A Letter to the Banksters



Day Fourteen: To Whom it May Concern

Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.

Today’s twist: write the post in the form of a letter.

When reading page 29 of the first book I saw in front of me, I stared at ‘Wall Street’. Oops. I could have opened another book, but I took the challenge. Let’s see what I come up with.

Dear Mr. Bankers Banksters,

I am not in favor of delivering results of psychological diagnosis via a letter, but considering that your behavior is invariably impersonal and heartless, you will be treated, as you like to treat others. So, let me speak in your language, go straight to the point, and take the bull by the balls. You seem to be comfortable with bulls and bullying.

Herewith you can find the summary report of your psychological diagnosis.

“You will not like to hear the big news. But you like big, don’t you? Before you continue reading, call your Public Relations team. You will need them.

Diagnosis: Considering that your behavioral and physical symptoms have also been observed in several parts of the World of Finance, we evaluated your medical and psychiatric history to rule out physical illness. We later referred you to an international team of psychologists and psychiatrists to do further assessments.

After reading a few cover pages of newspapers, I see that your behavior is the regular bad news in town. That was enough to conclude that you are a hopeless nutcase, dude. How come that all of you banksters, are not yet locked for life in an isolated cell in a psychiatric ward?

After thorough and careful evaluation, the renowned team of mental professionals and the rest of the world, I mean anyone who is not a banker, has reached consensus that you suffer (are happy to have) from chronic Paranoid personality disorder. While we suffer the consequences.

I will list below the causes and general symptoms for your perusal.

Causes of Paranoia. The cause of paranoia is a breakdown of various mental and emotional functions involving reasoning and assigned meanings. You are delusional. You cannot reason and you are running the Financial world?

Paranoid personality disorder (PPD). You suffer from an odd or eccentric way of thinking. (In short: You believe you are God’s replica). People with PPD also suffer from paranoia, the feeling of persecution and an exaggerated sense of self-importance. (I’m almost feeling sorry for you, so unfairly treated by the ones you made poor) Since the delusions involve only one area (The Earth thanks you for limiting yourself to Finance..), a person with paranoia can usually work and function in everyday life, however, their lives may be limited and isolated. (Isolated to mansions, yachts, paradise islands…)

Symptoms of paranoia. Always on guard, believing that others are constantly trying to demean, harm, or threaten them. These are generally unfounded beliefs. Dude, the more I read I get angrier with you. I am going to give you what you deserve now. Your behavior will be served raw in this letter.

General symptoms Your behavior
  • Doubt the commitment, loyalty, of others, believing others are using or deceiving them. They generally react with anger and are quick to retaliate.
Intense and irrational mistrust or suspicion, hatred, and betrayal. With government aid at the end of 2008, you survived the financial crisis you created. You got access to cheap money. Despite this socialization of risk, you show your gratitude to all taxpayers by taking the world as your hostage and keep asking for ransoms.
  • Reluctant to confide in others or reveal personal information due to a fear that the information will be used against them
Addiction to shredding. You like to hide and shred documents of your fraudulent actions. You deny all actions.
  • Are hypersensitive and take criticism poorly.
Loss of short and Long term memory. You show no awareness of your past or current actions and show a superior ability to repeat them. You generally blame others for your faults and claim unfair treatment.
  • Are generally cold and distant in their relationships with others, and might become controlling and jealous


Obsessive compulsive and manipulative behavior. You have no problem to continue taking cheap money from governments and taxpayers, who saved you from your wrongdoings, and give nothing back, except more money to yourselves. You like owning and controlling money. You are even charging a fee to keep money in your coffers.
  • Self-righteous, and perfectionist.
You think and act big. You say that you know better. You know big. You create big crisis. Big mess. Big harm. Big frauds. Big lies. Big salaries. Big bonuses. Big houses.

Napoleon Bonaparte’s superiority complex. You have an extra large “Ego”. You feel like you are better and more important than the rest of us. You hallucinate that you are too big to fail, and if you fail, the world ends.

Greed. You crave for money, and will strive for perfection when doing anything, legal or illegal, moral or immoral, to feed your hunger. You seem to never have enough of it either.

  • Cannot see their role in problems or conflicts and believe they are always right
You take no ownership and accountability. If asked to be accountable for your actions, you deny them, have tantrums, and threaten the world to stop lending money. You are senseless and aloof to the damage you are creating.
  • Are hostile, argumentative, abrupt and stubborn.
Omnipotence syndrome. You believe you are doing ‘God’s work’. You are, Gods’ gift to the world.

 And now, what do you have to say about that? Do you recognize yourself? Obviously not.

Get your act together. Your party started back in the early years of 2000, and we, your lenders, are still cleaning up your mess, while your life carried on in the same way, playing party-business as usual.

Just think about this: Nothing. Has. Changed. 

Do you know why? There is treatment for your paranoia, but it is difficult to treat unwilling people like you. That is why progress has been slow.

Back in 2009, Goldman Sachs CEO, Lloyd Blankein was quoted as saying in The Times of London: “We’re very important”. We help companies to grow by helping them to raise capital. Companies that grow create wealth. This, in turn, allows people to have jobs that create more growth and more wealth. It’s a virtuous cycle. I know I could slit my wrists and people would cheer”– but I’m doing God’s work.”

God’s work! Besides paranoia, you have a serious lack of a moral compass, man.

Don’t be fooled Banksters, you story is too good to be true.

I finally understood who was Confucius’ inspiration, when he said: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

We are here, still doing the work for you. Time is up. Get a job. Get a decent life.


The Global Taxpayers

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36 thoughts on “A Letter to the Banksters

  1. Hey Lucile this is pretty tough.. I will be the only voice out..
    Too much hate for bankers I guess not all deserved.

    Bankers create lots of wealth not only disasters. The problem is that they are noted only when they get their bonuses or when there is a deep recession. Risk sharing, providing liquidity, jobs, financing for housing etc.. all that happens every single day but goes unnoticed…

    The letter was quite funny though I must admit

    A hug from warming up Holland


    1. Hi Marco, not tough at all. All opinions are welcome. That’s the only way to learn from each other.
      You surely are right in what you say and that’s why bankers should focus on doing this instead of only on maximizing their personal fortunes. I would add that they they are catalysts for that to happen, and not the creators of jobs and wealth.
      Of course I know that I was biased by focusing on the bad side of the apple, like the subprime gangsters, as not all bankers are missing a moral compass. By the way, in the corporate world there are more people lacking all respect for ethics and morals.
      I hugely appreciated your time and interest to read my rant! Thank you so much.
      Hugs back at you from still a bit warm Amsterdam.


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