Simple truth is if Humanity is to wipe itself out and remove ourselves from Earths gene pool as an animal TOO STUPID TO SURVIVE!
It will be caused by the actions of a GOVERNMENT! I would say a REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT!!! THEY ARE THE WORST!!
REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACIES ARE IN FACT , ELECTED DICTATORSHIPS! THEY LIE TO THE PEOPLE , THE CREATE DEBTS AND START WARS!
ANYTHING A GOVERNMENT CAN DO ,THE PEOPLE CAN DO BETTER ,CHEAPER AND WITH LESS BLOOD SPILT!!
IN REALITY WHAT HAPPENS IF WE HAVE NO GOVERNMENT?
STREET PARTIES!!………APART FROM THAT EVERYTHING SEEMS TO RUN BETTER!!
Some streak: Belgium marks 250 days with no government
• Street parties held to lampoon politicians
• No workable coalition since June elections
The country is prosperous and well-run bureaucratically. The caretaker Leterme government has just accomplished a smooth and much-praised presidency of the European Union.
So does it matter?
“Everything goes on in the same old way,” said Cocquyt. “It’s better not having a government. Besides the trouble with democracy is it is so slow. If we want to build a new road, it takes us 20 years to decide. The Chinese dictatorship does it the next day.”
With endless coalition negotiations thoroughly bogged down since last June, the Swiss model was proposed at Ghent University – turning the country into a “Belgian Union”, a confederation of four parastates – Brussels, Flanders, Wallonia, and the small German-speaking area in the east.
YES SWITZERLAND IS IN A STATE OF ANARCHY!
IRAQ IS SUFFERING FROM THE 2ND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS , THE MORE YOU IMPOSE LAW ,THE MORE YOU ACCELERATE CHAOS!
AS A DIRECT DEMOCRACY(A FORM OF ANARCHY) OF 26 CANTONS. SWITZERLAND HAS THE LEAST CRIME ,LEAST CORRUPTION AND HIGHEST STANDARDS OF LIVING IN EUROPE.
ITS IS NOT BAILING OUT FRAUDULENT BANKERS OR FIGHTING ILLEGAL WARS
Direct democracy, classically termed pure democracy, is a form of democracy and a theory of civics in which sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate. Depending on the particular system, this assembly might pass executive motions, make laws, elect or dismiss officials, and conduct trials. Direct democracy stands in contrast to representative democracy(US,UK,EU), where sovereignty is exercised by a subset of the people, usually on the basis of election.
In the case of the US,UK,EU representative governments(elected dictators) our “SUBSET OF THE PEOPLE” has the same lobby group backers and is in effect a ONE PARTY SYSTEM!Run for the benefit of the lobby groups and NOT THE PEOPLE!
ICELAND IS A DIRECT DEMOCRACY!
IF IT WAS A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY ,LIKE THE US,UK OR EU ,THE ICELANDIC PEOPLE WOULD BE IN A LOT WORSE SITUATION. WITH MASSIVE DEBTS AND PLUMMETING LIVING STANDARDS THEY MIIGHT EVEN BE INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL WARS…..JUST LIKE THE US, UK AND EU!!
No matter what reasonable and respected voices had to say on the matter. The Icelandic government opposed the idea of a direct democratic decision.
Until the last minute the government had tried to discourage the voters from voting. The Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance both said they would not participate in the referendum. They saw it as a “waste of money” and a “farce”!!! …
(and paying for other peoples debts is non-farcical and good value for money?!? maybe its the Icelandic government that is a farce and a waste of money! IMHO its certainly is in the US, UK and EU)
The Icelandic referendum, the voice of the people against the blackmailing power of the international financial elites might now have become precedent for other countries in similar situations.
What the bankers seem to fear above all things is a direct democracy in financial matters.
And no doubt that´s quite a reasonable fear, for such a democracy would lead to more and more people getting informed about financial matters and the money-creation process itself.
The knowledge about this process coupled with the instruments of a direct democracy would lead eventually and without any doubt to a monetary reform and a loss of power for the international bankers.
IT WAS DIRECT DEMOCRACY AND THE ICELANDIC PEOPLE THAT SAVED THEM!
BECAUSE OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY THE ICELANDIC PEOPLE NOT ONLY ARRESTED THE GUILTY FRAUDULENT BANKERS , THEY ARRESTED THIER PRIME MINISTER FOR TRYING TO SELL THEM AS DEBT SLAVES TO BRITISH AND DUTCH BANKERS!!
THE UK,US AND EU REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACIES CANNOT EVEN ARREST THIER PM’S FOR BEING LIARS AND A WAR CRIMINALS AND FOR SELLING THE POPULATION AS DEBTOR SLAVES!!
