pretty wild that the panama papers journalist was broad-daylight assassinated and that was the end of it
@garbados wasn't it a large team of journalists?
@zardoz yes but also significantly daphne caruana galiza, who was assassinated by car bomb
@garbados not suspicious at all, not suspicious at all.
@garbados Minimum Viable Insidiousness
@amsomniac looks like a race to the bottom
@garbados bruh moment
@restioson idk, was that not the end of it?
@garbados Nah I was having a bruh moment because I didn't even know that they were assassinated...
@restioson oof, yeah. it really didn’t get reported much tbh
@garbados when the Panama papers came out I was interested in politics and news but only on a surface level (cos I was young), like general knowledge. I didn't ever do more research (because I didn't really care beyond "haha cool fact") so it makes sense that I didn't hear about that or mentally register it
@garbados I think 2016/2017 was the year that I really started paying attention because of Trump's election
@restioson you’re definitely not alone in that experience. sometimes something cuts through the haze.
@garbados haze is a very accurate way of describing it
@garbados @restioson Sorry, didn't mean to imply Daphne wasn't smart. She was agitating from a young age and knew the risks associated with her work. She got daily threats the later part of her life. She was a brave woman who went after the people in power under her own name, and she had a target painted on her back because of it.
The person who leaked the papers has remained anonymous because they know if they come forward they'll have a target painted on their back as well.
@garbados over here there was a lot of shit for the next few weeks, I remember like graffiti in popular places and people making protests and the like
but it seems like it's all died down now - though it's still etched into everyone's minds
it sure makes me question our current leadership that's for sure.
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