A Tale Of Financial Fascism By Shakespeare

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To be or not to be (in the Euro), that should be the question on the Greek people's minds and not whether 'tis nobler to suffer the slings (fiscal occupation) and arrows (sovereignty destruction) of an outraged 'fiscally fascist' Troika. As Rodney Shakespeare so eloquently explains in this Russia Today interview, the projected trajectory of the debt/GDP for Greece is nonsense and are simply 'manipulations that justify the banking occupation of Greece'. In words that should ring true to any reader of the Bard, Rodney goes on to highlight the terrible plight that is to come to generations of Greeks citing the 'whole thing as a fraud'. The brave and highly inventive Greek people can succeed if they are not forced to bailout the banks and instead leave the Euro; dismissing the office of the financial fascists that will soon occupy the nation. Strong (and emotional) words describe why the IMF/EU/ECB bloc is so keen to maintain the status quo that is clearly crumbling at their feet as perhaps they would do well to remember the final words of this Hamlet soliloquy: 'be all my sins remembered'.


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Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:28 | 2182845 jerry_theking_lawler
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Fascism Bitchezz!!!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:30 | 2182852 spiral_eyes
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Pound of flesh, creditorz 

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:31 | 2182858 diogeneslaertius
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thou shalt not crucify man on a cross of gold

(creating a decoupled hologram running on a supercomputer in the basement of Goldman Sachs to which we feed our children like some kind of Molech is Legit though and super duper A-Okay -signed experts)



Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:39 | 2182897 Don Birnam
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Rob me the exchequer the first thing thou doest, and do it with unwashed hands too.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:44 | 2182906 Hard1
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His title is profesor of "Binary economics"  (see the vid at 0:19).  He must be teaching the possible outcomes from the current monetary policies:  Japanization or Weimarization!!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:48 | 2182920 Manthong
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"All that glisters is not gold

Often have you heard that told

Many a man his life hath sold

But my outside to behold.

Gilded banks do worms enfold."

The Merchant of Venice (II, vii)


OK, OK  - so I put “banks” in for “tombs”..

Same difference.. I'm confident Shakespeare would approve.


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:00 | 2182968 JPM Hater001
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WOOT Happy B-day ME!!!!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:22 | 2183018 Cheesy Bastard
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Alas, poor Europe.  I knew it well...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:34 | 2183050 flacon
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Very short clips for thought
... Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO Billionaire: Markets Like Totalitarian Governments



And you might enjoy this short one too:


Lloyd Blankfein God's Work - Goldman Sachs CEO Is Doing God's Work!



Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:49 | 2183085 BliptoP3
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Out! Out! Damn (grease) spot!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:48 | 2183175 WmMcK
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If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well. It were done quickly.

Let's get it on. Ready to rumble.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 03:30 | 2183747 View From Germany
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"Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend"

Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 75–76

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 03:50 | 2183801 BlackholeDivestment
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Shakespeare?  ...smells like FrancIs Bacon some PIIGS for a goddess with a weapon in her hand while ''changing'' the language in the play to fit the bill,  


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:47 | 2183077 ChrisFromMorningside
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Of course the Greek GDP/debt numbers are complete fantasy. BLS numbers in the US are complete (politically motivated) fantasy too. US debt figures are fantasy too. How often have we seen debt "projections" revised by a full-on factor of ten (ie cost of Iraq war being projected at less than $100 billion with the real cost being closer to $1 trillion)? Just like the markets, the data is so heavily manipulated and distorted that it's practically impossible to tell what's real and what is political invention.


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:33 | 2182871 Silver Bug
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The greed of the banksters is absolutely staggering. The pendulum swings both ways. They should be worried.



Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:36 | 2182880 Alea Iactaest
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Worried? You don't get it. They are sleeping like babies. Me, however, I'm not sleeping worth a damn.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:50 | 2182932 Irish66
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Its funny you should say that about sleeping, I live where people are in bed by 10p.m.

Last night at 2:30 in the morning, every house in the neighborhood had lights on.

