Occupy Wall Street and Marie Antoinette
(Left/Above: Mrs. Baars waving to the peasants)
In an iconic 2011 moment, Occupy protesters met Wall Street bankers enjoying themselves with drinks. A veritable Marie Antoinette greeted them by toasting with her champagne. The divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ could not have been clearer.
Here’s the famous clip.
A source close to the Baars family, E.A., 21 years old, has come forward. Living and very much enjoying ‘the lifestyle’ herself, she is also worried about the blowback against the banker decadence.
Here’s her story.
The Baars Family
It turns out that the lady in pink is Mrs. Baars, wife of Goldman Sachs managing director Willem Baars, who hails from Holland. He has been making a career for himself with the infamous vampire squid that is at the core of Wall Street’s pirate nest. Managing Directors are the second management layer at Goldman Sachs. Only the partners, of whom there are only a few dozen, are higher up the ladder. Partners are allowed to use their own private funds in the Bank’s insider trading rackets, guaranteeing enormous private wealth for the few who make it.
Still, a modest ‘managing director’ can look forward to a $500k base salary. Bonuses for Mr. Baars typically amount to about $8 million per year. Additionally, there is an options package worth about $30 million.
God only knows what Mr. Baars must do for that kind of money. He maintains all his actions are legal. Which is not completely unbelievable, since Goldman Sachs employees in Congress write the laws.
He seems to be involved in mergers and the like. Typically, the insider knowledge that consulting about these matters brings is exploited by the traders of the bank in the markets.
How they see the protests
To Mrs. Baars, the protestors are just ‘peasants’. Losers, jealous of the riches of the bankers. The bankers really feel like ‘Masters of the Universe’. They see themselves as ‘the new Aristocracy’. To them, what they do is all ‘legal’ and thus justified. They deny any wrongdoing, or that their riches come at the expense of others. The protestors are basically just whining scumbags, in their view.
In the aftermath of the meeting in Wall Street on that day in November 2011, hundreds of protestors went to the Baars residence in New York and spent hours at the gates there. One of the Baars cars, a Bentley, was thrashed.
This was certainly a tense moment, but to the Baars family this just shows what losers the protestors are.
It’s all about ‘the Lifestyle’. The Baars family owns 15 luxury cars. Several mansions in America and Europe. A $20 million, 46 meter yacht in St. Tropez.
Says E.A.: “Wall Street and the City are driven by money, status, luxury, trophy wives and more money.” She continues: “just walk into any Mayfair club and you’ll see models and bottles.”
While Mr. Baars makes enormous profits for Goldman, Mrs. Baars’ job, as a banker wife, is to look good and let the money flow. Shopping is the lady’s main pass time. Trips to Milan with her girlfriends to buy shoes a routine matter.
For the kids, there are endless parties. Spraying expensive champagne is a routine device. The fun is in knowing that the peasants would have to work for months for what they blow away in just seconds.
Luxury, looking good, asset positions, new stuff. Glimmer and glamor make life nice. Are what gives status in the social scene.
Within the Baars family, there is a strong sense that the money must keep coming in to keep up. Addiction to money comes with fear of loss.
They’re children with their hands in the cookie jar. Mrs. Baars is just an uppity blonde who likes to shop for shoes. Avarice and narcissist ambition unchecked.
And it’s end of life. Soon, the American economy will face the crunch of an era. The banking families that employ naive upstarts like the Baars family, are ready to ditch the vehicles, including Goldman Sachs, that have allowed them to usurp all the wealth of the nation and indeed the entire West. Their executives, no longer useful, will be thrown to the wolves. The angry masses will gladly devour them when the time comes.
The ‘solution’ to the problems they have been creating has long been prepared.
And our source? She loves both the people with whom she grew up and ‘the lifestyle’, but she is haunted by the venom of the disenfranchised. She faces a choice.
But: it’s a choice that, in different guises, we all face at some point in life and it’s the same choice that humanity as a whole will finally have to face up to too.
Banker Babes doing what they do best: shopping