Protesting Spanish Cops: "Forgive Us For Not Arresting Those Truly Responsible For This Crisis: Bankers & Politicians"

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Yesterday, in what is an appetizer to the great 2013 convergence trade (that, between the now thoroughly dead Greek and the Spanish economy, which is rapidly getting there, of course), several thousand Spanish policemen took the streets of Madrid protesting the latest round of austerity, which included frozen pensions and the elimination of the Christmas bonus (they will have many more opportunities to protest not only the loss of any future upside, but the eventual cut of existing wages and entitlements). As RT reports, protesters blew whistles, shouted slogans, and carried anti-austerity banners as they marched through the city centre to the interior ministry. But perhaps the most telling message read on one of the slogans, was the following: "Citizens! Forgive us for not arresting those truly responsible for this crisis: bankers and politicians."

And there you have the entire current clusterfuck summarized in one simple sentence: because as long as those responsible for the ongoing economic collapse, which will inevitably end in war as many have observed, Kyle Bass most recently, are not only not arrested but preserve their positions of power, any and all change will merely be cosmetic and any real change will only affect the bank accounts of the global middle class which are slowly but surely drained to zero.

More from RT:

The Spanish government has imposed harsh spending cuts aimed at saving 150 billion euros between 2012 and 2014. The move has been met with anger and protests from hundreds of thousands of Spanish citizens.

 

The austerity measures are in exchange for a rescue loan of up to 100 billion euros from the EU to help the country’s stricken banks.

 

"The problem is they take from us to give to others, like the autonomous regions and the banks," 33-year-old police officer Antonio Perez told AP.

 

But it’s not just their pay the police are worried about. 

 

A spokesman for Spain’s Unified Police Union, Jose Maria Benito, said the cuts will affect the nation’s security, adding that working conditions have become more precarious and law enforcement equipment was no longer up to standard.

 

“We are here to tell the government that security has to be its priority…in socially convulsive times, we need an adequate police response,” Benito told AP. He added that 15,000 workers who have left the force were not going to be replaced.

 

"Each year, between 1,500 and 2,000 police officers retire and 125 are recruited, which means in three or four years, there will be more insecurity and crime in Spain," the union’s general secretary Jose Maria Sanchez Fornet said in a speech.

A picture summary of the event:

Spanish police officers take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government?s latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government's latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
 Spanish police officers hold a banner of the Unified Police Union (SUP) depicting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (L) and Spain?s leader of the opposition Socialist Party (PSOE) Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba and reading "They are the same" during a demonstration against the Spanish government?s latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers hold a banner of the Unified Police Union (SUP) depicting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (L) and Spain's leader of the opposition Socialist Party (PSOE) Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba and reading "They are the same" during a demonstration against the Spanish government's latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government?s latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government's latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers hold banners of the Unified Police Union (SUP) and a giant banner reading "Against the cuts, all the policemen together" as they take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government?s latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers hold banners of the Unified Police Union (SUP) and a giant banner reading "Against the cuts, all the policemen together" as they take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government's latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government?s latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government's latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers march past police vehicles as they take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government?s latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)
Spanish police officers march past police vehicles as they take part in a demonstration against the Spanish government's latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on November 17, 2012 (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)

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ghengis86's picture

They still can arrest those fuckers, so why march and hold a sign?

jimijon's picture

Exactly... nothing else to say. Just do it!

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Petition the Treasury to print money, fire the Federal Reserve

Insideher Trading's picture

There aren't enough productive citizens to fund our globalized empire and welfare state. We need an entity to print money to keep all those unemployed people with mouth fulls of lobster. The Fed is the chief enabler of fat lazy citizens. 

http://www.wnd.com/2011/06/308173/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL-a-r7iJIU&noredirect=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64Fz-KW1Dk

 

The politician will never get rid of the FED for the above three reasons. The FED allows politicians to promise things to voters they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford. It' a cozy relationship.

 

knukles's picture

And who said the sheeple were a sleeple?

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

The only difference between the Fed printing Dollars and the Treasury printing Dollars, is Interest payments, the Politicians would still delegate where the money went. If we go direct democracy that would be even better because then people could actually vote.

Popo's picture

...and somewhere in high towers the global elites are chuckling at all this shouting and arm waving.   Historically speaking, this shit only ends when the guillotines get rolled out.  Until then all of this is just theater.

