26.Sep.2014 Why AngryBeavs is Important
I am listening to the This American Life Expose on the Federal Reserve this morning, and this part of the transcript hits home:
David Beim writes in his report that when it comes to hiring bank examiners, the Fed, quote, “should be willing to take chances on individuals with the confidence to speak their convictions, even at the risk of getting somewhat disruptive personalities.” says they should be like the kid who cries out that the emperor has no clothes.
He’s the only one who dares say it because he doesn’t have ordinary social instincts, he doesn’t act politely. And somebody like that has to–or a number of people like that–have to be employed by organizations that want to be able to catch a big systemic problem brewing. They’re willing to say what they think is right, even if people don’t like them as a result. They don’t care.
The bold reflecting my own philosophies and the reason I started AB. The mainstream media is a bunch of cock gobbling yes men (and women–I am looking at you, Mamma Machado). AB is disruptive. And yes, I don’t care if not a single person likes me. Any time I say what needs to be said it feels like taking a massive mental shit.
I recommend everyone tune into this American Life this morning as it’s an excellent episode.