Til ﾃ行lands A possible future... ... a comprehensive compilation of comments, ideas, opinions, observations, proposals and suggestions, contributed over the last year or so.
ﾂｩDavid Shea, April 2011
Introduction The following articles were written over a period of time relevant to the situation here in Iceland as a result of the banking crisis, or kreppa, with particular reference to the Icesave debacle, the EU and the Euro, as well as the general economic situation affecting the globe. (Written in black) These items are topical, meaning pertaining to specific times and events when they were written. However, during the course of writing a lot of ideas, proposals, opinions and suggestions were interspersed. These have been offered for consideration as possible solutions to the problems faced by the country. (Written in blue) While the writer understands that not all of these ideas may seem practical to the casual observer, the reader should understand that these have been the result of a careful study of current world events over a period of some forty years. Much of the information that has come my way during this time was not sought after by me personally, yet it has always been very relevant, often confirming things I had been thinking about at the time, you could even say that this was a common supernatural occurrence. The reader should also understand that I have had a deep understanding of spiritual matters for the last forty years also. As a result, I tend to look at most things from a much “bigger picture” viewpoint. Therefore, while not seeming “practical” superficially, the reader should understand that the ideas presented have a solid foundation, in a very “do-able” way. There are conditions to these things working at all of course, and these are two of the most difficult concepts to get across to a population generally. They are – sustaining a will to fight for that which is right, without failing or flinching until total victory is won; and being united in the endeavour, especially in the belief that it can and should be done! It is my hope and prayer that after considering the following, the reader can make an informed decision, and act for the future. These articles are presented in chronological order, for speed, and please forgive any typos or grammatical errors. Also included will be some editing where necessary, some additional comment perhaps, as well as third-party comments which will be seen to serve as confirmations. There will also be some links to video content you can watch on the internet for yourself. With love, David. 2
20 September 2010 A few notes for Iceland – An opinion, from someone who loves this country! Dear one and all, I am not Icelandic by birth, and do not, as yet, have Icelandic citizenship. However, I am half Viking and a quarter Celtic, which, by my reckoning, makes me three-quarters Icelandic, biologically. I have lived here for the last eight years, am in a permanent relationship with an Icelander (the love of my life), and we have a little girl who will be two at the end of May. Iceland is in my blood, it is my home, and I love it. I love Icelanders, and my wish and desire is to live out the rest of my life here with the people I love and be buried here. When I first arrived, which was an unexpected turn of events in my life at that time, my immediate feelings were “Wow, where have they been hiding this place? This must be the worlds best kept secret! The people are amazing, and the country is awesome! This is the best place I have ever been!” and those feelings have not changed. (I have been a lot of places and met a lot of people in my time, so this is no small statement). I love the Icelandic way – open, simple, direct, and for the most part honest, with only a few exceptions in my personal experience, which have been rare. Icelanders are a smart, well-educated, talented people who work hard, and play hard as well. Great! I love the “smallness” of the country, where everyone pretty much knows, or knows about, everyone else, (or at least “thinks” they do :D), and relatives are not very “distant” at all. It makes for an amazing intimacy and feeling of “involved”, with everything and everyone, real community! For these reasons, I find it uncomfortable (and unnecessary) for Icelanders to be heard sometimes comparing themselves negatively with other countries and places of the world, or to be putting themselves down in any way – “apologizing for their existence” in effect. Why would anyone do that? “Bigger” does not necessarily mean “better” for one thing. If anything it usually means “worse” because the problems are bigger, and most countries of the world today can’t even fix their own, let alone have any excuse to criticize and belittle others. Which brings me to a few observations that I hope will (if you wouldn’t mind bearing with me for a moment or two) help put some things back in a bit better perspective than perhaps they might have been for a while recently? (This usually occurs when we “can’t see the forest for the trees”, in other words, focusing too much on individual instances, and missing “the bigger picture”! If we stand back and look at things objectively, we should be able to see that there are “dots that can be connected”!) I will talk about what I think are probably some of the “biggest” issues facing everyone today, in a summary, point form, and I hope this will mean “short”! :D Icesave: It has been proven that those responsible acted illegally. Therefore the so-called “burden of debt” does not fall to the Icelandic people. (It has also been shown that the word “debt” is a misnomer, misused completely, implying that the state, and therefore the Icelandic 3
people, is in debt, which is not true). The Icelandic people are not responsible for the Icesave debacle! Icelanders generally cannot be expected to pay the debts that others of the nation have incurred, that they were not responsible for, knew nothing about, and were not consulted about in the first place. (It’s like asking you to pay for a TV that someone in another town had bought, only to find that it didn’t work and wanted a refund, and was asking you to do the refunding! Ridiculous! Would you do that? Of course not! – Who is responsible? The seller, and the buyer! The seller is responsible for, knowingly or not, selling something that didn’t work, and the buyer is responsible for making the decision to buy it in the first place, whether they took the time to thoroughly check the product out, or not! No third party is responsible!) Which, working backwards, brings us to…. The Banking Crisis: “Those responsible” were…..? Well, it goes back further than just the collapse of the banks I'm afraid! How did those responsible for owning/running the banks (privately) get to those positions in the first place anyway? How were they able to arrive at their policies, make the decisions that they did, carry out the actions that they decided on? Who initiated policies in The Government at the time, which started that whole ball rolling in the first place? (This just came out recently in the findings, in case you missed it!) It is ridiculous to prosecute (persecute) four Ministers of the Government who were in Office at the time of the collapse, when they had little or no knowledge, and/or especially little or no control, over seeds that were planted long before they were elected. “Well, they should have known” you might say. Well, maybe they did/should have, maybe they didn’t/shouldn't have, but what could they have done anyway, when the “control” was in the hands of others - private individuals? I believe this is “smoke-screening” and simply looking for somebody to “take the fall” in place of somebody else, becoming “scapegoats” in other words. I have strong reasons for believing this. I am going to go back further, and I would like to suggest that you track-back the steps of a certain individual, one that has exerted tremendous power, in three different, and significant, Offices (PM, Gov. of The Central Bank & Editor of MBL) over the last decade or so, and induced incredible fear in others while doing so, through intimidation. One who has exhibited no respect for others, talks badly of and down to others, threatening with dire consequences, even to very livelihoods, if others do not comply with the demands placed on them by this individual, and even seen to rant and rave in public forums. It makes you wonder what kind of individual this could be, especially when being entrusted with the nation’s welfare and well-being at one point!? There are many recorded instances of just how rude and disrespectful this person has been, even in public (the “hit dog howling” perhaps?), and apparently this person has always behaved like this it has been related to me. Well, if you can't figure it out by now, all I can say is that any time a certain despicable former President of the US puts his hand on the knee of a Head of State and refers to them as “My good friend here”, then “there’s something rotten in (Iceland)!” (Play on words 4
from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”) Anyway, “What has this got to do with anything?” Simple! “Handsome is as handsome does” as my Grandmother always used to lecture me, and the opposite is equally just as true! “Birds of a feather flock together!” also, and “Follow the money” is a perfectly applicable precedent! (I will interject here that in most countries, under “normal” circumstances, any individual who works against the good and well-being of their own nation and country, especially if in league with “outside forces”, with actions that eventually lead to the destruction of that country’s time-honored values and hard-earned systems, these types of people would be considered treacherous and traitorous. In time of war, the consequences for these treasonous activities would be dire, in the extreme!) Well, food for thought I guess! But on to....... The Economic Crisis & Icesave, the European Union & the Euro: You have to wonder “Why? How did this all come about?” Again, as always, “Follow the money!” It goes way beyond just a few, selfish, “rich” individuals here in this country as the source of the misery I'm afraid, but yes, they were duped into “playing the game”! (This is how so-called “democracy” and “free-trade” and resultant (questionable) “business practices” work - the proverbial “carrot-on-the-stick”, “survival-of-the-fittest”, “dog-eat-dog” and “to-hell-with-the-hindmost” work ethic!) “The Powers That Be” (and these are not “elected officials” people, not here, nor anywhere) have been working towards global ownership, and thus control, for centuries! Iceland has remained free of most of this, for most of its existence. Why? How? Again, simple - Iceland has had so few people, and so little of anything anyone else wants, until recently that is! First of all, anyone who is not “part of the club” is always going to be a threat to the clubs existence, because even one individual, or nation, who refuses to join, proves that “the club”, with all of its rules and restrictions and impositions (control) are not needed! “Who started the club in the first place?” you might rightfully wonder? Actually, there are many “clubs”. There have been throughout the last centuries especially, and they are all working towards the same end, together, “behind closed doors”. It was deemed “time to bring Iceland into the fold”! How? The same way every other country and nation was brought to its knees – economic rape! (If that fails, then more stringent measures are induced, or have been, in other parts of the world – war!). Simply put, you destroy a nation's capability of remaining independent, and thus free, by destroying its economy. You get a few insiders to work with you on this, private owners, and a few inside politicians, who are given “promise of reward”! You enable debt, often initiated with loans, and re-enforce the debt by the conditions of the loans and/or their repayment! If this fails, you isolate the country with negative media coverage, mobilizing so-called “public opinion”, in the media (who makes these “polls” anyway?), to “call for action”!
Are you getting the picture? - of “who?”, “why?”, and “how?” - The “what?” is Iceland, and the enslavement of its people is the goal! Iceland is already in the process of having its own resources “stolen by default”, as we speak, some of the means that provide its ability to remain free and independent (the Magma energy issue!). Iceland is threatened with having to pay outside forces for its own sources of its own power, which it has already developed and enjoyed for its own need, and at relatively low cost for its own citizens compared to other countries! Joining the European Union will not gain Iceland anything, but its fishing rights will be the first thing called to question, something others have been jealous of and contested, for decades already! Other things will “fall like dominoes”! There go two of Iceland’s most important products for its own survival! And what will Iceland be left with? - The inability to produce power for itself, or food for its own needs! The result? Iceland will have to pay others, foreigners outside of the country, for the basic necessities that it was once producing for itself - at exorbitant prices, and with huge taxes! In other words, you end up working for someone else = THEY OWN YOU! Get the picture? Money was an invention for making “loaning” (swindling) possible! (A “loan” is nothing more than a way of “buying” someone out!) No wonder it is written that “the love of money is the root of all evil”! (Did you know that it was against Biblical Law to charge interest on loans, which were supposed to be a way of helping those in need, temporarily, until they could get themselves out of a fix!?) How specific can you get? How specifically does it have to be spelled out? The Euro has been a curse to every country that adopted it, and The European Union has destroyed the economies of every nation that applied to join it and that succeeded in doing so. The biggest nations of the EU have not even benefited – just ask the local populations of those countries if their standard of living has been bettered, or worsened, since becoming a member? What little “pros” they may have been “promised” have all been far out-weighed by the multitude of “cons” they inherited as a result! Why has the Icesave situation been associated with “joining the EU”, when neither has anything to do with the other? Why has Iceland been told that “adopting the Euro will help its economy”, when the exact opposite will be the result? Someone is lying! (The IMF & others!) It is not right that elected officials should be stating, to the rest of the world, that they are pushing forward with talks on accession to the EU, when the vast majority of the population has already stated that they have no desire to do so! On the other hand, I think it is admirable that the President of a country should state, and stand up for this fact, that it is his job to protect the will of his own people! Of course he should say so, just like any other citizen has a right to have their voice heard! (If his voice is more likely to be heard, because of his title and position, when the average person is hardly noticed or even taken heed to, then thank God for him! “Balance of Power” is a good thing, no?) At least he is not pushing forth his own agenda, as it seems some elected officials still seem to do, in spite of public outcry and opposition!
In summary: Icelanders are not, and should not be expected to be, responsible for the Icesave situation! And the Government should not be stating to others that Icelanders are going to pay for it! This is unfair, unreasonable, and, is it not also illegal? - Unless Icelanders agree to do so voluntarily “as a way of helping out those poor UK and Dutch citizens”! “Follow the money”, if you want to find out who is really responsible for everything, and how far back it really goes! Here in Iceland, you just have to look at “who was in charge” when all of this really began, and where they moved to after it was all well under way (and since), and who their “connections” were/are with, as well as their personal bad attitudes and behavior. Who would ever want someone like that, doing things like that, getting away with it? Someone must feel very secure in their position (and protection?) to be as bold as that, even publicly, and to have even their co-workers reacting in fear! Should anyone behaving like this be in charge of anything? And, if all these other people are being called to question, then when will this person be, I wonder? Iceland should not be coerced into selling its own resources to “foreign interests”, especially “private” ones! Look at the colonial rape of the third world by “the powers of the day” (be they “super” or otherwise) for an example! (And it is still happening people, every day!) “Oh, but that won't happen here!” Really? There has already been “a taste” of it here now, and this would only be the beginning, if it is not stopped! And, trust me, this won't “just go away”! Is freedom and independence worth the price that Icelanders have, historically, always been willing to pay? Is Iceland being duped, into paying for something that isn’t theirs, that they will never get, and become a slave to in the end? It is Iceland’s future, and that of its children, that is at stake here! Make decisions people, please! Iceland should not seek to join the EU, nor adopt the Euro – Be warned, that if it does, then there will be “all hell to pay”, and I mean that most literally! The Government should listen to its people, and abide by their wishes, in all things, or they shouldn't be “in Government”, should they? – You tell me! Okay, sorry, but “'nuff said” I think! Personally, I hate “politics”! And I hate “business”! The two work together, against the very people they say they are here to serve and to benefit! (Basically, they are lying to you!) People are better off governing themselves, and working together with others on things that mutually benefit all concerned, wherever and whenever needed, out of love and concern and caring for each other, like families do! It’s the best way, and the only way into the future! Dump the rest of the b******t!
15 November 2010 If you have been following anything I have been posting recently you will see that I have had a lot of feeling about the current situation here in Iceland. I am certain that I am not alone in this, especially going by the demonstrations we have witnessed of late. However, even though we might all have thoughts on the issues, one of the really big problems is that, as we see in politics and the media, there is a lot of talk, but where is the action, the follow through, or even the capability to do so? As a result, people tend to lose faith, in anything and everything, and, believe it or not, things are designed to work that way, for that very purpose. (This is actually a part of a strategy, and this is why you see one "opinion poll" or "expert opinion" or "media report" saying one thing one day, and then almost the exact opposite the next, or very soon after). Another problem is that generally, and not just here in Iceland, people are actually losing faith that ANY political party can actually live up to anything that they say that they believe, or will do, and the truth is they CAN'T! This is why not just here, but in many countries around the world recently you have seen elections resulting in "hung parliaments" and subsequent "coalition Governments". Of course there are very real reasons why this occurs, all to do with economic conditions created by....... "the big money boys", "the powers that be" who are running the businesses and corporations, and gobbling them up as fast as they can, as soon as they have created the conditions that cause others to fail in the first place! How do they get away with it, literally manipulating the economies of whole nations, and the world, through their financial wheeling and dealings? Here, but not just here, you see and feel the results very quickly, and in very real lifealtering ways for the individual, who can do nothing about it, and didn't even see it coming! I am somewhat of a student of history. I am not really an avid student, but information comes my way, or I stumble upon it, and not just history, but "the ways of the world", and to me, a very real, obvious, inescapably plain and simple picture unfolds, and it is not a very pleasant one I'm afraid. So, I am going to attempt to give you a picture, actually two pictures. If you are still not clear on what is happening, why, perpetrated and perpetuated by who, how, etc, then I'll try and simplify that for you. But more importantly, I'll paint a picture of the future. The neat thing about this future is that in the distance there IS a future, for everyone that will survive the world turmoil. (I was going to say "coming world turmoil" but it is already here!") However, if you voluntarily choose this future NOW, then you can avoid the "turmoil" part! Maybe this will sound like a good idea? THE CURRENT PICTURE Isn't very pretty is it? It doesn't matter who you want to believe, be it a politician, a media report, "public opinion", any "expert" (especially an economic one, such as an IMF representative, someone from the World Bank, or The Federal Reserve Bank of any country), it is all just talk! The facts are, no-one is actually “in control” at these levels, and they are just feeding us with “false flags”. The REAL control comes from MUCH higher up than this. “THEY” have an agenda, have been working on it a long time, and are very close to fully realizing their goals! 8
It doesn't really matter whether you believe in "conspiracy theories" or not, you experience the results, the effects anyway, and you don't have to be a genius to be able to figure out "Somebody must know what’s going on, what they are doing. Things don't just happen all by themselves!" (Like when someone talks about "market forces", etc.) Oh yes, there are "forces at work”, but any sane person knows that for ANYTHING to happen, SOMEONE has to CAUSE it, it is NOT just a chaotic random event. “Chaos” is the RESULT, and this is a standard method for gaining and maintaining control. The formula? - Problem, Reaction, Solution! And the REAL "powers that be" are the ones who create the problems in the first place! How? It is all done by the movement and manipulation of money, while at the same time gaugeing public reaction, all the while feeding it with what can only be properly classified as "propaganda". Once the population is on its knees, begging for an answer, at almost any cost, then “they” provide the "solution", which is actually "the end-game" that they themselves were aiming at all along, but now with the public's docile cooperation! The result? Slavery! THEY end up OWNING it ALL, whilst the general population are kept only at a subsistence level, just enough to keep them busy, occupied, and distracted enough to keep serving the machine, with very little capability, or even desire, to rise up in revolt! (And if they do, then that is a good enough excuse to get tough and "call the cops" or "call in the troops", "in order to restore order from the civil unrest"). Forget so-called "freedom"! "Democracy"? "Free speech?" "Free market"? "Free enterprise"? "Free trade"? "Capitalism"? "You can do it!"? "Have your say!"? "We want to hear from you!"? "Be your own boss!"? Ha! The world is being bullied and maneuvered into a bar-less, wall-less prison! And all the while we are being "told" what to believe at the same time! Confused? Of course you are! (That is another part of the strategy!) If you actually believe any "official" stance, on anything, well, "more fool you" is all I can say! A long time ago, when newspapers were first beginning to be "a source of information" (joke), the Prime Minister under Queen Victoria of England, Benjamin Disraeli, said "Anyone who reads a newspaper to find out what is going on is a fool. We only print what we want people to believe!" And this policy has not changed, it has only been modified and refined, almost to a fine art. Their methods are much more effective and farreaching in this day and age, as well as almost "instant" too! Anyone who thinks that ANY large-scale event "just happened", or was calculated, crafted and pulled off by some little tribesman in some hidden valley somewhere in the world, without even the resources or capabilities for managing such a thing, well, all I can say is, "Duh!" “Global events” (and this includes occurrences that have a global impact, even if confined to specific locations or conditions), are PLANNED at The-Global-Ruling-Level people! There is NO WAY you can get the kind of cooperation needed, or have the resources to pull off such a wide-scale "problem, reaction, solution" event without the knowledge and power available at THAT level! NO WAY! Governments are NOT dictating world events or conditions, don't be fooled into thinking so (it makes NO DIFFERENCE "who" you vote for!), and they certainly do NOT control "the financial sector" - the real powers that be! Politicians, wittingly or not, are just "the fall 9
