In the age of Covid and Trump there are conspiracy theories everywhere. Don't get me wrong, I know they have been around for a long time, but it seems like they are especially common right now. What I can't stand is when people buy into crazy conspiracy theories and seem to miss the ones happening openly right in front of us.
The Panama Papers revealed that there is an organized group of the ultra-rich throughout the world who work together to move their assets to certain bank accounts to avoid paying taxes. Taxes that would allow their home countries to better fund schools, roads, social programs, etc. We also know that the rich bias tax codes to the point where many of them barely have to pay anything, even in their home countries! They do this by donating huge amounts to political campaigns.
Look at how Trump only paid $750 in taxes over the past few years, despite at least claiming to be incredibly rich. However, it is true that he did not break the law to do that. The law is just so corrupt that he, and other rich people, can get away with paying a fraction of what the average teacher or nurse pays.
At least the Epstein pedo-island is getting attention, but I still can't help but wonder why there has been no accountability for those who went there. Actually, I don't wonder at all. They run the system, so of course the system doesn't really punish them.
Daphne Anne Caruana Galizia, the anti-corruption activist and reporter who revealed the Panama Papers story, was killed by a car bomb shortly after revealing these documents. Again, like with Epstein's murder, it was obvious what happened. And yet, nobody will be held accountable who was really behind it. It is all a mess, and it's all out in the open.
What I really can't stand though are the people who believe all kinds of random conspiracy theories with no evidence behind them, and yet ignore the very real conspiracies that are totally out in the open. When the laws are written by the rich and powerful, there is simply no need for them to be subtle or hide their actions. Here is Galizia's car: