It's impossible to exaggerate the impact of the Panama Papers' scandal. It's impossible to predict how much it will shake up the world, or how many heads will roll.
Now the question who's is next? How far will the damage spread? The answer could be, quite far. This is the biggest leak in history -- one that dwarfs the amount of data released by Wikileaks in 2010. Reports say that 12 current or former heads of state are mentioned.
A second question is to what extent, in an era of rising middle-class discontent, this will fuel further anger among those who see themselves as carrying a disproportionate share of the burden in supporting a system that seems to them unfair.
But one thing is for sure, it can only help Bernie Sanders' campaign.
For even the New York Times now admits that after his victory in Wisconsin last night, momentum is on his side.
Senator Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, his sixth straight victory in the Democratic nominating contest and the latest in a string of setbacks for Mrs. Clinton as she seeks to put an end to a prolonged race against an unexpectedly deft and well-funded competitor.
And although Hillary Clinton is still favoured to win the nomination, some are already predicting that the Panama Papers' scandal could hand Sanders the keys to the White House.
The Democratic presidential primaries in the US have been characterised by surging anger at the global elite. The Panama papers scandal will only fuel popular indignation at the actions of perceived establishment figures – those who have stood idly by and allowed this huge miscarriage of justice to take place.
For there is a burning anger out there, Sanders has never looked better...
Or more in tune with the times.
While Clinton has never looked more vulnerable.
Although there have been no major American casualties over the leak at this stage, all of the presidential candidates will be questioned about the scandal. And nobody is going to be under more pressure than Hillary Clinton. For some Americans, she is the embodiment of a “global elite”, while Bernie Sanders is its antithesis.
She is now part of the problem. She supported the Panama Free Trade Deal like Stephen Harper did, while Sanders voted against it. Globalisation is her.
Globalisation, heralded by the likes of Hillary Clinton, has enabled the richest in society to exploit the system while ordinary working people pick up the tab. This has been going on for decades; as a political family, the Clintons have done nothing about it.
She's with the bankers...
And if they go down she's going with them.
The longer this scandal this kept alive the more beneficial will be for Sanders. And if any more skeletons in the Clinton closet see the light, it will parachute Bernie Sanders into the White House.
As Bob Dylan once sang:
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.
The old order is crumbling.
And one way or another a revolution is coming...
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