Today, reclusive Eco-Village resident Greenbelly Chan forwarded me these two additional letters from the mayor. One is addressed to Bank of America, the other to the American Medical Association. I can’t verify that these are actually from the mayor, but they appear to be written in a similar style to the mayoral Occupy L.A. letter.
I present them here unconfirmed and unabridged – can anyone verify if these were actually sent? Are they for real? Is the rumor true that LAPD will be raiding and shutting down these menaces soon?
Unconfirmed Letter from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Bank of America:
November 25, 2011
To Bank of America and the Greater Corporate Banking Industry:
This summer our national political conversation was consumed by debt ceilings and deficit reduction. Our national leaders were single-mindedly focused on cutting spending and cutting services. Issues of social justice and economic equality sat neglected and ignored on the political sidelines.
You have changed that. In a few short years, your greedy misdeeds have awakened the country’s conscience. Your foreclosures have activated voices not often heard. You’ve sent piles of past due notices to the middle class families who wonder how they will get by. You’ve been instrumental on piling debt onto the students who made the grades and have graduated into a job market woefully short on prospects and possibility. You’ve systematically screwed over homeowners who, through no fault of their own, have fallen on hard times and have lost their homes and life’s saving. You bankers have gotten so rich on the misery of the people who face the bitter prospect of an American Dream that grows more and more elusive every day. (more…)