guys", the puppets carrying out the will of the true masters-of-the-world, shuffled and replaced almost as fast as you can say "General Election" and "It's time to vote!" Governments CANNOT, DO not, and will NEVER be able to, carry out "the will of the people", regardless of which political persuasion they belong to, or what promises they make, even if most sincerely! (Which brings me to another classic strategy for maintaining control - keep people divided from each other, by fighting amongst themselves!) Whether it be in the politics of the parliaments of the world, or in actual physical conflict and strife, the REAL rulers supply and feed the elements necessary for BOTH sides to fight each other! This way they not only make their (war)-profits, from both sides, but they also “clean up” afterwards, from both sides! It matters not to them “who wins" or “who loses" - everyone ELSE loses, and THEY win! Get it? There is a lot of information available on the internet, more than anyone could even have time to watch/listen to/read. Do your own homework. Most of it is downright scary, and you could end up very depressed if you swim in it for too long. This is one reason why most people would prefer to ignore it, it's just too much to take in and accept. However, if you prefer to remain blind to the truth, then you have no-one but yourself to blame for being ignorant, right? A lot of what you will find seems to be centered on the US, but there is a reason for this. Firstly, most Americans seem to believe that the US is the center of the world, which is ridiculous, because the Chinese already know that China is (it's a joke, but they do, seriously). The US was created to be “a super power" from its conception, by the powers that be in Europe, believe it or not! The US has become so. You could think of it as "the enforcer", and it has been, and still is in many ways. It is also “the test tube" for so many ideas, concepts, inventions, strategies, policies, etc, ad infinitum that are then foisted on the rest of the world, whether the rest of the world likes it or not! The sad results of modern history are very plain to see. This doesn't mean that bad things aren't happening in other parts of the world, they certainly are, but the US gets the most "coverage". (By the way, the world has already been divided up into economic blocks, at the highest level, the three main ones, of five, being The Americas, Europe, and Asia.) I will get to the future in a moment, but just a couple more points on the current picture if I may? I especially want to point out the effect of "The Financial Sector", because this is the engine, the weapon, that is used against the populations of the world. Following is a clip from a movie that was made more than thirty years ago ("Network", 1976). I was shocked when I first saw it, and surprised that whoever made it got away with doing so. Here we are, more than thirty years later, and things have progressed MUCH further than how they are described by the character in this particular scene. I recommend watching the whole movie actually. See “Death of the Individual” - http://davidthebodypainter.com/network So how does all of this affect Iceland? 10
Well, there isn't one part of the world that is NOT affected, and Iceland is NOT an exception to this, it just hasn't been as important to the whole scheme of things, until now! There are a couple more clips of information I came across recently, which I will include here, now, and then I will move on to the better picture, okay? These just give a bit more insight as to "how these things work", against you that is! This is a clip that was on the BBC just the other day. This guy is talking primarily about the Asian block but remember, the Asian block has always just been trying to catch up with the Western blocks of The America’s and Europe. This is simply because it has a much greater population than the West, so it has greater numbers to have to deal with. The PRINCIPLES have already been well at work in the West for some time. The real “meat” starts at about 25 seconds into the clip, and explains how everyone in the world is being affected (victimized) NOW, TODAY! The CURRENT level of authoritarian control of the currencies of the world was begun back in 2002, by artificially creating an illusion of wealth, coming to a head in 2008 when the rug was pulled out, resulting in a Global Crash! (This was deemed an opportune time to mop up the last pockets of independence, and, sadly, Iceland was just too naïve and gullible to see it coming, being caught up in “The Dream” = “asleep”!). Anyway, here it is……. Here follows the clip of the comment by an Asian economist – Lifestyle Warning (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11486895 Did you notice the HUGE disparity between “the financial sector” (and how it is created and comes to exist), and the “real sector” (a country’s GDP – what it actually produces, in REAL terms!) And, did you also notice the word "leveraging"??? (A lever is a tool, for moving something bigger and heavier than yourself e.g. for the moving large populations by a few people perhaps!?) What follows next is a clip of some comments by one of the highest representatives of the IMF, one of the executive (as in "execute") arms of the "powers that be". I have a comment after this video clip, which I believe to be of very important relevance to the very near future of the planet, something you can expect to see and hear a lot of reference to from now on, with an "end-game" result! You won't want to miss this, so stay tuned, because it is GOING to affect every man, woman and child on this planet, IF they get their way! In the meantime, while you watch this, bear in mind that this man IS telling you "the problem". What he is NOT telling you, is that he and his cronies invented and crafted it, by manipulating the financial markets and currencies of the world themselves (because they already HAVE the POWER and CONTROL to DO so!). He's telling you the "the problem", (and laying the burden, and blame, fairly and squarely on the shoulders of...?) As I said, I will explain more after this clip, especially the references to "Governments" and "Currencies" specifically! "We", of course, haven't a clue what he is talking about, have no power or ability to do anything about it anyway, so our "reaction" is? - "Save us!"). And so we will resign ourselves to "allowing" him and his cronies to provide us with the (their) "solution"! This is "freaky" beyond words. I hope you will "get it"! Here follows the clip on “IMF warning over Currency Wars” with a relevant comment by the Director of The IMF (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11498192 11
Okay, did you get it? WHAT would be "a great solution to this problem"? - Perhaps NO MORE GOVERNMENTS & NO MORE CURRENCIES!!! Whenever you hear the word "Globalism", think "World Empire"! It is not a "new idea", at all! If you look at history, you will see that it is a common thread that pops up throughout, in different guises of course, but always with the same result - Someone on top (a dictator), and everybody else underneath. How did that one get there? Whatever political platform the propagator used, the method was the same - "You, the people decide! I am with you! Together we can do it!" (The people then overthrow whatever form of government was in place before that they were dissatisfied with, and elect their new "Great Leader", who then rules with an "iron fist", in order to ensure that "the will of the people" is enforced, or "the Law", or whatever)! It matters not whether you call it "The Roman Empire" or any of the others throughout history. "Democracy", "Communism", "Fascism", whatever...... the result is always the same! The ILLUSION is that "the people have decided". The TRUTH is, "The Great Leader" has become a dictator, a despot. You tend to think of the Communist leaders of the past, like Stalin, Mao, etc. in this way, or the Fascist leaders like Hitler, Mussolini, and so on. But what about the powers that the leaders of the so-called "Free Democratic Republics of the West" have wielded (especially in the more recent history of the last two to three hundred years), or those countries formerly ruled by Royal Households? (You see, it all depends on whose history books you are reading, or who you want to believe. The results are ALWAYS the SAME however!) Today, "Globalism" is propagated and manipulated by MONEY, and ESPECIALLY by those who, LITERALLY, OWN it and CONTROL it and GOVERN it! Why? Because there really IS a FINAL "end-game" in progress! "World Empires" have never truly been "world" empires, yet, only smaller empires over parts of the world, usually won by force! But there IS a Global Empire in the making, right now, and the ONLY things standing in the way of it at the moment are independent Nations and Governments, and those being supported by separate, independent National Economies and Currencies. These don't even have to be taken by force. What if you could eliminate these as "unnecessary", "inadequate", "failures" and replace them with...........? A One World Government, with a One World Currency. In fact no currency at all - just use electronic, digital "1's" & "0's" - easier to transfer, move around instantly, more convenient, even safer if you just use a chip, which you can even have placed inside of you, where noone can get at it! - For "ease of use", just wave your hand past a scanner, or look into one! Where did this "thread" originate? Where is all this headed? Why? How? Who? "What's wrong with this picture?" I'm still trying to keep this brief, but it is VERY difficult! If you know as much background as I do, you might be able to understand why. But I will keep trying! Man was NEVER MEANT to rule over man! Why? Because he CAN'T! That's the short, 12
plain & simple truth! Any doubts? Well, has anything that I have said so far made any sense, at ALL? Have you seen ANY examples, EVER, where it actually worked? Any questions? This is how despots have always been able to gain their control! People really do not want to take the responsibility, for themselves, so they relinquish that responsibility to someone else! Then, when that one fails, as they inevitably will, it is time to "cast off the old, and bring in the new"! There is just one problem with all of this - just how long does this vicious-cycle have to go on before everyone "get's it"? It really seems like the populations of the world are "just waiting for the ultimate, final, super-leader" doesn't it? And HE'S COMING folks! "Fanciful"? Well, the fact is that the whole process for bringing all of this about is well under way, whether we like it or not! And, we will SEE the end result, whether we like it or not! The method is well in-hand, and under way, whether we like it or not! Is there anything we can do about it? YOU BETCHA! Maybe not on the global scale, but if there is a WILL to do so, we CAN do something about it HERE! "Why bother?" --- Well, consider the alternative!!! There is a reason why it has been stated that "the LOVE of money is the ROOT of ALL EVIL"! After all I have explained so far, maybe you can begin to see how, and why? You might also be curious as to whether this "Great Leader" that is coming is "a good thing" or "a bad thing", so I will spell it out for you, then you can decide for yourself, okay? Remember, a despot, a dictator, regardless of whatever reasons they tell you that they have for doing what they do, can always be tested by their results, right? And what is the measure of a dictator's rule? - Control! (Just a question here - do you EVER like the idea of being "controlled"? Would YOU call that "freedom"? - Just asking folks!) So, HOW do you control? Well, how about the implanted microchip idea? "Oh, THAT'S not control!" Oh really? Did you know that "anyone who does NOT receive this .... CAN NOT BUY OR SELL (ANYTHING)" and that this ruler has (already) decided that "anyone who refuses this (method of control) should be KILLED"!!! - Sounds like control to me, especially as this is also the PRIMARY method of MONITORING every individual's activities and behavior! Oh, and if you want to know "Who" this "great, world ruler" IS, then "listen-up"! (Just bear with me one more moment, then you can "drop out" of this dialogue, if you wish. I don't recommend it though, because you will miss "the punch-line" if you do! And again, It is not what you think!) You must understand this one thing: EVERYTHING IN THE PHYSICAL REALM ORIGINATES IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM! (I will repeat that!) EVERYTHING IN THE PHYSICAL REALM ORIGINATES IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM! It doesn't matter whether you believe that or not! - Use your head! There are MORE things 13
"supernatural" in this world than NOT, and if you CAN'T, or rather WON'T, SEE that, then I'm sorry, but I can't see much hope for you - you will end up being "cannon fodder" for the "powers that be"! If that's your CHOICE.... then? Anyway, for whatever it is worth, here it is: There is a reason why Satan said the following, to Jesus, of all people - AFTER showing Him "ALL the kingdoms of the world" (in a moment of time) he said "ALL THIS (power “the power of riches”) will I give unto you, IF you will fall down and WORSHIP ME! BECAUSE it is given unto ME, and TO WHOSOEVER I WILL I GIVE IT!", and He WASN'T lying in this case! God actually GAVE it TO him, indirectly, knowing that if man would REJECT the TRUTH, then He would have to ALLOW him to believe - A LIE!!! (Which is what you get, if you reject The Truth! - Ever wonder why there ARE so many lies in the world today? And why they are so EASILY believed? - I could go on and on about all of those, but there just isn't time or space to do so here and now!) Again, it doesn't really matter whether you believe it or not, but ask yourself "How is this possible" any other way??? It IS almost "supernatural" the powers and forces that have been at work over the centuries, and ALL adding up to THIS penultimate finale!!! So, what can we do about it? When showing Jesus "all the kingdoms of the world", what WAS it that Satan was showing Him? If you are thinking "the people" then you are WRONG! He's NOT interested in the PEOPLE, not at ALL, except as "cattle", "tools" to be used to accomplish his goals, and then disposed of! The people are NOT his, never WERE, never WILL be, and he KNOWS it! They can only be TRICKED into giving their lives and service to him, mostly through FEAR! Fears like "What are we going to eat? What are we going to wear? How will we live? How will we get the MONEY to do so" etc. No, what he showed Jesus was something ELSE! When you watch a historical documentary on television about any "kingdom", what are you usually shown as representative of that nation, it's power, wealth and glory? Its MATERIAL wealth, NEVER the people! THINGS! (The people are "immaterial"!) THIS is what he wants, THIS is what is "given" to him, "the world", and THESE are the things, the carrot-on-the-stick that he dangles in front of everyone, his "leverage" he uses to get everyone moving in his direction, for him, which he only "gives" to those that.........?! Maybe you didn't realize just how literal, and specific, things are described when it is written "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. For all that is in the world; the lust of the flesh (and that is NOT sex people! just in case you were wondering, or rather "worried"! :D), the lust of the eyes (again, NOT sex!), and the pride of life; is not of The Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof, BUT.... (and this is the most important part, a promise that is so easily overlooked).... HE THAT DOES HE WILL OF GOD ABIDES FOREVER". And this is NOT just talking about the AFTERLIFE people, but HERE and NOW TOO! Money was an invention, and it was not God's! He already HAD “The Plan”, and it included the provision of everything we would ever need, including food, and clothing, and yes, even shelter! The rules were simple: If we love Him, and love each other, we would have 14
everything we need! How? Well, ask anyone what they really need to be happy? What would most people agree on? A simple, relatively easy life-style, with enough food, a little clothing, depending on the climate, and a roof of some kind over their head. Whether you live on a tropical beach, or in a log cabin in the mountains, how much "work" would it actually require to maintain a lifestyle like that, huh? Would any money be involved? I'm just trying to put things in a little perspective here, that's all. People's expectations are way beyond "normal" in this day and age, don't you think? (The carrot-on-the-stick!). And, when you get right down to it, what is even MORE important than "all of the above", when people finally slow down long enough to realize it, which, sadly, rarely seems to happen until it's too late!? Love! Those around us! Friends, family, loved ones! It's the giving and receiving of LOVE that SHOULD be the STARTING point, NOT the little bit we fit in after trying to get all the other stuff! (Ask anyone who GOT all that stuff, and then lost love, or never even had it, or found it, in the first place! - "STUFF?" - "You can't take it with you!"!) I'm almost done "presenting my case" now, and then I'll get to the idea, a proposal, a much better picture, and again, it is not what you think! When you think about it, the numbers, the figures & "percentages" that are presented to us every day in the news, they are astronomical beyond comprehension! Where do they get these from? Who makes them up? Who SAYS that these are what we are told they are? And why? Who CREATED this scenario, (and whose shoulders are then expected to carry this burden?), when the average citizen of the world has NO idea what is going on, or HOW it got to be this way? No-one would seriously "opt-in" to a situation like this, would they? And we were certainly never consulted about it before-hand. I.E. there was NO "choice" involved! But everyone is certainly screaming out for someone to "fix it", right? (Problem, Reaction, Solution!) As the man said in one of the video clips above "Money is being used as a weapon"! However, it is NOT the Governments of the world that are USING it! They CAN'T, because THEY DON'T OWN IT! (Though the "blame" is being placed in THEIR direction, instead of where the REAL culprits lie!) IT owns THEM, through DEBT, incurred by LOANS! The "weapon" is used against the populations of the world by..............? Iceland has just recently had its first real taste of "the way of the world"! How do you like it so far? However, Iceland ALSO has the means to DEFEAT it, and here's how.........
THE BETTER PICTURE There are a couple of things it would be good to always bear in mind from here on: 1) There IS "A Global Agenda", being forced upon the world by the REAL "powers that be", the "big money boys", and when I say "big" I mean, they own everything, already, especially the finances of the world, through which they gain all the corporations and businesses, and control Governments and Nations.
2) This is NOT a good thing, for anybody but those “powers that be”! The" end-game" is A Global Empire, a One World Government, and the result will be slavery for the populations of the world! - Now you may think "Oh, there are just too many people in the world for them to pull it off", and you are RIGHT, BUT they have an answer for this too! (I haven't even TOUCHED on this aspect, but the PROOF is there!) We are told that "joining the EU", "adopting the Euro" is going to "strengthen Iceland". The world is being steered towards a One-World-Government that will "solve all of the world's problems". BOTH of these are LIES! The exact OPPOSITE will be the result! And WHAT is "the cost" for gaining these “advantages”? Well, "just a little thing called freedom" - the right to determine your own future, your life, make your own choices and decisions! Selfdetermination can be a scary thing, for sure, but learning how, surmounting the obstacles, the euphoria of overcoming and gaining victory sure beats the hell out of "the alternative"! Iceland has an opportunity to escape all of this, if it will show the will to do so! It has a couple of advantages that have kept it free for a long time - its isolation, relative to the major land areas with greater populations, and its small population! Iceland has never really had much of anything anyone else wants, until recently. But now, because of the foolishness of a few individuals here, at the encouragement and behest of outside influences, two of the major elements of independence are at risk of being lost! These two elements are actually NOT just "important", but VITAL - relatively cheap and abundant natural power, and it's own food supply. Primarily the fishing industry of course, but the cheap power also makes it possible to produce other food stuffs, home-grown, and the farms are adequate enough to make up for everything else! So, what does Iceland actually NEED more than these? Housing? There is enough already built that everyone could have more than one roof over the heads! Clothing? Hasn't Iceland always been able to produce enough of this for itself? Vehicles? Again there are enough that each household could have more than one each, probably even more! I'm no expert, but I would imagine that it would be very easy to manage to import a few other, what might be thought of as, "essentials" such as oil if necessary. The possibilities for exporting are FAR greater, and always HAVE been, if my information is correct! So, if you were to actually NEED some currency, for the trading of goods with some other countries, the possibilities for doing so, at a profit, are great indeed! Wouldn't this help solve the situation, and even very quickly? Yep! Except for?.............. And here's the rub......... We are told that the country is in debt, which it actually WASN’T, but now IS, thanks to the IMF and all it's "help"! Remembering that money is A WEAPON, USED AGAINST YOU, to gain what is YOURS, ESPECIALLY by “offering” LOANS, wouldn't a smart way to defeat your enemy be to disarm him? REMOVE HIS WEAPON!? I'm certainly no genius at "International Finance", and you probably aren't either, but how smart do you have to be to live a life that is your own? You figure out how to get food and 16
feed yourself; you find some way to clothe yourself to protect yourself from the elements; and you build yourself some kind of shelter! Why do you have to be at the mercy of people you don't even know, who are telling you what you have to do, FOR THEM? Maybe you aren't a carpenter, or an electrician, a builder, a farmer, a seamstress, whatever? But somebody is! And you might be a baker, a driver, a teacher, in the medical profession, etc, etc! If everyone just did what they can do, and try and do the best they can at it, while setting aside any personal, private selfishnessâ€™s for a while, until things were under control and on the way to recovery, the country could thumb its nose at those "powers that be" and say "Thank you very much, but you are not needed!" The only reason we incur debt, is because we want MORE! MORE than is actually NECESSARY or that we can AFFORD! I'm not talking here about moving into turf houses or riding horses everywhere, but if it came to that, isn't this how the country survived from its conception? And things aren't even that bad and it isn't necessary, at least things are not as difficult as they were in those days! So, how do we go about it? Why does it seem to be so difficult for anybody to arrive at workable solutions, and then carry them out? Too much talking and discussion is based on one thing, for most people "What's in it for me?" Nothing is EVER going to work if THAT is the foundation everyone is trying to build on, and that is just a plain and simple fact! Prove me wrong! You have to think BIGGER than that. YOU have to BE bigger than that! It doesn't matter if it's a career politician, a bank manager, the CEO of a company, (these are the more obvious ones), there are usually high salaries involved in these kinds of jobs, and not everyone can even do them. But what about everyone else? What is it that everyone else wants? And how do they usually go about getting it? What is the "common denominator" that EVERYONE chases after, whether "rich" or "poor", whatever their skills or profession? Don't get me wrong! It's not the money itself that is evil - it's the LOVE of it that is, and which leads to more "evil"! A "poor" man can even be more greedy and selfish than a rich man sometimes! It doesn't matter whether you are rich, or poor, a person's real "value" is known by how loving and giving they are, primarily of themselves, but also willing to "share" with those in need, right? THIS is the missing element in life for MOST people, and what gives "the way of the world" full sway! It's like in the Star Wars movies - you have a choice! You can let "The Force" be with you, strengthening your gifts and attributes and talents, developing them into a higher calling. OR you can give in to "the dark side", the one craving power, through fear, anger, greed, and the leaning towards your "baser elements"! Does it take a genius to figure out which way is right, and which way is wrong, which one ultimately leads to happiness and contentment, fulfillment and freedom? (And all because of LOVE people!)
