Why Did The Media Keep The Recent Peaceful Icelandic Revolution Quiet?

March 21, 2013 | By | 11 Replies More

Joe Martino, Collective-Evolution
Waking Times

Did you know about the peaceful Icelandic revolution that took place over the last 5 years? If you didn’t, it is likely because it was never televised or talked about very much at all on mainstream news. One would have to be part of the right websites or Facebook pages to even find out that this has been going on. Why is this the case? Why keep something so monumental hidden from the public?

First let’s discuss what took place with this revolution, then it will become much more clear as to why this was never televised.

It was during a time of a lot of financial turmoil around the world and stories were popping up all over the news of how banks around the world had been crushing or minimizing rebellions by receiving massive bailouts to keep them alive. The Iceland story is different because there was no crushing or ending the rebellion, instead, the people rose up. This is why this was not seen on TV anywhere. If the rest of the world knew that the people won, it may give them some ideas.

During the financial turmoil of 2008 and 2009, the people of Iceland forced their government and banks to resign. How did they do this? Peacefully. The following is a summation of what steps they took over a process of several years, and it all began with each one of them realizing this couldn’t continue.

2008 – The main bank of Iceland is nationalized. The Krona, the currency of Iceland devaluates and the stock market halts. The country is in bankruptcy.

2008 – Citizens rise up at Parliament and succeed in forcing the resignation of both the prime minister and the effective government. New elections are held. Yet, the country remains in a bad economic situation. A Parliament act is passed to pay back 3,500 million Euros to Great Britain and Holland by the people of Iceland monthly during the next 15 years, with 5.5% interest.

2010 – The people of Iceland again take to the streets to demand a referendum. In January of 2010, the President of Iceland denies approval, instead announcing a popular vote on the matter by the people.

In March, a referendum and denial of payment is approved by popular vote of 93%. Meanwhile, government officials initiate an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the crisis. Many high level executives and bankers are arrested. Interpol dictates an order to force all implicated parties to leave Iceland.

An assembly is elected to write a new constitution (based on that of Denmark) to avoid entrapments of debt based currency foreign loans. 25 citizens are chosen — with no political affiliation — out of the 522 candidates. The only qualifications for candidacy are adulthood and the support of 30 people. The constitutional assembly started in February of 2011. It continues to present ‘carta magna’ from recommendations provided by various assemblies throughout the country. Ultimately, it must be approved by both the current Parliament and the one created through the next legislative election.

It’s quite a story isn’t it? You can most definitely see at this point why this was not covered in newspapers, on radio networks and on television. Imagine seeing this story on TV several times each day wherever you live in the world; do you think the people would start to get ideas? Maybe try the same thing? Most definitely. There is always a constant push of fear, murders, anger, government success, health fallacies and false information, but never do we hear of stories that could be a threat to the system.

Another key factor of this revolution that we have to look at is that it did not come from a place of violence, bloodshed or anger. No guns or fighting! It was simply people getting together peacefully and working things out. This is something this entire world is capable of but believes is impossible. Humanity has been so programmed to give itself little credit in this department. We always hear about how we need to be governed, there are too many crazy people out there, we need a big brother keeping control. The truth is, without the confines and certain rules the system employs, we would be a much more peaceful people mainly because we are no longer acting in survival mode. Now I am not here to say that the system is the only issue because it isn’t, our programming is also very strong in what we have been taught and believe about ourselves. I am simply here to say, this programming can be broken and our consciousness can and is changing.

I also thought it was a big step to see Iceland employ a new means of choosing its leaders. Someone who is an adult and has 30 people supporting them can run. This is great as the only reason why we have educated politicians today is because the elite needs to know that these people are programmed to repeat this system. Generally they also have to have corporate affiliations as well so they know they can be controlled by money.

Now Iceland is proceeding to actually prosecute some of their formerly most powerful bankers and the Icelandic special prosecutor has stated that it very well may indict some 90 people. Meanwhile, over 200 people, including the former chief executives of Iceland’s three biggest banks, face criminal charges for their activities. While I don’t agree with the judgment factor being used here, I understand that this is the step they feel right in taking.

Hopefully more countries around the world begin to follow suit!

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  1. Lee says:

    It was! here in the U.K at-least, only we were given Political spin as always, that’s when people started waking up to the fact, our Government had been Usurped!
    They are not all Bad, but it comes across to me, the Truth is only ever told in Opposition, and we all know what Power does in the hands of the few…………they are Insane simply put! Propping up their beloved Egos.

  2. LocalHero says:

    I’ve known about this – kinda like it was all whispers and rumors – but absolutely NO media coverage here in the US and, of course, I’m not surprised.

  3. abinico warez says:

    The media in the US could have covered this in great detail but latest episode of Snooki & Jwow would have been far more popular.

  4. sharon says:

    Canada has reported some of Iceland’s financial happenings . . . but certainly not often!

