【Joe Martino】 為什麼媒體對最近和平的冰島革命保持沉默？
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 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.
那還是在全球爆發金融危機的時候，有關全球范圍內的銀行通過接受巨額援助來鎮壓或減少反抗以求生存的報道充斥著新聞。而冰島的情況卻不同，因為沒有鎮壓或 結束叛亂，取而代之的，是人民站起來反抗了。這就是為什麼無論在哪裏也看不到相關的報道。如果世界的其他地方知道那裏的人民勝利了，這也許會給他們一些啟 發。
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 porcess 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 the Denmark’s) 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.
一個委員會被成立，用來起草新憲法（基於丹麥憲法），避免再次落入以債務為基礎的外國貨幣貸款的陷阱。25名公民被選出——無政黨關系的——從552名候 選人當中。唯一的候選資格要求是成年人和得到30人的支持。憲法委員會成立於2011年2月。它通過採納全國各類委員會提供的建議來體現“大憲章”精神。 最後，它必須獲得目前的和下一屆由立法選舉產生的國會的批準。
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.
這看起來十分戲劇性不是嗎？你可以非常清楚地看到此時為什麼它沒有出現在報紙上，電台廣播裏和電視上。試想在你生活的地方，當地電視台每天把這個消息播上 幾遍，難道你不認為人們會開始想辦法？也許是嘗試相同的事？答案非常肯定。新聞裏每天充斥著恐懼，謀殺，憤怒，政府的功勞，醫學謬論和虛假信息，但是我們 從來沒有聽到過能對整個系統造成威脅的消息。
Another key factor of this revolution that we has 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.
這次革命另一個我們不得不關注的要點是它沒有暴力，流血和憤恨。沒有槍支或衝突！它僅僅是人們和平地集結在一起並一起努力。這點是整個世界能夠做到的但我 們卻深信那是不可能的。人類被編程的如此厲害以至於在這方面幾乎沒有任何信心。我們總是能夠聽到我們需要如何地被管理，外面有太多瘋狂的人，我們需要一個 大哥哥來照顧我們。而真相是，沒有了系統採用的限制和特定規則，我們將變成更加和平的人，主要是因為我們不再是在競爭生存的模式中生活。在這裏我不是在說 系統是唯一的因素，因為它不是，對我們所接受的教育和我們對自己本身的認識看法的編程也非常強大。我僅僅是想說，這個編程可以被打破，我們的意識可以，並 且正在改變。
I also thought it was a big step to see Iceland employ a new means of choosing it’s leaders. Someone who is an adult and has 30 people supporting them can run. This is great as the only reason why we have politicians today who have educations 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.
我同時也認為看到冰島選擇一種新方法來選擇他們的領導人這是一大進步。一個獲得30人支持的成年人能夠擔當其職。這是個非常好的辦法，之所以我們被灌輸今 天的政治家要有高等學歷，是因為精英分子要確保這些人是被編程過得，從而維持這個系統。通常來說他們（精英分子）也需要建立公司機構之類的，因此他們能夠 確保他們（政客）能被金錢奴役。
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!