"Simplistic!" you might say! "Too idealistic!" Well, what's wrong with "simple"? Where has "complicated" ever gotten anyone? "Idealistic"? What's wrong with ideals? THINK of that word! Anyone without ANY is probably not worth knowing for one thing, and down-right dangerous to have around as well! It's "ideals" that got anyone moving in any GOOD direction, and WITHOUT them there is NOTHING, nothing worth living for anyway! What would be the point of a life without ideals? The whole word is positive, and positive beats the hell out of negative, every time! So, how is this to be practically applied? Something I posted on Facebook recently, which at least a few people seemed to like: "Keep it small! Keep it pure! Keep it strong!" AND I might add "Keep it simple!" And "Quality, not quantity!" I would rather have a handful of friends, people I would really call friends, who all have an ideal, and a conviction to live up to that ideal, than a huge number of just "statistics" who have little or no interest! In Iceland's case, it would be radical, revolutionary, if the whole population would gather round an ideal - one that would carry it forward, out of the mess, and into a better future. I'm hoping that I can help to paint that picture! There is a LOT going on in the world right now. Almost DAILY I'm seeing news clips that, to someone like me who likes to keep the "bigger picture" in front of me at all times, tell me that things are moving VERY quickly towards The Global Agenda, frighteningly fast! So, "What to do?" The "short version" is: "Opt out"! That is directly OPPOSITE to what the globalists are preaching right now, with all their talk of "currency" and "price wars", where they are stating that nations are promoting "protectionism", when what the countries of the world are realizing is that they are about to LOSE their countries, and they are trying to SURVIVE the global down-turn! (Remember, "the big money boys" CREATED the scenario in the FIRST place - "Problem, Reaction, Solution"! - What they DON'T want are nations being INDEPENDENT!) WHERE do "currency" and "price wars" occur? - INTERNATIONALLY! WHO wants â€œinternational tradeâ€?? THE BIG MONEY BOYS, so THEY can gobble it all up and own it! What is wrong with a country looking after itself and its own population, especially in a time of crisis? NOTHING! In fact, it is not only the BEST thing to do, it is the ONLY thing to do! ANY responsible Government is going to put its OWN people FIRST, NOT "an international agenda" dictated and stipulated by "the powers that be", who give NO allegiance to ANY state, but ONLY TO THEIR OWN "CLUB"! Let me make one thing very clear: I am NOT a political person! "Politics" is a sham, a waste of time, space and money, just another job that supposedly PAYS, a LOT, if not at the time, then "a salary for life" as there is here in Iceland! - Why ELSE would anyone DO it? MONEY RUNS POLITICS! I am NEITHER a "capitalist/conservative", NOR a "communist" (or any OTHER "ist" or ism" for that matter!) However, I have lived, communally, for most of my adult life, based 18
on the Christian principles of "from each according to his ability, unto each according to his need"! Christian principles, WHEN APPLIED, simply WORK! I've had over thirty years of experience in this! For one thing, God Himself BLESSES it, because it is UNSELFISH in nature, like He is Himself. The communists, in “trying to leave God out of their picture”, KNEW that the principles were sound, and so COPIED them, BUT they left "the love-factor" out of the equation, which is what it TAKES to make it work, and which is why they ultimately failed, and they chose capitalism after all! :D (It is interesting to note that states that ARE putting THEIR people first, thumbing their noses at the powers that be, because they KNOW what is going on, are often labeled "terrorist" states, BY those powers that be. This is probably because their very existence strikes terror into their selfish, black hearts!) Having said that, I want to make something else very clear: I am NOT "religious" either, as in "the traditions and ceremonies" associated with those that perform them, yet "fail to live the life"! (And NEITHER is JESUS by the way!) I am actually very "liberal" in many ways, to the point where ALMOST "anything goes" and ANYTHING is POSSIBLE! I am very open to new things generally and LOVE change, revolution, radical concepts, etc. I am NOT conservative in these ways, at ALL! I believe in freedom! The so-called "free West" is SUPPOSED to believe in freedom (they tell you), but the REALITY is FAR from the truth! Right now, we are being "warned" (threatened) by "the big money boys" (the Governor of The Bank of England in this case) with a 1930's type of "depression". WHAT? The world has been "depressed" for DECADES!!! It is all ARTIFICIALLY SUPPORTED, and HAS been for a LONG time! "Privatization" is a word that often comes up as the answer when things "get sticky". Let me WARN you, it is A TRICK! The clearest example I can give you, which I personally witnessed, was under the Thatcher Government in the UK. - Everyone was encouraged to "go into business for themselves". The ONLY ones who could actually AFFORD it, then, and especially now also, were the RICH! The "middle-class" had to take LOANS to even start! The "poor" weren't even given a chance! (By the banks!) The result? - The businesses that were started collapsed within a year, two at the most, under the weight of “the double whammy” - interest rates on the loans, and taxes on top of those! And who cleaned up? The small businesses on the local high streets disappeared, almost overnight (they looked like "ghost towns"), and the huge shopping malls (owned by?) gobbled up all the consumer trade, and this was just in the retail businesses! The middle-class was made poor, much like is under way here in Iceland, and everyone was made dependent on the state! Then? State funding was cut to essential services! "Quality of life" was decimated! (Does this sound familiar? - I have NO DOUBT that THESE kinds of "conditions" were part of "the IMF package-deal" to ICELAND, and these things are ALWAYS done "in secret"!) This has been made starkly apparent in the "wealthiest" of The Western Nations so far recently (who are ACTUALLY already BILLIONS and TRILLIONS in debt THEMSELVES! the current US debt is 14 Trillion, and rising!), to where people have not only lost their houses, but their livelihoods as well, and often losing their jobs by their fifties too! They are 19
then forced to live off of whatever "savings" they have/had, which eventually disappear altogether, whilst not finding anyone who is willing hire them at that age! They find they are also "ineligible for pensions" because of "early (forced) retirement", and those that thought they had pensions have found that their Governments have already spent them! All the while "Government Spending Cuts" have taken place in areas that have traditionally always been thought of as "sacrosanct" - education, health and welfare! This DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE FUTURE generations of any country, the young! And "Let’s not even consider the old, those who have already given their lives in service to the nation. After all, they are going to die anyway"! Just today, the UK Government announced that it was going to make cuts to "the public sector", which is going to put 500,000 out of work! THAT IS HALF A MILLION PEOPLE!!! WHO IS this "public sector"? THE PEOPLE who MAKE the country RUN!!! THE PEOPLE who live, work, and die, to make the country HAPPEN!!! (And then they wonder why they have “a little opposition from the trade unions” who REPRESENT those people - because their GOVERNMENT certainly doesn't appear to be doing so!). And all of this AFTER they made dramatic and catastrophic, MASSIVE changes to the whole welfare system, to where Child Benefits have been slashed, Unemployment Benefits have been almost done away with (you have to fulfill certain conditions to even be eligible, and most people are not able to!), and the retirement age was raised! Tell me, just what does a person and their family LIVE on from when they lose their job until they are entitled to their State Pension, and with no-one hiring them at that late stage in their lives? I'm just using the UK as "a dandy BAD example" - of how NOT to do it! The US and MOST of the Western World are NO better at it, and may be even worse! - Why would ANYONE think that ANY of these countries are worthy of a positive comparison with Iceland? PLEASE, "get your heads on straight" people!!! - Do you HONESTLY think that ANY association with ANY of these countries, on ANY level, political or economic, is going to do Iceland ANY good WHATSOEVER? THINK AGAIN! Am I painting the picture clear enough yet? I am hoping that the up-coming proposed “Constitutional Parliament” will be able to make a difference. I have no idea what it will entail, or who the people are that have volunteered for this undertaking, but I think it would be a worthy endeavor for them to look at all aspects of Icelandic life, and look at it from an ICELANDIC viewpoint, NOT a “global” or “international” one! A comment at the end of one of the video clips shown previously here talked about “Governments being more concerned about their own economies than The Global Economy”. – Please, just tell me WHAT THE HELL IS “THE GLOBAL ECONOMY”? (“The Global Economy” means the economy of the ones who own and control it, the world that is, NOT yours and mine!) Are every Tom, Dick or Harry on the planet supposed to feel responsible for every other Tom, Dick or Harry? (THAT IS SIX AND A HALF BILLION PEOPLE!) It’s a nice THOUGHT, but IMPOSSIBLE to carry out! You can only start with those around you, near you, and then, one-by-one, perhaps the dots can connect until everyone is reached with the ideal! But to think that ANY individual can solve it ALL, and ALL in one go, is INSANE! 20
The globalists WANT YOU to feel responsible, placing the weight fully down on YOUR shoulders, BLAMING THE WORLD'S POPULATION for the situation (don’t even get me started on the “over-population” lie – there IS an agenda for dealing with this too, and “it ain’t pretty!”), and then expect YOU to “pick up the tab” also, while THEY are quietly "cleaning up" and reaping it all for THEMSELVES – as if they didn’t ALREADY have MORE than enough, in fact ALL of it! There are PLENTY of resources, and there is PLENTY of space around, enough for EVERYBODY and with room and resources TO SPARE! WHERE is there “overpopulation”? – In the CITIES! WHO consumes the resources we have already the MOST? The CITIES, AND the “industrial giants” of the world (again, “the usual suspects” – America’s 5% of the world’s population consuming 26% of its resources as an example!) Does the average African tribesman “pollute the atmosphere, contributing to (so-called) global warming (another myth!)”? YET, legislation now enacted in some of the poorest countries, with the largest populations, RESTRICTS how they have always been able to live before now with NO IMPACT on their OWN environment either, let alone the REST of the world! While the TRULY GUILTY get away with literal environmental murder! Iceland itself has had almost no impact at all on the rest of the world, except as an example of what was (before) a very admirable society that met and solved its own problems and needs! It didn’t even have a negative environmental affect on ITSELF, UNTIL it let the big foreign companies in! So, how does Iceland survive the turmoil? Well……… First and foremost it would be necessary to cut all financial and economic ties (and socalled “obligations”) with the “big money boys” and their “henchmen” in the huge “economic blocks” and “agencies” of the world (as in all the “guilty parties” already mentioned, and some others, particularly the US, the UK and the EU), as well as foreign “private” companies, and ANY of those that have ANY similar ulterior motives, such as the destruction and diluting or dissolving of Iceland as a people and a State, a nation in it’s own right! The “technicalities” of this might take some looking into, but I would suggest that “fear” is the main thing to tackle when doing so. It would be pointless to try this while “afraid” to do so, and THAT is what the country would be hit with the hardest! “You can’t DO that! It’s NOT ALLOWED!” Oh really? “WHO” says? DISARM YOUR ENEMY, BY REMOVING HIS WEAPON AGAINST YOU!!! Next, if the country cannot find politicians who will serve their own nation unselfishly, then why not try another idea that came up recently? Instead of relying on “party politics”, where things can tend to get bogged down, or remain unresolved for lack of will or cooperation, then how about electing INDIVIDUALS to those various responsibilities? These should probably be people who have some skill in the various fields required, but WITHOUT having “a political agenda” – simply people who know how to solve things, and get things done! Proven expertise would help in choosing these folks, but TRUST would have to be a paramount attribute, people who at least really try to keep their word and give things their best shot! Give them time to get things under way, present their findings and proposals for everyone’s approval, and then the time and cooperation necessary to carry it 21
out! You never know what is possible until you TRY it, and if “failure” ALREADY reigns, then what is there to lose in trying something NEW, thinking “outside the box”? You MAY even be surprised at how many OTHER “brains” there are around! I like the joke about the little boy who was bragging to the older neighborhood boys: “Me and my brother, we know EVERYTHING!” So the other boys taunted back “Oh yeah? So, what���s electricity then?” The little boy came back with “Well, THAT’S something my BROTHER knows!” – NOBODY has to “know everything”, but EVERYBODY knows SOMETHING! Right? There are so many aspects to so-called “modern” life, but it would take some serious questioning, on everyone’s part, to decide what is REALLY important, NECESSARY, and what ISN'T, and the whole population would have to get behind it, and I mean EVERYONE! This means everyone from “the age of reason and responsibility”, on up! Everyone would have to decide whether it was WORTH it, or NOT, and then GET BEHIND IT, in PRINCIPLE if nothing else! Before this starts to sound too bleak, perhaps looking at it this way might help….. A good life-style practice, for anyone, is to set things into three categories: 1) What is essential? 2) What would be nice to have, if it would be possible? 3) What can be done without, especially if it jeopardizes the possibility of the other two? If we could all look at everything from THIS viewpoint, at least until things are restored and we’re back on top of things, then we might find that things are not as bad as we thought! At the very LEAST we will have “trimmed the fat”, and in gym that just means that what is left is “a lean, mean fighting machine”, right? Of course, what is “important” to one will differ sometimes to what is “important” to another, such as whether it is “important”, or not, to have a Mac or other Apple products, as opposed to a PC or brands by other names. However, to keep things in perspective, perhaps the brand, or the age, or the style, etc, etc, is NOT as important as even having one at all? Think of things THAT way perhaps, at least for a while. But MUCH MORE important things are at stake here, aren’t they? So how about if everyone “grows up” a bit, and “steps up” to meet the challenges ahead? What’s at stake? Freedom, at the very least, but SURVIVAL at the very most! Is it WORTH it? Consider the alternative! So, “how do you do it?” Well, “Keep it small. Keep it pure. Keep it strong. Keep it simple!” No-one can handle very much, usually. Again, “prove me wrong”!? However, you would be amazed at how much ingenuity just one person can come up with, when faced with a problem or a situation that must be resolved. Also, “Many hands make light work”, “Two heads are better than one” and if everyone took responsibility for just their little area around them, and the people they actually live and work with, they just might be able to “fix 22
it” themselves! If you get the whole country thinking and working this way, then a lot of the “problems” could just end up being fixed at the local level! On a personal level, most people can probably handle a half a dozen or so other folks, maybe up to a dozen, IF they are generally good at management and people skills, and not all people are let’s face it (but they WOULD “learn how” in these more personal environments)! So, considering that it is PEOPLE who have to make things work, not inanimate machines or computers, then people could organize themselves, in whatever area or capacity they live and work in, into groups of half a dozen to a dozen or so, meet and discuss whatever it is that they are faced with, decide together, and then carry it out! Each little “unit” might want to elect from among themselves a “leader” or “head”, but this is ONLY for coordination and communication purposes, NOT for “telling people what to do”! THE PEOPLE decide together what they need to do, who is going to do which bit, etc, etc. The “head” just helps coordinate their efforts, and perhaps communicates with the “heads” of other units that they have to interact with on whatever level, for whatever reason, that’s ALL! In other words, the decisions, and the decision-making power, as well as “who is going to do what” is decided by the people themselves, from the bottom up, not some “boss” dictating from the top down! Get it? This principle is diametrically opposed to the “globalist” thinking and agenda! But trust me, going THAT way is going to lead not only to FAILURE, but also loss of freedom, and death, and this is NO exaggeration! This principle, IF applied, will work in ANY community (such as a residential neighborhood), ANY work-place situation (that means ANY job, and I MEAN “any”!), or in ANY area of society in general! This is NO JOKE folks! It WORKS! I’ve SEEN it happen! If something fails, or doesn’t get done, “who” is to blame? NOT “The Government”! Each person will have to take, and face, the responsibility among their peers, those they live and work with! This might “force” people to get along with each other, but what’s wrong with that? It just might make everyone appreciate each other more and respect each other, especially if someone does fall down, but just gets right back up again and tries to do better next time! And “success” is enjoyed by the whole “team”, as everyone will KNOW that no-one is able to pull off anything “on their own” anyway – no “hotshots” or “gloryhunters” would survive in this kind of environment, BUT just watch how people would grow and mature in REAL “life”. It could ONLY be a really great “feel good” situation, for EVERYONE! And things WOULD get done, believe me! If anyone really DIDN’T want to contribute whatever they COULD, then that would become apparent, and the shame of not doing their part should be enough to get them moving again. If not, then they would in time be “left behind”, and their “role” given to someone else who was more willing! Simple! But what about “bosses” and “pay” and “money” and all that?
Well, one day there won’t BE any money anyway! First of all, the Global Government will DISPENSE with “money” altogether – it will be “worthless” (it already IS!). So, why not get used to the idea NOW? While it IS still around, USE it, but just don’t let it use YOU! People have to get used to the idea that “money” is NOT “the exchange rate” for ANYTHING! It is just the thing that is still around, “the left-over’s” of a system that is about to fail! Whatever is available should be used wisely, only for those things that CANNOT be transacted in any other way (at the moment). Better to SAVE as much as can be saved for THOSE things. Better yet, if you only have to worry about your OWN currency, for use within your own country, then all you need are good “managers”, and by managers I mean people who “manage” things, not manipulate! And personally, I think “loans” should be OUTLAWED, UNLESS they are INTEREST-FREE! Just give a reasonable time limit on when they should be re-paid, after proof is given that they are actually even needed in the first place (for NECESSITIES, NOT LUXURIES!). If “the money runs out”, then no-one will be able to take a loan anyway, right? Better to try to live within the means we have available I think, no? “Pay” would be a fair trade of services or goods FOR services or goods, as much as possible. This would be agreed upon by the parties involved and concerned only. If any “need” affected MORE than those IMMEDIATELY concerned, ALL who would be affected would be included in the decision making process, as well as have a share in the benefits and rewards, if any. If things are kept as small as possible, these scenarios would be less common, and easier and simpler to manage, by fewer people, and with less consequential results (in the negative form I mean!) “Bosses”? Well, everyone has something to contribute, and some people are just better at some things than others. However, this shouldn’t be meant as a reflection of a person’s “worth”, and, as a result, should not be reflected in their “standing”, or their “reward” either, unless people decide to give that “reward”, as an act of appreciation and generosity! (I should include here, that an attitude of giving and generosity is often rewarded itself, so everyone benefits, from the good-will generated if nothing else! I.E “Everybody wins!” – It’s “a win, win” outlook, and it works!) I expect that any and all of the above would entail an incredibly enormous psychological wrench for most people, from “dull, non-thinking stupor” to “okay, time to get-up-and-get busy!” Most people do not really relish the idea of hard work “for little reward”, but this is simply because their CONCEPT and CONTEXT has been so distorted and warped for so long, probably most, if not all of their lives, all in-putted from birth by a system that tells you “this is the way to do it, the way it must be done”. Nobody questions WHY it FAILS, repeatedly, nor asks WHY it has to be “this way” or “that way”? The thing about life, that we are all here to learn, is to find out what works, and what doesn’t, and to make progress, bettering our lives and the lives of those around us! But the worst kind of “dumb” is to be “ever learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth”! Maybe this is like the joke about the guy in the insane asylum who was always found to be banging his head against the wall, and when he was asked “Why?” his answer was “Because it just feels so good when it stops!” Oh my! Anyway…. Thomas Edison is considered a genius, but did you know he went through 999 “failures” 24
before he came through with one of the single-most influential discoveries/inventions ever, affecting everyone on the planet, forever changing their lives and environments? – The light bulb! The thing is, he didn’t just stop at any one of the failures, he just kept on trying until he got it right, and boy, when he got it right it was worth it, don’t you think!? Let’s “get it right”, even if we have found out everything else that DOESN’T work already! If something ISN’T working, STOP DOING IT! TRY something ELSE, something NEW, something DIFFERENT! IT JUST MIGHT WORK, and subsequently end up changing everyone’s lives for the better!!! I am reminded of an article I read a long time ago, entitled “The Land of Not Too Much”. I will post it, along with a charming little musical video of the same name. The principle? Everyone has enough, but not too much, of anything, and everyone is HAPPY as a result! Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Z8M0S95ik And here is the article: http://davidthebodypainter.posterous.com/pages/the-land-of-nottoo-much I was going to tell you of the picture of the future, a “distant” picture actually. However, I also said that we can start working towards it NOW, HERE, and we’d BETTER, just to SURVIVE the coming world DIS-order! The article mentioned above describes this future, very effectively. The IMMEDIATE future, that which the world HAS to go through, one way or another, is not just GOING to fail, but is FAILING ALREADY! As a result, AFTER all the final chaos has been dealt with, “a time of trouble such as the world has NEVER known, nor EVER will again”, the survivors will be taught how to do it right and get it right, and many of the principles already described in this article will be enacted, and on a global scale! So, why not get “a head start”? Iceland is in a PERFECT position to do so! One last thing, before “the wrap”: Start thinking “small-scale”, now! Iceland doesn’t even have a capital as big as many of the secondary cities in most other countries, however, two-thirds of its population all live in the same place! The more people you have all in the same place, the bigger the problems you have to deal with! Right? Nothing happens overnight! Everything takes time! BUT “the boat has to be IN MOTION for the rudder to take effect!” There would be a lot of adjustment and change to enact these principles, yes, but the sooner you get started, the easier it will be, and the sooner you get to reap the results and benefits! It’s the VISION, and the THINKING where the initial change BEGINS, and is often the HARDEST part! Once you get busy with the actual BUILDING it gets to be fun and exciting, and the momentum carries everything forward! So, “How to wrap this up?” especially as I haven’t even gone into all the nitty-gritty of every detail!? The simple explanation for this is…… I can't, even if I wanted to! I can’t get people to read this, “listen” to its admonitions, and certainly can’t get them to ACT on it! “I’m just the messenger!” I don’t have all the knowledge and experience needed, or necessary, to take care of all those details that everyone will have questions about! “What about THIS?” & “What about THAT?”
