The EU and IMF are doing their best to stifle the example Greece is setting with Una Merkel of Germany playing the role of the Godfather.
A military conquest of Europe is no longer an option, though Merkel seems to be intent on creating a Third Reich of economic dominance in threats recently issued to Greece to either tow the line or suffer the consequences.
An approach characterized by belligerence that may backfire as Spain’s own version of an anti austerity party, Podemos, is taking it to the streets encouraged by the example Greece has set.
The great fear of globalist entities is that such a movement will spread and become a pandemic, but it is a pandemic I support and say one whose time has come.
Globalists share a common ideology of out of control capitalism that translates to greed and is to be admired and if not, then too damn bad.
People can argue all they want, label realities what they want, political systems what they want, but the bottom line ultimately is about a nations sovereignty and their ability to control their own destiny while insuring the welfare of their people.
This is the twenty first century and indentured servitude, although apparently viewed as being politically correct, is not by any stretch of the imagination.
It should be remembered that strength comes with unity and the list of countries disenchanted with the current realities is growing.
From Central to South America, throughout Asia, and across Europe, it is a revolt against Corporatocracy.
I suspect the EU,IMF, and Merkel are going to back up a little, as somewhere lurking in the background is the newly formed EEA, Eurasian Economic Union, consisting of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
On the surface that may not appear intimidating but people should bear in mind that the EU also started out as a fledgling organization and now wields great power – that it is a concept that can lead to other things.
Suppose this newly formed EEA expands it membership reach taking in resource rich countries in South America and Africa – the game would change very quickly.
Suppose Central and South American countries formed their own unions, set up their own monetary fund?
A lot of so called experts point to Russia’s economy and the problems it is experiencing as oil prices drop – what they aren’t saying is that falling oil prices is a short term phenomena that becomes a target rich environment for speculators playing the futures market.
That doesn’t bode well for the consumer – a few years ago friends in New York were seeing fuel prices at five dollars a gallon, the direct result of speculators manipulating and cashing in – and that is exactly what will happen again.
Any deviation from the “norm” and Wall Street seizes the opportunity, their carefully crafted version of the Butterfly Effect. Doesn’t matter what the deviation is it becomes a profit taking opportunity.
They’ll jump on anything from an Ebola outbreak in Africa to new leadership in any country.
More “money” exists in the ethereal world of debt, credit, and finance than in actuality – that in itself is a recipe for disaster as spending/debt ceilings are raised in affect creating additional money that doesn’t exist – which at some point inevitably leads to money market manipulations and currency devaluations.
If, say the dollar was actually worth a dollar decades ago and now may be significantly lower than that in real purchasing power the obvious question becomes of what benefit is it to print more, to extend more credit, accrue more debt, other than to create a false dichotomy?
Now I’m sure “experts” can make a case for whatever position they take, and they’re very good at that – but somewhere in the midst of doing so the most fundamental elements of commonsense fall by the wayside.
I’ve heard “expert” opinions that money and debt exist only a paper – whether real or crafted this “paper indebtedness” can lead to bankruptcy, foreclosure, and a variety of other things that have an existence when you find yourself on the street or in the breadline.
I submit that these ‘expert” opinions have contributed to the global financial mess that exists and it is time for people to truly empower themselves.
Power to the People has alternately been a rallying cry and an accusation by entrenched entities attempting to portray it as “communist”, “socialist”, and some sort of threat by malcontents- yet they forget, and hope others will forget, that it is ultimately the same rallying cry raised during this countries revolution.
It was likewise the mantra during both world wars as it is and must always be about people….placing their welfare first above all others.
I have a habit of once the word “expert” is attached to an opinion or person to at least initially begin turning the volume down, especially if it emanates from the halls of government or financial institutions, that may not be the right to do, but I believe the time has come to listen to other voices, at the very least a blend of both.
I’m no expert but I know that nothing can be interminably sustained in a state of debt, that austerity measures are noninclusive, that it is always those with the least who sacrifice and suffer.
That in this current age of capitalism on steroids sacrifice and suffering become an opportunity to profit for corporations and the banking industry.