Now an interesting "prop" on these marches would be a few home made guillotines.   That might *start* to get the message across.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Why waste time, the cops need to pull out their guns and arrest or shoot all the Bankerticians today. Talk is cheap. Put your money where your mouth is....

This just in's picture

I thought they were all broke...who paid for all those banners, signs, and wearable swag?

Abitdodgie's picture

Police have got to be the dumbest motherfuckers on the planet, have you ever tried talking to one of them they live on a different planet.

macholatte's picture

Clearly the cops know what's going on and are not stupid. They are simply on the take and cool with it. Nobody gets in trouble as long as the bribes keep flowing. It IS that simple.

AND.... they don't want to get into trouble for being guilty of criminal negligence.

This is NOT science fiction. It's real lfe....... but it's not a comedy either.

Oh, and here's another sentence that sums it up..... from Popo ...... and certainly worth another read at this time.

 

Empirically speaking, there is no crisis that the elites cannot manage.   Because if they're still walking around in the open, they're clearly managing it.   

 

Damn near eloquent!

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/users/popo

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Cops are all 100% self-oriented, they could give a flying fuck about anyone else...

Michaelwiseguy's picture

They're not protesting austerity. That's just the Zionist cabal story headline.

They're really protesting "Perpetual Government Debt Enslavement" and getting nothing for their tax dollars.

They're protesting because their governments are not repudiating the bankster debt the corrupt politicians signed the people onto, which will let the people get on more comfortably with their lives.

macholatte's picture

 

 

..... and you believe in Santa Claus too.

 

Not a word from the "authorities" until their entitlements are threatened. It is human nature.

 

 

Mesquite's picture

So...It was loss of Christmas Bonuses, that finally did the trick...Hmmm

All Risk No Reward's picture

While that is what they are protesting, many don't know it.  While Europeans tend to be more literate the average American, they don't understand the system.

Yes, bankster debts are being transferred to society while society's money is being transferred to the banksters.

This is the perrrrrfect lead in to the deflationary spiked pit that will preceed the eventual (hyper)inflation after the bond market goes up in flames (when it serves teh [D]elite self interest to blow it up, of course).

While I like much of what libertarian minded people have to say, the consistent "hyperinflation" meme is doing a disservice to the many.  There was a reason Rockefeller Foundation paid for Mises to come to America and financed his message.

Does this make Mises bad?  No.  But it does mean that the [D]elites saw soemthing there that benefitted their agenda - else they wouldn't finance his message.

The government IS NOT sovereign.

It has been hijacked by a criminal international banking cartel.

The cartel is sovereign, the government is a subject.  This money flow diagram proves this relationship:

Debt Money Tyranny:
http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4768883/debtmoneytyranny-6-1-pdf-60k?tr=77

BTW, Rockefeller Foundation won't fund the publication of Debt Money Tyranny like they funded Mises.  No, this cuts way too close to the debt money enforciing Federal Reserve Trojan Horse beam.

The politicians are just trying to get on the good side of the criminal international banking cartel out of pure, psychopathic self interest.  They actually despise and hate those who vote for them.  The laugh at people who put bumper stickers with their name on it as they take a crap.

That's the problem with Ron Paul - he doesn't out the criminals, rather, he puts out the false narrative that they are "stupid."  Mr. Paul.  They aren't stupid.  The corrupt, thieving criminals.  Tell the truth.

The truth is people can't face the truth.  Jack was right - they can't handle the truth.  They will embrace the comfortable lies that lead to a dance with the devil and I recommend people focus primarily on the "after party."

#1 Gain direct control over the necessities of life (including protection and the knowledge and training to use it).
#2 Organnize a community around #1.
#3 Repeat #1
#4 Repeat #2
#5 Possession isn't 9/10s o fthe law, it will be 100% of the law when this Federal Reserve credit bubble crime spree pops.  If you value it, get it under your direct control.
#6 reread and re-implement #5.

One day and $1800 gold coin will be worth more than $100k in the insolvent back, but that doesn't mean people will pay $1800 when the money supply (debt) shrinks 30-50%+.

And yes, it will happen.  JP Morgan's owners control the money supply and they aren't giving 3.5% 30 year loans ahead of a hyperinflation.