I don't know! But SOMEBODY does! And “That’s something my brother knows!” It’s the DYNAMICS and the PRINCIPLES behind the changes that are NEEDED that it seems that nobody has really thought about, yet at least. But I’m pretty certain that given these new thoughts and ideas, someone, or someone’s, will be able to figure out HOW they can be applied! Yes? I WISH I could, but as I said, I don’t KNOW everything, and I certainly can’t DO everything! (but, we can all do something! Right?) I’ll bet your average farmer, or housewife and mother with children, would probably be some of the best “in-putters” around! Closely followed by teachers, medical-care people and service personnel! These folks all have some of the most beneficial “hands-on” experience with people and their needs of anybody, and you can probably think of many other examples I’m sure! People who actually have to DO things and work WITH PEOPLE are going to be more adept at adjusting to this new mindset than those lacking in social skills. YET, EVERYONE is needed! We all live and learn! I just think that those who are usually thought of as “lower down the social ladder” maybe, will actually have more to say, constructively, having “been there, done that!” Well, it’s a thought, isn’t it? I think it is important for EVERYONE to realize that some FUNDAMENTAL changes to THINKING and ways of DOING things are needed, across the board! The “specifics” will just have to be hashed out in the various different fields of service and expertise that each person is trained and experienced in, that’s all. Everyone has SOMETHING to contribute, and we ALL NEED EACH OTHER! But let’s keep in mind that keeping it SMALL, PURE, STRONG and SIMPLE would be a great “watchword” for how to approach things, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! At least things will be more manageable than they are now, for sure! Also, let me leave you with one last thought, which also falls in line with the above sentiment…. “Quality! NOT quantity!” Let’s look for the qualities in each other, and HELP them to DEVELOP in each other! Let’s “build up”, and NOT “tear down”. Be POSITIVE, and NOT negative! In short, BE LOVING! At least TRY to be, as BEST we can, as MUCH as we can, in ALL things, then I KNOW it will work and we will make it! The alternative?........ Well, “’Nuff said!” Two interesting things occurred during the compilation of this article! Shortly after starting this, my Web-site was hacked, and all the content was deleted, including this article! It was posted elsewhere, so was still available. Now it is PDF’d and downloadable also, and you will find the link on my site, when I have had time to re-build it! Secondly, just before completion of this article, a friend of mine forwarded some information to me which if true (and I certainly believe it is) confirms my belief that Iceland was intentionally brought down by people outside of the country, with some help from a few inside! It would be "unbelievable", except that it isn't! (This information has since been passed on to the Public Prosecutor’s Office for their consideration)
03 January 2011 “What To Do?” Over the holidays I had a couple of discussions with different people. Some even got a little heated. These were not the first, nor the only discussions I have had with anyone here about the economic and political situation in Iceland. One common factor seemed quite apparent though, so I will attempt to address it here. Icelanders are generally very well educated and informed people, some of the smartest, most intelligent and down-to-earth I have ever met. It is very refreshing, and I believe that this is why Iceland has become a nation of generally the nicest, most honest, friendly and open people of any country I have lived or traveled in (over 20 throughout the world over the last 39 years). I also certainly appreciate the direct, free and humorous manner that folks communicate with each other too. There is only one aspect to the Icelandic psyche that gets me a little “passionate”, shall we say, when engaged in some discussions about Iceland’s relationships with “the rest of the world”, and it is to do with what I can only describe as a certain naivety that some seem to have. It is principally manifested in an “apologetic” manner to peoples from other countries, and also often in a “competitive” approach, as in “wanting to compare”, with nations that are far larger. I see no reason for this at all, and regard it as a far from positive approach to tackling the problems of the day. Neither makes any real sense, simply because it is negating the very attributes that made Iceland so great in the first place, namely it’s “smallness”, and its independence. It’s uniqueness if you like! Before the disasters of the recent couple of years this was not really a problem. It was just another one of those adorable aspects of Icelandic culture that made it so likable. But now, these mind-sets actually threaten Iceland’s future, if Icelanders should choose to relinquish their right to be free, and compromise, in order to gain some so-called “acceptance” with the rest of the world! This is no joke I’m afraid! In fact, I believe “outside forces” have counted on this, and still try to continue to exert an intimidating stance against the nation, especially through the media, and “private” little meetings with “interested” individuals, be they businessmen, bankers or politicians. They have an agenda, and it is not over! It won’t be, until Iceland is brought, not just to its knees, but “into the fold”! I have written extensively on the current economic and political situation already. You can read those articles if you wish, if you haven’t already that is. I don’t have to go over those things again here. But what I probably haven’t made clear before is exactly WHY I believe the things that I do, and exactly HOW dangerous the situation IS, IF the population of Iceland does not just “get upset” and “comment”, but actually ACTS and DOES something about it! In the UK, the BBC encourages everyone to “have your say”, and out of some 60 million people, some actually do, and all kinds of people are spouting off about all kinds of things, even all the time. In the US they have their “Constitution”, that supposedly everyone 27
believes in, is willing to fight and die for, and that the Government is supposed to defend and up-hold, on behalf of the rights of its citizens, the people of the USA. In practice, none of these things actually make any difference whatsoever! “Democracy” has a definition that is never practiced in reality - “OF the people, BY the people, FOR the people”!? In Europe 500 million people’s lives are, literally, “dictated”, by laws passed in the EU that supersede and subvert National Governments and their policies and the economies of their countries (including using the Euro to do it)! The result? Everyone KNOWS that to “have a voice”, or to have “a vote” doesn’t actually mean anything, or change anything! In the end, people just give up! They either don’t bother showing interest in voting at all, knowing that it won’t count anyway, or they literally resign themselves to whatever dictates their Governments and “the powers that be” say, even if they still grumble and complain about it to each other! The problems are so huge, and out of hand, that nobody actually believes that anything can ever be done about it! The people just swallow whatever it is they are fed as “what’s going on” through the media, KNOWING that they, as an individual, can do absolutely nothing about it at all, except perhaps just hope that they personally will survive it! These are not idle statements I am making here. Do your own homework, and then you can tell me what you think is really going on. I have been following events and trends, modern history and news for forty years, and not just “local”, but “global”, because I like to keep “the big picture” in mind! NOTE: If you REALLY want to know what is going on, read the “Business” & “Financial” section of any newspaper – “Politics” is merely a distraction, to keep everyone “busy fighting amongst themselves”, and therefore divided, so they CANNOT unite against the enemy of their souls and their very livelihoods, or for their well-being and that of their loved ones and families. “Sport” and “Entertainment” are also set up and organized for distraction! But what about Iceland? Well, there was a big meeting of about a thousand people towards the end of last year, and they were asked to discuss and present their concerns for the future and the Constitution here. Over five hundred people showed their concern by volunteering themselves to look at the Constitution, and present proposed and needed changes to the country. Sadly though, only thirty four percent of the population seemed to take it seriously enough to bother to show up and actually vote for those people who would form the Constitutional Parliament, which will be looking at it all this coming February! As someone very well put it to me the other day, the WORST thing that Iceland can do is NOTHING! APATHY, where the people show little or no active interest, will SEAL Iceland’s fate and future, IRREPARABLY, just as it has done to other countries, especially where they have been swamped in mis & dis - information! I am hoping that, because it seems that most of those elected to the Constitutional 28
Parliament seem to be agreed on at least three of the main issues, that we will see some changes in those areas. I also hope that a wider view of the world and what is really going on will be looked at, in order to seek and find ways in which to protect the country from being over-run by those who would seek Iceland’s dissolution! I almost hate to bring it up, again, but laws and policies that would limit, or better, prohibit, situations like “Icesave” from ever being able to happen again, as well as also make it impossible for the falling of the banks into private hands for personal misuse and abuse, and reigns in international business practices that threaten the nation’s economy, and thus its independence, all of these would benefit the country immensely if they were looked at. I have heard some refer to “isolation” as something that should be avoided, and very wellmeaning individuals also feel that Iceland should be able to have a say and an affect and positive influence in the world. I agree. However, the WAY that this could, or rather should, be accomplished is NOT by joining a “club” where its membership (and all of the “baggage” that accompanies it) outnumbers Iceland’s population 1,666 to 1. And that is just the people, it does not include all the political and economic, business and banking “power” that countries that are far more immense would be able to wield over this tiny nation! In effect Iceland, as an independent nation, would be swallowed wholesale and disappear entirely, remaining as just an Island, with a minority of inhabitants who are subservient (owned) by others outside of the country – the very thing Iceland fought so hard and so long for NOT to be! These other nations abroad, especially those that are trying to brow-beat Iceland into some kind of submission and resignation, are not even able to take care of themselves, and many, if not most, are in total melt-down, losing their national identities, while going deeper into debt (which they will never be able to repay)! Why would Iceland want to try to take on the mission of trying to “help” far larger nations at this time, when the crisis has brought it to the very brink of disaster, and it needs to recover itself? Do we think that we can “make a difference”, with economic or political “clout”, when the ability to do so isn’t even there? I don’t think so! Iceland’s usually pragmatic approach to things should continue, and it became strong and kept its independence by doing exactly this in the first place! NOTE: I don’t know what the breakdown of the countries of Europe’s economies looks like, but here is a graphic showing what the world’s supposed “super-power”, the “richest” and “most powerful” nation on the planet (the USA) looks like – its DEBT! (Multiply the following BY FOURTEEN – LAST COUNT!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNFb6qe7Tmg&feature=player_embedded Some argue that joining the EU will help, with travel abroad, for pleasure, study or business, and that adopting the Euro will also make things easier to do these things. The question though is this: Is this “a smart trade” (for a few), when your “Home” (that which you call “home”, where you live and go back to) is no longer “yours”? There are vast amounts of people traveling back and forth throughout Europe, and the world, now - all looking for work, or a better life elsewhere, other than in their own countries, only to find that the rest of the world is in the same mess that they were trying to 29
leave! They are prepared to work for less than the local population of the countries they move to, so they get work, temporarily. Eventually that country can’t support them in that job anymore and they return to their own country, only to find it even worse than when they left! Is this how Icelanders want things to be? Also, what is wrong with the Krona? Nothing! In Iceland! Would you seriously consider having what is left of the economy literally vanish before your eyes, as it has done in other countries in Europe that adopted the Euro, because of the money manipulation that takes place by the rich and powerful who control the international banks and financial markets? If 300,000 people cannot, seriously, affect “the rest of the world” economically, do you honestly think that the currency will do so? Of course not! It never has! There isn’t even a need to do so! But giving it up for something else that is already proving itself to be weak and ineffective, that already has, and is, destroying the economies of countries bigger than Iceland, would be sheer folly! Iceland has always had trade that it can do with other countries, and, IF it doesn’t literally “give it away” (by joining the EU and adopting the Euro), it will continue to do so, IF it continues to own its own resources! This will bring into the economy any foreign currency the nation needs, to do business with others outside. In the meantime, Iceland should concentrate on looking after and fixing itself, for its own people, with what it already has, which is even enough! If Iceland would like to help others, the best way that it could possibly do so is by setting an EXAMPLE that others can follow, NOT by jumping into the mire along with everyone else! Simple! I will be writing a separate article on the length and breadth of the history of the whole “problem” soon. This should give a very clear in-sight as to “how we got where we are now”, as well as “where it’s all headed”, and especially “how to avoid the inevitable”! Stay tuned! With much love, David
A TRILOGY OF ARTICLES – VERY IMPORTANT FOR ICELAND ESPECIALLY 09 January 2011 Okay, so here we go……. If you want to really understand what is happening, and why, you need to understand that there is a plan. This plan has been underway for a VERY long time, about six thousand years to be precise! Actually, there are TWO plans. One is “the way it was MEANT to be”, and the other is “the way it turned out”! The way it turned out is VERY different from the way it was meant to be, so much so that the way everyone relates to life as we now know it, makes it almost impossible to believe that the way it was meant to be is how it really WAS meant to be. It’s a bit of a “long story”, but it is actually a very simple one. Sadly, “simple” doesn’t seem to really “do it” for most folks today. Life is hard enough though, without having “complicated” screwing everything up for us, don’t you think? I’m not going to write that simple story here, even though I could. I am just going to bring everyone up-to-date, starting at about 600 – 570 BC. Around that time a man whose name was Daniel, who just happened to be a prophet, got the interpretation of a dream that the king of the world at that time had had, Nebuchadnezzar. I say “king of the world”, because he was the king of Babylon, the world empire of the day. Basically the dream, and the interpretation, was an account of the next two-and-a-half-thousand-plus years of world history, bringing us pretty much up-to-date, or rather, up-to-NOW! Fanciful? Well, er, not if you look at the history that occurred SINCE that time, starting way back in the 600 – 500’s BC! ALL of the world’s (then) future empires were predicted, and have been fulfilled, except the very last one! So far, we’ve had the Medo-Persian, Greek, and Roman empires, followed by a break-up of the world’s countries into smaller entities, represented as dictatorships and democracies, and then the promise of one last one! (You can find the account in The Book of Daniel, Chapter 2, in The Bible – Also see the video at the end of this post!) Why am I sharing this with you? Well, in my last post I said I would explain why, and how, there is “a global agenda” on the part of “the powers that be”. This is a part of it! If you look at the world empires of history, you will see that each was greater, more extensive, than the one before it, all the way up to the Roman one. Then something happened, and we have a two thousand year “break” in the proceedings of sorts! Remember, nothing happens in the physical realm without a spiritual cause, and there is a “thread” throughout history, where despots have always sought to “rule the world”. The idea of a world, or “global”, empire is nothing new! “Who” would want to “rule the world”? And how is that “thread” able to be perpetuated, almost supernaturally, over thousands of years? And, while we are at it, what caused a spiritual upset to that plan, “the break in the proceedings”, that caused that plan to be “held up”, for the last two thousand years? Have you got your “thinking cap” on yet? So, let’s jump to the present, and perhaps you will begin to understand the importance and 31
relevance of recent world events, in other words, “where it is all headed”! It is NOT “a pretty picture”, but there IS a solution, especially for Iceland! The finale of the revelations given to Daniel all those years ago concerns the ultimate, and final, despot, ruler, “king of the world” - where he comes to power, how, when, and what he does with it! (More details are to be found in Chapters 7, 8, 9, & 10 - 12 of the Book of Daniel. Add to this the myriad more throughout The New Testament, especially The Book of Revelation, and you will get a pretty good idea of not just the world conditions that were predicted for today, but what you can still expect, what is YET to come!) “The short version” is that this world leader rises, or is brought to power, OUT OF EUROPE!!! Can you begin to see WHY recent trends and current events are so critical? The amazing thing about prophecy is this: If things predicted are fulfilled, then those prophecies are true, obviously! If the MAJORITY of things predicted have ALREADY come to pass, then you can reasonably and safely assume that the REST will also! Yes, or no? Scary? What has all of this got to do with Iceland? Well, WHY do you think “someone(s)” has been trying to bring it “down and out”, and then “into the fold”??? This is no idle statement, nor is it “sensationalism”! There is a very real plan for global dominion, and it has been under way for some time now, most of the foundations of it being put into place over the last two to three hundred years especially! (Remember to keep that “supernatural thread” in mind – it is spiritually based, thus able to be propagated beyond the lifetimes of any individuals involved in it!) Have you been reading ANYTHING I have been posting of late? The prediction is that this world dictator WILL accomplish his goals, albeit only for a brief “moment in time” in the overall scheme of things! So, if you think that current events are just a chaotic, random series of “unforeseen” or “unmanageable” circumstances that nobody can understand or do much about, then please reconsider! SOMEBODY(s) is exercising the “problem, reaction, solution” formula! However, we DO have choices! We CAN make decisions! We can make the decision to REJECT “the plan”, and the propaganda for it that we are constantly being bombarded with! We can make the decisions that allow us to be FREE, IF we have the courage and the will to do so! There is no way OUT of the future events that are predicted, sorry! They ARE coming, in fact, they are right on our doorstep! There is only a way THROUGH them, IF we are willing to take the steps necessary! Wanna learn how? Stay tuned! 32
13 January 2011 Follow On from….. If you have read the previous article, you should now know that there is “a plan”! There was “an original plan”, “that which was MEANT to be”, which got screwed up, and then there was “what we got left with” as a RESULT of that screw up! It’s “a long story”, as I’m sure you probably can realize by now. However, believe it or not, “what we got left with” is ALSO “a plan”, but from the wrong source! It is important to know this, because THIS is the answer to the proverbial, age-old question “Why is there so much suffering in this world?” It is the REASON, the CAUSE, and it certainly has had its EFFECT, throughout millenniums! I have written extensively, and I am going to try to avoid repeating myself. However, “repetition means importance”, and it also aids in remembering something. Someone once told me when I was complaining about “why don’t people just get it?” that you just have to keep repeating, repeating, repeating, until one day “the light goes on”! :D So, here’s an important point, one that everyone should keep in mind “Everything in the physical realm has a beginning in the spiritual realm”! Now, if you are one of those people who might say “I don’t believe in all that stuff, spirits and spiritual realms, etc, etc”, then I will have to say “I’m sorry, but I don’t believe YOU!” You believe in love, don’t you? You believe in music, don’t you? You believe in the arts, in all their forms, don’t you? You believe in “Harry Potter” and the “Twilight” saga, and countless other mystical, sci-fi, “paranormal” movies and books, don’t you? (You believe in vampires and werewolves, right?) You believe in “the future” as envisioned and foretold by the scientists, don’t you? You believe in a LOT of things, even things that are “far-fetched”, “miraculous”, “supernatural”, “unexplainable”, “coincidental”, etc, etc! Well, ALL of these things have “a point of origin” – they DIDN’T “just happen”! EVERYTHING is inspired, for good or bad, and a lot mostly “somewhere in between”! It has even been scientifically proven that some music or images can inspire good results and effects in people, and other music or images inspire the opposite. This is because everything carries “a spirit”! It all depends on which one you CHOOSE, or to put it another way, “believe in”! The word “believe” comes from a Greek word originally, which meant “to take in” or “receive”. So, if you are “taking something in” you are “receiving” it, or “believing” it! “Inspiration” comes from the Greek “spiritus”, or “divine breath” (i.e. something you “breathe in”! Get it?). You do it, all day, every day! It just depends on “who”, or “what”, you want to “take in”, and this is where most people are, literally, “tricked” - tricked into believing something that, if it’s not just a complete lie, at least falls way short, or even “just short” of The Truth! Why? Because ONLY “The Truth, the WHOLE Truth, and nothing BUT The Truth” sets people FREE!!! “The Powers That Be” bombard the population of the world, all day, every day, with “everything BUT”! Oh, there may be SOME truth in it, mixed in there somewhere, because 33
you can’t get most people to swallow a complete lie right off! The really BIG liars learned that to get people to swallow a lie, you start of with something true, a little truth, maybe even a LOT of little truths (but NEVER the MAIN one!). People recognize that, and they start to trust as a result. Then some lies are thrown in, and people think “Oh, he must be telling the truth, because he always has, so we trust him!” This is what the despot is counting on! So, later, when he wants to present his “end-game scenario”, everyone will just go along, because “No-one would EVER tell a lie THAT big!” Wouldn’t they then? (Just think “politicians”, “bankers” and “big business cronies” here!) Another example is the account of “how do you boil a frog alive?” If the water is already boiling, the frog will probably jump out of your hands before you even get it close to the pot, because it can feel the heat! However, if you put it into cold water, and then slowly turn the heat up, he will become “comfortable” with it, until it is too late! Okay, well, that’s as far as I am going to “make my case” on this point. Back to “the main story”! The supernatural (spiritual) thread that has woven itself throughout history has a source, and it is from “the wrong side”! The ultimate source of that thread has sought to “rule the world” almost from the very beginning, and he came close with the various empires that have existed, each becoming greater and more powerful and far-reaching than the one preceding it! With the fall of the Roman Empire, things got a little “thrown off” for a while, and this is because something happened just before this, something that even contributed to its fall! It was not a political event, but the most spiritual “happening” in the world’s history to that time! If this had NOT happened, the very last “end-game scenario” would have happened ALREADY, a long time ago, and if you read what that is actually going to be like, then you can be thankful that it DIDN’T happen way back then, or you and I wouldn’t be here now, and that is a fact! So, this final, last, “end-game scenario” was postponed, but only until NOW! It has taken a long time for the “re-grouping” that was necessary for this to be brought about! This is because man, being given free-will and the power to make choices and decisions, was now also able to be influenced by this “extra-powerful spiritual force for good” that had been born into the world. This meant that it was not as easy for “the dark side” to exert such a dominant voice over the peoples of the world. Over the two thousand years since then, the world has been pioneered and explored, conquered and exploited, sometimes by “good” forces and influence, and much by “bad”! But it has always been divided into two main factions, such as represented by the “dictatorships” and the “democracies” of the world, as per the interpretation of the visions and prophecies given to Daniel! “So what?” You may ask! Well……. “The end-game scenario” is just that! There IS “an end” to it all! And, again, there are TWO VERSIONS!!!
