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STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Panama Papers, the Movie: Anti-Privacy Propaganda Grinds On
By Daily Bell Staff - April 22, 2016

The Panama Papers are going to be made into a movie as Western anti-privacy propaganda grinds on.

The Panama Papers comprise 11.5 million emails hacked from the computers of Mossack Fonseca, a provider of corporations, trusts, shell companies and other legal structures that enhance privacy and anonymity.

While those whose names appear in the 11.5 million emails have come under suspicion of criminality, there is nothing criminal of itself in seeking to keep one’s financial affairs private.

People do have the right to privacy. They have a right to organize their affairs as they wish, so long as they do it in a non-criminal way.

But that’s not stopping governments from using them sensationally to give the impression that users of offshore tax havens are guilty until proven innocent. And that users should be impugned simply for trying to keep their names and affairs secret.

Unfortunately, these anti-privacy attacks are continuing and will become more emphatic and corrosive.

People who want to organize their affairs privately in the 21st century should take note of what’s occurring. It might be advisable to move quickly to reorganize affairs in ways that recognize and anticipate the latest official attacks.

Seen from the widest perspective, this Panama Papers provide us with a textbook example of how certain elite Western forces continually grind down freedom, one step at a time.

Inevitably, these episodes result in more globalist governance – or least celebrate the apparatus of globalized law enforcement.

Movies are part of the international propaganda machinery of government globalization.

A high-profile example of how movies are used for these purposes involves the film Zero Dark Thirty.

The film purported to be a narrative of how the CIA tracked down and killed Osama bin Laden.

But after the fact it became apparent that the CIA had not only supported the film but had input into its creation and editing.

Gawker and other online media sites reported that the CIA successfully pressured those making the film to remove parts of the script that portrayed the CIA negatively.

The final result of the script and the movie presented acts of torture as  providing the CIA and military officials with valuable information about bin Laden.

This was a lie.  Torture did not reveal what the movie claimed.

Additionally, there are more fundamental questions. Bin Laden was already reportedly sick in 2001. There are reports that he died in the early 2000s, perhaps as a result of Marfan Syndrome, which attacks the kidneys.

Nonetheless, the film suffered no legal or financial consequences. No doubt it was protected by the same forces that manipulated it initially.

This is simply a fact: High profile movies are part of an arsenal of propaganda that create the narrative that globalist government wishes to provide.

For most people, the reality doesn’t matter as they are not likely to take the time to do even minimal research. Instead, they will accept cinematic fiction as fact.

Not all movies promote globalization or fraudulently celebrate law enforcement. But a percentage do.

Hollywood is a prime disseminator of movies that are watched around the world. And American intel very obviously has connections to studios at the highest levels.

Certain movies lend themselves to elements of mass psychological manipulation. These are the ones, evidently, with which American and British intelligence are most involved.

No doubt the propaganda swirling around the Panama Papers will continue and even increase until anti-privacy goals are achieved.

A few decades ago, it would have been shocking to contemplate an international, public register of offshore corporations in which the names of beneficial owners were revealed. But that is what’s being planned now.

The book and movie will play a big role in sustaining media pressure on legislators and other officials for anti-privacy legislation and enforcement.

Reportedly, the movie will be adapted from a book entitled  Secrecy World by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein. The book is set to be published in the latter half of 2017.

Probably producers of the movie will start even before the book is finished. Studios are said to be queuing to bid for the property, which will tell the story of how the documents came to be leaked and whom they unmasked.

The Panama Papers are very likely a mass-market intelligence operation. The papers received terrific mainstream media coverage that was, almost all of it, directed at impugning those who used the offshore privacy apparatus as criminals.

Conclusion: As stated above, those surveying what’s taking place and what is to come, would do well to prudently reorganize their affairs. No doubt strategies will remain or emerge that will enhance privacy and anonymity despite the current attacks. These should be prudently utilized as they become available.

 

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  • alaska3636

    Zero Dark Thirty was very poorly done propaganda. For over an hour, characters aimlessly tortured muslims and then the movie concludes with a “lucky break”. I am accustomed to better narrative from the director Katheryn Bigelow, whose movies are campy (Point Break, K-19: The Widowmaker and Hurt Locker) but have solid narrative arc. Aside from some good performances (of the wistful and brooding-type), the movie was stupid. Now that I think about it, the whole narrative behind Osama is stupid from top to bottom. It reminds me of that phrase that life can be stranger than fiction; except, the Osama plot is more like teenagers writing bad CIA fan-fiction. Oh well.

