AIG employees have expressed concern about their safety and, in some cases, reportedly have received death threats. Their fears may not be unfounded: in Scotland, an “anti-capitalist” group attacked the home of Sir Fred Goodwin, former CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland, smashing several windows and vandalizing a car parked in the driveway. Goodwin had been demonized in the press and attacked by British politicians, much like AIG’s management.
The reactions of bystanders are rather appalling. A neighbor “said she was surprised that [Goodwin’s home] had not been attacked before.” Others seemed understanding of, if not sympathetic with, the vandals.
So it’s no wonder if AIG employees get nervous when far-left political activists lead bus tours of their homes.