First of all, this final “world leader”, dictator, despot, “Emperor of The New World Order” has HIS “plan”, and this is the one that is “not pretty”! It is not just “coming” folks, but is almost completed, practically in its last stages of development and fulfillment! 2011 is a “mopping up” exercise in grabbing the “last pockets of resistance” (it STARTED in 2008!), in Europe especially that is! (Iceland, PLEASE TAKE NOTE!) 2012 is the “goal-year” for celebrating the implementation of the plan! It may take a bit longer to “gain the whole world”, for the same reasons that it has taken him this long to get this far – lots of problems, with larger and more diverse populations to have to account for and deal with. But this final despot has a particular interest in Europe, because this is his “base of operations”! (NOT the USA, contrary to opinion, be it “popular” or otherwise! In fact, according to Bible prophecy, once the US has accomplished its purpose, it will be “disposed of”, and in a complete and irreversible manner! Sorry folks, but it is there, in black and white!) It is predicted that this final world leader WILL accomplish his goal, but only for a short time, and this is good, because if it WASN’T for a short time “there should no flesh be saved”! Sounds bad I know, but there IS a way out (to come!) Remember, there is “a global agenda” and far as this despot and his cohorts are concerned (his cohorts being those “powers that be” – his followers, “worshipers” if you like, that he uses to bring him to power, and from “behind the scenes” I might add, “revealed”, “when the time is right”!) This “New World Order” is prophesied, predicted, and it is happening, being placed in position, now! However, it is THE LAST “world empire”, it doesn’t last long, and it is destroyed! (Not “a worthy cause” to get behind people, sorry! You are “backing the wrong horse” if you do!) So, if all of this IS “inevitable”, what has this got to do with Iceland? What can be done about it, if anything? Well, at least now you know WHY things have happened the way they have of late (there IS reason and “a cause”!), so NOW you should be able to make an informed decision!!! The best decision Iceland can make is DON’T JOIN THE CLUB!!! OPT OUT!!! WHATEVER THE COST!!! Because if you DON’T, “the cost” will be greater than you could EVER afford, and I’m not just “talking money” here! As a nation, Iceland is one of the FEW in a position to actually do this, and remain free! There is AN OPPORTUNITY! This could also set a precedent, by way of an example that others, if they are also brave enough, could follow! It is the ONLY way out and solution to the problems of today! If you don’t believe this, and if the country does not exert its free will and choice in this matter, then I’m afraid the passengers of this Titanic ship of Europe are ALL going to go down! The loss of freedom, and life, will be incomprehensible! If you are afraid of “what might happen” under the PRESENT circumstances, just think of “what WILL happen”, as the alternative to NOT taking a brave stand now, AGAINST the “end-game scenario” the country is being driven towards! And all because of fear, the lack of belief in all of that 35
which is true and right and good, that which gives freedom! The other chapters in the prophetic Book of Daniel in The Bible, as well as much more detail in The Book of Revelation, all state what, where, when, and how all of the above takes place, including its “star performer” and his closest associates, and it is “the end”, at least as far as THIS worlds plans go! It is not “the end of the world” as such, but it WILL be as far as many are concerned, especially those who have been “backing the wrong horse”! THIS is why what I am sharing with you is not just “important”, but vital, critical to Iceland’s survival and future! This really is “no small thing” I’m afraid! At least you know “where I’m coming from” and “why” now! Some more detail will follow in the third installment of this trilogy of articles, to follow soon, including what you personally can do about it, IF you will! If EVERYONE would get behind it too, as a nation, then THAT would be REALLY cool! Stay tuned! 20 January (my Birthday!) 2011 Part Three… I was wondering how to wrap up this particular “trilogy” of articles – “what to do?…” I guess the main thing I want everyone to understand is that THERE IS A REASON WHY things are the way they are, and it is NOT “a LITTLE one”! “The Powers That Be” are few, but they own and run everything, on a global scale, so there is no way the effect is not going to be felt, sooner or later, by everyone, including dear Iceland! The bottom-line is this: There is only ONE way OUT of being caught-up and sucked-in to this “global agenda”, and that is to “opt-out”, or just not “buy-in” in the first place! Iceland is one of the few places left that could actually pull this off! IF it has the will and the courage to do so! It might not be “easy”, but it IS highly possible, because Iceland actually HAS everything it needs to survive independently if it DOES, which is WHY this ability is being attempted to be stolen away, by trickery and deceit (which seems to have worked on the rest of the world!). Do you see? Is it WORTH fighting to remain FREE and independent? Consider the alternative! Those that have, or will, succumb to the lies of those “powers that be” are ALREADY “paying a terrible price” for doing so! The “ultimate end” of it all though goes way beyond “just a little compromise” “in order to survive a little bit longer” “under the present circumstances” – which were artificially created in the first place, to bring about the results that were desired! The final “end-game scenario” is, literally, the death and destruction of all who will not comply IN TOTALITY!!! This is NOT a joke, NOR an idle statement, it is a point of FACT!!! It is just a matter of “when”, that’s ALL!!!
So, what will Iceland DO about this? It is just a question, but a very REAL and VALID one! It is one that requires deep thought, real consideration, and a valid answer, followed by ACTION, a carry-through of a resolution to RESIST that which we are being told is “inevitable”! If NOT?...... Whew!!! As I said, it would be GREAT if the whole country would get behind this. BUT there is “one small factor” that might hinder this from being possible, and again, the country’s enemies will COUNT on this! A UNIFIED country COULD, and WOULD manage it! But how do you GET “unified”? “Mental affirmation” (agreeing) is not enough. It never is, for anything. It has to be a spiritual conviction, something that goes “way above and beyond” just a “casual acknowledgement”! Everyone WILL be affected already, in some way, just by being alive and having a brain (that hopefully people actually use sometimes)! You ARE affected already, especially in this material life - the one you “can’t escape” from (unless you learn HOW to, which I will get to in a moment)! The nation CAN, and SHOULD “get involved” in the REALITY of what their future is GOING to be! It had BETTER, or there will no-one ELSE “to blame for the results”! Decisions CAN and SHOULD be made – REAL decisions, decisions that will affect the very existence and survival of an awesome people who have already fought so long and hard to get THIS far - only to have “a sampling” of what it is like to have all of that “stolen away” at the last! PLEASE, DON’T GIVE THE REST ALL AWAY - BY GIVING UP!!! DON’T listen to the “bull” of those outside of this country, who are telling you “how it’s going to be” or ”HAS” to be! Nor listen to those INSIDE the country who “pipe the same tune”! – These are LIES, and must be REJECTED! But if the whole nation DOESN’T get behind this idea? What do you do, personally, if not? How do YOU survive? But better yet, how DOES EVERYONE, not just survive, and get through all of this, but come out shining!? Pay attention now… You have to remember the point: Everything in the physical has an origin and a basis in the spiritual!!! Come on now, you KNOW this is true! It even makes MORE SENSE than things being just “chaotic” or “random”! So, building on this fact, consider the following…. The world that we live in is run by “whom”? It has a “physical” (“material”) manifestation and physical people running it, executing the will of their “lord and master”! It has a 37
common “thread” throughout history, and there is an ultimate goal - and ALL of this is predicted, prophesied, and MOST of it has already been FULFILLED! The VERY WORST IS YET TO COME though, and there simply is no escaping it, unless…… I will be very happy to answer ANY question ANYONE might have, IN GREAT DETAIL, BUT, if you don’t get anything else but this ONE following statement, then please DO get it, and KEEP it – it “just might save your life”, both now and in “the hereafter”!... When Satan showed Jesus “all the Kingdoms of the world” and told him that he would give them all to him (“you can have it all!”), IF Jesus would “bow down and worship” him, Satan, (it was like saying “worshipping stuff is worshipping me!” which is actually TRUE, and referred to as “idolatry”, and why God never liked it!) Jesus answered with just one, very profound, and absolute statement! Here it is: “Get thee hence Satan! For it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him ONLY shalt thou serve!” (NOT this material world – get it?) Now, you may think that this is just “a demand”, something that is too “narrow-minded” to ask of any free-thinking individual. I mean “Who does God think He is anyway?” But remember “Everything in the physical has its origin (including YOU) and basis in the spiritual”! So basically, we have a CHOICE, and THAT is what it is all about! It’s all about “who” you want to believe! You can choose to think that there is no spiritual world, or dimensions that affect life, but how foolish would that BE, considering the facts? It would be like saying, “Leave me blind and alone, I LIKE it this way!” (Like “Cypher”, the guy who betrayed them in the movie “The Matrix”) You are literally already playing into the hands of the one who has nothing but your personal slavery, death and destruction on his agenda, both now and later! OR, you can realize that Love (which is what “worship” IS) is The Answer, and LIVE by it! And it ISN’T “material” at all! HOWEVER, He has promised that if we “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these ‘things’ (material needs) WILL be ADDED UNTO us”! Now how cool is THAT – “the best of BOTH worlds”, both here, AND later! God is not so removed from us that He made us and then doesn’t understand what we need to live – He actually had ALL of that figured out from the beginning! So, who would you RATHER put your faith and trust in? Wanna know HOW you GET it, and START? HERE’s how….. Jesus said “He that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me”. You don’t HAVE to do THIS to make the decision to “resist the powers that be” (and their lord and master), but remember, you are up against a dark spiritual force, hell-bent on having you a slave, serving only long enough to be “useful”, and then to be “disposed of”, 38
so it just makes sense to be able to do MORE than just try to resist, but to actually OVERCOME – WIN!!! (“Defensive” warfare never wins, only being aggressive and attacking, no matter how “small” your forces are!) Check this out… 1Jn 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1Jn 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? If you want to actually have the POWER to OVERCOME “the dark side”, then why not CALL ON THAT POWER that ALREADY has him DEFEATED? Maybe you didn’t realise just how LITERAL “all this Bible stuff” really IS? Well people, that’s because those same “powers that be”, under the guidance (spiritual) of their master, have fought The Truth, with mis and dis - information all along (the “spirit of the world”), LIES! After all, as Jesus Himself said…. Joh 8:44 Ye (speaking to some of the “powers that be” of His day) are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. The alternative is… Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those (Jews in this case) which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ALL of the answers are in this following short passage that He spoke to His disciples… Joh 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. Joh 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. Joh 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Joh 14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Joh 14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Joh 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the 39
works. Joh 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Joh 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (See Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:…) Joh 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. Joh 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. Joh 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. Joh 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. Joh 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Joh 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. Joh 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. Joh 14:21 He that hath my commandments (Love Him, and love each other – that’s IT, that’s ALL! NOT “The Ten Commandments”!), and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. This has NOTHING to do with “going to church on Sunday”, “being holy” or “being good”!!! It is simply BELIEVING = RECEIVING it and having it become a PART of YOU! THEN you HAVE THE POWER (“The Force” if you like :D )! When you KNOW “The Truth, the WHOLE Truth and nothing BUT The Truth”, THEN you are FREE! You are free spiritually and mentally, and His Spirit is THEN able to “GUIDE you into ALL Truth”. “It’s just the beginning folks!” And a part of that guidance is in Him being able to “show you the way”, lead you and guide you, through ALL that you encounter in your life, including the future! Learning as you go, getting stronger, wiser, smarter, more loving – real values in life! As a result your “quality of life” becomes that which is far more real and eternal than all this temporary “stuff”, stuff that “you can’t take with you anyway”! Neat!!! NOTE: There are so many specific details of all that is yet to befall the world that I cannot cover them all here, but I CAN tell you, or show you, WHERE to find them! There is not that much time left to “worry” about all of this, but it IS “time to get busy”, DOING something about it! Love always, David 22 January 2011 A P.S. to the trilogy of articles (mainly) for Iceland!
I was thinking that perhaps I didn’t “draw the net tightly enough” at the end of part three, so “here goes”…… I talked about the whole country getting behind saying “No!” to the powers that be. I said that it would only really work if it was a unified effort, based on a spiritual conviction, rather than just a mental affirmation, which would be weak and may not hold, especially if constantly attacked by opposing forces, which it certainly would be! So, how do you GET a UNITED spiritual conviction under your belt? Also, whether everyone would do this (above), or not, what does it mean, why is it so important to not only realize that everything is spiritually based – but HOW do you GET “The Force” that is able to actively fight against “the dark side”? I have rarely used scripture to “make my point”, as I don’t want everyone to “turn off” before they even understand “the point”. However, by now, I hope that you are convinced of the LITERAL APPLICATION that scripture was given to us for in the FIRST place!? So, for simplicity, and clarity, please just read the following…. “After that….?” Well, as Morpheus told Neo “I can only show you the door – You have to decide whether you will walk through it! I leave it with you!” On “literal application”: 1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. On HOW you GET “The Force”: Joh 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: Joh 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Joh 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Joh 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. Joh 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Joh 3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Joh 3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Joh 3:11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. Joh 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 41
Joh 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: Joh 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. â€œWHY?â€? - The answer for everything is in verse 16 above! On being (able to be) united, or unified: Joh 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: Joh 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Joh 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. Joh 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. Joh 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Joh 17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. Joh 17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. Joh 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. Joh 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. Joh 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. Joh 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 42
Joh 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Joh 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. Joh 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. Joh 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Joh 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Joh 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. Joh 17:25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. Joh 17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. --- (Ă fram Ă?sland!)
