We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A word about banks and the laundering of drug money

Click here to access article by David Malone from his blog Golem IV. 

This piece is the best succinct description and analysis of drug trafficking that I have ever seen--  especially about who really benefits.
The reality is that drugs are a massive banking business. And it is also a fact that the bulk of that business is done in the industrial nations in their banks, NOT in the drug producing nations.  The Drugs business is mostly a western business. A banking busness. Not unlike global mining where the mines are in the third world but the mining companies are listed and work in London.