Iceland - Example for a new American Revolution

Pols and pundits want you to believe it's hopeless, but it's not! Photo: AP - Protestors burn effigy of Icelandic Prime Minister in 2009

WASHINGTON, December 15, 2013 — The throes of revolution in the Muslim Spring played out not just in public squares, but in social media. A Twitter revolt helped topple Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarek. This was followed by the rise to power of the only organized political force there, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Their heavy-handed radical Islamist regime was so unpopular that the military threw them out.

Covered in extensive and excruciating detail by America’s major media, (save the rapes, assaults and murders of women and Christians), we are expected to learn that overthrowing established government is a bad thing. That it’s better to keep the devil we know.

Their message is that only turmoil and tribulation result from removing the heavy hand of oppression; that either anarchy or another even worse tyrant will result.

But let’s “imagine,” for a moment, a peaceful revolution that worked.

Let’s start with a banking crisis like 2008, caused by greedheads in government and breathtaking risktakers in multinational megacorporations. Assume it was entirely intended, in order to cause critical consequences and cement even more power and money in the hands of elites.

Say that nationalizing industry and the banking system is fine, like our media and both major parties did. Play down the essential bankrupting of government by buying our own securities and monetizing the debt. Assume that government passed sweeping bailouts for banks “too big to fail”. Ramped up “benefit” payments to a populace thrown headlong from a workforce that deserted them, in order to drain their power and hook them on government largesse.

Posit a peaceful movement to undo the damage, that called bailouts a failure; called for jailing the ones who caused the mess in the first place. Sounds a lot like our own Occupy and Tea Party movements.

Picture a people so fed up they throw out a large percentage of incumbents, sending new faces pledged to serve freedom and fiscal restraint to the seats of power. America did this, too, spurning Democrats and RINOs in Congress and State governments in 2010.

Allow that this was insufficient to break the grip of entrenched elites. That they instead ratcheted up the forced march “forward.” That in their haughty hubris and secret fear of ordinary folks, they pushed for even more control, at the cost of human freedom. That more and more folks became disaffected with the powers that be, but were ignored and demeaned, instead.

Fine so far, that experience mirrors our own. Now, step into the unknown, at least unknown here at home. What if a mass movement put pressure on, and kept it up? What if their incessant and unyielding demands toppled yet more of the establishment? What if they formed a committee of average citizens, including a large percentage of the unaffiliated, and rewrote their Constitution?

What if they arrested, prosecuted and jailed the bankers whose actions caused the crisis, instead of rewarding them with fat paydays? What if their actions, entirely peaceful, restored liberty and fiscal sanity to their country?

This actually happened, you know. Or most likely, you don’t. Spectacularly unreported in American media, Iceland did all of those things. It was called the “Pots and Pans” revolution, because the protestors used those to make noise. They didn’t have to fire a single shot.

There is a reason the elites don’t want you to know. They would have you ignorant of the example. They like things the way they are. We don’t. And here in America, we have no need to rewrite a new Constitution. Our old one would work fine, if we but followed it.

Rise up, Americans! It’s time to take it all back! Time to regain liberty and the prosperity that ensues!

We can do this peacefully. Just remember, 300 million guns in the hands of 100 million Americans means would-be tyrants don’t dare risk their own necks for a fate far worse than a little jail time. For if they sow the wind, they will reap the whirlwind.

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Daniel Martin Gray

Daniel Martin Gray is a former Progressive who saw the light, turning from the dark side over decades, to become a Constitutionalist. His family that remained in Europe was nearly wiped out by the Holocaust. They refused to believe that tyranny could happen there. He sees America marching “Forward” on that same road, exactly as our Founders warned us against.


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