09 February 2011 Yesterday was not a good day! I like to try and keep up with the news, both local here in Iceland, and international! The reason I read international news is because I like to see “where we are at” with regards to how things are going and developing along the path the world is being DRIVEN by “the powers that be”. I read local news to see how far Iceland is being affected! I have written extensively enough already about how things are, so I won’t go into that again here, but I did think that an explanation might be needed. Why? Because after all the reading, studying and writing I have invested my time in, and not for myself you must understand, I have gotten very little feed-back or comment on ANY of it, at ALL! Personally, I can’t understand this, as I believe that the things I have posted are not “small” at all! I can understand “human nature” to the extent that for most people about all they seem they can devote their time and energy to is keeping a roof over their heads, and having enough food and clothing for themselves and their families. Possibly a lot of people these days are also realizing that “luxury goods” and “consumerism” is a costly affair that probably can’t be afforded any more. This is understandable. What I have wanted to try to help everyone understand though is HOW things got to be this way, and WHY it isn’t going to last – or rather WHO caused it, and WHERE they plan on having everyone brought to! If we are NOT AWARE of these things, then how do WE make decisions that can CHANGE it? I’m guessing that many probably feel “we can’t change it”, or are thinking “please, just leave me alone, long enough that maybe I can figure out a way just to survive myself”, or worse yet – “there’s nothing wrong”!!!??? I’m sorry, but to those who willingly wish to ignore things, all I can say is “Why? when the evidence FAR outweighs the lies!” There is enough research done, by multitudes of people, available on the internet – you don’t have to take MY word, for ANYTHING! Someone sent me yet another film the other day, and I will put the link here following. I’m sorry that so much that is available is done by Americans. They do seem to be mostly focused on themselves and their own country, probably because of their own supposed belief systems, and that many are finding out that these count for nothing in reality, much to their dismay. You might find equivalent research done in Europe by someone(s), or even other parts of the world, but this doesn’t seem to be as commonly found, or maybe not as easily published, I don’t know! My personal take on this is that because the US is SUPPOSED to be THE “superpower” of 44
the world, and the perpetrator of some of the worst atrocities, both abroad and “at home”, then it deserves the exposure, ESPECIALLY because it’s EFFECT is also felt, GLOBALLY! The danger however, is that those not DIRECTLY affected, YET (?), will not take any notice! “Oh, that doesn’t concern us/me. It’s not happening here!” Well, do you watch the news? Who are the strongest, most openly vocal proponents of “a New World Order”, and continually carry THAT “message” to the rest of the world? Okay, so don’t believe it will ever reach you, but what about Europe? Do your homework on just THAT and see what you find! – They are just two co-operative parts of the SAME PLAN! And these are not the ONLY regions talked about, discussed, or planned for, in the private, secret meetings that take place either! “Global” MEANS global to these people! Do you think Iceland is going to be ALLOWED to be exempt? I mean, really? And so to my sadness… Yesterday, I read several accounts of how the EU is going to give “technical help” to Iceland with its monetary policies, SO IT “CAN HELP ICELAND WITH ITS ACCESSION TO THE EU”! Some “help”, especially when it is saying “you can’t have the EURO without EU membership, and vice versa!” AND it was all directly connected to slapping a possible two million Kroner bill on the average Icelandic family for repayment for the PRIVATE bankers’ “Icesave” debt, and THAT would be JUST THE BEGINNING!!! Wait until you feel the FULL weight of “European Laws”, affecting just about every aspect of daily public life!!! I’m sorry people, but it truly SADDENS me, EVERY time I read or hear of some minister of the Government actually GOING ALONG with all of this, BELIEVING the lies they are being told by others OUTSIDE the country, including the IMF! AND all of this SEEMS to be SUPPORTED in the MEDIA’s reporting of these events and actions! Is this TRUE? Is this REALLY what Icelanders WANT? Oh my! Well, here’s the link to what I received the other day. If you get “bored” with all the stuff about the US (though you SHOULD know just HOW bad and far things have gone), then skip to about 35 mins in and again to about 1hr 35 mins in. However you will be missing out on just the sheer scope of things if you do! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4lF8Nj3RAU
16 February 2011 More Sad Days for Iceland! First of all, it seems that groups of Pro-Europe people here in the country have decided to rally together to support Iceland's application and accession to the European Union. I have to wonder about two things, three actually.... Have they not done their homework? (Personally, I think not!) What do these people expect to gain from it? (I can only think that there must be some personal gain involved, as it is clear that they are not considering the rest of the country!) Why is their platform partly about a future “for the young” in Europe? (Most of these people themselves are well up there in age, from what I observed. - Are they abdicating their responsibility to the future and the youth of this country by wanting to willingly hand it over to a bunch of Eurocrats outside of the nation, who couldn't care less for Iceland, other than to want to have access to the nation's resources? Cannot the young decide their OWN future, without it being taken out of their hands by a generation that won't even be around to have to answer for their actions? It is just selfish and totally irresponsible, in my opinion, to act and behave in this manner!) Well, it is a sad thing that this should have such (supposedly) educated and informed people falling for the lies of the globalists I'm afraid. Another thing that just happened is that Parliament just voted for, and passed, the second (or is it the third?) “Icesave” Bill! I can only hope and pray that this will also be vetoed by the President, sending it yet again to the people in a National Referendum, who again will send a resounding “No!” to the powers that be! This item has not been sufficiently thought through, clearly. It is more like a compromising “quick-fix” to try and get back in favour with the rest of Europe, and the IMF in particular! What we haven't had made clear to us is that if things DON'T “work out” (which they WON'T over the next few years, because they are NOT MEANT TO – it's part of “the plan”) is that the Kr 50,000 per family bill that each household can expect to have to pay as a result COULD EASILY BECOME Kr 2,000,000 - at LEAST!!! The on-line petition AGAINST “Icesave” (which has not been as well publicised as the formation of the Pro-Europe grouping mentioned above) has already garnered over 30,000 signatures in the short time it has been in existence - a tenth of the population, and going up at the rate of 10,000 a day over just the last two days alone! What is sad is that clearly the PEOPLE are NOT being HEARD, and certainly THEIR wishes are not being RESPECTED, NOR acted upon! Add to this the recent Constitutional Parliament débâcle, and now also the private
land-owners wanting to debate “the validity” of whether “natural resources” should be “publicly” owned instead of “privately”, and you begin to wonder if “The People” will EVER be heard, or anything will EVER change in favour of the MAJORITY of the population, for THEIR benefit that is! Personally, I lived in a situation where there was “a small population” for a while, and I witnessed first-hand the danger of “the same people” ALWAYS having a leadership role. Even if SOME people changed, which happened fairly frequently sometimes, too frequently in fact I think, if the same “key people” are ALWAYS “in charge”, then you can safely predict that nothing will EVER REALLY change! This proved to be the case in the situation I found myself in at one point and the only option was to “opt out” and start out on my own! I took responsibility for myself! It was scary, and not easy, but I did it! I trusted that in time I would be vindicated for doing so, “proven by my fruit”, the RESULTS, and this came to pass! One of the main reasons that some people always seem to REMAIN in “positions of power” is because OTHERS think “Well, I could never do that MYSELF, and they seem to know what they are doing and talking about, so let's let them take care of it!” I did that for YEARS! UNTIL I found out that IT DIDN'T WORK! You can't even BLAME those concerned, IF YOU DON'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, one way or another! This brings me to my main point: SOMEBODY has to make a decision, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. Better yet, a LOT of somebody's have to! And NOT QUIT OR COMPROMISE, until the changes necessary and required result! Just recently you saw a a whole population in one country, relatively peacefully, but very definitely, let their regime know that they had had enough, and a 30-year practical dictatorship came to an end, in a matter of days! It's just an example, and it seems to have started a ball rolling in other countries too! I'm not saying that the situation here is the same by any means, but the principle in standing up for what you believe, and what you want for your lives and the lives you know and love, well, I don't think anyone should have to apologise for doing so! If you want to talk about “Human Rights”, well, the world is so bad and in such a mess right now, I think it's about time “The Humans” started doing just that! Iceland is not a violently aggressive nation, thank God, and great at talking and negotiating, rationally and intelligently - I don't think anyone really wants to “rock the boat”. But if the Titanic is sinking, don't you think somebody ought to say SOMETHING, and START SHOUTING if necessary, to get the attention of the Captain, in time to DO something about it! You have TO CARE if you are going to BE that somebody, or at least ONE of those “somebody’s”, right? And if ENOUGH “somebodies” start yelling, then those OTHER somebodies will HAVE to sit up and listen!!! “And that's all I have to say about that!” (Forrest Gump)
21 February 2011 God Bless Ólafur! – For giving the power back to the people, again! Let’s hope and pray that we all take it SERIOUSLY, and DO something that says, to EVERYONE “We’ve had enough of being told what to do, when we were never consulted in the first place, and then we are being told that we have to pay for it, while the real culprits and the causers of the situation get off lightly, or even Scot-free, and we are losing our homes, our livelihoods and our country, the standard of living and care that we fought so hard for!” Several items got me mad recently, I mean angry! I find it totally reprehensible that the people should be told, and expected to accept, that their opinion, their wishes and their desires, mean absolutely nothing! I also find it disgusting that the media here should present these items as “facts”! As follows: Because three, yes, only three people (whose motives were questionable, at least) took exception to the way in which the elections for the Constitutional Parliament were conducted, that the whole thing was thrown out by The Supreme Court! And this is after over one thousand people had been asked to spend their weekend to contribute their opinions and desires to the possible re-drafting of the document, and over five hundred people volunteered their services to enact this undertaking! Also, maybe only thirty four percent turned up for the actual vote, but that was still thirty four percent who were saying “I think it is time for some change”! (And THEN we are told that this SAME “Supreme Court” are to get huge payincreases for all their “extra work” through until January 2013, part of which is presiding over the “trial” of just one man - the ONLY man who had the sense to do something that prevented the WHOLE country from losing EVERYTHING, when there was the very real possibility of having the whole country’s total resources completely bled out, LITERALLY OVERNIGHT, leaving the nation absolutely bankrupt!) (Also, while this Court “works extra hard”, most public sector workers, and not JUST “public sector” people either, are losing their jobs and suffering cutbacks, while their standard of living is slowly disappearing before their eyes – their kids won’t be getting the day-care, nor the education they need for the future, and their elderly relatives are now waiting for beds to become available in nursing homes! I was recently told that in one nursing home five people have to die before one person could be admitted! AND nursing staff are being cut-back all the time, meaning less people have to do more work, for less pay! Shocking!) (This pay-increase is about as obscene as Bank Managers awarding themselves huge bonuses, while skiving off with the depositors’ money and then moving it, and their homes and families, abroad – another subject!) We were told by one “professor”, that because one person had bragged that it was possible to enter a signature falsely as “Bart Simpson” (idiot!), that the petition that
was just presented to the President to veto the latest “Icesave Deal” and call for a National Referendum “meant nothing”! Obviously NOT!!! (Over forty two thousand people still managed to sign in the short time available!) I STILL dislike the fact that the media CONTINUES to report that “The President’s role is only symbolic. No-one has ever exercised the veto power before” (as if he was doing something WRONG!) and “The President should not voice his opinions, because he is not in Government”! Thank God he IS the President, and that he DOES his job! He SHOULD, HAS and DOES – one of the FEW who DOESN’T “interfere”, but STILL accepts his responsibility to the people, and His Nation! Way to go! You begin to wonder who’s “side” the media is on!??? WHY are they “reporting”? WHO are they reporting FOR? (ALL of these comments are REPEATED in the foreign media, and believe me, they are NOT be doing Iceland any favors in THEIR reporting!) Something else: After all the public outcry over the “Magma” energy issue, now “private landowners” HERE are questioning whether it is “right” that “natural resources” should be “publicly owned”? Er, duh! Let them “own” the land! But let the people “own” the energy, which belongs to the country! Simple! Sorry folks, but when I hear the word “privatization” these days (supposedly “the answer to all problems”), all I hear is “What’s in it for ME!?”, and not “What can I do for my country and my people!?” NOW you know why I don’t go for this sort of thing! At a time when it is more critical than EVER that the country rallies, united, you find that there is STILL the tendency to try to “tear down”, and often the WRONG people! I have already written so much, maybe too much! But now, more than ever, I think the ideas and proposals put forward are more valid than they ever were! I can’t see “party politics” solving anything! I mean, “WHO are you going to vote FOR?” “What DIFFERENCE will it make”, when all you will get is the “same old, same old” – endless argument and debate, no real progress, and no way out of the mess! If National Government Elections were to be held any time soon, what would be the result I wonder? – Probably none at all! Something has to REALLY change, FUNDAMENTALLY, and SOON! Otherwise? Those “outside forces”, and yes, with the cooperation of “insiders”, (See the new movie coming out called “Inside Job”!) created a mess ON PURPOSE, and they will CONTINUE to work the country over, unless they are STOPPED! They will seek to keep the country divided, and ignorant – WE CAN’T AFFORD TO LET THEM, or we will PAY for it!!! We can’t swallow their bull…. Anymore! (I saw documentaries on Ireland and Portugal just yesterday – do you want the same results here? One picture, taken in Ireland, showed a crowd of demonstrators holding signs that read “IMF OUT! GOVERNMENT OUT!” and “WE WILL NOT BAIL OUT THE BANKS!”) (A QUESTION: Why is it that here you get “some” news about “far off places”, such
as North Africa, the Middle East or Asia, as “International News”, sometimes, and almost NO coverage of just how BAD things are in The US, The UK and The EU???) One way to stay united is this….. Ever heard of the expression “It’s not a matter of WHO is right, but WHAT is right that counts!”? EVERYTHING must be looked at, but from the standpoint of “WHAT”, NOT “WHO”! Get it? Anything else would just be SELFISH, on the part of “whoever”! And “selfish” is NOT what the country needs right now – quite the opposite in fact! The need to write this article woke me up and got me out of bed at 4:00 am today! I just hope it was worth it!
22 February 2011 I was thinking… “Just what exactly DO you do, when the ‘alternatives’, that seem to be the ‘ONLY options available’ to you, don’t seem to leave you with much ‘choice’?” Well…………… This thought came about because of a comment that Imba and I have heard a couple of times, only from a couple of people mind you, but it has this “apologetic” tone to it that I’ve talked about before. (I should explain that I have noticed that this “tone” is also prevalent in the English news services that are provided for foreigners here, namely the “Icenews”, “Iceland Review”, but particularly “The Reykjavik Grapevine” (which I have stopped reading altogether now, as it is particularly negative), and THIS is why I have felt it necessary to write so LOUDLY on some of the important issues that face the country at this time!) “The comment” is as follows, and is in reference to the EU, and why it seems that some people seem to think that it is needed for Iceland. Here it is….. “We can’t govern ourselves!” WHAT??? Right off, the thought that came to me was “THAT’S your EXCUSE, for wanting to HAND OVER your life, your future, your country, your children, EVERYTHING to SOMEONE ELSE to RULE (THAT is what it will amount to, LITERALLY, and you have NO IDEA how MUCH!)?” How PATHETIC! “What’s WRONG with you?” Imba was disgusted and outraged, being an Icelander herself! She pointed out that the nation has done a marvelous and admirable job of it, for a thousand years! A country that overcame innumerable obstacles and odds, to become a thriving, energetic, educated and informed society, with one of the highest standards of living, health and welfare in the world, with also the some of the nicest and smartest people, contributing to the rest of the world in absolutely awesome ways – and all out of a population of just three hundred thousand people that NEVER went to war with anyone else to do it! ICELAND HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE, and the rest of the world KNOWS and ACKNOWLEDGES this! …..Which is WHY “the powers that be” HAD to bring it down!!! It is ONLY in THE LAST DECADE that Iceland has been screwed-over, and the result has been one big screw-up! BUT IT WASN’T ICELAND, or rather Icelanders GENERALLY, that brought this about! THIS was the result of an “inside job”, on the part of exterior forces, working with insiders, who were basically “bought out”, or “sold out”, whichever way you want to put it! (“The way of the world”!) I know the nation has totally felt the impact, but also, knowing and understanding the stoic nature of this Viking people, I believe that Iceland CAN, and WILL, rise again! In fact, personally, I’m counting on it!
The resultant problems of being taken unawares by an unscrupulous few have left the nation reeling, for sure, but I am also sure that “nothing happens by accident”, and I have also heard much more of an opposite opinion to the one expressed above, that actually “we can live and learn from it – we won’t make the same mistakes again!” In the interim of course there has been a lot of “digging” that has had to be done, to find out “what went wrong?”, “who did what?”, “how do we fix it?”, etc. Unfortunately, this has also led to some un-necessary “finger-pointing”, which is easy to do when you are afraid and unsure about “what to do” and how things will pan out! The unscrupulous ones are of course the masterminds behind it all, and, because of their nature, have managed to cover their tracks very well, making things all the more difficult! In the middle of all this you have those who have been asked to take responsibility, to try to help “fix it”, struggling, often with very little co-operation, and more “blaming” coming their way if they slip up here or there. Everyone wants it “fixed” right away, naturally! Which brings us back to the first question above “Just what exactly DO you do, when the ‘alternatives’, that seem to be the ‘ONLY options available’ to you, don’t seem to leave you with much ‘choice’?” Well, part of the answer is in the statement that “WHAT is right is MORE important than WHO is right!” I don’t believe in “the cult of the personality”, for one simple reason – IT DOESN’T WORK! This has been manifestly evident, times innumerable, throughout all history! People are just people - they fail, they screw up! Show me ONE “perfect” person, just ONE! They simply DON’T exist, (myself included, in case anyone was wondering! :D). However, there IS a DIFFERENCE between those who simply try to do their best (and yes, fail sometimes) and those who live selfishly, at the expense of others, and PLAN it so! We have all witnessed, at some time or another, someone doing some awesome things, only to find out that on another occasion that they really blew it! Do we “throw the baby out with the bath water”? This is not smart! It is simply not wise to “change horses in mid-stream” “just because” something “goes wrong”! – Try to find out why, and then try to fix it! If the solution escapes the ones involved, then they can call in some help, some older, wiser heads perhaps, or even a younger “hot-head” with some bright new idea that might work! Work TOGETHER on the problem and seek to find the solution TOGETHER! Just don’t go calling in the WRONG people, those who have a DIFFERENT agenda, one that does NOT have the nation’s best interests at heart, especially if they are NOT Icelandic and DON’T even LIVE here! Which brings me to…… An alternative idea to “party politics”! Perhaps a better idea to being asked to vote between different political parties is to vote for individuals to fill specific posts in the Government? 52
This of course sounds simplistic, I know, and would probably be a statistical nightmare, I understand this. After all, “HOW do you know WHO to vote for?” and the obvious comparisons to what happened with the attempt at trying to form a Constitutional Parliament will spring to mind I’m sure. However, the beauty of having such a Parliament, or ANY form of OPEN Government at all, is that YOU CAN CHANGE IT! What I mean is, not just throwing someone out, willy-nilly, whenever they say or do something you don’t like. But rather, change the law, the rules, to fit the situation and the need! How do you know what “the need” is? Well, find out what WORKS, and what DOESN’T, then ADAPT accordingly! A current example could be something like this….. The present Government was asked to take on a HUGE task, and it is certainly not an easy one! Some decisions have had to be made, some perhaps “popular”, some perhaps not! The thing to look at is how the individuals have done, or are doing, their JOBS, NOT which political party they belong to! It’s the “party politics” that have made it all the more difficult for them to work, because of all the in-fighting and division that results in the Parliament! This does the nation no good at all, and watching it take place, on a daily basis on the TV, can be quite demoralizing for the people, leaving them to wonder “Does anyone know what they are doing? Will they ever get it right? Who can we trust? When will the fighting end and the problems become solved?” etc, etc! Also, on the one hand you may have very talented, knowledgeable, and experienced individuals, who have an enormous amount to contribute, but who are “stuck” in their ability to carry anything out, because they are in “a minority”. While on the other hand, you may have a very powerful group, possibly “well-supported” financially, and in many other ways, but who operate in a “less than altruistic manner”. This is a “lose, lose” situation! “Party politics” is all about “who is in POWER” (that is EXACTLY how it is said)! It is a “POWER-PLAY”! TRUE “LEADERSHIP” should be chosen on the basis of the quality of the SERVICE that is offered! I am going to present an article here that I just read recently, as an example of THAT kind of a person, as follows…
The Wisdom of Booker T. Washington --- By Michael McKinney Booker T. Washington (1856–1915), the first African-American to receive an honorary degree from Harvard, was an American educator, author, orator, and political leader. Washington was born into slavery to a slave mother and a white plantation owner in Franklin County, Virginia. He became a national figure with his Atlanta Address of 1895, in which he advocated vocational education for blacks as a way to improve race relations, making him a popular spokesperson for African-American citizens. 53
Through the support of wealthy philanthropists, he was able to raise funds to establish and operate thousands of small community schools and institutions of higher education for the betterment of blacks throughout the South. In 1901, his popular autobiography, Up From Slavery, was first published and has been translated into many languages. On Leadership •Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him….Every individual responds to confidence. •If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. •There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. •Most leaders spend time trying to get others to think highly of them, when instead they should try to get their people to think more highly of themselves. It’s wonderful when the people believe in their leader. It’s more wonderful when the leader believes in their people. On Respect •One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him. •I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. On Work •I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. •Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. •Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. On Service •My whole life has largely been one of surprises. I believe that any man’s life will be filled with constant, unexpected encouragements of this kind if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day of his life—that is, tries to make each day reach as nearly as possible the high-water mark of pure, unselfish, useful living. I pity the man, black or white, who has never experienced the joy and satisfaction that come to one by reason of an effort to assist in making some one else more useful and more happy. •The longer I live and the more experience I have of the world, the more I am convinced that, after all, the one thing that is most worth living for—and dying for, if need be—is the opportunity of making someone else more happy and more useful. On Success •I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot 54
succeed. (end of article) Some pretty cool criteria, in my opinion! I don’t know when the nation will next be asked to decide on who they would choose to try to help steer and guide everything into the future, but this gives some good guidelines as to what kind of character-qualities should be present in those concerned, don’t you think? Plenty of time to consider the possibilities! In the meantime, an “interim period” is also a somewhat “dangerous” one to be in - a time of “flux and change”. It can be scary, and difficult! BUT “whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger!” Just don’t let any outsiders come in and try to “scare” or trick you out of your own heritage and birthright, for you will surely rue that day! Changes are good, GREAT actually! However, ONLY change the things that NEED to be changed, and DON’T change the things that DON’T need to be changed! (“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”) I think that perhaps The Constitution could stand a review. Why not? Even if only to find out that “it’s okay as it is”, then at least you KNOW, and won’t be left “wondering”! If you find out that some things “don’t apply” anymore, well, then you found THAT out too, and can CHANGE it! It’s better than being “stuck” in something to which there doesn’t seem to be any way out! “Laws” are to SERVE the people, NOT the other way around! And as to “Who?” should govern? I have no idea! I don’t know anyone that well enough personally! If I had NO OTHER CHOICE though, I would go for those I believe could be TRUSTED the most, REGARDLESS of whatever “party politics” they adhere to! In fact, I think it would be great to ditch party politics altogether, and elect people based on their individual qualities, expertise, wisdom, experience and knowledge – but FIRST and FOREMOST their UNSELFISH willingness to SERVE their people! That has to be “the bottom line”, for ANY one in ANY position of so-called leadership! HOW DO YOU FIND THOSE KIND OF PEOPLE? EASY! Start at the BOTTOM, and work your way up!