Bernanke is a front man shill - he has no power.  None.  If he goes rogue on the international banking cartel, he will end up being Kennedyed or Breitbarted (or britbart's coroner who was poisoned a week later).  Bernanke isn't dumb, he knows he a bought and kept worm.  He's just "doing his portions" for the criminal international banking cartel.

Once they turn to the bust operation, the criminal [D]elites will bust the nations and use all the trillions they stole from the nation states to buy up Earth, real chit now, not paper dollars, for PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR.  Oh, and all their competittion will be wiped out.

Then they will hyperinflation to balance the books.

It is so elementary.  It is what you'd do in their shoes if you hated the common person like you hate temrites or cockroaches.  Hyperinflate to bail out debtors?  Not a chance.

People like to talk about "losing confidence in the dollar" as the mechanism to trigger hyperinflation.  That view exposes a superficial understanding of debt based money.  Can you lose confidence in your mortgage?  You car loan?  Your student loan?  I didn't think so.  Those loans ARE YOUR MONEY!  There is not enough money to pay back the criminals who set up Debt Money Tyranny - BY DESIGN.

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4768883/debtmoneytyranny-6-1-pdf-60k?tr=77

They OWN YOU!

The American Dream - George Carlin (caution language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ4SSvVbhLw

This system was designed, from the ground up, to enslave you to debt under the ILLUSION of wealth so you work to build lots of stuff that they will end up seizing when they call back their loans.

Argentina and Weimar were DEFLATIONS from the perspective of the the criminal international banksters...  stop thinking like a serf...  end the serf perspective.  Think like a criminal, thieving, murderous, psychopathic central bankster and the black star of evil aligns.

But hey, they wear suits and ties and the media they won and finance pretends they are upright people - that's all the camo that's needed to fool the average American debt slave "consumer."

They won't face the truth, so we all have to dance with the devil and deal with the after party.

mumcard's picture

The print shops must be rolling in the dough.  As many leaflets and flyers I got from the local criiminals running for office, there's got to be a shortage on ink.

Uncle Remus's picture

My country collapsed politically and economically and all I got was this fucking t-shirt.

el Gallinazo's picture

The treasury printing money rather than the Fed would be quite useless without the revocation of the "legal" right for banks to counterfeit money, otherwise known as the fractional reserve system.  The "right" of "private" banksters to counterfeit money and then lend out this bogus money at interest  is the heart of the world control program designed to put the 99% into complete and total serfdom.  The Rothschild cabal certainly got that right.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

We would be better off if all our taxes didn't go directly in to the pocket of that short little fat bald man that nobody even knows. Instead, we could pay teachers, firemen or some other...

mumcard's picture

Or we could pay people that actually produce goods that can be sold for profit.

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

You Ayn Rand reading jit-bag! When the collapse happens, pussies like you will be the first ones looking for protection from the police. And don't talk to me about your personal arsenal. Cuz when the shit goes down, me and my boys are still going to break into your trailer, fuck your dog, eat your wife and take your "stack".

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

U fucking cunts try to take my stash and I'll blow up your entire trailer park leaving nothing but a deep crater

All Risk No Reward's picture

Education needs to be revamped.  The oligarchs seized control of it in the early 20th Century and institutionalized a sophisticated but wicked version of "schooling" over a proper, critical thinking oriented education.

The Ultimate History Lesson:
https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/

The playlist link is at the bottom of the video itself.

Throwing more money down the current system won't do a thing.  For example, my kid told me they were having an "election" this year.  I told him that I bet they only give you two choices for President with no ability to write anyone in.

Guess what?  I was right.  Soome think tank devised this plan to brain wash children that there are only two candidates worth their vote.  By the time they are 18, most will be properly trained to vote for the criminal international banking cartel financed and promoted Democratic candidate or the criminal international banking cartel financed and promoted Republican candidate.

Note the commonality - the criminal international banking cartel financing and propmotion.

My son questioned his teacher why there was no option to vote for another candidate and his replay was "well, nobody is interested invoting for other candidates."  Under his breath he quickly closed with, "but I see what you mean."

My son left the ballot blank since he has no interest in voting for the mouth that lies to him or the face that smiles at him while the country is looted by a criminal international banking cartel through their fraudulent Debt Money Tyranny.

Debt Money Tyranny
http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4768883/debtmoneytyranny-6-1-pdf-60k?tr=77

The game plan to destroy American and the Western nations is right there - for all to see.  Nobody has articulated an argument as to why our system doesn't work this way at a macro level.

