A few weeks
ago we noted that December 7 is becoming a grass roots "banker
mutiny" day, in which citizens across Europe will pull money
from their banks and thus force a pan-European bank run on what
is already a bankrupt financial system, which survives each day
only at the expense of the continent’s increasingly indebted citizens,
their life of increasing austerity, and of course, the US Federal
Reserve and its final backstop. In some ways we discounted the potential
reach of this movement. Enter Eric Cantona – just ask any sport
afficionado who the most entertaining, flamboyant and skillful football
player of 1990′s Manchester United was and 9 out of 10 times you
will hear that name. The icon (both in England and France) whose
on field antics were only matched by his kung fu skills, and who
has a massive popular following, has been recorded agitating viewers
(many of them), to enact a bloodless revolution against French banks:
"We don’t pick up weapons to kill people, to start the revolution…
the revolution is really easy to do nowadays. What is the system?
The system revolves around the banks. It’s based on the power of
the banks… so it must be destroyed starting with the banks. This
means that the 3 million people with their placards on the street…
they go to the bank, withdraw their money from the banks and these
ones collapse. 10 million people and the banks collapse and there
is not real threat, a real revolution. We must go to the bank. In
this case there would be a real revolution. It’s not complicated.
You simply go to the bank in your country and withdraw your money.
If there are enough people withdrawing their money, the system
collapses. No weapon, no blood, or anything like that." A
peaceful anti-banking revolution, brilliantly explained so that
everyone can understand.
is only half the battle. The other half is getting off your ass.
Which is why this will never work in the US. As for Europe, we will
find out in 3 weeks…