01 March 2011 Bits & Pieces... With the National Referendum on Icesave coming up in early April (9th) I would just like to urge everyone to seriously think things through before you vote. Remember, YOU are the ones making the decision now, NOT "The Government", so YOU will be living with the consequences of YOUR decision, WAY into the future, and the future of your children! This is serious business folks, with serious consequences! PLEASE take it seriously! Thanks! In the last few days I have had news of a couple more videos passed on to me. These are complimentary videos on the same topic, but coming from different perspectives. The first is an interview with a man called "Freeman", and when you follow the link to it you will find tons of stuff from him on YouTube which you may peruse at your pleasure. The ONLY problem with this one is its length, over three hours! However, it is SO worth watching, as the detail and insight he gives is eye-opening to say the least! It would be the beginning of a lot of further research you will want to do afterwards, believe me! Be prepared to "have your socks knocked off"! Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=O6JLgar45sU The second is an initial interview with a man called Tom Horn by Gary Stearman on a Christian TV station in the US. But before you go "tuning out" because of the word "Christian" be aware that you will be missing something un-precedented if you do! This video is only a half-hour introduction to a subject that should, basically, "scare the shit out of you" and get you thinking, at the very least! Interestingly, Tom's house mysteriously burned to the ground with all of his research papers still in it, just recently! "The usual suspects" will probably have had something to do with this I'm sure! Again, you will find lots more from Tom on the YouTube links. Anyway, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoD6v6D5nAs You should notice that things are now starting to merge between those who follow a "New Age" thinking, and those who follow a "Christian" perspective, and there is a reason for this which I will explain.... There is a scripture that says that "in the last days I will pour out of My Spirit upon ALL flesh", which basically means EVERYBODY. That doesn't mean that everyone will necessarily be Christian, but it does mean that everyone will get to see, hear, feel, experience SOMETHING, at some time or another, in some way. God isn't a "judge" as He is often portrayed by many, certainly NOT anywhere near like man is! He looks at hearts and souls, our spirits, and what is going on there. When we are soft and open, He can get through! If we get hard and resistant, He can't! Christians have an advantage in that He generally gets through MORE and more CONSISTENTLY than with those who don't know Him. Not always of course, because obviously not every Christian (or rather those who "say" they are) always ALLOW Him to, sadly! 56
The DANGER, for those who DON'T know Him, is that they are not as "protected" as those that do! This means they are "open" and "available" for the "dark side" more as well, IF they are not careful! God tends to work with us all, whether we know Him or not, as best as He can and as we allow Him to. For those who have not made their decision for Him yet, He will be patient and wait until the point of "final" decision, on THEIR part, and He knows when that is! In the meantime, this means that "anyone who is my enemy's enemy is my friend", and for this reason you will find that now people like Freeman and those who are enlightened Christians (those who KNOW what's going on) can cooperate and work together on exposing "the powers that be", and this is happening more and more now! Hence the posting of these two videos, and my personal openness, to ANYONE who is FOR the people, and AGAINST the dark forces! Of course being Christian has several advantages. One of the main ones is - we have NO fear, of death nor the future, because we KNOW "what happens next", BOTH in THIS life AS WELL AS afterwards. This is something well worth considering. I cannot begin to tell you the difference it makes to not only know the Truth, but to be able to live the freedom that knowing the truth gives you. Then there is "The Love Factor" of course, and THAT..... Well, "Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!" is all I can say about THAT right now! :D In closing, I just want to mention again the book my friend John Benjamin wrote, "Earthshaker", which you can find here: http://davidthebodypainter.com/zword This book has also now been released as an audio CD, and you can find it here: http://audiobiblekjv.org/et.html Here are a couple of sites that I HIGHLY recommend, IF you wanna "get a clue"! http://endtimeinfo.com/ and http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/ And THIS (trailer) should get you FIGHTING MAD! (The movie itself opens with Iceland!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzrBurlJUNk&feature=player_embedded Always, David
25 March 2010 With the National Referendum on Icesave coming up in early April (9th) I would just like to urge everyone to seriously think things through before you vote. Remember, YOU are the ones making the decision now, NOT “The Government”, so YOU will be living with the consequences of YOUR decision, WAY into the future, AND the future of your children! In case you might have missed them, here are some VERY relevant points that should be considered before voting: http://www.advice.is/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vpyrcy5hwdc#at=349 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9dYKwuSVg0&feature=player_embedded Please also take the time to review the points, comments and opinions expressed under the “Comments” category on my site. This is serious business folks, with serious consequences! PLEASE take it seriously! Thanks! Always, David.
30 March 2011 (Up-dated version – see P.S. at the end!) My last word on Icesave! Someone close to me suggested that Iceland should agree (vote "Yes") to the current Icesave "deal" in the up-coming referendum. They also suggested that I personally should stop encouraging everyone to vote "No". So, for clarification's sake, I will make this last comment. My reasons for suggesting that Iceland vote "No" in the up-coming referendum go WAY beyond just one little "Icesave deal". (Just READ MY STUFF – there is LOADS of background on this there!) I believe the way people vote on this will actually be "a message to the rest of the world", ESPECIALLY the bullies who think they have a right to treat a foreign, sovereign nation the way that they do! (Has the country forgotten the term that was applied to the Icelandic people and nation immediately after the crisis hit, by the UK, resulting in thousands of people signing an online petition in protest against that term? Has the country forgotten the bellicose ranting and raving by the despicable PM of the UK at the time, against a population who, for the most part, had no comprehension of what was happening and was still reeling from the onslaught of the blows to the economy - which was all orchestrated and perpetrated by "foreign interests", both those working within and without the country?) And NOW the Icelandic PEOPLE are being expected to PAY for the mistakes and CRIMES of OTHERS, INCLUDING that foreign Government in the UK? It was explained to me how Iceland is suffering in its "foreign dealings" abroad, things are being held up, because the Icesave situation has not been resolved, and that there is such a "gloom and doom" pessimistic outlook on the future. (Remember also that all kinds of "conditions" were set by the IMF previously, before "helping" the country with "loans" that were supposed to alleviate some of the immediate impact on the economy – these have now become REAL debts!). Some people, such as the Finance Minister here, a very well-meaning individual, have been working over-time to try to get the best "deal" out of the situation, and they deserve full credit for these efforts, as do many others. Everyone just wants things resolved as quickly as possible, I know and understand this. (It was even mentioned that protests like those that just took place in the UK could happen HERE! Well, WHY do you think those protests took place ANYWAY? - BECAUSE the people are fed-up with being LIED to by their Government, while the PEOPLE are the ones who are expected to pay the costs, in health-care, education, public services, jobs, etc, etc. --- You WILL see that more and more here in Iceland, ESPECIALLY if you do not make your stand for freedom! Sorry!) What Iceland WILL LOSE as a result of a TEMPORARY "quick-fix" will be FAR MORE COSTLY IN THE LONG RUN! The FIRST thing that will go is Iceland's credibility! The message that will go out to Europe and the rest of the world is that Iceland is cowered by fear-inducing tactics, and will cave-in and compromise on important, basic principles! Once this has been seen, the onslaughts will just KEEP COMING, only QUICKER and IN 59
GREATER VOLUME! "Promises" will be made, to induce acceptance of the idea that joining the EU and adopting the EURO will be "a good thing", and EVERYTHING will then start "falling like dominoes"! Eventually, believe me, there will be NOTHING left of that which was once Iceland! I am TOTALLY serious about this folks! Just in case anyone might wonder - I will NOT change my stance on Icesave, the EU, the Euro or the IMF! If Iceland is "scared" into a "quick fix" she will only find out later (too late!) that it was the WRONG decision! We will see, and time will tell! I make NO apologies for how I think or what I say on this! It is not something I can vote on myself, and we will see if the maxim is true or not, that "the majority is always wrong!" - I can only tell you what I KNOW, and that is that Iceland has an opportunity, to be free, or become like everyone else (ask THEM if they are "better off"?)! KEEP THE BIG PICTURE people, or suffer the consequences! I have nothing more to say on this now - I have said my piece and it is out of my hands! Oh, a final P.S. - Have you noticed how scandal after scandal has rocked the banking community, almost continually and on-going SINCE the crisis started – more and more "skeletons" are coming out of the closet! Also, in just about EVERY sector of daily life where "foreign interests" are involved corrupt practices are being discovered! This should tell us something, don't you think? Take back your country people, before it is lost to others who don't even live here and care nothing for you! I think I am just about "burned-out" on trying to help any more on anything to do with economics or politics – it is all so corrupt and "a losing game"! From now on I am just going to focus on far more inspiring stuff – that which is ETERNAL! (By the way, just for your information, EVERYTHING I believe, believe it or not, comes from a very strong knowledge and understanding of how God Himself originally intended for us all to live - NOT just whatever any, and every, Tom, Dick or Harry will spout "off the top of their heads" and try to get me to swallow! Why? Well, just look at history! - Failure after failure after failure, all because people want to put their trust in "man"! His Word goes so far as to say "Cursed is the man that trusts in man, who makes flesh his arm". In other words, trusts in himself and his own ideas and "strength"!) Maybe I'll write something on this and make it simple enough that even a child can understand it. That way perhaps people can see that "trusting God" is not just a "last resort", but should actually, always, be a "first choice" – because IT WORKS!!! Áfram Ísland! I LOVE YOU! P.S. A Question, from my love: Honey, I just talked to all my staff here in the nursing home and told them to vote no and I have convinced a few! But sadly most of my fellow nurses here seem to wanna say yes! Do we get more stupid the higher degree we have I wonder?....
My Answer: No, but those with "higher education" and "better jobs" or "higher income" will be more INTIMIDATED, because they THINK they have "more to lose"! What they DON'T see is that they will lose it ANYWAY, 'coz "the powers that be" will ELIMINATE the middle classes in the long run, saving only "the elite" (they are already doing this elsewhere and it was part of their plan for Iceland, and it is already working!). The "lower classes" have less to lose, and already feel cheated, so they will vote "No!" It takes GUTS for people to "risk everything" for something that is RIGHT - It is SELFISH of people NOT to, thinking that all they want to be able to do is survive themselves! In the long run, they WON'T save themselves, and they will be ashamed! Look at this (A TRUE STORY): To sit passively by while persecution (bullying) occurs to others can have frightening results. This is borne out by Pastor Martin Niemoller, who wrote these chilling words some 50 plus years ago when he became a victim of Hitler's Nazis, a prototype of sorts of the anti-Christ regime which is now rising worldwide. It also shows the dangers of compromise! "When the Nazis came for the Communists, I didn't speak up, because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak up because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I was a Protestant, so I didn't speak up. Then they came for me ... and by that time, there was no one left to speak up for anyone." Beware! Always, David.
CONFIRMATIONS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5DWTKsbNQk&feature=player_embedded Eva Joly - The Guardian, Friday 8 April 2011 Article history On Saturday the Icelandic people vote in a referendum on whether the Icelandic state and thus the citizens should guarantee the so-called Icesave claim. Icesave was a bank deposit account that promised market-leading interest rates. When the bank failed, the question arose if the Icelandic depositors' guarantee fund – a private institution financed by the banks – should have taxpayer backing. Instead of letting depositors lose their money or even wait for compensation from the bankruptcy estate, the governments of the UK and Netherlands (where the Icesave products where marketed) decided to reimburse depositors from their own countries. The reimbursement included the full principal, while the recklessly high-interest profits of the risk-seeking depositors were thrown in as a bonus. Then the British and Dutch authorities went to the Icelandic government and claimed, with reference to EU regulation, that the compensation was in fact the responsibility of the Icelandic taxpayer and that Iceland had to reimburse the British and the Dutch in full. The claims on Iceland are huge, considering the size of its population – £3.5bn equals a claim on the British taxpayer of £700bn. The claim is contested; it has a doubtful legal basis, and an even more doubtful moral basis. In a similar vein, the people of Ireland, Greece, Portugal and other EU nations have had to accept a total guarantee of all loans made by commercial lenders, thus leaving both financial institutions and bondholders free of all responsibility. Why is this? Has this been discussed properly? Is the idea that taxpayers should necessarily guarantee private lenders a commonly accepted proposition? Is reckless lending supposed to be without consequence? Instead of applying the customary methods of writing off debt, it seems that an invisible consensus has been created – reminiscent of Chomsky's phrase of the "unconscious conspiracy" – that the financial excesses and reckless lending of the past decade shall be carried forward by the taxpayers into the unforeseeable future. As a result, citizens across Europe are facing extreme cuts in public services, tax rises and massive rises in unemployment. Serious sovereign debt problems have, until now, been limited to developing countries, thwarting real social and economic development. But now the problems that people across some of the poorest countries in the south have been struggling with for decades are hitting home in the north.
It is in this context that the Icesave referendum is both meaningful and important for Europe and the wider world. It is evident that the democratic process is lacking. There has been no public debate to decide if taxpayers should bail out financial institutions as a matter of principle, or not. I seriously doubt that the European taxpayer thinks this is just and fair. It is not clear whether this is an ideological stance or a practical one. And if it is purely practical, is it sustainable? The financial crisis has led to unimaginable suffering for millions of people who have lost their homes, jobs and pensions. These men and women know what these losses mean, while international financiers, bankers and bondholders walk away fully compensated, with their bonuses and surreal salaries and profits intact, as if nothing had happened. Their cynical and reckless behaviour is clearly visible, like bomb craters in the economic landscape. The world is now looking to the Icelandic people, who have hitherto refused to accept the order of the day – unconditional bailouts of the financial sector. I hope that this commendable fighting spirit will carry the day.
Will Iceland Vote “No” on April 9, or commit financial suicide? - by Michael Hudson A year ago, in March 2010, Iceland’s economy was so small that it did not warrant much attention when 93% of its voters rejected the Social Democratic-Green government’s surrender to Gordon Brown and the Dutch, the European Union (EU) bureaucracy and IMF demands that it impose austerity as penance for believing the neoliberal fairy tales about how bank deregulation and “free markets” would make it the richest, happiest country in the world. Indeed it seemed to be, according to United Nations data. But the dream was dashed after the Icesave electronic Internet bank branches abroad were emptied out by their proprietors. Britain and the Netherlands paid out more than $5 billion to some 340,000 of their own depositors whom their own bank oversight agencies had failed to warn the about looting going on. Iceland’s taxpayers were told to bear the cost, as virtual tribute. The dream was the neoliberal promise that running to debt was the way to get rich. Nobody at the time anticipated that taking private (and indeed, fraudulent) bank losses onto the public balance sheet would become the theme dividing Europe over the coming year, dividing European politics and even threaten to break up the Eurozone. A landmark in this fight is to occur this Saturday, April 9. Icelanders will vote on whether to subject their economy to decades of poverty, bankruptcy and emigration of their work force. At least, that is the program supported by the existing Social Democratic-Green coalition government in urging a “Yes” vote on the Icesave bailout. Their financial surrender policy endorses the European Central Bank’s lobbying for the neoliberal deregulation that led to the real estate bubble and debt leveraging as if it were a success story rather than the road to national debt peonage. The reality was an enormous banking 63
fraud and insider dealing as bank managers lent the money to themselves, leaving an empty shell – and then saying that this was all how “free markets” operate. Running into debt was promised to be the way to get rich. But the price to Iceland was for housing prices to plunge 70% (in a country where mortgage debtors are personally liable for their negative equity), a falling GDP, rising unemployment, defaults and foreclosures. To put Saturday’s vote in perspective, it is helpful to see what has occurred in the past year along remarkably similar lines throughout Europe. For starters, the year has seen a new acronym: PIIGS, for Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. The eruption started in Greece. One legacy of the colonels’ regime was tax evasion by the rich. This led to budget deficits, and Wall Street banks helped the government conceal its public debt in “free enterprise” junk accounting. German and French creditors then made a fortune jacking up the interest rate that Greece had to pay for its increasing credit risk. Greece was told to make up the tax shortfall by taxing labor and charging more for public services. This increases the cost of living and doing business, making the economy less competitive. That is the textbook neoliberal response: to turn the economy into a giant set of tollbooths. The idea is to slash government employment, lowering public-sector salaries to lead private-sector wages downward, while sharply cutting back social services and raising the cost of living with tollbooth charges on highways and other basic infrastructure. The Baltic Tigers had led the way, and should have stood as a warning to the rest of Europe. Latvia set a record in 2008-09 by obeying EU Economics and Currency Commissioner Joaquin Almunia’s dictate and slashing its GDP by over 25% and publicsector wages by 30%. Latvia will not recover even its 2007 pre-crisis GDP peak until 2016 – an entire lost decade spent in financial penance for believing neoliberal promises that its real estate bubble was a success story. In autumn 2009, Socialist premier George Papandreou promised an EU summit that Greece would not default on its €298bn debt, but warned: “We did not come to power to tear down the social state. Salaried workers will not pay for this situation: we will not proceed with wage freezes or cuts.”1 But that seems to be what socialist and social democratic parties are for these days: to tighten the screws to a degree that conservative parties cannot get away with. Wage deflation is to go hand in hand with debt deflation and tax increases to shrink the economy. (Read Michael Hudson's chapter in "The Global Economic Crisis") The EU and IMF program inspired the modern version of Latin America’s “IMF riots” familiar from the 1970s and ‘80s. Mr. Almunia, the butcher of Latvia’s economy, demanded reforms in the form of cutbacks in health care, pensions and public employment, coupled with a proliferation of taxes, fees and tolls from roads to other basic infrastructure. The word “reform” has been turned into a euphemism for downsizing the public sector and privatization sell-offs to creditors at giveaway prices. In Greece this policy inspired an “I won’t pay” civil disobedience revolt that grew quickly into “a nationwide anti-austerity 64
movement. The movement’s supporters refuse to pay highway tolls. In Athens they ride buses and the metro without tickets to protest against an ’unfair’ 40 per cent increase in fares.”2 The police evidently are sympathetic enough to refrain from fining most protesters. All this is changing traditional political alignments not only in Greece but throughout Europe. The guiding mentality of Tony Blair-style “New Labour” policy is economic loyalty to Europe’s financial centers as government spending is slashed, public infrastructure privatized and banks bailed out with “taxpayer” burdens that fall mainly on labor. “Both the conservative and communist leaders have refused to support the EU-IMF programme. ‘This programme is strangling the Greek economy … it needs renegotiation and radical change,’ said Antonis Samaras, the conservative leader.” (Ibid.) A Le Monde article accused the EU-IMF plan of riding “roughshod over the most elementary rules of democracy. If this plan is implemented, it will result in a collapse of the economy and of peoples’ incomes without precedent in Europe since the 1930s. Equally glaring is the collusion of markets, central banks and governments to make the people pay the bill for the arbitrary caprice of the system.”3 Ireland is the hardest hit Eurozone economy. Its long-term ruling Fianna Fail party agreed to take bank losses onto the public balance sheet, imposing what looks like decades of austerity – and the largest forced emigration since the Potato Famine of the mid-19th century. Voters responded by throwing the party out of office (it lost two-thirds of its seats in Parliament) when the opposition Fine Gael party promised to renegotiate last November’s $115-billion EU-IMF bailout loan and its accompanying austerity program. A Financial Times editorial referred to the “rescue” package (a euphemism for financial destruction) as turning the nation into “Europe’s indentured slave.”4 EU bureaucrats “want Irish taxpayers to throw more money into holes dug by private banks. As part of the rescue, Dublin must run down a pension fund built up when Berlin and Paris were violating the Maastricht rules … so long as senior bondholders are seen as sacrosanct, fire sales of assets carry a risk of even greater losses to be billed to taxpayers.” EU promises to renegotiate the deal promise only token concessions that fail to rescue Ireland from making labor and industry pay for the nation’s reckless bank loans. Ireland’s choice is thus between rejection of or submission to EU demands to “make bankers whole” at the expense of labor and industry. It is reminiscent of when the economist William Nassau Senior (who took over Thomas Malthus’s position at the East India College) was told that a million people had died in Ireland’s potato famine. He remarked succinctly: “It is not enough.” So neoliberal junk economics has a long pedigree. The result has radically reshaped the idea of national sovereignty and even the basic assumption underlying all political theory: the premise that governments act in the national interest. As Yves Smith’s Naked Capitalism website has pointed out: The eurozone is up against Dani Rodrik’s trilemma: Democratic politics and the Nation State vs globalism based on the Bretton Woods system. You cannot have all three corners of the triangle at once. The creators of the European Union knew that the end game was 65
