By Rick Biesada
The creation of the United Nations and commercial Television came along at about the same time in history.
Maybe that's the reason why crime and politics interest me so much.
Before Dragnet, with Sergeant Joe Friday, one of my favorite TV shows was Gang Busters, a short lived action series spun off of a popular radio program, which featured the FBI's Ten Most Wanted criminals.
I increased my vocabulary with such words as; felony, racket, bunko, confidence game, illegal enterprise, unlawful restraint, white collar crime, embezzlement, extortion, unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, theft by deception, and fraud.
One of my favorite characters in this biographical adventure, was the infamous Willie Sutton/aka Willie "The Actor" Sutton, a flamboyant bank robber, escape artist, and master of disguise.
Willie "the actor," was clever and ahead of his time. He always used a pistol or machine gun in the commission of his crimes, but never fired one shot in his forty year crime spree.
When ever he got caught he would just bust out of the joint, no prison could ever hold him, including Sing Sing.
Willie Sutton became a folk hero, like Robin Hood. Unlike Robin, Willie stole from the rich but kept the money so he could spend it on fast cars, fast women and booze. He was admired by many people who imbibed in that trade.
One evening in 1952, the New York police arrested Willie on a tip from a citizen, sociopath, Albert Anastasia, the chief executioner for the mob’s Murder Incorporated, the enforcement arm of the National Crime Syndicate, happened to be watching the news on TV while they were interviewing the tipster, Mr. Arnold Schuster, who stated that he called the police after he recognized Willie getting off of the sub way.
This infuriated Anastasia, a guy who had never met Willie, so much, that he put out a hit on the tipster for being a stool pigeon. Schuster was murdered a few days later on March 8th 1952.
This isn't the reason why Willie Sutton became famous though, what made Willie "the actor” Sutton famous, was his quote to a reporter which is still being parrotted today, especially by people in the banking, advertising, and medical profession which adopted "Suttons Law" - the idea of looking for the obvious.
Willies immortal quote when asked by a reporter why he robbed banks was; "because that's where they keep the money."
Willie got out of prison in 1969 on a legal technicality. He managed to stay out of trouble and wrote a few books. He lived with his sister down in Florida, and died in 1980 at the age of 79.
This fascination between crime and politics, or criminals and politicians has always interested me. So much so, that I can see the line between politicans and criminals tends to be indistinguishable. Through all the years of studing criminal proclivities, I have discovered that most proficient thieves, the guys who stay out of the slammers, are hooked up to the criminal empire that cohabitates with the politicians and the judiciary.
During The Roaring Twenties, "Joe The Boss," Giuseppe Masseria, ran most of the crime on the East Coast. He was a ruthless villain who ruled with an iron fist, dominating his crews of burglars and thieves.
One of his young lieutenants, Charles "Lucky" Luciano, a visionary, could see that organized crime could flourish without Joe The Boss. Charley Lucky took Joe The Boss out to dinner one evening, to one of Joe's favorite Coney Island spots. Luciano excused himself and headed towards the mens room as Albert Anastasia, Vito Genovese, Joe Adonis, and Bugsy Siegel walked in and blasted Joe The Boss to smithereens, paving the way for the mob to form an operation known today, as The National Crime Syndicate.
Through the years, with the aid of crooked politicians, and treasonous, stickey fingered judges, the crime syndicate has grown and developed into a dynasty of an illegal empire, just as the United Nations has grown into a cesspool of international criminal activity, through the same seedy public servants who turn a blind eye towards this illegal enterprise that contaminates every facet of our lives.
Do you get the picture? Crime and politics - cops and robbers - robbers and politicians - politicians and criminals.
Let's fast forward a quarter of a century from Willie Sutton's funeral to another Willie; Slick Willie/ aka Bill Clinton.
Now, don't take my word for Bill Clinton being a criminal. Robert Conover, the respected Director of The Center for American Values had stated during the presidents impeachment trial, in a book entitled The Case For Impeachment:
This is the most corrupt, most law breaking White House in American history. We are right now learning just how serious the crimes are that have been committed by this White House. The flagrant disregard for law by the Clinton White House is truly unprecedented in U.S. History.
Our fear is, if Bill Clinton manages to some how escape justice, his lawless White House will serve as a model for future presidents. Politicians will learn from Clinton that there is no need to follow the law, they can do anything they want to win and keep political power. Corruption will become the norm.
He can even win elections by selling U.S. policy and our nations secrets to foreign nations in exchange for campaign contributions. The Chinagate scandal alone should be enough not only to remove Clinton from office - but it should land him in prison.
People are asked why they have no confidence in government. The answer should be as obvious as Suttons Law. We are swimming around in a cess pool of political corruption.
United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, is still walking amongst us, ready to perform more magic, after appointing his son Kojo to manage the Oil For Food Program, with Iraq, and making 21 Billion dollars disappear without anybody being held accountable. No oversight and no accountability tends to make Kofi a little arrogant and confident enough to pull off another score. This time he is going to perform an encore and use his mystical talent on Bill Clinton, appointing this untrustworthy, impeached president in charge of the funds collected for Tsunami Aid.
Talking about sending the fox to guard the hen house...or sending a pervert to a monkey whore house with a sack full of peanuts - only this time he intends to make the sack of money disappear.
To insure a successful embezzlement of funds, they have enlisted the aid of UNICEF in a joint venture with The Clinton Foundation, to front for this confidence game.
What's up with the sheople? How long are we going to allow ourselves to get ripped off with impunity by these domestic terrorists?
Willie "the actor" Clinton, the untrustworthy, impeached president, who pled guilty to perjury, and lost his license to practice law, but worse yet, he sold us out by selling our nuclear technology to the Red Chinese for campaign contributions, giving them the capability to launch a nuclear attack on our soil, and what do we hear from the Sheople... it's Super Bowl time!
Where is the outrage coming from these dunces sitting in front of the TV watching a game in which the crime syndicate snickers at, while they line their pockets with booty from illegal gambling and while the International gangsters scheme up more surreptitious plans to steal our property or usurp our rights through or with the aid of our Congress, and the black robed bandits engaged in complicity, working a counter productive program against American's, as they cohabitant with the criminals who are trying to undermine our society.
These are the same politicians and the same judges that let crime flourish here at home and overseas. They are part of the International Crime Syndicate and they must be dealt with before we all start speaking Chinese.
One solution would be to turn our Congress over to Alcatraz. A joint so tough, even Willie "the actor" Sutton couldn't bust out of, and using Sutton's logic - why should we lock up all of our public servants in Alcatraz? "Because that's where they keep all of the criminals."
Federal Observer contributing columnist Rick Biesada hosts Perspectives On Our Heritage - The Angry White Male Hour over Radio Station WJJG 1530 AM, Chicago's Hometown station, Wednesdays from 5 to 6PM Central Time. If you've got a story about a public official violating the public trust, and would like to...share it, send Rick an email. While you're at it - Visit his Web-site and you'll have a little fun. While you're there - pick up a copy of his book, Angry White Male and The Horse He Rode In On.
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