“To allow the chaotic management of economy and politics is to permit the genesis of millions of puppets.”
– I. Sandyawan Sumardi
I wrote a positive update six weeks ago on the case of my ATM skimming.
I’m now downbeat because after waiting for six weeks I finally got through by phone to Bank Indonesia, the central authority, who’d assured me that their investigation would take a month. However, I was told by whoever was the gatekeeper of the phone that B.I. will investigate my case.
In other words, nothing has been done and I continue to lurch into penury. I suspect that hundreds, if not thousands, of others have been robbed by their Indonesian banks without any compensation apart from brush offs, complacency, or sheer inaction.
There’s a signpost in heaven, in the firmament blue
You can run to the wastelands, but it points straight at you
I’ve got a bank vault in heaven, what joy will it bring
All you Punchs and Judys, I’ll be pulling your strings.
Richard Thompson – Bank Vault In Heaven
Methinks it’s time to start a public campaign because I am NOT a puppet.
For now, it being the weekend, all I can do is to express my anger in the songs of others, and pen my Letter To The Editor.
I invite you to download this compilation and share … nay, wallow … in my frustration. There’s great power in some of the lyrics.
- The Who – Did You Steal My Money?
- Elyse Weinberg – Band of Thieves
- Joni Mitchell – Raised On Robbery
- Dr John – Stealin’
- Ry Cooder – No Banker Left Behind
- Alan Price – Poor People
- Richard Thompson – Bank Vault In Heaven
- Ry Cooder – The Very Thing That Makes You Rich (Makes Me Poor)
- Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – I’m A Poor Man
- David Byrne and Brian Eno – Poor Boy
- Miles Davis, Taj Mahal et al – Bank Robbery