    Heaven forbid, the idea of referenda for citizens, equality for women, and finding the source of financial crime is not to be allowed for all the “free” countries, eh?

    Check out:

    Birgitta Jonsdottir was in Toronto to speak at the IdeaCity conference. cbc podcast (CBC site)

    4 reasons tiny Cyprus matters to Canadians
    By Pete Evans, CBC News Posted: Mar 19, 2013 11:55 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 19, 2013 4:06 PM ET
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  5. jaleel shakir says:

    Very good article and a wake up message for the American publics.

  6. Lugh says:

    Why did the Media keep quiet? It is owned by mostly by Jews and the Banks are too. Clear?

  7. If FDR were to return, we would have justice, but since that is unlikely, we need people with our sort of dignity, honor and fearlessness, to find a real candidate for the Governors, Senators and next president, because those I see, save a handful like Bernie Sanders, is all we got.

    One thing to pray over and meditate upon, some say we on this planet were only delivered On Moses, One Jesus, One Babe Ruth and on FDR. I say God can send us more, and if I were not so old I would run in the next presidential election, how about you?

  8. Guglielmo Tell says:

    Latin America´s got now some FDRs – first of them was Chávez – but people outside the continent prefer to see today´s LA´s left-wing presidents as soap opera characters. And that´s because the Global 4th Reich controlling the media doesn´t want to confess that it hated FDR the same way it hates “populist” politicians always and everywhere. That´s why in Venezuela they´re going to investigate possible murder of Chávez, and that´s why I´ve always thought FDR was killed too – he died not too old either and in a crucial moment. Who knows, had he completed his 4th term (a “dictator” – elected same as Chávez), Cold War maybe wouldn´t have even started.

  9. Guglielmo Tell says:

    “Hopefully more countries around the world begin to follow suit!” – yeah, right. How about Middle East? Qaddhafi had free health-care for immigrant workers who now are imprisoned in Guantánamos all over the country unable either to work either to return to their home countries. The 4th Reich is pushing for the same thing in Syria. This whole thing of Arab Spring was nothing but Internet-and-drone re-edition of the “Condor” operation in Latin America and “Cointelpro” operation inside the USA themselves. It´s NATO employing Al-Qaida assaulting peoples who dared to have governments which defended the right to decide anything by themselves in their own countries so to threat Tunisians and furthermore Egyptians with images of what´s going to happen to them if they dare to imitate the example. It´s easy to turn any muslim ruler into a demon in the middle of anti-muslim mayhem, so the 4th Reich attacks those who stand in its way. Being PM of Denmark Rasmussen II did not apologize for Danish papers mocking the Prophet Mahoma, and this is the kind of guy whom all these “muslim” rebels depend upon. Rasmussen needs Libya for its natural resources – oil, uranium and unbelievably sweet water from under the desert – and for concentration camps for immigrants because Lampedusa island is too small. Qaddhafi had money committed to development in Africa – to creation of jobs in Africa so the waves of Africans trying to jump over the Mediterranean would start to decrease. Hillary confiscated the money Qaddhafi had in the States and delivered it all to the Halliburton-Exxon-USAID gang for further devastation of the continent (USAID is CIA´s duplicate the concept of “development aid” of which is to supply weapons to pro-western and pro-rich “opposition” movements – that´s why it got expelled from Bolivia by Evo Morales along with Ambassador Goldberg and DEA). Local populations are to be exterminated via bombings of civilian quarters (Tripoli) or depleted uranium as result of use of which women can never give birth to normal children ever again (Iraq, Afghanistan). Not a word, however, about the thugs “defending democracy” today in the Arab League – the Gulf Council. Saudi Arabia´s got no Constitution, no Parliament, no Parties, no NGOs allowed, not to mention no Unions. Women went onto protest driving cars because it is forbidden to them to do so in the Saudi Arabia. Decapitations in public is the idea of justice over there. But they´re building the next highest tower in the world – the image of “success”. People are being tortured to death by Saudi and Bahrain´s security in prisons in Bahrain, Libyan uranium is very probably flowing unchecked to the Israeli nuclear program God knows for what – resuming, same as dictatorships established in Latin America in 60s-70s as part of the “Condor” operation, assassinations in the USA ruled as “suicides” by the police (Gary Webb), Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine ALWAYS, terrorists released from Guantánamo (yes, ladies and gentlemen) who reduced Libya into ashes and who are trying to topple Bashir al-Assad in Syria are crimes against humanity. You wanted to prosecute Qaddhafi? Fine. But Rasmussen II, Sarkozy, Obama and the whole of the Bush gang, of course, have to stand a new Nürnberg trial. That´s what it takes for the whole world to become like Iceland. Only then the HISTORICAL 21st century will begin – it did not start in 1989, we´re still living under the boot of the monsters of the 20th.

  10. jean labrek says:

    Excellent report and article__thanks Scott__more at canobs.livejournal.com – globalresearch.ca – webofdebt.com/articles

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