Look away, look away (by Bett and Kare)
There’s no punishment for the henious crimes, no shame for the stolen millions in bundled sub-primes
The president may forgive again, just like he did when he began
He let Bush and Co. slither back under the rock, despite all the war crimes and legal claims talk
Look away, look away said the Pres, we have important work to do!
You and I are sentenced for the bread we take, we are shackled and fined and must serve our time
But, if your crime is so big and complicated that it crashes an economy and deflates every homestead
Then you can bank on a smooth deal instead
Give us a little of what you got says the Pres, and we will look away, look away
After all, you are the 1%, and you control all the rent
You are too big to fail, too powerful not to prevail
That’s OK, we have important work to do!
Look away, look away.
George Zornick, writing for The Nation, warns us of the possibilities of the Obama Administration giving the banks a pass on the foreclosure fraud disasters.