Reform and De-Regulation, Compliance and Austerity are one big consolidated fraud too far we should all run a mile from. Financial powers incrementally pushing us in the direction of toll-booth economies operate on the premise that what people have done successfully so far has been wrong and their cooked-up crisis demonstrates the same.
Creating conveniences for rigged market specialists that ultimately hand over rights to private corporations may be good for politicians and their elite backers but it’s abject madness in the extreme for the ‘little guy’. Since ancient times, rabid extraction of tribute from conquered peoples achieved a level of perfection unmatched by other human endeavours but it’s always lead to the ultimate downfall of the collectors too.
The idea that we should contribute to our individual society in order to assure that basic services for all will be readily available when needed makes very good sense. Devolving that notion to embrace a permanent government hand in one’s pocket so they’ll be able to pay for off-balance sheet expenses, un-approved borrowed money they leverage against the taxpayers with impunity, well that is just plain imbecilic.
The effect of de-regulation across the spectrum in Greece highlights the true cost of government schmoozing with Wall Street, particularly in the case of transport;
“If you had got a €200,000 [£175,000] loan to buy a car and a taxi license according of the laws of this country … and suddenly you are told that tomorrow you will have nothing, you tell me what you would do?” Konstantinos Dimos, general secretary of the Athens Taxi Drivers’ Association.
The past months have seen protests by doctors, architects, schoolteachers and practically everyone involved in the betterment of life. The Greek public has been stunned by the outrageous audacity of their political class creating obligations without their consent but those not employed as public ‘servants’ refuse to co-operate in the suicidal fraudfest. If only the Irish were prepared to show some intestinal fortitude.
The sad truth is that the sons of Ireland who had any guts at all left the country long ago and they’re not going back. Many foolishly contributed to the cause; the IRA only to find out it was another MI5 operation of backdoor control. But their proud spirit lives on in the history of the colonies they helped transform like Australia and America, the University of Notre Dame’s sports teams for example are called The Fighting Irish.
Bankers can only rob a country after they’ve turned a culture on its head, beating the will out of people through careful manipulation of their self-image. Being named and shamed as one of Europe’s PIIGS and having that mud stick through the treasonous collusion of the Brian’s et al has backfooted the average Seamus like nothing before. At this rate, the next decade’s upheavals may include another Potato Famine, massive immigration to God knows where and Irish mail-order brides for the rising Ukraine!