The people know something is coming, they just can't quantify it and totally understand it

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:47 | 2183079 Miss Expectations
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Presidents' Day drinking binge?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:34 | 2183051 Cabreado
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Some of the more psychologically disturbed of the "they" may be sleeping (or perhaps flitting around in their euphoria and not sleeping at all)...

but by and large, by their true nature they are cowards, and exposure is their greatest fear -- there is likely to be much quaking-in-boots going on, which hopefully is causing downright shitty nights-o'-sleep.  I suspect it is.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:52 | 2183092 ChrisFromMorningside
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Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:11 | 2183122 Kali
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Nightmare on Wall St?  I hear Freddie's fingers clicking.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:58 | 2183196 cnsteph
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How sad am I? I read that as Freddie as in Freddie Mac's fingers were clicking.  yeah..  *sigh*

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:29 | 2182851 diogeneslaertius
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consequences will never be the same


thousands of years of art and culture reduced to "lolumadbro"


#NWO stole your sovereignty, "lolumadbro"


dont drone me bro

"The brave and highly inventive Greek people can succeed if they are not forced to bailout the banks and instead leave the Euro; dismissing the office of the financial fascists that will soon occupy the nation." magnificent.


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:16 | 2183006 kaiserhoff
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I pray you, think you question with the Jew:
You may as well go stand upon the beach
And bid the main flood bate his usual height;
You may as well use question with the wolf.

Therefore prepare thee to cut off the flesh.
Shed thou no blood, nor cut thou less nor more
But just a pound of flesh: if thou cut'st more
Or less than a just pound, be it but so much
As makes it light or heavy in the substance,
Or the division of the twentieth part
Of one poor scruple, nay, if the scale do turn
But in the estimation of a hair,
Thou diest and all thy goods are confiscate.




Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:14 | 2183126 ChrisFromMorningside
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We are living in that period of cultural degradation that comes after a country becomes decadent and parasitical but before it full-on collapses. The best example is, of course, late imperial Rome but you also get glimpses of this phenomenon if you study the court of Louis XIV, Weimar Germany, etc.

It's as plain as day. Look at the death of Whitney Houston (or Amy Winehouse before her, and others before her ...). Western society is practically venerating a woman who was consumed and ultimately destroyed by her own orgiastic excesses (she was a self-described "sex addict" who literally blew millions of dollars on drugs). Individuals of this sort are the paragons of Western personalities and the public identifies with them enough to publicly mourn them. Whenever you talk about "revolution" or "taking our country back" ... realize that this is our country now. There are many, many more mindless automatons addicted to the high of consumerism and never-ending, always-greater excess than there are truth-tellers or self-reliant types in this nation. That's just a fact.

The real "victory" for TBTP will come with the next generation. Look at who is breeding out there. Look at your community. Who is having bigger families: the financial parasites (both of the banking type and the welfare type) or productive laborers? Who has the "sexual capital" in American society: leeches, morons and whores or economic contributors and independent minds? Not only are you in the minority, you'll soon be extinct.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:31 | 2182856 Irish66
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I'm becoming a little more optimistic that something big is about to happen to them there theives of banks

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:32 | 2182865 diogeneslaertius
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A Midsummer Night's Wet Sloppy Hypothecated Dream

i think is what im getting at here

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:41 | 2182904 Alea Iactaest
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The thing with rehypothecation isn't the sloppy seconds. It's the thirds, fourths, etc. all the way to infinity.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:56 | 2182955 Jay Gould Esq.
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...all the way to the v.d. ward.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:17 | 2183129 ChrisFromMorningside
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Actually, the thing about rehypothecation is that they don't necessarily come one-by-one. More like a gangbang.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:33 | 2182866 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Double, double toil and trouble;

fire burn and caldron bubble.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:10 | 2182990 BLOTTO
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Yup - Harry Potter - just a few hundred years earlier.

Stories full of occultism, magic, death, murder, betrayal, lust, etc...

Nothing New Under the Sun,

History is Merely repeating itself.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:40 | 2183160 WmMcK
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Or at least rhyming very well. A sonnet to be rehashed in the vernacular of our day.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:58 | 2182867 Big Corked Boots
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If something is rotten in the state of Dollars, then make haste; get thee into Gold.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:34 | 2182874 Alea Iactaest
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Occupation? Possibly. I've been thinking of it as an outright attack. Load more debt on a country that can never, ever possibly pay it back. When the bill comes due they (we) will be forced to pay unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. There is no way out, no escape. This is the plan. You think the people at the top of the pyramid want their ponzi back? Hell no. They want what's yours (mine) and then they'll just create a new ponzi.