Icelanders are also angry that only the former PM is being charged. One commenter on the Ice News article noted, “Is this not a total betrayal of the people?” And criminal, to reasonable minds.
THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER FORGOT SHE WAS A PUBLIC SERVANT AS WELL.THANKS TO DIRECT DEMOCRACY SHE WAS RUN OUT OF OFFICE BY A TORCH BARING LYNCH MOB
Eggs hit Prime Minister, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, who rode into power as Iceland’s most beloved political leader with a 75% approval rating.
She was installed in January 2009 after a coalition of Social Democrats and Left-Greens formed to replace the Independence Party-led coalition government, headed by Haarde, which was terminated.
Shattered glass and injuries at Iceland parliament protests
Over 30 windows were broken during protests at the Icelandic parliament building, the Althingi, last night. Three police officers and one protester were also injured.
The 8,000-strong protesters also showered the building in paint and food colouring and one window was smashed at the neighbouring Domkirkjan .
Police and protesters never clashed directly and the crowds were held back effectively by fences erected earlier in the day. A large bonfire was lit in the middle of Austurvollur Square (outside parliament) and police described the vast majority of the protesters as peaceful. Nobody was arrested despite the high level of vandalism.
Several MPs’ cars were pelted as they drove away after the meeting of parliament ended around midnight; none more so than the Minister of Finance’s car.
The protesters were protesting various things; but mostly the perceived lack of promised government help to indebted householders. Many were also there to call for new elections.
THE BANKER ARRESTS BEGIN IN THE DIRECT DEMOCRACY OF ICELAND
Iceland: Int’l Arrest Warrant Against Top Bank Official
by Lowana Veal (reykjavik)Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Inter Press Service
Vigorously pursuing those allegedly responsible for Iceland’s 2008 financial crisis, investigators have got issued an international arrest warrant against Sigurdur Einarsson, chairman of the board of governors of the failed Kaupthing Bank.
An Interpol notice on Tuesday said Einarsson was wanted on charges of counterfeiting, forgery and fraud.
Einarsson, who lives in London, was said to be reluctant to come to Reykjavik for fear of being arrested and Icelandic authorities have refused to offer any assurances.
Yet another day of Iceland banking arrests
Posted on11 May 2010.
Ingolfur Helgason, the former Director of Kaupthing Iceland, and Steingrimur Karason, former CEO of the bank’s risk management department, were both arrested today upon arriving back in Iceland. They went straight to interrogation with the Special Prosecutor and are being held in police cells.
Bankers jailed, sued as Iceland seeks culprits for crisis
Since Iceland’s three largest banks — Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir — collapsed in late 2008, their former executives and owners have largely been living untroubled lives abroad.
But the publication last month of a parliamentary inquiry into the island nation’s profound financial and economic crisis signaled a turning of the tide, laying much of the blame for the downfall on the former bank heads who had taken “inappropriate loans from the banks” they worked for.
On Wednesday, the administrators of Glitnir’s liquidation announced they had filed a two-billion-dollar (1.6-billion-euro) lawsuit in a New York court against former large shareholders and executives for alleged fraud.
OF COURSE THE ICELANDIC GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES ARE CLAIMING ALL ICELANDS SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY AS THIER IDEA! IT WASN’T ,THE GOVERNMENT IS JUST LYING AGAIN!
Iceland Is No Ireland as State Free of Bank Debt, Grimsson Says
Iceland’s President Olafur R. Grimsson said his country is better off than Ireland thanks to the government’s decision to allow the banks to fail two years ago and because the krona could be devalued.
“The difference is that in Iceland we allowed the banks to fail,” Grimsson said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Mark Barton today. “These were private banks and we didn’t pump money into them in order to keep them going; the state did not shoulder the responsibility of the failed private banks.”
“How far can we ask ordinary people — farmers and fishermen and teachers and doctors and nurses — to shoulder the responsibility of failed private banks,” said Grimsson. “That question, which has been at the core of the Icesave issue, will now be the burning issue in many European countries.”
“The taxpayer has no realistic prospect of being able to save their banks, such is the magnitude of their bad loans and their extraordinary dependence on central bank support,” wrote Michael Derks, chief strategist in London at foreign-exchange firm FXPro. “Both junior and senior bondholders in these insolvent banks need to suffer huge haircuts,” he said.
Forcing bond holders to “share the burden,” may help the euro region remain intact, Derks wrote.
OUR REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENTS LIE US INTO ILLEGAL WARS FOR PROFIT! IN REALITY, WHAT HAS THIS COST US IN BLOOD AND MONEY?!?!
