Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The SEC wants to track high-speed trades!

For fuck's sake! Can't they leave anything alone? Does everything have to be regulated? The US Securities and Exchange Commission wants to give high-frequency trading firms unique identifiers.

They'll be following traders into the toilet next. And the FSA will want to get involved. Someone will be arrested in the Tottenham Court Road. For his problems. For the way he feels. But it's society's crime!

It's so different on the astral plane, in the astral desert, in the astral sea, in the astral sky, flying high.

We all fly high in the astral sky. Traders can be free!

Dear reader, have you ever read Erich Fromm's The Fear of Freedom? And that's not a mystic child talking, you understand. I just put the title of the book in italics.

You should use bold for my voice then.

All right, the child is in bold. But back to Erich. See if you can dig this shit: 'The individual overcomes the feeling of insignificance in comparison with the overwhelming power of the world outside himself either by renouncing his individual integrity, or by destroying others so that the world ceases to be threatening.'

What's that got to do with the SEC?

The people who work at the SEC want to destroy 'others'. In this case, traders.

They feel threatened!

Of course they do. But I say - leave the traders alone!

Renounce your individual integrity instead.

Yes. That's what they should do.