not to repay international debts incurred by bankstersby Norman Livergoo, bibliotecapleyades.net
April 13th 2011
from Hermes-Press Website
The people of Iceland have demonstrated what citizens of all nations should do:
Whatever fate befalls Iceland in the future, its people have provided an example for citizens the world over to follow.
This is a way forward for the American political and economic system. As we'll see in the section of this essay on Iceland's history, Iceland has been controlled and criminally manipulated by a capitalist junta similar to the American cabal, and is still somewhat under the thumb of this junta to this day.
Despite the depredations of the Icelandic junta, however, Icelandic citizens have been able to elect a number of more progressive leaders and reject responsibility for Icelandic capitalist debts.
The people of Iceland twice voted not to repay international debts incurred by banksters, rejecting the idea that "the people" are responsible for bankster debts.
Icelandic citizens held a first referendum in the spring of 2009 to decide whether the people should pay for the criminally incurred debts of the banksters and whether their government could impose these debts on the people without their consent. Ninety-three percent voted no!
In April of 2011 the Icelandic citizens held a second referendum to decide whether to accept or reject a government-concocted agreement negotiated between Iceland, the Netherlands and the UK to pay back the British and Dutch governments for the money they spent to recompense savers with the failed Icesave bank. Covering the debt would have cost Iceland's 317,000 citizens around $17,000 each.
Again, they voted to reject the capitalist "agreement;" this time by close to sixty percent (58.9%).
This rejection of the bankster "agreement" was highly significant since current European governments, pressured by speculators such as,
...were calling for the imposition of austerity measures on Icelandic citizens, for which they had not voted.
After the second Icelandic referendum, even the pro-capitalist Financial Times on 4/13/2011 had to acknowledge that Icelandic citizens had voted to "put citizens before banks."
To see how and why all this transpired in Iceland, we need to review what capitalist atrocities they had experienced. The economic terrorism visited upon Icelandic citizens is essentially the same as that suffered by American and other citizens throughout the world.
When a nation such as Iceland goes up against the global capitalist cabal, we can expect it to retaliate in any way possible.
As of September, 2011, two cabal retaliatory operations have been launched against Iceland:
Lessons Still To Be Learned
But Iceland's example is also one of only partial success:
We can certainly take an important lesson from what Icelandic citizens have been able to do.
But, in echoes of Lincoln's great address, it is for us to be dedicated to the unfinished work which the Icelandic people so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - the replacement of fascism and predatory capitalism with a cooperative commonwealth polity that shall initiate a new birth of freedom through a government of the people, by the people, for the people.
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