Thursday, October 28, 2010

So, now we've heard it from the horse's mouth,
so to speak. Mr. Lenihan has said to the Dáil
that the Irish people will not be like the Greek
people, and will accept massive cuts in public services,
and tax help get us out of this economic crisis.

He means cut's in public services, from health, dental, to
denial of dole benefits to those returning to Ireland, and
the scaling down of benefits to the neediest of our society...
until we get out of this economic mess.

What our politicians are proposing and doing is creating an
economic nightmare for the majority of Irish people and Irish
society in general. Conversely, they are making the wealthiest
banking, and corporate families, and speculators dreams come
true. It's a stick-up by these people, and they are having the
politicians pull the trigger!!

It is class warfare being waged by the wealthiest against the
the rest of society.

But, what is criminal is that our government is instituting these
cuts without going before the people and presenting them with the
results of a thorough and detailed investigation that would answer
the folowing questions:

Are we in an economic mess? Or are the bankers, developers,
speculators, and corporations in financial trouble, and want
the people to bail them out?

Who is responsible for this?

How did it begin, and how did it develop?

What did those responsible do to cause such a problem?

Were any laws broken?

Have they been charged with any offences in this regard?

What were the regulators and accountants doing while this
was going on. They have responsibilities, and duties to report.
And, they can be sanctioned, or charged in court for failure to
perform their duties, especially if they helped to 'cook the books.'

Who is being brought to court for this?

Are we paying for the greed of the banking system in the US, and
other countries?

Congressman Brad Sherman dropped this bombshell during the debates
on what was appropriately called the 'Banker-bailout bill' in the
US Congress:

''Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted
against this bill, on Monday, that the sky would fall, the market
would drop two or three thousand points the first day, another
couple of thousand the second day, and a and a few members were
even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted NO''

Congressman Sherman has tried to downplay what he said after, but
watch him on you tube. It's called Extotrion. IT IS A STICK-UP.

If so, why should we put up a penny?

That is, why should we go poor, have our pockets, pensions et al
picked by these people.

China, Canada, Brazil and almost all Islamic banks and financial
institutions are not affected by this crisies. Islamic banks do
not allow the greed that is in the US and Western banking systems.

In China the state owns the banks, but in the US, and the so-called
western democracies the banks own the state. that is one difference.

Will the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) of Ireland be chasing down
the culprits and seizing their assets as they would if they were
not 'White Collar' criminals?

If not, Why not?

And, how can they, or why should they expect the people to be driven
into a modern form of serfdom.

I speak as a war veteran (Vietnam), so I have the experience of once
completely trusting my government, and never thinking that governments
would lie to their people, and then learning, that lying to the people
is one of the main jobs of political leaders. A political leader's main
job is a selling on behalf of the banks, corporations, developers et al.

And, governments lie to their people as a matter of course.

Now, I have ridden, groomed and fed horses, and as bad as their breath
is it smells like mints compared to what is coming from the mouth of
Mr. Lenihan and Brian Cowen in regard to these issues.

Secondly, telling the Irish people that we have no choice, but to accept
drastic cuts in public services, like health, dental, cuts on the dole,
and possibly pensions (soon) while being porked, or buggered (fill in
your own name if you prefer) with higher taxes just so that we 'the people'
can stuff the coffers of the banks with cash, and insure their profitability
is nothing short of criminal. The rest of us are supposed to hang in there
with a life preserver around our necks. That is, until the government realizes
that they could give the banks more money by selling the life preservers as

When Mr. Lenihan talks about reassuring investors he is talking about very
rich people who gambled with their money, took a risk, and lost big time...
just as surely as you or I might if we went into one of the local casinos or
bought a lotto ticket.

And there was loads of uncovered corruption. Why was Goldman Sachs taking
bailout money whilst betting that the recovery would fail. These firms made
billions on the economic chaos, See:'How Goldman Sachs Made Tens Of Billions
Of Dollars From The Economic Collapse Of America In Four Easy Steps.'

Or: 'Goldman Sachs: Betting Against American Taxpayers – Betting on TARP

Why are we giving a penny to these creeps; they should be sitting in front
of interrogators.

What's worse, is that while sticking it to the rest of society Mr. Lenihan,
and Fianna Fáil is doing is worse. They are telling the corporations not to
worry...they'll not face any tax increases. Good God, you can't expect those
poor people to suffer any more...why that would traumatize them.

When I go online to a newspaper I do as I did from the 1970s-2000 before I
had acces to a computer. I almost always go straight to the letters to the
editor. They give a feel for the way society, or the people are at. Although,
this has changed sionce the 1970s, in that newspapers allow certain topics to
be discussed, and limit or keep other topics off the pages. They were more
open to democratic discussion in the 1970s.

