Meet the newest enemy of your financial privacy: George Clooney & THE SENTRY
July 21, 2015
Prague, Czech Republic
I’m at a complete loss for words.
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I keep waiting for the deep baritone of that guy who voices all the action movie trailers to chime in. But it doesn’t come. Because this all real.
I’m talking about the trailer George Clooney has just released to promote his new non-profit, entitled THE SENTRY.
(Yes, they use all-caps. It sounds like a great name for the next Marvel superhero movie.)
THE SENTRY is an initiative that “seeks to disrupt and ultimately dismantle the networks of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from America’s deadliest conflicts.”
Wow, eliminating genocide sounds like an incredibly noble cause. Of course, in order to do so, George Clooney’s aim is break down financial privacy.
There’s been a long-standing war against financial privacy for years.
As western governments have slid further into bankruptcy, they’ve made coordinated efforts to interdict privacy across the world through tax information exchange agreements, black lists, and turning bankers into unpaid spies.
Plus they’ve been extremely clever in their marketing campaign, working tirelessly to associate financial privacy with some of the worst elements of society.
At first, their propaganda suggested that only people interested in financial privacy were guilty of tax evasion. Then organized crime. Then terrorist financing.