Nasty corporate giants are crumbling all around. A financial system based on short term gain. elitism and lack of value to society and the environment appears to be going through a cataclysmic transition.. These are in some cases 100-200 year old institutional giants, which have slowly corrupted and become unstable. More will follow and so will tsunamis and shock waves (not literal obviously). The gangster-like giant corporations Lehman Bros, Merrill Lynch, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Bear Stearns, BNP Paribas and others are wiping each other out in the equivalent of a global mafia style turf war. Nobody trusts eachother and who will be popped next. Who will remain as the 'Don'- will power shift back into the hands of government or will a global financial tyrant emerge??? Will benevolent capitalist institutions (Big Friendly Giants) prevail and take control. If the power shifts back into the hands of governments, will their peoples demand responsible governing, the re-distribution of power and a closing of inequality or will the crisis shift from one tyrant to the next. Does ultimate power lie chiefly in corporations, individual organic networks or government. How will the cake be divided. This is war (biology)and in the true nature of modern human warfare- the arena is not the trenches and fields but through control of resources through financial control and ideology. As usual, while the warlords prepare to engage, the majority of people are oblivious (caught up in distractions of a personal nature which is permitted to divert attention from the real game). In ignorance and/or lack of choice they (we or me) are pawns and some are about to be taken. Ignorance is bliss...... until the train hits you.