You (me) are fucked. It's just a question of timing.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:36 | 2182876 TruthInSunshine
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When you buy into a common currency scheme, with fractional reserve bankster conjurers able to swell and shrink the amount of (legally enforced monopoly fiat) that common currency (having no inherent value) at their total and complete discretion, you sell yourself into slavery.

That's the moral of the PIIGS+France saga, which is just the latest example in history as to how fractional reserve banking allows for indentured servitude to live on, for entire peoples who thought they were once sovereign to become disabused of such naivety, and for the Harvest of real assets to take place, with all assets flowing to The Money Masters at fire sale prices.

Live by credit/debt extended by The Money Masters and die by credit/debt extended by The Money Masters, bitchez.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:40 | 2182900 prains
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Das bitchez

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:04 | 2182910 TruthInSunshine
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Don't tell anyone in the EU or in one of the states in the US about this, because word might spread:

Why Iceland Should Be in the News But Is Not


"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin.
The [Fractional Reserve] Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them,
but leave them the power to create deposits,
and with the flick of the pen they will
create enough deposits to buy it back again.
However, take it away from them, and
all the great fortunes like mine
will disappear and they ought to disappear, for
this would be a happier and better world to live in.
But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers
and pay the cost of your own slavery,
let them continue to create deposits."

--Josiah Stamp

President of the Bank of England in the 1920's; the second richest man in Britain at the time

*Speaking at the Commencement Address of the University of Texas in 1927

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:30 | 2183039 drbill
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This quote pretty much sums it all up. While I agree with its every word, I had a very hard time verifying its authenticity. I always thought it strange that a central banker would make such a statement. When I tried to find the source, I only found vague and not very convincing citations. I'd appreciate it if someone has solid evidence, one way or the other, on the authenticity of this quote.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 23:22 | 2183236 TruthInSunshine
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There are two versions, slightly different, attributed to Josiah Stamp, but sourcing concrete citations to public statements isn't always as neat and clean as it would appear on the surface.

However, these are a few sources for the cite (and yes, Stamp did visit UofT and speak to students there in 1927):


Legalized Crime of Banking, by W. Adams, The Meador Publishing Company (1957) 

The Legalized Crime of Banking and a Constitutional Remedy

The Monetary Elite vs. the Gold’s Honest Discipline, by Vincent R. Locascio (2005)

The Monetary Elite vs. Gold's Honest Discipline

The Truth in Money book,  by Theodore R. Thoren and Richard F. Warner, Truth in Money; 2nd edition (1984)

The Truth in Money book


What Banks Don't Want You to Know, by Peter Cook, Monetary Science Publishing (1993)

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:48 | 2182925 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Money Masters sounds so professional.  Can we start calling them Money Clowns?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 23:58 | 2183334 ChacoFunFact
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The Money Masters [video] +1

The money-as-debt structure literally fueled our economic acceleration and perhaps that is why their sites are now set on Emerging Markets.... more untouched resources to accelerate out of the ground and out of the naive labor force.  Kick off: Rio Olympics.  If the amount of legal tender could stay inline with an independent and steady variable and the i rates left alone to market price discovery and the destructive force of capitalism allowed to work we would have a LOT more information and perhaps a much healthier situation worldwide.

a shakespeare formula: the (noun) and (noun) of (noun).  The whips and scorns of time.  The slavery and boredom of Agenda 21.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:39 | 2182898 Alea Iactaest
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Headline on the video: EU claims deal done despite fear Greeks have 'no more blood to give'


They still have a pulse? Then they still have blood. Probably not for long, though.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:40 | 2182899 BLOTTO
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Shakespeare = Francis Bacon

carry on,

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:51 | 2182936 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:20 | 2183015 Dr. Engali
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I thought he was Christopher Marlowe.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:20 | 2183133 ChrisFromMorningside
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Mmm, bacon.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:45 | 2182916 q99x2
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Shakespeare. Saborattle. Zues threw a noose and the PIIGS skidattle.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:47 | 2182921 Caviar Emptor
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Greece = Domino #1


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