Bill Whittle offers a short summary of what has happened since.
We suppose we're being inconsiderate right-wing wackos for pointing this out.
Speaking of 2008. Didn't the
...communism has never been a working class movement. Its strength is in the intellectual and thought centers of the world.Communism is a disease of the intellect. It promises universal brotherhood, peace and prosperity to lure humanitarians and idealists into participating in a conspiracy which gains power through deceit and deception and stays in power with brute force.
It is a conspiracy in which hate-driven men participate.
The problem with Obamacare is not that it is being badly presented; the problem is that there is a limit to how well you can present a law that is this bad. It’s like trying to put a positive spin on having your leg bitten off by a shark: sure, yes, in the long run you’re going to see a 50% saving on socks, but that’s not exactly comforting news while you’re watching the water around you go pink…
What we are actually seeing are the beginnings of bailout cannibalism as the Eurocrats manipulate entire nations into fighting each other while scrambling to gain some political advantage out of the mess. The real purpose of the deposit grab was to wreck Cyprus' banking sector and continue the centralization of international finance. At the same time it was meant to give German voters, who have been funding much of the mess, the feeling that other people were getting screwed as well.While the Cyprus redistribution event (banks closed and funds frozen while bureaucrats decided how much the owners could keep) was extended from Thursday until this Tuesday, we've seen very little in the press. A conspiracy to keep the chatter to a minimum to avoid panic and bank runs in other European countries? Or perhaps everyone buy us is taking this pill:
If the Cyprus episode promised to be isolated, we wouldn’t worry about it. But it’s not going to be isolated. It is a reconnaissance in force by the global socialist allies of the Regime for the next phase in the collectivist agenda: moving beyond mere income taxation (against which going Galt is a defense) to outright asset confiscation.ZeroHedge, March 17th:
...it is surprising we learn today that the Russian Navy will dispatch a permanent fleet of five or six combat ships to the Mediterranean Sea, with frigates and cruisers making up the core of the fleet.There is still talk that this deposit tax will be a "one-off." With panic showing in Cyprus and elsewhere, the question isn't "will there be a bank run," but "how big of a bank run." Unlike the bank runs of days long past, these bank runs will be wire transfers. So expect the Interwebs to be a bit slow on Thursday.
How far into the Mediterranean one wonders?
How soon until we read that Russia is willing to invest even more unguaranteed loans into the Cypriot financial system.... in exchange for one tiny little naval and/or military base?
In other words, by now any big Russian funds in Cyprus are long gone, and the only damage accrues to the locals: for one reason because their money over the critical EUR100K threshold has been "vaporized", and for another because the marginal driving force and loan demand creator in Cyprus, the Russians, are gone and are never coming back again.
Democracy in Europe is a travesty of a mockery of a sham, an absurd play which is acted out as a form of blood-sport circus to distract the masses from their powerlessness and debt-serfdom.
The ideological fiction of capitalism is dead in Europe.
Cyprus is a test to see how blatant the expropriation of private assets can become without triggering overthrow and revolution. If the furor dies down soon enough, then the same technique of expropriation will be imposed elsewhere. If the reaction is sustained and threatening to the Aristocracy, other less blatant expropriations will be tested in other neocolonies.
Q: What is the difference between the United States and Greece?For those who think a total collapse in the US isn't possible - for those who don't think they will see well-dressed men jumping into dumpsters for food here in the states - you may want to sit through Ann Barnhardt's 8-part video series, The Economy is Going to Implode.
A: About six years.
People with less than €100,000 in their bank accounts will have to pay a one-off tax of 6.75 per cent while those with more will pay 9.9 per cent under a measure that will raise €5.8 billion in additional revenue.A 10% grab of wealth.
Today, lots of people woke up in shock and horror to what happened in Cyprus: a forced capital reallocation mandated by political elites under the guise of an "equity investment" in insolvent banks, which is really code for a "coercive, mandatory wealth tax."
Up to 60,000 British savers are to lose thousands of pounds each as expats in Cyprus have their savings decimated in part of a painful bid to bail out the bankrupt island.Oh, they are 'paying their way,' just after the fact.
The Chancellor said the financial situation in Cyprus was ‘an example of what happens if you don't show the world that you can pay your way’...
Yes, it is every bit as bad as it sounds, and worse. Word is that the initial plan was for a 40% (!!!!) levy confiscation of Cypriot bank accounts. They settled for a MERE 6.75% and 9.9% dual-layered compromise.Random thoughts (and fun with strikethrough):
I agree with various commentators that this is almost certainly a test-run by Brussels to see what the reaction of the Cypriots is. If no one is hanging from light poles by sunset on Tuesday, they will likely move on to Greece and the other Southern European economies, satisfied that the people have been sufficiently conditioned to roll over. Tiny Cyprus, an ISLAND mind you, makes the perfect test lab.
I just found it interesting that we had two such similar songs this past year.
At its best, country music is the song of the common man, and I think both of these pretty closely track the mood on the street as it were.
Nor is it necessarily a partisan thing; pretty much everyone I know on Facebook is getting more into self-reliance.
Something to think about.
Once you are at peace with Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death you will have no masters and no fear.Article: An Orwellian America.
This is why you'll never run into a follower of Marx. Communism/Socialism are completely followerless movements. If you ever talk to a Communist or a Marxist, you'll get the same story -- when the revolution comes, my friends and I will be in charge. You'll never hear a Marxist smile and say, "When the revolution comes I'm going to polish the leader's boots".
Do we have a Bill of Rights? Do we have a Constitution? Will we defend it?
...the senior senator of California. I think nobody doubts her sincerity or her passion. And yet at the same time I would note that she chose not to answer the question that I asked. Which is: In her judgement would it be consistent with the Constitution for Congress to specify which books are permitted and which books are not?
When a legislator is forced to use emotion and insults -- rather than the law -- it is a tacit admission that her argument is a sham.Doug also posts this Looking Spoon image:
Tell me, Ms. Feinstein: which "military-style assault weapons" used at the time of America's founding were banned by the Framers?
It’s past time the aged, tired, and mentally infirm California Democrat considered retiring.
Dianne Feinstein and crew are about to make MILLIONS of us felons with the stroke of a pen. I’d expect a couple thousand of us are stupid enough to capitulate to this new law… THE VAST MAJORITY of us will NOT.U/T: American and Proud
We, the brand new “felons” of America by act of pen rather than act of self will not turn in our guns. We the “Felons by Pen” rather than our own actions will be the best “felons” ever. Just wait to see what kind of business opportunities open up the minute the king signs this law.
If you the elected officials can make me a felon by the stroke of your pen, I’ll do my best to be the best felon I can be. Freedom from tyranny is not breaking the law, tyranny by law is breaking the oath of office. Treason is a word that has lost its bite. Treason is what is happening from Washington DC. NO LESS.
...he is an iron-fisted totalitarian against traditionalists
...he is huge, huge, huge on "social justice", which is merely code for Marxism.
Not only did they not elect a Ratzingerian, they elected the anti-Ratzinger.