Those who would hijack the legal institutions shielding society from Wall Street perfidy must hijack the political institutions overseeing them, hijack the media’s discourse about those institutions, and hijack social media’s discussion of all of it. The capture must run deep to be stable. So deep, in fact, that records of the past become untrustworthy. Stories have disappeared from databases and video clips from websites. This chapter will serve as an archive of material to which the rest of DeepCapture may link. Those who wish to take issue with DeepCapture’s archiving and deconstruction of their copyrighted articles and videos (and, perhaps, emails) know where to find us.
At the time much of the content on DeepCapture.com was written, the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 was either on the verge of happening or had just occurred. In those days, emotions among this publication’s contributors were raw and, in an effort to get their warnings noticed and appropriate blame placed, occasionally hyperbolic language and shocking imagery were employed. Were we to write these entries today, a different tone would most certainly prevail.
Yet, being a record of a pivotal time in our global economic history, we’ve decided to leave the rawness unedited, with the proviso that readers take the context of the creation of certain posts into account, and that those easily offended re-consider the decision to read them.