Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Greek Election: The 'Winds of Change'

More like Category 5 hurricane: Greece just the beginning of the end of the despotic, corrupt, thieving EU and their criminal bankers

The Street
By Jeff Nelson
05/07/2012

The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage

NEW YORK (Bullion Bulls Canada) --

As Western economies and Western societies continue to deteriorate, I find myself frequently appalled but rarely surprised. Thus it was a refreshing change to be "surprised" by this weekend's Greek election -- made even better by the fact it was a pleasant surprise.

Greece, EU in revolt against criminal bankers, "leaders"
The Western mainstream media had told us to expect the two rancid, Establishment parties in Greece (PASOK and New Democracy) to maintain their grip on power by circling the wagons and forming a Coalition of Convenience, to prevent the possibility of any real change. The script had seemingly been written.

PASOK and New Democracy would unite to serve the bankers and continue their Friedman Austerity: stomping on the poor and middle class to preserve the wealth and privilege of the aristocracy. As they finished the destruction of Greece's economy they would also complete their own self-annihilation. This would have then set the stage for a real "election" in Greece (i.e. an event where "change" was an option).

PASOK and New Democracy would vanish into political oblivion. A clean slate of political parties would emerge with a "radical" agenda: placing the interests of the Greek people ahead of those of Western bankers and their own Oligarchs. However, that's not what happened in this election.

Either Western media misrepresented Greek voter sentiment in their pre-election predictions, or (being a part of the rancid Establishment themselves) they simply failed to understand it. Greek voters, after being subjected to two years of political/economic rape, advanced the timetable. They "squeezed" PASOK and New Democracy in the same manner those two traitor-parties had been squeezing the people on behalf of the Oligarchs. Despite the full weight of the Greek Establishment making a last, desperate attempt to maintain the (corrupt) status quo; the voice of the Greek people was heard.


Turning the tables on EU dictators Sarkozy, Merkel who along with other EU despots disasterously over-stepped their theft of public monies; ludicrous "austerity" programs to cover thefts backfire as citizens call for blood after their lives, futures are destroyed

The effective winner in the election was the SYRIZA Party, which translates literally as "Coalition of the Radical Left". This simple translation tells us all we need to know about how far the Western political pendulum has swung to the right.

Representing the broad majority rather than the privileged few is now a concept of the "radical left." That principle used to go by a much more general label: democracy.


Protesters taking no more shit from Greek pigs, who surely now know the gig is up and the protesters will have long, fond memories of who kicked their asses and threw them in jail

Eliminating corruption and restoring faith and trust in government is now a concept of the "radical left." That principle used to go by a much more general label: justice.

Placing feeding the people ahead of making interest payments to bankers as a political priority is now a concept of the "radical left". That principle used to go by a much more general label: compassion.


Anti-capatalist West sentiment peaking among protesters
The Western propaganda machine has wasted no time in cranking-up its media megaphone to maximum decibels. "Beware the Rise of the Radical Left!" shriek its fearmongers. It is a strategy doomed to failure. Demonizing the concepts of democracy, justice, and compassion as principles of "the radical left" will only complete the isolation and political disconnect of the Western Establishment.

This is how and why we continue to see cycles of revolution, whether by sweeping changes via the ballot box or more forcible means of political reform. The privileged Establishment self-destructs as it severs all connections with the people (and the real world) and retreats to its ivory towers.

"Let them eat cake," suggested Marie Antoinette. "Eat more austerity," sneered PASOK and New Democracy. The message of these modern Fascists was harsher, but the separation from reality is the same.


The best bet for EU thieves is to put the money back, restore jobs

Note that the fearmongering of the Western media after Greece's election is not only a losing strategy but a dishonest one. It's attempt to portray this election as a "radical" ideological change is a complete betrayal of the facts.

Immediately after the election, Alexis Tsipras (the leader of SYRIZA) reached out to the Independent Party of Greece -- a right-wing party and also officially "anti-austerity" -- in seeking to unite the Greek people, irrespective of their political stripes. This election had only one message: "change", as Greeks across the political spectrum rejected the corruption and betrayal of the political status quo.


Like coward American cousins, Greek pigs continue to fight in a burning house

In addition, note the totally different dynamics (and outcome) we saw in Greece's election versus the election which took place in France, also this weekend. In France there was no real change. The Iron Fist of Fascism (Sarkozy) was simply replaced by the Velvet Glove of Fascism (Hollande). Instead of Sarkozy's blatant brutalizing of the Little People, we have Hollande proposing the more subtle form of economic rape represented by "the Euro Bond."

Clearly, unlike the Greek people the French people have not yet suffered enough to shake off their propaganda-induced coma of apathy. Four years of being throttled with Hollande's Velvet Glove should be more than enough time to awaken the French people -- by completing the destruction of France's economy.


Soon water pistols may turn into the real thing

Even more stark was the difference in the reaction of the Western propaganda machine to the two elections, epitomized by coverage of London's The Telegraph:

...Greece is potentially ungovernable as a minority government must try and pass [sic] a new raft of austerity measures next month which are a condition of an EU-IMF bailout and Greek membership of the euro.

In France, while Hollande, the Socialist President-elect is a centrist, he is sitting on a powder keg of resentment at measures that his government will have to pass if it is not to spark a meltdown of financial markets.

