When you read a sentence like, “The Obama administrationis drawing up plans to give all US spy agencies fullaccess to a massive database that contains financial data onAmerican citizens and others who bank in the country,” the piecesbegin to fall into place. Remember how last year we learned thathedge funds hire former and active CIA agents to do research (read:espionage) to give them an edge?Now, we understand that Eric Holder won’t investigate orprosecute bankers and private equity funds for fear it mightdestabilize the economy (read: he’s scared of them). The bottomline is that private equity and hedge funds – a massive,multi-trillion-dollar pool of unregulated, opaque capitalcontrolled by corrupt insiders on Wall Street and Washington – havebeen given carte blanche to spy on people. That and, as was thecase with JP Morgan and MF Global, steal money from customeraccounts and use any information they glean to trade on insideinformation and manipulate markets with impunity.For those who say, “Let them spy, I have nothing to hide!” Ipoint your attention to 1938’s Kristallnacht, when the government of Hitler’s NaziGermany gave the all-clear for jackbooted thugs to rape, pillageand plunder with impunity. We now stand at a similar turning point:The financial-holocaust-provokers on Wall Street and the City ofLondon have been given the all clear-sign from Washington andNumber 10 to commit financial rape, pillage and plunder, with fullcooperation and assistance from their respective intelligencecommunities.Is it any wonder that a crypto currency like Bitcoin is now ahalf-billion-dollar currency that is growing exponentially, or thatKim Dotcom’s Mega, an entirely encrypted site, is now starting todominate the Internet?Back in the 1930s, people had to flee Nazi Germany and run tocountries where human rights like privacy were respected. Today,with a global banking and intelligence cartel spying on allcommunications and transactions everywhere, people are fleeing toBitcoin and Mega.Max Keiser, thehost of RT’s Keiser Report The statements, views and opinionsexpressed in this column are solely those of the author and do notnecessarily represent those of RT.