the dissolution of nation states. … But what they failed to anticipate is that the costs of these crises would be visited on the inhabitants of particular nation states, and that would lead them to rebel against the “inevitable” integration. As long as democratic mechanisms are intact in enough of the countries being pressed to wear the austerity hairshirt, revolt is indeed possible. Economists argue that the cost for any nation to exit the eurozone is prohibitive. But how does that stack up with a “rescue” program that virtually guarantees continued economic contraction and depopulation for Ireland? Faced with two unattractive alternatives, the desire for self-determination and for punishment of coercive European technocrats may make supposedly irrational moves seem compelling.5 The shape of Europe that is emerging is not the original view of mobilizing technology to raise living standards. The leaders who originally sponsored the EU viewed nation states as having plunged the continent into a millennium of warfare. But today, finance is the new mode of warfare. Its objective is the same as military conquest: to seize the land and basic infrastructure, and to levy tribute – euphemized as bailout repayments, as if the financial system were necessary to fuel industry and labor rather than siphoning off their surplus. The Irish government’s €10 billion interest payments are projected to absorb 80% of the government’s 2010 income tax revenue. This is beyond the ability of any national government or economy to survive. It means that all growth must be paid as tribute to the EU for having bailed out reckless bankers in Germany and other countries that failed to realize the seemingly obvious fact that debts that can’t be paid won’t be. The problem is that during the interim it takes to realize this, economies will be destroyed, assets stripped, capital depleted and much labor obliged to emigrate. Latvia is the poster child for this, with a third of its population between 20 and 40 years old already having emigrated or reported to be planning to leave the country within the next few years. The EU’s nightmare is that voters may wake up in the same way that Argentina finally did when it announced that the neoliberal advice it had taken from U.S. and IMF advisors had destroyed the economy so much that it could not pay. As matters turned out, it had little trouble in imposing a 70% write-down on foreign creditors. Its economy is now booming – because it became credit-worthy again, once it freed itself from its financial albatross! Much the same occurred in Latin America and other Third World countries after Mexico announced that it could not pay its foreign debts in 1982. A wave of defaults spread – inspiring negotiated debt write-downs in the form of Brady Bonds. U.S. and other creditors calculated what debtors realistically could pay, and replaced the old irresponsible bank loans with new bonds. The United States and by IMF members applauded the write-downs as a success story. But Ireland, Greece and Iceland are now being told horror stories about what might happen if governments do not commit financial suicide. The fear is that debtors may revolt, leading the Eurozone to break up over demands that financialized economies turn over their entire surplus to creditors for as many years as the eye of forecasters can see, acquiescing to bank demands that they subject themselves to a generation of austerity, shrinkage and emigration. 66
That is the issue in Iceland’s election this Saturday. It is the issue now facing European voters as a whole: Are today’s economies to be run for the banks, bailing them out of unpayably high reckless loans at public expense? Or, will the financial system be reined in to serve the economy and raise wage levels instead of imposing austerity. It seems ironic that the Socialist parties (Spain and Greece), the British Labour Party and various Social Democratic parties have moved to the pro-banker right wing of the political spectrum, committed to imposing anti-labor austerity not only in Europe, but also in New Zealand (the 1990s poster child for Thatcherite privatization) and even Australia. Their policy of downsizing public social services and embrace of privatization is the opposite of their position a century ago. How did they become so decoupled from their original labor constituencies? It seems as if their function is to impose whatever right-wing agenda the Conservative parties cannot get away with – not unlike Obama neutering possible Democratic Party alternatives to Republican lobbying for more Rubinomics. Is it simply gullibility? That may have been the case in Russia, whose leaders seemed to have little idea of how to fend off destructive advice from the Harvard Boys and Jeffrey Sachs. But something more deliberate plagues Britain’s own Labour Party in outThatchering the Conservatives in privatizing the railroads and other key economic infrastructure with their Public-Private Partnership. It is the attitude that led Gordon Brown to threaten to blackball Icelandic membership in the EU if its voters oppose bailing out the failure of Britain’s own neoliberal bank insurance agency to prevent banksters from emptying out Icesave. What seems remarkable is that Icelandic voters may take seriously their prime minister’s threat that a “No” vote on the Icesave bailout would lead the UK and Holland to blackball Icelandic entry. The new Conservative Prime Minister has little love for Mr. Brown, and realizes that his own voters are not eager to support membership of a country that is willing to sacrifice the domestic economy to pay bankers for what looks like shady loans. And what of the rest of Europe? Is buckling under to unfair bank demands really the way to make friends with the indebted PIIGS countries? Do these countries want to admit another neoliberal advocate favoring banks over their domestic economies? Or would Iceland make more friends by voting “No”? Last weekend half a million British citizens marched in London to protest the threatened cutbacks in social services, education and transportation, and tax increases to pay for Gordon Brown’s bailout of Northern Rock and the Royal Bank of Scotland. The burden is to fall on labor and industry, not Britain’s financial class. The Daily Express, a traditionally campaigning national paper, is now running a full throttle campaign for Britain to leave the EU, on much the same ground that Britain has long rejected joining the euro. What is the rational of Iceland and other debtor countries paying, especially at this time? The proposed agreements would give Britain and Holland more than EU directives would. Iceland has a strong legal case. Social Democratic warnings about the EU seem so overblown that one wonders whether the Althing members are simply hoping to avoid an investigation as to what actually happened to Landsbanki’s Icesave deposits. Britain’s 67
Serous Fraud Office recently became more serious in investigating what happened to the money, and has begun to arrest former directors. So this is a strange time indeed for Iceland’s government to agree to take bad bank debts onto its own balance sheet. The EU has given Iceland bad advice: “Pay the Icesave debts, guarantee the bad bank loans, it really won’t cost too much. It will be fairly easy for your government to take it on.” One now can see that this is the same bad advice given to Ireland, Greece and other countries. “Fairly easy” is a euphemism for decades of economic shrinkage and emigration. The problem is that the more Iceland’s economy shrinks, the more impossible it becomes to pay foreign debts. Iceland’s government is desperately begging to join Europe without asking just what the cost will be. It would plunge the krona’s exchange rate, shrink the economy, drive young workers to emigrate to find jobs and to avoid the bankruptcy foreclosures that would result from subjecting the nation to austerity. Nobody really knows just how deep the hole is. Iceland’s government has not made a serious attempt to make a risk analysis. What is clear is that the EU and IMF have been irresponsibly optimistic. Each new statistical report is “surprising” and “unexpected.” On the basis of the IMF’s working assumption about the króna’s exchange rate at end-2009, for example, the IMF staff projected that gross external debt would be 160% of GDP. To be sure, they added that a further depreciation of the exchange rate of 30 percent would cause a precipitous rise in the debt ratio. This indeed has occurred. Back in November 2008, the IMF warned that the foreign debt it projected by yearend 2009 might reach 240% of GDP, a level it called “clearly unsustainable.” But today’s debt level has been estimated to stand at 260% of Icelandic GDP – even without including the government-sponsored Icesave debt and some other debt categories. Creditors lose nothing by providing junk-economic advice. They have shown themselves quite willing to encourage economies to destroy themselves in the process of trying to pay – something like applauding nuclear power plant workers for walking into radiation to help put out a fire. For Ireland, the EU pressed the government to take responsibility for bank loans that turned out to be only about 30% (not a misprint!) of estimated market price. It said that this could “easily” be done. Ireland’s government agreed, at the cost of condemning the economy to two or more decades of poverty, emigration and bankruptcy. What makes the problem worse is that foreign-currency debt is not paid out of GDP (whose transactions are in domestic currency), but out of net export earnings – plus whatever the government can be persuaded to sell off to private buyers. For Iceland, the question would become one of how many of its products and services – and natural resources and companies – Britain and the Netherlands would buy. It is supposed to be the creditor’s responsibility to work with debtors and negotiate payment in exports. Instead of doing this, today’s creditors simply demand that governments sell off their land, mineral resources, basic infrastructure and natural monopolies to pay foreign creditors. These assets are forfeited in what is, in effect, a pre68
bankruptcy proceeding. The new buyers then turn the economy into a set of tollbooths by raising access fees to transportation, phone service and other privatized sectors. One would think that the normal response of a government in this kind of foreign debt negotiation would be to appoint a Group of Experts to lay out the economy’s position so as to evaluate the ability to pay foreign debts – and to structure the deal around the ability to pay. But there has been no risk assessment. The Althing has simply accepted the demands of the UK and Holland without any negotiation. It has not even protested the fact that Britain and Holland are still running up the interest clock on the charges they are demanding. Why doesn’t Iceland’s population behave like that of Ireland or Greece, not to mention Argentina or the United States, and say to Europe’s financial negotiators: “Nice try! But we’re not falling for it. Your creditor game is over! No nation can be expected to keep committing financial suicide Ireland-style, imposing economic depression and forcing a large portion of the labor force to emigrate, simply to pay bank depositors for the crimes or negligence of bankers.” The credit rating agencies have tried to reinforce the Althing’s attempt to panic the population into a “Yes” vote. On February 23, Moody’s threatened: “If the agreement is rejected, we would likely downgrade Iceland’s ratings to Ba1 or below.” If voters approve the agreement, however, “we would likely change the outlook on the government’s current Baa3 ratings to stable from negative,” in view of a likely “cut-off in the remaining US$1.1 billion committed by the other Nordic countries and probably also to delays in Iceland’s IMF program.” Perhaps not many Icelanders realize that credit ratings agencies are, in effect, lobbyists for their clients, the financial sector. One would think that they had utterly lost their reputation for honesty – not to mention competence – by pasting AAA ratings on junk mortgages as prime enablers of the present global financial crash. The explanation is, they did it all for money. They are no more honest than was Arthur Andersen in approving Enron’s junk accounting. My own view of ratings agencies is based in no small part on the story that Dennis Kucinich told me about the time when he was mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. The banks and some of their leading clients had set their eyes on privatizing the city’s publicly owned electric company. The privatizers wanted buy it on credit (with the tax-deductible interest charges depriving the government of collecting income tax on their takings), and sharply raise prices to pay for exorbitant executive salaries, outrageous underwriting fees to the banks, stock options for the big raiders, heavy interest charges to the banks and a nice free lunch to the ratings agencies. The banks asked Mayor Kucinich to sell them the bank, promising to help him be governor if he would sell out his constituency. Mr. Kucinich said “No.” So the banks brought in their bullyboys, the ratings agencies. They threatened to downgrade Cleveland’s rating, so that it could not roll over the loan balances that it ran as a normal course with the banks. “Let us take your power company or we will wreck your city’s finances,” they said in effect.
Mr. Kucinich again said no. The banks carried out their threat – but the mayor had saved the city from having its incomes squeezed by predatory privatization charges. In due course its voters sent Mr. Kucinich to Congress, where he subsequently became an important presidential candidate. So returning to the problem of the credit rating agencies, how can anyone believe that agreeing to pay an unpayably high debt would improve Iceland’s credit rating? Investors have learned to depend on their own common sense since losing hundreds of billions of dollars on the ratings agencies’ reckless ratings. The agencies managed to avoid criminal prosecution by noting that the small print of their contracts said that they were only providing an “opinion,” not a realistic analysis for which they could be expected to take any honest professional responsibility! Argentina’s experience should provide the model for how writing off a significant portion of foreign debt makes the economy more creditworthy, not less. And as far as possible lawsuits are concerned, it is a central assumption of international law that no sovereign country should be forced to commit economic suicide by imposing financial austerity to the point of forcing emigration and demographic shrinkage. Nations are sovereign entities. It thus would be legally as well as morally wrong for Iceland’s citizens to spend the rest of their lives paying off debts owed for money that should rather be an issue between Britain’s Serious Fraud Office and the British bank insurance agencies. Overarching the vote is how high a price Iceland is willing to pay to join the EU. In fact, as the Eurozone faces a crisis from the PIIGS debtors, what kind of EU is going to emerge from today’s conflict between creditors and debtors. Fears have been growing that the euro-zone may break up in any case. So Iceland’s Social Democratic government may be trying to join an illusion – one that now seems to be breaking up, at least as far as its neoliberal extremism is concerned. Just yesterday (Thursday, April 7) a Financial Times editorial commented on what it deemed to be Portugal’s premature cave-in to EU demands: Another eurozone country has been humbled by its banks. Earlier this week, Portugal’s banks were threatening a bond-buyers’ go-slow unless the caretaker government sought financial help from other European Union countries. … Lisbon should have stuck to its position. … it should still resist doing what the banks demanded: seeking an immediate bridging loan. … By jumping the gun, the government risks having scared markets away entirely. That may prejudice the outcome of negotiations about the longer-term facility. The caretaker government has neither the moral nor the political authority to determine Portugal’s future in this way. It should not precipitately abandon the markets. That may mean paying high yields on debt issues in coming months – higher than they might have been had the government not folded its hand too soon. … The right time to opt for an external rescue would have been at the end of a national debate.” The same should be true for Iceland. Looking over the past year, it seems that the island nation has been used as a target for a psychological and political experiment – a cruel one – to see how much a population will be willing to pay that it does not really owe for what 70
bank insiders have stolen or lent to themselves. This is not only an Icelandic problem. It remains a problem in Ireland, and in the United States for that matter, as well as in Britain itself. The moral is that creditor foreclosure – or voluntary forfeiture to pay international bankers – has become today’s preferred mode of economic warfare. It is cheaper than military conquest, but its aim is similar: to gain control of foreign property and levy tribute – in a way that the tribute-payers accept voluntarily. Land is appropriated and foreclosed on – or, what turns out to be the same thing, its rental income is pledged to foreign bank branches extending mortgage credit that absorbs the net rent. The result is economic austerity and chronic depression, ending the upsweep in living standards promised a generation ago. Iceland’s government seems to have become decoupled from what is good for voters and for the very survival of Iceland’s economy. It thus challenges the assumption that underlies all social science and economics: that nations will act in their own self-interest. This is the assumption that underlies democracy: that voters will realize their self-interest and elect representatives to apply such policies. For the political scientist this is an anomaly. How does one explain why a national parliament is acting on behalf of Britain and the Dutch as creditors, rather than in the interest of their own country accused of owing debts that voters in other countries have removed their governments for agreeing to?
Notes 1 Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, “Greece defies Europe as EMU crisis turns deadly serious,” The Telegraph (UK), December 18, 2009. 2 Kerin Hope, “Greeks adopt ‘won’t pay’ attitude,” Financial Times, March 10, 2011. 3 Olivier Besancenot and Pierre-François Grond, “The Greek People are the Victims of an Extortion Racket,” Le Monde, May 14, 2010. 4 Ireland’s winter of discontent,” Financial Times editorial, March 1, 2011. 5 Yves Smith, “Will Ireland Threaten to Default?” Naked Capitalism, March 15, 2011. 6 “Banks 1, Portugal 0,” Financial Times editorial, April 7, 2011.
Michael Hudson is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Michael Hudson
Iceland Declares Independence from International Banks - By Bill Wilson Iceland is free. And it will remain so, so long as her people wish to remain autonomous of the foreign domination of her would-be masters — in this case, international bankers. On April 9, the fiercely independent people of island-nation defeated a referendum that would have bailed out the UK and the Netherlands who had covered the deposits of British and Dutch investors who had lost funds in Icesave bank in 2008. At the time of the bank’s failure, Iceland refused to cover the losses. But the UK and Netherlands nonetheless have demanded that Iceland repay them for the “loan” as a condition for admission into the European Union. In response, the Icelandic people have told Europe to go pound sand. The final vote was 103,207 to 69,462, or 58.9 percent to 39.7 percent. “Taxpayers should not be responsible for paying the debts of a private institution,” said Sigriur Andersen, a spokeswoman for the Advice group that opposed the bailout. A similar referendum in 2009 on the issue, although with harsher terms, found 93.2 percent of the Icelandic electorate rejecting a proposal to guarantee the deposits of foreign investors who had funds in the Icelandic bank. The referendum was invoked when President Olafur Ragnur Grimmson vetoed legislation the Althingi, Iceland’s parliament, had passed to pay back the British and Dutch. Under the terms of the agreement, Iceland would have had to pay £2.35 billion to the UK, and €1.32 billion to the Netherlands by 2046 at a 3 percent interest rate. Its rejection for the second time by Iceland is a testament to its people, who feel they should bear no responsibility for the losses of foreigners endured in the financial crisis. That opposition to bailouts led to Iceland’s decision to allow the bank to fail in 2008. Not that the taxpayers there could have afforded to. As noted by Bloomberg News, at the time the crisis hit in 2008, “the banks had debts equal to 10 times Iceland’s $12 billion GDP.” “These were private banks and we didn’t pump money into them in order to keep them going; the state did not shoulder the responsibility of the failed private banks,” Iceland President Olafur Grimsson told Bloomberg Television. The voters’ rejection came despite threats to isolate Iceland from funding in international financial institutions. Iceland’s national debt has already been downgraded by credit rating agencies, and now those same agencies have promised to do so once again as punishment for defying the will of international bankers. This is just the latest in the long drama since 2008 of global institutions refusing to take losses in the financial crisis. Threats of a global economic depression and claims of being “too big to fail” have equated to a loaded gun to the heads of representative governments in the U.S. and Europe. Iceland is of particular interest because it did not bail out its banks like Ireland did, or foreign ones like the U.S. did. 72
If that fervor catches on amongst taxpayers worldwide, as it has in Iceland and with the tea party movement in America, the banks would have something to fear; that is, the inability to draw from limitless amounts of funding from gullible government officials and central banks. It appears that the root cause is government guarantees, whether explicit or implicit, on risk-taking by the banks. Ultimately, such guarantees are not necessary to maintain full employment or even prop up an economy with growth, they are simply designed to allow these international institutions to overleverage and increase their profit margins in good times — and to avoid catastrophic losses in bad times. The lesson here is instructive across the pond, but it is a chilling one. If the U.S. — or any sovereign for that matter — attempts to restructure their debts, or to force private investors to take a haircut on their own foolish gambles, these international institutions have promised the equivalent of economic war in response. However, the alternative is for representative governments to sacrifice their independence to a cadre of faceless bankers who share no allegiance to any nation. It is the conflict that has already defined the beginning of the 21st Century. The question is whether free peoples will choose to remain free, as Iceland has, or to submit. Bill Wilson is the President of Americans for Limited Government. You can follow Bill on Twitter at @BillWilsonALG. Read more at NetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2011/04/iceland-declaresindependence-from-international-banks/#ixzz1Jh6ZtgWw
So, “What's next?” - It all depends! - On whether suggestions in this document will be taken seriously or not! However, if commentary on relevant previously current issues has been proven true, then how can the possible future alternatives and proposals also not be true? Remember, “a will to fight forward” is all that is needed! The future, and it's fulfillment, is up to Iceland, and by Iceland I mean its people. I would be happy to offer my services by way of further ideas, as needed or requested. There are a lot more solutions available, believe it or not! With Love Always, David