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“Mission”: This film scores a direct hit against the enemy (Chase).

Our friends, Louis Roth and Margaret Conley, of Binary Star Productions, Inc., have just released a new short film entitled “Mission,” which scores a direct hit against the enemy (Chase).

You might recognize Louis and Margaret as the delightful creative duo who also brought us the “Chaise Diet” and “Revolution.”  Folks, it’s really important that you help these films “go viral.”  My own (re)view is that the Chaise Diet film certainly “captured the flavor” of how Chase’s onerous 5% minimum payment demand might be relative to its impact on one’s household finances.

Revolution did a fabulous job of suggesting what we need to do (i.e., revolt) as we face one of the coldest, most calculating and callous decisions that has been made by any bank in modern times (implementing the decision also included outright deception, such as by trying to fool customers by claiming that adding a so-called “service charge” that was indeed “a finance chargewould not impact APRs).

Meanwhile, Mission, is the best film yet relative to outlining the facts that are most relevant as underlying issues for Chase credit card customers (and those of other banks).  Since day one, in my own response letter to Gordon Smith (CEO of Chase Card Services), I was among the first (if not the first), to point out to Chase that its lack of an opt out is inconsistent with the testimony its executives delivered before Congress about the means by which Chase treated customers “fairly.”

Other issues, such as defamation and Chase’s influence over Congress and the mass media, and Jamie Dimon’s position on the Federal Reserve Board (not mentioned by name, JP Morgan Chase’s CEO, Dimon, is called the “highly placed agent”), are also brought to the attention of viewers.

I’m guessing that not everyone will “get it,” relative to some of these nuances which are present for those who have educated themselves about just how many and how long the tentacles are, that Chase has wrapped around its victims.  Nevertheless, any Chase (or other) credit card account holder can easily relate to what it feels like to be surrounded, squeezed, trapped, and destroyed by an organization that treats its very best customers (who have paid on time and as agreed), like “the enemy.”

How do you make this film “go viral”?  Play it, share it, send it to journalists, post it on other blogs (if you have one of your own), post links in comments you may make on other sites, and talk it up!

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