If you slip up on undeclared income in your bank account the governments knows immediately and persecutes you with surprising efficiently. But when it comes to Drugs and terrorism money laundering perpetrated by large banks, the government was asleep at the wheel.
Of course the government wasn’t asleep at the wheel. It knew! Or at least some of its bureaucracies knew. We need to stop seeing the government as it officially is, and start seeing it as it actually is. More briefly: Don’t tell me what it is, tell me what it does.
Reader, I present to you. Bill Clinton.