So many people seem to have it in for Stanley Chais at the moment. Both the SEC and Jerry Brown - California's attorney-general - have filed lawsuits against him. They claim he has channelled hundreds of millions of dollars to Bernard Madoff. Over the years, of course, not now. He isn't pumping money into Mr Madoff's prison cell. That would be absurd.
But I wonder: is Mr Chais a patsy?
O Master, Mr Chais a Cornish pasty! What are you going on about?
A patsy! O my child, we all know that the world's most demonic financier, Jack Pickles, was involved in the Madoff Ponzi scheme. He was the real power behind the scenes - in the shadows! We know that Madoff was working for him. And yet there is no mention of Jack in the media. No one is interested in Jack.
O Master, everyone is interested in Jack, but they are scared of him. And he controls the media, remember. Just one phone call to Rupert Murdoch! That's all it takes. The evil Mr Pickles can kill any story.
Yes, and he can put an innocent man in the frame! I'm not saying Stanley Chais is innocent but … well, think about it.
O Master, I will.
We should all think about it.