Sunday, February 15, 2015

Polar Opposites




A similar meme was going around awhile back about how Iceland handled it's banking crises much differently than the US did. That one said that during their banking crises Iceland nationalized its banks instead of bailing them out with public money like we did. It also had the president adding, "The opposite of what America does."

According to Wikipedia the president of Iceland is Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and the position is largely ceremonial, although recently he was able to stop implementation of a law that would set up a board that could censor the media. Politically he's at the Progressive-Social Democratic end of the spectrum and is in a record fifth term. On two occasions he ran unopposed and last time he got 67 percent of the vote.

I don't know if it's him going around saying these things in the memes or if it's the meme maker but I wish he'd come over here and be president.

The US government, of course, acts like a big Chamber of Commerce for Capitalism and like a doting father who gives it an advance on its allowance every time it blows all it money. The US government relentlessly pursues activists -- those on the Left, that is. Tea baggers who bring their guns to rallies at the Capital are entirely unmolested, while Left leaning activist and environmental groups are spied on, infiltrated, thrown in prison and in some cases murdered by their own government. The opposite of what Iceland does.






2 comments:

  1. Like "they" say, or maybe not "The business of America is Business".

    http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/2010/01/business-of-america-is-business.html

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    1. Thanks for that, NMster! That's really a fascinating article. In my Marxist mind, of course, it only buries Cool Cal further. This line here: "They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world." Of those five things, the majority of people, i.e. the working class, only get in on the first two, and under unfavorable conditions. Only the ruling class gets in on the last three.

      We produce, we provide the labor, they control the means of production and the profits. We have to buy the stuff back from them because we have to in order to live.

      And to this day politicians get in front of TV cameras and define and pretend to speak on behalf of "the 'murican people."

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