Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kafkaesque…. Credit Unions: The New "Criminal Class"?

Guilty, always guilty...

Franz Kafka was a Czech-German writer of the early 1900's. His novels often involved people caught up in struggles with mindless bureaucracies, which has led to the creation of the term "Kafkaesque" to describe such situations.

Wikipedia defines Kafkaesque as follows: "Examples include instances in which bureaucracies overpower people often in a surreal, nightmarish milieu which evokes feelings of senselessness, disorientation, and helplessness.  Characters in Kafkaesque settings often lack a clear course of action to escape the situations, which are incomprehensibly complex, bizarre, or illogical."

"The Trial" portrays the saga of Joseph K. a
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worldly, young bank official who is arrested "one fine morning", although he has done nothing wrong.  The novel tells the story of Joseph K.'s struggles and encounters with the invisible Law and the untouchable Court. " 

K. can never quite discover the crime of which he is accused, the laws to which he must answer, nor the process by which guilt and innocence are determined.  K. is entrapped in a system which need not listen nor explain, and to which and from which there is no appeal.  And, K. of course, is inevitably executed by that system despite his innocence…

Perhaps you might like to reflect upon when "they" decided you and your credit union were part of the "criminal class" and whether or not you or your credit union are…

… confronted with any modern day bureaucracy which need not listen nor explain, and to which and from which there is no appeal.  Also, are there any proposed CU rules being considered which are "incomprehensibly complex, bizarre, or illogical"?

In "The Trial", K. waited for never
Does that fate appeal to you?

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