Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Has the Revolution Begun in Europe?

I'm not sure it has, but with over 44% youth unemployment, nobody in Spain wants the country to owe even more to the banksters than they already do.

The same goes with Greece, where the banksters managed earlier in the week to keep the parliament from going fully against the bankster-friendly reorganization. I expect public outcry to go against that if the legislators' come up with an onerous solution.

In Italy, last week, a national referendum declared against more nuclear plants, and for less immunity for government officials from corruption probes.

Whether the revolution has begun or not, it is a pretty cool video.

1 comment:

alaskapi said...

To me, the shift in the last 30 years to a neoliberal mindset by far too many in this country and Europe has changed the relationship of humans to their own institutions of economy and government. We are at an oft repeated crossroads in human affairs- do we bend our institutions back into service to us or allow them to demand service from us?
I vote for the former and look hopefully at signs folks are at the pfffft! stage but am not holding my breath. We have much vested in the glorification of this human construct of "free" market- collectively it's hard to let go of the horsepunky we prop ourselves up with- even though it costs us deeply in human suffering and despair.

"A final summary definition of neoliberalism as a philosophy is this:

Neoliberalism is a philosophy in which the existence and operation of a market are valued in themselves, separately from any previous relationship with the production of goods and services, and without any attempt to justify them in terms of their effect on the production of goods and services; and where the operation of a market or market-like structure is seen as an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action, and substituting for all previously existing ethical beliefs."