Make the Bankers Pay: Iceland, Ireland pushing back against neo-feudalism

13/05/2012 03:36


Across the dominion of the corporate-financiers on Wall Street and in the city of London, the reckless Ponzi schemes destroying the West's economy and plunging it into an economic depression have left politicians, the bought-and-paid-for servants of corporate-financier hegemony, wringing the public dry to cover losses. In reality, when an enterprise fails because of criminality, incompetence or both, citizens should not be forced to pass the hat around to "bail them out."

They are declared bankrupt, their assets (if they have any) are stripped, often if fraud is involved, executives and board members go to jail, and society attempts to fill the void with sounder enterprises run by more reputable people.

Now, however, when the fraud and failure unfolds amongst the highest levels of corporate-financier power, amongst men who have organized wars that have sent millions to their deaths, overseen social "projects" that have left hundreds of thousands of women forcibly sterilized; instead of going to jail, these criminals are showered with self-aggrandizing awards from institutions of their own creation. This faux-authority, faux-legitimacy has left the people subjected to their machinations with the illusion that they must pay for, heed, follow whatever solutions are then prescribed by the very elite who created the problem in the first place.

Indeed, if we want this current system to continue - it would be wise to follow their instructions to the letter. However, if we are unsatisfied with this system, it is important to not only protest these unjust measures, to refuse absolutely to abide by any of their edicts, but to create and promote our own programs to put society back on the rails of progress.


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