Those who are supposed to be responsible to bring such matters to our attention have not, and so it was on Mr. Smith alone to reveal what we all needed to know. Some might pretend that not all of us need to know that there are moral capitalists possessed of integrity and courage, others pretend that there is no such thing. But those of us who try to have integrity and courage know such acts when we see them, and we understand how painful it is to undertake them. I am like you Mr. Smith, in case you may not have realized how many brothers you have out here in the smoke and confusion.
He will enter the realm of people who are unashamed of bronze medals and runner-up status - those of us who sense the butterfly wing's difference between the efforts required to stand on podiums and the massive difference between the accolades given by those who have no sense of the effort.
Listen to me, I am under the influence of NASA. I purchased a five disk boxed set documenting the endeavors of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. Last night I watched astronauts - men on a scientific mission enthralled with glee with the spectacle of geology of the Hadley Rille. I watched the extraordinary efforts of men in service of mankind when lives were at stake and millions of eyes were watching. And they were happy, and having the time of their lives. We were right to consider them heroes, even though, by Apollo 15, they were not standing on the podium.
There is an old poem about the strongest and fastest man and to whom life's battles are given. Greg Smith has decided to take no more from the man who thinks he can disrespect his customers and thereby pervert the only morality capitalism possesses which is the mutual benefit of parties.
This is how the decline happens. It happens as those who assumed no good are rewarded with bad news and the myth of evil and incompetence becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. But we know not to listen, for we are the disappeared. No film at 11.
By the way, it is my opinion that the Volker Rule was all that was needed but purposeful obfuscation has ruled the day, and I agree that Smith is toast.