In Greece, the two Establishment parties couldn't even muster 40% of the vote between them, meaning that a solid majority of Greek voters have chosen politicians expressly vowing to support the will of the people. Yet we see the mainstream media labeling Greece as "potentially ungovernable."

Yes, Greece is now "potentially ungovernable" from the perspective of the Establishment, seeking to implement an agendaabsolutely contrary to the will of the people, and with now only a clear minority of Greece's politicians willing to betray the people and serve as their stooges.

Then there is France, where the Establishment knows that one of their Boys is still in charge. As a result, even the right-wing Telegraph is willing to give France's new Socialist president a muted thumbs-up as a "centrist." Yet it notes that Hollande is "sitting on a powder keg of resentment." Let me translate that phrase, since the propaganda machine loves to engage in euphemisms when it is seeking to evade the truth.

Obviously when The Telegraph refers to a "powder keg of resentment" it is clear acknowledgment that as another Establishment candidate seeking to maintain the status quo and serve the agenda of the bankers that Hollande will be acting against the will of the people. Furthermore in maintaining the status quo and continuing policies which have totally and unequivocally failedall across the West, he is dooming France's economy to precisely the same fate as Greece.

Meanwhile in Greece there is the potential for a new government which will seek to represent the will of the people, and make a good faith attempt to improve the economy and make real changes -- rather than continuing to commit economic suicide. Why is one labeled as "potentially ungovernable" but not the other? The answer is already before us.

Starting from Day 1, the Establishment (and its mouthpieces in the mainstream media) have dedicated themselves to supporting their Boy in France, while doing anything and everything they can to undermine any government with the temerity to attempt to represent the people. Should the anti-Establishment majority in Greece manage to form a government, we can expect that the verbal assault from the propaganda machine will be accompanied by an economic assault in financial markets. This would simply mirror the actions of the Establishment in Iceland, after their political lackeys were also banished from power.

The path to political and economic freedom for the Greek people will not be an easy one, already that is plain to see. Getting to "the light at the end of the tunnel" will mean passing through considerable darkness, as the Establishment makes its Last Stand (at least in Greece).

Unlike the French people, however, the Greek people have at least made a start along that road. For that reason alone, any new government would merit our moral support -- and some cautious optimism. The Winds of Change are blowing strongly in Greece.



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Tainted Pet Food Recalled in U.S. - New Attempts to Exterminate Poor, Disabled, Elderly who EAT PET FOOD TO SURVIVE

This reads like a science-fiction novel; yet another intentional release of a pathogen with deadly consequences and targeting the most at-risk in today's mentally-ill American "society"

Agencies
By Sara Bunting
05/08/2012

Check your pantry shelves – a nationwide recall of products from Diamond Pet Foods may affect you and your pets.

Next up on CDC menu:  Antibiotic-resistant botulism
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's looking into a salmonella outbreak – in humans – that may trace back to Diamond Pet Foods' dog food. The affected food was manufactured in South Carolina, but the illness has cropped up in 14 people across nine states overall. CDC investigators believe it's possible that those who have fallen ill with the rare strain of salmonella got sick via contact with dogs who had eaten the tainted food, or the food itself.

The recall has expanded since April, when Diamond -- whose website touts its products as "holistic" and "all-natural," and gives pride of place to its purified-water cooking process -- pulled just three brands. Now, as a precaution, the company has broadened the recall to nine brands, thanks to information gleaned from those sickened; seven of 10 of those stricken had had contact with a dog in the week prior, and five of the sick people remembered the type of dog food they'd had contact with as well.

The nine states with reported cases are Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. But the food is distributed in as many as 16 states and in Canada, which is also subject to the recall.


This enraged puss conducts it's own "First Strike" on salmonella poisoned food by biting hand that feeds it:  No more "CDC" Little Friskies for you kitty

Several types of food are affected, cat food as well as dog food. A complete list of the labels, with relevant production dates, is available at DiamondPetRecall.com, and includes but is not limited to Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul; Country Value; Diamond and Diamond Naturals; Taste of the Wild; and two Kirkland Signature labels. Click the link above and make sure you're not inadvertently feeding contaminated kibble.

So how exactly did the salmonella jump from dog-food bowls to the unfortunate folks who came down with the strain? The CDC is still tracking the outbreak, but said there could be a handful of explanations: people touching the dog food, then their own food; contact with bowls or utensils used to serve the dog food that weren't cleaned properly afterwards; and that old standby, a canine carrier licking their faces.

How to prevent it in your home? Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly with hot soapy water is the best way to fend off any illness. Also wash your hands before and after contact with pet food, including treats; after petting or handling pets (and especially their poop); before preparing your own meals, and before eating them. Children are less able to fight off food-borne illness, so don't let them near the pet food bowls, and keep an eye on those photogenic dog kisses, which could spread disease as well.

In this case, the easiest preventive measure you can take is checking your pantry for suspect kibble, and getting rid of any recalled brands pronto, then cleaning the surfaces and storage containers it had contact with.

This isn't the first time kibble has caused an extended salmonella outbreak among humans. 2006 and 2007 saw salmonella passed around 70 people in 19 states thanks to contaminated kibble. Let's hope this outbreak gets kiboshed more quickly – but if you think you have salmonella (whose symptoms often resemble a garden-variety stomach bug: fever, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, GI pain), call your doctor promptly. The symptoms look pretty similar in pets, so if you think your dog or cat is affected, by the recalled food or for any reason, contact your veterinarian.



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