have been paying very close attention to your stupid mistakes. Those that have the money and read up on current events (and no I'm not talking about American Idol or Survivor) I'm talking about the real events, market trends etc are very sick of you blaming the rest of us for your stupid mistakes.
I don't have a magic cure to wake all of you up, and as I watch as stupid people are losing millions, I sit back and wonder why 99% of you aren't jumping on the first band wagon you see to support Obama. I have a saying that I am using till November 4th, if your not voting for Obama you either are stupid or a racist. I make them tell me which one they are. I'm tired of stupid people, I'm tired of hearing people scream at me for their stupid mistakes, and I am grateful as hell for DU so that I can listen to intelligent people.
Thanks for hearing me out.