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 Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Bankster Suicides
Corbett provides a good history of the unusually high incidence of banker "suicides" that have occurred in recent years based on investigative reports provided by journalists Pam and Russ Martens. He also questions the way mainstream media reports on these suicides: the coverage seems to go to some lengths to obscure understanding of these suicides rather than shed any light on them. It seems that banks and other corporations in recent years have been providing life insurance coverage on their employees that is payable to themselves. Corbett along with the Martens find this very suspicious.
For very recent reference to this, you might want to read the Martens' latest offering entitled "Wall Street Banker Deaths Continue; Where Are the Serious Investigations?".