SHAKESPEARE NOTE (To Default, or not to Default...)

SHAKESPEARE NOTE (To Default, or not to Default…)

William Banzai Shakespeare

To default, or not to default: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler at this time to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous financial misfortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of red inks,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand market cuts,
That insolvent flesh is heir to, ’tis a debenture recomposition
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the nub;
For in that sleep of fiscal death what disastrous dreams may come
When we have lanced off the bankrupt boil,
Must give us pause: there’s the disrespect
That makes calamity of yields to maturity,
For who would bear the whips and scorns of fiat debasement,
The creditor’s wrong, the borrowing idiot’s contumely,
The pangs of despised austerity, the law of gravity’s delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That impatient murmurs of money changing snakes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a debt addicts bodkin? who would loan fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life of indentured servitude,
But that the dread of something after redemption prior to maturity,
The undiscover’d wasteland from whose bourn
No politician returns, puzzles the will
And makes them rather bear those monetary ills we have
Than fly to others that they know not of?
Thus ignorance does make cowards of them all;
And thus the native hue of fiscal resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of votes bought,
And swindling enterprises of great Ponzinomic moment
With this regard their ratings turn awry,
And lose the name of action. – Vote you now!
The debt repayment hysteria! Banksta pimps, in thy orfices
Be all our financial sins remember’d.