Another thing, newspapers like The Irish Times et al do not, I repeat DO NOT
do investigative reporting on such things like did/is the CIA using Ireland
like a landing strip in the middle of the ocean to refuel, or set down with
persons bound, and gagged in torture jets? No, they do not. Shame on them!!
They have NO interest in getting to the bottom...the truth.

I was living in the Netherlands (a very nice place) when this economic 9/11
(a Bank Robbery in reverse) was pulled on the people. When word was leaked
about Mr. Lenihan's illness the theme of the most op-ed letters was one of
outrage and righteous indignation about what was happening at what the
bankers had pulled (it's a scam), and what our government was proposing to
do to help the banks.

Instead there was an endless stream of letters praising Mr. Lenihan's courage
on his handling of his illness, and support for him. And, that is good, as it
would be for anyone going through cancer or any other serious illness. But,
the leak, also served the banking interests, and Fianna Fáil, the party who
is giving the axe and screw to the Irish people. It muted the righteous
indignation, anger and rage into praise and concern for the man who was giving
the axe to the people.

I hope for nothing but the best for Mr. Lenihan; a full and complete recovery
and healing. I have sat with friends who were dying (my best friend of Agent
Orange at 37), and also my mother. But, Mr. Lenihan will receive the best
medical care in the world as possible. The rest of, or most of the Irish
people will receive the medical care available from a health care system
run by Mary Harney TD., after it has been ravaged. And there are enough
problems with it as is. We are not all in this together!

When the rich start a major robbery of the people they create diversions,
that will divert and diffuse the anger of the people.

Then, we have Mr. Brian-give me one more pint before the next interview.
His pay is outrageous, as is that of the political class.

I moved here in 1997, and was in the Netherlands between 2006-2010.
I believe that their politicians are less corrupt as a whole. What I
witnessed here was an education in corruption that would make the
hair stand, on Mayor Curley of Boston. I learned new terms 'No favours
asked none given.' You don't have to ask; the bag of cash from Frank
Dunlop et al does not need a written question, or answer.

One year after I was here a history teacher from the West Cork came up
to me and went on about prominent Irish-American families and politicians.
Then, he asked me if I knew what contributions the Irish made to America?
I had three grandparents born in Ireland (Blarney, Carraroe, and Kilroe
near Spiddal), and I told this man 'Yes, political corruption, control of
some police departments in large cities, and taking kickbacks.' The ones
in Ireland make them look like small timers.

During all the years of Tribunals, that were absolutely necessary because
our politicians were not frank and candid...except with their developer
friends the health services were not taken care of in the way they could,
and should have been. They didn't seem to be a priority.

When the British were here as occupiers' the enemy was clear. Democracy
hides the enemy. But, clearly the leading banking families of the world,
arms dealers, oil and gas companies have assests that would dwarf most
countries. But, it is the major banks of the world that control the
destinies of countries, and we must take it back from them.

When Mr. Lenihan, or Mr. Cowen et al say to the banking community,
speculators, and corporations that the Irish people won't be like the Greek
people, and know how to take tough medicine what they are really saying is
that the Irish people will lay down and roll over and do as told.

Successive generations of our leaders turned a blind eye to the evil being
committed by the Catholic Church against the children of this country.
Our leaders are too willing to hand over money to the banks, corporations,
and speculators, but they stiff poor those women who toiled in virtual
slavery in the Magdalene laundries.

Innocent people capture by real terrorist-the CIA (Criminals In Action, or
Cocaine Importers of America (take your pick) were brough to Ireland, drugged,
gagged, and bound for torture, and our leaders kept repeating that this was
not so. But, they did land in Ireland, and nothing was done.

They abetted criminal conduct of the most heinous kind.

To those who still do not think that we are being fleeced I offer these

The first is the concern expressed by Thomas Jefferson the third
President of the United States about the growth and power of the
banking institutions in the early years of the new republic:

'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties
than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to
control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive
the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the
continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from
the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.'

How prophetic.

The second quote is by Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild
banking dynasty:

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the
laws." - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1790

The third quote is by Earl Warren, former Governor, Attorney General of
California, and Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1954-1968:

"I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of
"They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble."

Sounds familiar.

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin.

"The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them
the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will
create enough deposits to buy it back again.

"However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine
will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier
and better world to live in.

"But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of
your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits."

So said Josiah Stamp (1880-1941) president of the Bank of England in
the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain during that time.

Financial interests are the greatest threat to democracy. We must stop
our politicians from giving away the assets and future of this country.

If our politicians get away with this the founders of the Irish Republic
will roll over and over in their graves and wonder what happened.

We must say NO to the criminal conduct by the banks and our politicians who
abet them. If not, our grandchildren will bury this generation, and
deservedly so, and spit on the graves for being traitors, and for doing
nothing at a time of grave crisis, and letting those who got us there,
and used and directed our politicians to rob us and drive us down into
a form of modern serfdom.

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