I had a dream the other night. I stood on the shore looking across a calm ocean. From the east I heard a strange noise. It sounded like the distant roar of a mighty beast. It was quiet on the wings of the wind, but as it passed the ocean suddenly started to roil. Before too long the still waters were undulating wildly and the silence of lapping ripples had become a cacophony of crashing waves. I wondered at what could have fomented such a drastic change. I awoke before I could find out.
What is this beast that can cause so much noise and yet no one seems to hear it? What creature could roam this world with such ferocity and yet no one seems to see it? What animal is announcing its presence to the world in such a powerful way and yet no one dares to report it? Why this entity is the little country of Iceland, and it's showing the rest of the civilized western world what it truly means to be economically free. It's showing us all that we don't need to be under the thumbs of central banksters, and we don't need to bail them out. They're showing us that we needn't worry about the too big to fail should they fail, we only need to worry about them if we keep allowing them to control our economic blood flow.
Back in March of 2010 I published an article entitled "Iceland, the Mouse that Roared." In it I explain what the people of Iceland were doing to keep control over their infrastructure and to maintain their sovereignty. I applauded the Icelanders at the time for challenging the status quo and refusing to give into the bankers. I stated that I wished the people of the United States would be so brave. Nearly three years later my wish has not come true. Neither the people of the United States nor their corrupt politicians have stood up to the international bankers. Neither have the people of the United States stood up to their corrupt politicians who enable these banksters. The people of Iceland, however, have continued their stance against the establishment.
The United States of America, along with most of the rest of the technologically advanced western countries, continues to remain in the economic doldrums, despite what the mainstream media would have you believe. It's tough to be unemployed or under employed and have faith in what the mainstream news is telling us lately. What happened to all the well paying high tech jobs we were supposed to be enjoying? What happened to all the well paying high tech manufacturing jobs? What happened to all the even mediocre private sector jobs? What happened to all the jobs we could get to make enough to support our families and create a halfway decent lifestyle? I'll tell you what happened. The moneyed elite decided they could no longer stand to share the wealth with an industrious, prosperous middle class and so they designed a way where they could end up with all the real wealth. Such is the power of a fiat, debt based, fractional reserve currency system.
What has Iceland done since its fiscal collapse in 2008? How has its economy fared since it decided not to bailout the bankers, but to jail them? Well, according to this clip from "The Young Turks" the economy of Iceland is doing better than most. The difference is Icelanders stood up to the banking elite. The difference is they stood up to their corrupt politicians. They indicted their prime minister, something I'm pretty sure would be akin to us indicting the president, or maybe the speaker of the house. They arrested the chief executives of their three biggest banks. They sentenced one to solitary confinement. They did not listen to the experts and the politicians, they listened to their hearts and did what they felt was right. They did not let the criminals go unpunished to continue their lives of privilege.
Sure, the Icelandic economy went down the first year after their actions. Something like that is to be expected. But just look at what their economy is doing now. It almost regained all its losses in two years and now it's poised to be one of the strongest economies in the world. If the American people had said "no" to the bailouts in 2008, imagine where we could be today. We, too, would have had a down 2009, but likely our 2010 and 2011 would have made up for it. We could be enjoying a robust economy right now if our politicians had only had the courage to stand up to the bullying banking elite, or we had had the courage to stand up to the political class in Washington, DC.
Iceland's economic story is one that should be being reported far and wide. Financial news networks ought to be wondering at the resilience of the Icelandic people. We won't hear anything about it in the mainstream media, however, because the same elite class that own the politicians also own the major media sources. They don't want you to hear about Iceland. They don't want you to know that you can be free of the international bankers' influence. They want you to believe their propaganda. They want you to believe that without them the economy would collapse. They are afraid of what might happen to them should you believe otherwise.
We can still follow Iceland's example. We can still do as the Icelanders did. Sure, we might have a down 2013 if we did, but the ensuing years would quickly make up for it. There are some who say it's too late, some who would make the claim that we're in too deep, but I say it's never too late to do what's right. Even if the economy were to suffer, we should not allow criminals to continue to get away with their criminal activities, especially when these criminals are the ultra wealthy elite living in ivory towers they consider impregnable.
We have heard a mouse that roared. It is still roaring, if only we listen. We can be the eagle that screeched louder than the blaring angels' trumpets. We can soar into the sky on wings of silver and gold. It will take some testicular fortitude, but it can happen. What worries me is that it is more likely we're going to simply be the chicken that quietly clucks. What worries me is that this could be the last egg laid before the farmer comes to take us to the chopping block, chuckling all the way. We could be something great, a free society prosperous beyond all imagination, if only we follow the mouse's example, but it looks more and more like we're being set up to be someone's supper every passing day.
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