OUR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACIES DEFEND THOSE THAT BEAT AND KILL US……..THEY BLAME THE VICTIM!
IF WE HAD A DIRECT DEMOCRACY WE WOULD OF HAD A VOTE AND THERE WOULD BE NO NEED TO DEMONSTRATE IN THE STREETS…PEACEFULLY UNTIL THE POLICE SHOW UP AND START TROUBLE!!
FYI WHEN PEACEFUL PROTEST IS IMPOSSIBLE ,VIOLENT PROTEST IS INEVITABLE! …THE GOVERNMENT COUNTS ON THIS, AS IT CAN THEN BLAME THE “RAPE VICTIM” FOR FIGHTING BACK!!
THEY SELL US AS DEBT SLAVES
THE REAL SOLUTION DEFAULT TODAY!!! LET THE BANKS FALL NOT THE COUNTRY!!! ITS NOT OUR DEBT !!!
ARGENTINA DEFAULTED ON ITS DEBT IN 2001 ,ITS DOING BETTER THAN EVER TODAY
Even though Argentina defaulted on its debt, it is still around. Yes it did pay the price initially by being shut out of the global capital markets for years, but it did not vanish and only its foreign debt holders lost.
ARGENTINA’S SOLUTION DIRECT DEMOCRACY AND LIBERTARIAN IDEALS FREES THE ARGENTINE PEOPLE OF DEBT
After the non-violent collapse of the Argentinean government in 2001/2002, the social and economic organization of Argentina has undergone major changes, though how important these changes are remains to be seen. Worker occupations of factories and popular assemblies have both been seen functioning in Argentina, and both are the kind of action endorsed by anarchists: the first is a case of direct action and the latter a case of direct democracy. Approximately 200 “recovered” factories (fábricas recuperadas) are now self-managed and collectively owned by workers. In the large majority of them, pay is completely egalitarian; generally no professional managers are employed, or managers are collectively controlled in the other cases. These co-operatives have organised themselves into networks. Solidarity and support from external groups such as neighborhood assemblies and unemployed (piquetero) groups have often been important for the survival of these factories. Similar developments have taken place in Brazil and Uruguay. In 2004, Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein (author of No Logo) released the documentary The Take, which is about these events.
DO YOU THINK THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT IS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NUCLEAR MELTDOWN?
DO YOU THINK THE UK, US AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS ARE TELLING US THE TRUTH ABOUT LYBIA?
DO GOVERNMENTS MAKE US MORE SAFE?…NO THEY INCREASE TERRORISM!
Menzies Campbell: Iraq was always wrong. Now we have proof
The Chilcot inquiry confirms what most suspected – the reasons for war were bogus. In future, such decisions must be transparent
THANKS TO TONY BLAIR’S LIES!! UK CITIZENS ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM TERRORISM!
Baroness Manningham-Buller said the terrorist threats resulting from the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left MI5 “swamped”
Iraq inquiry: Ex-MI5 boss says war raised terror threat
Baroness Manningham-Buller said the terrorist threats resulting from the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left MI5 “swamped”
The invasion of Iraq “substantially” increased the terrorist threat to the UK, the former head of MI5 has said.
Giving evidence to the Iraq inquiry, Baroness Manningham-Buller said the action “radicalised” a generation of young people, including UK citizens.
…….AND BANKRUPT THE NATION,
|Rank||Country||CAB USD, bn|
|1||People’s Republic of China||371.833|
|181||United States||-731.214 |
This is a list of countries and territories by current account balance (CAB), based on the International Monetary Fund data for 2007, obtained from the latest World Economic Outlook database (October 2008).
NOTICE THE 4 BIGGEST DEBTOR NATIONS ARE THE PRO-IRAQ WAR NATIONS! ALL REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACIES
STANDING TAXPAYER ARMIES MAKE US LESS SAFE AND BANKRUPT THE NATION AS WELL
“War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe,as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people.Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.”
I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City (Bank) boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the rape of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street…
In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. I had a swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals, promotions. I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was operate in three city districts. The Marines operated on three continents
I spent 33 years (in the Marines)…most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism… General Smedley Butler.
RIGHT NOW THE US,UK AND EU TAXPAYER ARE THROUGH THIER GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND STANDING ARMIES ,TERRORISING IRAQ , AFGHANISTAN AND NOW LYBIA!!
“REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACTIC”GOVERNMENTS ATTRACT ENABLE AND PROTECT PAEDOPHILES AND MASS MURDERERS AND FRAUDSTERS!…..HITLER WAS VOTED INTO OFFICE BY A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY , SO WAS BUSH TWICE!! (SORT OF…)
SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT “THE PEOPLE” ARE LESS CORRUPT THAN “THE GOVERNMENT”!
