Melodramatic? Maybe. But this ban on short selling is the beginning of the end of the Financial Markets. How can you have a Market if you ban short selling? Anyone believes the markets will jump for joy and go up in a straight line and we attain a state of Nirvana? No. This 1000-point rally will evaporate and the markets will sink as soon as the sane among us realize this is a huge con game played by those who want to apply bandaid solutions to problem that requires far more than stopping short sales. I am tempted to characterize this acton as unAmercan but I see the wimps in Europe are playing along. This rule will be reversed in a month or two. They will be forced to revert to pre-September 18.