OpEd: The American Bankers Association Announce Seminar on ‘Domestic Terrorism’ While Ignoring Other Issues, Because YOU are the Real Danger

The American Bankers Association  (ABA) has recently announced that they will be holding a seminar on September 28, 2022, titled ‘Domestic Terrorism: A Threat to the Financial System’.

As per their website,

 “ABA proudly represents institutions of all asset sizes and charter types. These diverse perspectives drive the development of our daily work and policy positions. Take a look at where we’ve been, and where we’re going. From delivering the latest industry news to developing mission-critical training offerings, we support America’s banks as they perform their vital role in energizing the economy and helping communities thrive.”

This webinar comes as more serious threats to our economy mount. The webinar does not seem to cover high inflation, big hits to manufacturing, exceptionally high consumer prices, and households accumulating unprecedented credit card debt to survive; all as the economy is weakening at an alarming pace.

Despite this, the ABA has decided to focus in on ‘domestic terrorism’, a term whose definition has become rather amorphous in recent years as it’s been used to describe disgruntled citizens, concerned parents, poll watchers, protestors, and so on. 

Some have gone so far as to call the seminar “continued indoctrination”. The seminar’s description reads:

Take a closer look at the rise of domestic terrorists and other extremist groups, how they communicate and receive funding, and the threats they pose to the financial system.

Discussion highlights:

  • The changing threat landscape and the risks to the integrity of our financial system
  • The informal nature of the groups and their reliance on social media
  • How they receive funding

Audience:

  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • BSA Officer
  • BSA Manager
  • Fraud Manager
  • Compliance Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Internal Audit
  • First Line Compliance Managers

One can’t help but wonder if the timing of this seminar has anything to do with the recent mass hire and arms training of 87,000 new IRS agents. If anyone is committing acts of terrorism, it’s the so-called financial institutions of the United States.

Published by Ryan DeLarme

Independent Media, Investigative Journalism

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