IF “THE GOVERNMENT” IS SUCH A “NESSECARY EVIL” PLEASE GO ON STRIKE AND PROVE THIS FACT!! I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU
BELGIUM IS THE PROOF!
THE PEOPLE WILL NOT SELL THEMSELVES AS DEBTORS SLAVES OR START ILLEGAL WARS FOR PROFIT….THE GOVERNMENT WILL!!
HOW CAN A GOVERNMENT REDUCE CRIME BY PASSING A LAW?!?!
THEY JUST CREATE A NEW CRIMINAL CLASS AND THUS INCREASE CHAOS AND CRIME!
LAW IS STAGNATION , CONFORMITY IS DEATH BY BOREDOM AND IGNORANCE , OBEDIENCE IS FOR SLAVES AND SPECIALISATION IS FOR INSECTS!
FYI NEITHER ADAM SMITH NOR KARL MARX BELIEVED IN GOVERNMENTS! ADAM SMITH HAD AN “INVISIBLE HAND” KARL MARX “WHEN THERE IS STATE THERE IS NO FREEDOM , WHEN THERE IS FREEDOM THERE IS NO STATE”
ITS ONLY HITLER, STALIN ,MUSSILINI , BLAIR , BUSH ,OBAMA ETC THAT BELIEVES IN “STRONG GOVERNMENT”……OF COURSE THEY ARE ALL FASCISTS!
State capitalism has various different meanings, but is usually described as a society wherein the productive forces are controlled and directed by the state in a capitalist manner, even if such a state calls itself socialist. Corporatized state agencies and states that own controlling shares of publicly-listed firms, and thus acting as a capitalist itself, are two examples of state capitalism
OF COURSE THIS IS JUST FASCISM!!
Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943)
THAT IS WHY THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LABOUR AND TORY OR REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT
“Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s. ‘We have a single system,’ he wrote, and ‘in that system the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be bought and sold, the bread and circuses.”
Gore Vidal narrates the Fall of the American Empire
WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE , PLEASE TAKE ANDREW JACKSONS ADVICE!
“Never take counsel of your fears.”
The Jacksonians opposed government granted monopolies to banks, especially the national bank, which was a central bank known as the Second Bank of the United States. Jackson fought to end the government monopoly to the Bank and got great opposition from Nicholas Biddle, the bank chairman. Biddle first dismissed Jackson efforts, but as the initiative gained popular support, he got more concerned. There was an attempt to murder Jackson at that time but the pistols failed. Jackson would later claim that he had proof the bankers were behind this attempt. Jackson was able to gain popular support because the Bank money manipulations and inflation had created a big recession, and it had inflated land prices, benefiting big land owners and stopping economical development. In a last attempt to stop Jackson, Biddle burst the bubble his inflationary policies had created, and brought about a deflationary correction. This put pressure on Jackson, but after a year of recession, the economy was clean by the deflationary correction, and the Bank was out of “ammunition”. Jackson had won the battle. The Bank continued his operations as a state bank, but had to close years after. Once retired, everytime Jackson was asked what was his biggest achievement as president he answered: “I killed the Bank”.
ANDREW JACKSON was the ONE president that CLEARED AMERICAN DEBT ,when faced with financial ruin How did he manage it?
“The Bank is trying to kill me, but I shall kill it!”
ANDREW JACKSONS VIEW OF THE BANKS….NO BAILOUT.
“You are a nest of vipers and thieves, and by the grace of the almighty God, I will root you out!”
ANDREW JACKSON’S VIEW ON CORPORATIONS
Corporations have neither bodies to kick nor souls to damn.
ANDREW JACKSONS VIEW ON THE BRIGHTEST AND THE BEST
Hemans gallows ought to be the fate of all such ambitious men who would involve their country in civil wars, and all the evils in its train that they might reign & ride on its whirlwinds & direct the Storm– The free people of these United States have spoken, and consigned these wicked demagogues to their proper doom.
THE STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA
THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES…..
WHEN JOHN PILGER CALLS FOR DIRECT ACTION ,WE KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUS GOING ON http://cuthulan.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/the-party-game-is-over-stand-and-fight-john-pilger-calls-for-direct-action-now/
AND HEROES COME IN MANY FORMS……
HERE’S MY SIMPLE SOLUTION
IMHO LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM IS THE POLITICAL SOLUTION AND DIRECT DEMOCRACY THE POLITICAL MODEL
AND MORE GOVERNMENT LIES