    • From Wikipedia:

      List of accolades received by Zero Dark Thirty

      Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American action thriller directed and co-produced by Kathryn Bigelow with screenplay by Mark Boal. The film was released in the United States on December 19, 2012, with a limited release at five theaters in Los Angeles and New York City. It made $124,848 in its limited release weekend, making it one of the biggest limited mid-week openings ever. As of March 6, 2013, Zero Dark Thirty has grossed a worldwide total of $106.8 million. Zero Dark Thirty also received a high critical acclaim, accumulating an approval rating of 93% on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accolades_received_by_Zero_Dark_Thirty

      • alaska3636

        Haha, ya…there’s those numbers. I just meant that from the perspective of crafting a believable story for the need for CIA and torture that ZDT fell far short of her much better propaganda movie the Hurt Locker. Hurt Locker made the military-industrial complex seem relatable; ZDT just made it seem elitist and ineffective. ZDT was a financial success; but, it is gone now and I doubt that FX is bidding for the right to rerun it over and over.

  • Cracking item Daily Bell.

    Do people understand that if taxes get harder to avoid they will get higher? Too many apparently smart enough folk get angry that the wealthy find ways to avoid paying tax – legal ways. That, in my view, is a simplistic view.

    The level of taxation is set, approximately, at the point where for most people it is not economic to avoid paying it because the cost of the advice and implementation of such tax avoidance planning exceeds the amount of tax being paid. But for the truly wealthy a small % saving to a middle class tax-payer is a big chunk of well worthwhile for them.

    The tax-avoidance of the wealthy keeps taxation levels low for everyone. The wealthy are tax-avoidance heroes. If you believe governments would reduce tax if avoidance was made imposable I say you are too trusting (and I am not so trusting).

    Governments do what most people, frankly, do with money they personally did not have to work for to earn. Governments squander money and governments’ apatites for joyously squandering other people’s money is utterly limitless, or rather is limited only by their ability to gather it.

  • Rickster56

    The wealthy are subject to the same income tax as anyone else. What they do is move their money into investments where the profits are taxed at a much lower rate called “Capital Gains”. What the media and politicians need to do is make this understandable. Most have an army of accounts that take care of this, saving them huge sums of money. They are obviously not stupid. They used the system set up by the same politicians that complain about the amount they pay.

  • chthompson

    Reports like this are why the Daily Bell and other few other alternative sources are so awesome, and why nobody believes the lying enemedia anymore. Thanks. I will be sharing this article.

  • Bruce C.

    I think the basic message here – that privacy rights are under attack – is valid but in the meantime I’m happy to report that very little of this propaganda is getting out. For example, I watch some of Fox news and I don’t recall anything reported about the Panama Papers. Furthermore, publishing a book like “secrecy World” is a non-starter. Nobody reads books any more and certainly not about serious stuff like that. Even the proposed movie is a waste because nobody is likely to watch it unless someone like the Kardashians or George Clooney have starring roles. I just watched another public pole about current events and when a lady was asked what she thought about Benghazi she thought “he” was a Presidential candidate. An MBA graduate was asked what she thought of capitalism and she said she didn’t know. Et cetera. Maybe the dis-education campaign has been too successful so even propaganda doesn’t stick any more. We shall see ow that works out, but so far it doesn’t seem to be working out predictably.

  • The Ballstone Group

    Most of today’s crimes are victimless taboos.

    As far as I know, hacking into a law firm’s private files is still a crime. As is leaking confidential files, regardless of how the information is obtained. The initial leaker is still a criminal, whether they are an employee or an outside hacker. A prime example of a crime which does have victims, yet the propagandists seem more concerned with individual’s private dealings.

    Just another example of the absurd double standard that passes for justice today. No wonder people have a hard time taking the rule of law seriously. The state’s codex of laws is byzantine to the point of incomprehensibility. I expect the world court and justice league to operate on similar premises.

    • Samarami
      • The Ballstone Group

        A reasonable argument for private justice. Unfortunately, private justice is not a reality I will be holding my breath for.

        Maybe the frame of the issue has distorted my perspective. We all have our limits as to how much we can tolerate. I can’t help my creeping suspicion that laws and other external pressures will always feel irrelevant. If they can be successfully flouted without consequence, why wouldn’t the freedom minded individual disregard them? That is a solution which can be acted upon here and now.

  • Bruce C.

    Here’s a good article on the “big picture” regarding gold. It’s written by Jim Rickards but most of what he cites is history. Private ownership of PMs may be one of the first (historically) and last (these days) bastions of financial privacy and protection. “Paper” itself is only as reliable as the laws upon which it is based.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/04/17/gold-is-the-spectre-haunting-our-monetary-system1/

  • Praetor

    The Propaganda Ministry continues its work. You wonder how many people really believe this stuff. Like, there is no God, but lattes worship the Pope, because he is Gods emissary on earth or lattes get this tax cheats, then make tax law so they can cheat. The Ministry’s mission is simple, lie and create confusion of the mind to the point where people simply give-up, and before they know what is happening to them, there starving and to weak to fight back.

    Lets, remember there a few thing all humans have in common. We most have water, food and shelter, everything beyond those few things is fluff and geared to make the Ministries mission simpler. The elimination of most of, humanity.

    Privacy would not be an issue if we where not dealing with such morally corrupt individuals and institutions, now would it!!!

  • Pilgrim

    Those of us who learned long ago not to trust “authorities” were on top of this stuff years ago. Welcome newbies.

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