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Bank of Destroying
The American Dream
January 2nd, 2011
Written by John Wright
Zeljko and Djurdjica Djukic said that they came to America in the year 2000, but only after losing everything they had in the Bosnia war. The Djukic’s said that Bosnia was now a Muslim state, which meant they felt they were no longer free to practice their religion, so they decided to come to America. Though it is not the intention of this reporter to take sides in a war he known’s nothing about, I can imagine how it must have felt for either side to have come to America. The Djukic’s came to America with their young daughter, as well as Mrs. Djukic’s was three months pregnant with their only son. Mr. and Mrs. Djukic expressed that they wanted to kiss the ground the minute they got off the plane in New York. Though they did not have time to see the Statue of Liberty, because they had a connection flight to St. Luis to catch, Mr. and Mrs. Djukic said that they “could still feel the presence of the Great Lady,” as they could hear her whisper in their ear “Give me your tired, your poor/your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”These words on the Statue of Liberty would perfectly described the Djukic’s. Six months later, Mrs. Djukic’s gave birth to their only son. They were not only proud of the fact that they had someone to carry on the family name, but they were also very proud of the fact that he was born in America. You see, this made him a true American in the Djukic’s eyes, and the Djukic’s loved everything about America, including the American people. Now that the Djukic’s were in America, they were finally free to not only practice Christianity, but they were also free to seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
In 2005, the Djukic’s would decide to chase the American dream, by purchasing their first home in Las Vegas Nevada. They had both worked very hard to give their children a life that they could have only dreamt about in Bosnia. Now because of hard work, and all the opportunities that they had received from America, the Djukic’s were finally able to purchase a home. The Djukic’s did not completely understand things, such as interest only, subprime loans and mortgage fraud, but they were told that they could only purchase their home, if they signed the contract. Nevertheless, they were comfortable with the payments, as well as they trusted anything thing that was backed by America, so they had no reason to think they were being tricked. Therefore, the Djukic’s decided to proceed with the purchase of their first home. It is important to mention that the Djukic’s did not originally buy their house through Bank of America, but would end up at Countrywide, who Bank of America would later buy. Either way, the Djukic’s family trusted anything that had the American name on it.
In 2006, the Djukic’s became official United States citizens. They said they could barely wait to get home, just so they could hang the American flag outside their door. They were so excited that they even invited all their friends over to celebrate with them, as the Djukic’s enjoyed a home cooked meal, friends and family in a place they could finally call home. It appeared that they had finally arrived, and instead of just hearing about the American dream, the Djukic’s were now living the American dream.
It has been some time since the Djukic’s purchased their home, but now what was once pretty much taken away from them at gun point, was now being taken away from them by Bank of America’s potentially irregular, fraudulent and simply abusive home loan modification process, because Bank of Abusing America has decided to foreclose on the Djukic’s American dream, and has refused to give the Djukic’s a loan modification. Instead, Bank of Destroying America has found it reasonable to throw the Djukic’s on the street. The Djukic’s do not speak English, so they have a translator, but are confused, hurt and devastated that a bank that bears our countries name could do this to them, and so am I, because Bank of Abusing America has taken a 45 billion dollar taxpayer bailout that:
They did not need.
- That they stood to make 450 million dollars on, even if at only 1%.
- They used to not modify people like the Djukic’s loan, but modify their income with outrageous bonuses instead.
In the end, maybe Mr. and Mrs. Djukic’s should have visited the Statue of Liberty that day they arrived in New York. This is because if they had, they might have seen it does not any longer say: “Give me your tired, your poor/your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” but instead says:
“Foreclosed.” and “Bank Owned.”
I will be doing more follow up articles on the Djukic family in the future.
My name is John Wright AND I AM FIGHTING BACK!
If someone at Bank of America is willing to re-consider the foreclosure of the Dukic’s home, please contact their friend Kiki at: email@example.com