Dennis Behreandt of New American writes:
I have a theory about the canary in the coal mine. I expect that before it died of asphyxiation, it would panic and chirp loudly and vigorously at the prospect of its coming demise. It would then fall silent, and pass out, and its change in behavior would warn the miners that the air in the mine had become foul.
Take a look at what has transpired in Greece over the last couple years, namely in the last few months, and it should be clear that the canary is dying of asphyxiation before our eyes. Panic has set in at the highest levels of the Greek political and financial echelons, and they are thrashing violently and with the kind of irrational volatility of a canary that senses its imminent demise.
There is no way out of the coal mine.
Last week the Dow Jones was propelled 600 points to new yearly highs after news that European Unions leaders had finally found a solution for the crisis – the third or fourth of its kind (we’ve lost count, at this point). By Monday morning that deal, like all of those that preceded it, was once again on the brink of falling apart when Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called for a nation wide referendum that would allow the Greek people to vote on whether or not the EU deal should be approved.
Global markets were instantly spooked. Rather, shall we say, it was the bankers, financiers and political powerhouse leaders like Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Nicolas Sarkozy who were worried. If it were up to them, the Greek people should have no say in what their government should do. Their idea of a solution is one that is approved without incident by Greek parliament leaders and economic ministers who are in the pockets of the lobbyists and special interests that would benefit from a sell out of the country’s future resources, capital and labor force.
A solution that includes and looks out for the interests of the Greek people is simply not a viable option for the global elite. The people are, after all, just proles and serfs – certainly not capable of holding their government and financial institutions accountable for their transgressions.
Looking back at the 2008 banking collapse in the United States, and the subsequent trillions of dollars in bailouts that followed against calls of protest by nine in ten Americans, it’s impossible to ignore the pattern that has emerged.
- The governments and their money interests leverage the system with innumerable trillions in debt.
- The system hits a breaking point and collapses.
- The same individuals and conglomerates involved in creating the crisis and destroying the wealth of nations then call upon the people to sacrifice their well being, their future, their childrens’ futures and their liberty for a new worldly solution.
- The majority of the people reject such solutions, as they see that their lives are being sacrificed in favor of global political and economic governance.
- Those elected to serve the people, believing themselves to be gods, ignore the people, and move forward with their plans that do nothing but further enslave the populations of the once free world.
In this respect, Greece and the USA are one in the same.
Of late, the Greek canary is showing us what happens at the point of asphyxiation. We are witnessing the last breaths of a European Union of which Greece is still a member. The canary is struggling desperately to find a way out. The Greek Prime Minister calls for a democratic referendum one day, and less then 72 hours later reneges. One minute there are rumors that he will resign under pressure, then the reports disappear. Last week the Greek issue had been stabilized, a week later EU members are openly talking of a Greek exit to preserve the Euro – previously touted as impossible, now seriously being considered as the only viable orderly option.
It’s a mess out there. But if you look closer, it’s a mess over here as well – and it’s much worse than anything we could ever imagine happening as a result of a Greek, Italian or Portuguese collapse.
What is happening in Greece right now has already begun in the USA. We’re a much bigger canary, though, so it is going to take a while longer for the toxic fumes to kill us. But make no mistake, like Greece, the United States is just as volatile. The canary is chirping vigorously. The problem is that the majority of those in the coal mine have misinterpreted what the canary’s chirping really means. Rather than evacuating, they are joining the canary in song and dance – ignorantly awaiting their own demise.