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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bank Of "America" And It's Auspicious Acquisition Of The Merrill Lynch Mexican "Bull" Logo

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bank of america fat catBank of America was one of the banks to receive money from the TARP legislation but from what I understand it wasn't technically "bail-out" money because it was used by Bank of America to buy out and take over the troubled Merrill Lynch. The only reason I'm somewhat defending Bank of America is because they gave me my first credit card, and at the time I really appreciated it. Yes, they are greedy corporate crooks just like all the rest, more than likely. They are known for their aggressive tactics and extending large credit lines at high rates to people who perhaps shouldn't qualify. If you are late on a payment they will call you day and night until you pay up and if you are late for too long, well, prepare to see your finance rate skyrocket. But still, they are the Bank of AMERICA and they have volunteered to integrate an important symbol of Mexican culture into their corporate mythology and that is the symbol of the BULL, as in bullfighting which is one of the most popular sports in Mexico. Where did the bull symbol come from? It is the logo of Merrill Lynch which Bank of America took over, of course. I couldn't help but think that this whole thing was by design, that the Bank of "America" adopting the Mexican bull as its own may very well be a sign of the increasing importance of Mexico to the American economy, culture and way of life. I am already trying to get a headstart on the mixing of both culture's symbols in my "Obama Taco Underwear" painting series.


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