I have a friend who doesn't take the criminal looting by this international banking cartel seriously.  He's over in Israel right now on vacation.

Bankster chit gets real when their finianced munitions start bombarding you.  It will also get real when they begin their concerted effort to restrict credit and asset strip the Western nations.

Oh, and for those who are in to trivia, guess which religion doesn't allow usury until they are bombed by NATO and a central bank is set up to impose Debt Money Tyranny upon the population?

Yeah.

jimmytorpedo's picture

Isn't direct democracy still two Obama Phone Ladies and a guy with a job, voting on what do with his earnings?

butchee's picture

Once you go macro, you can't go back bro.

masaccio's picture

Your side lost the election. Losers tears taste sweet to the Winners.

awakening's picture

'Gross: Whew! It’s over. To the victor belongs the spoils of political power but to the US voter only continuing frustration will accrue.'

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-06/bill-gross-preemptively-summari...

mumcard's picture

Your side lost too dumbass, you're just too farking stupid to realize it yet.

Tirpitz's picture

Ain't there way too much 'money' sloshing around the system already? It's just in the wrong hands...

el Gallinazo's picture

It's not money sloshing around but debt masquerading as money.

 

 

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Newly printed money is created as "credit". Personally, I am O.K. with that as long as it doesn't go to the criminals

All Risk No Reward's picture

That's because you don't udnerstand the 10,000 foot view of debt based money.

Only criminals would set up such a system and, therefore, the criminals will always benefit from the system.  What you ask for is a logical impossibility.  I don't just make claims, I prove them.

Here's why...

Debt Money Tyranny
http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4768883/debtmoneytyranny-6-1-pdf-60k?tr=77

Once you understand that chart, you will see that debt based money is a nation subjugating and enslaving mechanism run by criminals for the benefit of criminals.

This top down, not bottom up.  Top down it is fraud, fraud, fraud all the day long.

mumcard's picture

I haven't been here long enough to know all the correct terms, but I'm pretty sure the FED is offering it to banks for zero percent interest (trying to goad them into loaning), but the banks aren't loaning because they're already hyper-extended and they don't want to be gobbled up by the bigger banks ala 1929.  Could be wrong, but the surest way to get a response in America is to say the wrong thing.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Response: The Banks aren't loaning newly printed money because they still have the initial deposits that people put down on their homes that were foreclosed and continue to benefit from foreclosing on more properties. The fresh paper is going into driving food prices higher

mumcard's picture

I thought it was because the banks don't want to show the devalued prices of real estate against what they have loaned out so they are hiding it in a shell game hoping for a reinflated (property) bubble.

Tirpitz's picture

That sure is one thing, and another one is that very much money is outside the banking system, in dark pools beyond any control and oversight.

Ballin D's picture

Theres way too much money sitting in the system already.

 

You'll know when it starts sloshing when inflation blows up.

Iam_Silverman's picture

"Ain't there way too much 'money' sloshing around the system already? "

According to the financial pundits on TeeVee, it's really just sitting on the sidelines, waiting to be deployed....

falak pema's picture

like in love, in war their are preliminaries...it creates the ambiance.

GottaBKiddn's picture

This is simply a long line of would-be recruits to the new EU Army. No change of heart.

vast-dom's picture

my dear friend, a spanish diplomat in Madrid, finally now admits that it is getting serious over there...

Al Gorerhythm's picture

Wouldn't it be ironic if the people started bashing the police for demonstrating. MFs.

Acet's picture

Keep in mind that those who go for riot cops are those who like beating people up: riot cops do not help people in any way, they are simply thugs in uniform.

Tsukato's picture

It's too fucking amazing. Thousands of people surrounding a few cops, and the thousands are such pussies, they let the cops beat them?! People really are pathetic. Nobody in the crowd has a knife? Why doesn't anybody have the balls to shank one of those motherfuckers? I know why! The people demonstrating are doing so because govt is turning off the free stuff tap. People who live like bummies can never have confidence in themselves, and will always face authority in the way children face their father. Fucking pathetic cunts. This goes for all the weak assed cunts living on the dole, in any country, fucking up the future for productive folks. Maybe that eugenics thing ain't so bad after all.

Non Passaran's picture

So now they will start really lying big time!

mumcard's picture

Hell yeah, when they start cutting their thug's pensions it's getting serious!