The uproar over bonuses “was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitch forks and their hangman nooses, and all that — sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong.”
Update: Here is what Max Keiser has to say about Bob Benmosche’s outrageous statement:
(Disclaimer: I do not describe people of color as Niggers. I used the word to express my outrage over this rich prick’s appropriation of the suffering caused by the lynchings based on racism in the deep south and want to ask what the all Black team is going to do about their Sponsor’s disgusting quote.)
In what should be a deal breaker for the All Black Rugby team sponsored by his company, AIG, Bob Benmoshe came out with what is arguably the most vile attempt of a 1%er to redirect criticism of the indecent bonuses they pay themselves for selling Joe Sixpack the crappy financial scam products.
Bob Benmoshe is the boss of AIG. AIG is a thoroughly discredited Corporation which had to be bailed out in the 2008 crisis because they were caught with their pants down in the Mortgage derivatives collapse aftermath. But even while the US citizens where looted in order to do so he and his bankster mates still received bonuses of many, many millions.
Bob Benmoshe this week equalled the public outrage over this with the hunting, torturing and lynching of black people in what can only be explained as the utterance of a thoroughly narcissistic man devoid of any insight of how the remaining 99% of the world has to live because of his and his bankster mates greed.
So my question is this:
The All Blacks proudly perform a Haka each game. This Haka has become Iconic for NZ pride and National identity. This Haka was composed by a Maori in a time racism (Not that I am saying it isn’t here now) and interracial wars were raging and for many to see it being performed by the all blacks is a great source of National pride.
The All Blacks also were at the eye of the storm when popular protests erupted in 1981, with the Springbok team touring in NZ, against Apartheid in Africa and was seen by many as a focus point in the international struggle against apartheid and a breaking point for the South African stance to continue their apartheids politics.
In light of this will they ignore their sponsors narcissistic, callous use of the suffering of thousands of blacks in the deep south of the USA or will they take responsibility and end their relationship with this discredit unethical corporation in order to maintain their integrity and patriotic duty to represent New Zealand and not their big sugar daddy.
If the All Blacks refuse to address their sponsor’s vile attempts to redirect the righteous anger of millions of Americans who are suffering because of the massive bailouts to AIG and other financial institutions I suggest Maori should re-appropriate the Haka and let the All Black be who they have chosen to be: A rich mans toy and money generator for more dishonest financial scams and products.