Man of the Year, Criminal of the Decade


As you may already know, Ben Bernanke has won Time Magazine’s Man of the Year award for 2009. Bernanke, it seems, is supposedly the calm captain our economic sinking ship. In the mortgage business, with which I have been associated directly and indirectly through working for law firms for the last twenty years, Ben Bernanke is regarded as the leading member of the world banking criminal cartel. Perhaps he should win the Criminal of the Decade award instead.

All of my associates blame the Federal Reserve, which created a pile of debt both public and private, for the economic mess we are in. In fact, the entire American economy is based on debt. The whole thing goes back in our time to the 1992 elections when Bernanke’s predecessor, Alan Greenspan, was blamed for the defeat of George Bush Sr. at the hands of Bill Clinton for the presidency in 1992. Greenspan was accused of withholding low interest rates and holding back the economy until after the election. From then on, the job of the Federal Reserve was to print money until there’s no ink left, making sure the government is never hurting for cash.

When Bernanke took over for Greenspan, my Wall Street buddies told me that he predicted the oncoming collapse in public speeches, but did nothing to stop it. In fact, they refer to him as a “criminal” because he never intended to stop it. The ensuing financial crisis may have been really bad for many Americans, but it has given the Federal Reserve and the largest banks more power than ever since they are the ones who will survive, eating up the small institutions as well as forging an interdependence between the government and the financial markets that makes them almost impossible to separate.

Ben Bernanke runs the largest, most secretive money-making machine in the world, and he has refused at every turn in the face of opposition by congress to give up any of the secrecy that surrounds his dealings. In you are as cynical as many of my associates have become, the world banking system has essentially become a colossal loan-sharking operation. The world banks print money, loan it to people who cannot pay it back, and then the banks confiscate the collateral used to back the loans. Right now, I am told twenty-five percent of the houses in America have more money owed on them than they are worth. In my business, this is called being “under water.”

Meanwhile, as news breaks that the national debt has broken through the debt ceiling, the American government is trying to keep from drowning in an ocean of debt. Mr Bernanke, however, will do what President Obama wants him to do, and President Obama needs him to keep on printing.

Now, Time Magazine wants us to send Mr. Bernanke a thank you card. I do not know about you, but I cannot afford the postage.

Ronald Glenn has worked in real estate and law for more than twenty years. He now works in Philadelphia, and lives outside the city with his wife. Ron has been writing for America’s Right since January 2009.



  1. Bodenzee says:

    These awars are a farce.

    Barry got the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Tiger got Sportsman of the Year.

    Next we'll hear that Rahm was awarded Mr. Honesty and Ethics.

    Who cares.

    These people deserve each other.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ditto Bodenzee

  3. A WASTE OF TREES says:

    What a worthless magazine. Now I remember why I haven't purchased it in DECADES.

  4. Dee says:

    Is all this a SNL Reality Show?

  5. BARRY SERENADES BEN (a rat) says:

    Ben, the two of us need look no more
    We both found what we were looking for
    With a friend to call my own
    I'll never be alone
    And you, my friend, will see
    You've got a friend in me
    (you've got a friend in me)

    Ben, you're always running here and there
    You feel you're not wanted anywhere
    If you ever look behind
    And don't like what you find
    There's one thing you should know
    You've got a place to go
    (you've got a place to go)

    I used to say "I" and "me"
    Now it's "us", now it's "we"
    I used to say "I" and "me"
    Now it's "us", now it's "we"
    Ben, most people would turn you away
    I don't listen to a word they say
    They don't see you as I do
    I wish they would try to
    I'm sure they'd think again
    If they had a friend like Ben
    (a friend) Like Ben
    (like Ben) Like Ben

  6. Anonymous says:

    'SLIME Magazine's Man of the Year' indeed! The awards are pouring in for these rats…Piece of CRAP award for our great leader…Hall of SHAME awards for Pelousy, Reid, Dodd, Frank,Shumer….Prostitute of the Year for Mary Landrieu, The AL Capone Humanitarian Award for Rahm 'leoturd' Emanuel, The Greasy Hair Award for Charlie Rangel, Man of Few Words for Robert 'the giblet' Gibbs, The Golden Fleece Award for ALGOR, and The Great Imposter Award to George Soros. The political thugocracy is wreaking havoc in our nation and all we hear about is their awards. When I think I can't get more disgusted, there is always something else on the horizon.

  7. Bob McCarty says:

    Thanks to "Helicopter Ben" fast becoming "Banana Ben" — as in the United States is on its way to becoming an economic "Banana Republic."

  8. goddessdivine says:

    Nothing is surprising me anymore. Bad is considered good, and vice versa. A corrupt man wins the Nobel prize, a criminal wins Man of the Year; yet saying "Merry Christmas" is evil. It really is the Twilight Zone.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Surely this is a precursor to the twelfth imam.

  10. Boston Blackie says:

    Barry – How appropriate, a song about a rat.

  11. Anonymous says:

    man of the year; criminal of the decade
    YUP that about sums it up.
    i would insert "a" man of the year. IMO, he's just another crook who still hasnt explained why he gave millions to New Zealand.

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