Iceland Provides Model For The World.

Iceland: Aurora Borealis
Iceland: Aurora Borealis (Photo credit: vicmontol)

Posted September 29, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

The President of Iceland, Dr. Olafur Grimsson, is interviewed in this video by Ms. Oksana Boyko on RT’s “Worlds Apart”. Dr. Grimsson does not come across like the average politician. Instead he is a statesman.

This is an excellent interview which describes the events which the country of Iceland and President Grimsson faced, as well as all countries which have privately owned central banking systems, in the year 2008 when the worldwide financial crisis negatively affected the national economies of the Earth.

President Grimsson describes an “almost revolutionary situation” in his country, which threatened the 1,000 year-old democracy of Iceland. He says that “banks and markets have an enormous democratic responsibility in every country”, and that if the citizens of Iceland had accepted austerity-if they had decided to pay for the failures of private banks-the citizens of Iceland would have had to pay for that decision for decades.

He describes how his decision to hold a referendum, to allow the average citizens of Iceland to decide their future, was the most difficult decision he had ever made. He asked himself who was more important-banks or people-and decided to trust the people, who gave their trust to him. All the while he faced down the negative views and judgments of the status-quo telling him, and the people of Iceland, that their country would become a “pariah state” and suffer extreme isolation.

The issues discussed in this interview go to the heart of problems faced by the people of Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the United States (not austerity-but the kinder, gentler “sequestration”) and other nations.

The people of Iceland, led by President Olafur Grimsson, have provided the ideal model for every other country now suffering under the same harsh austerity measures that Iceland, with 98% of the people in agreement, voted down.

The people of Iceland, by an overwhelming majority, chose democracy and human rights over banks.

 

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Rolling Thunder Interview. Post #200.

First ever "Earthrise" photograph, t...
First ever “Earthrise” photograph, taken from lunar orbit during Apollo 8 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted September 29, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

The Oneness of Humanity was born on May 25, 2013. In the little more than four months since that beginning there have been 199 individual posts covering a variety of topics or categories. With all of those posts, including some that were the work of other bloggers in the form of “re-blogs”, the common denominator has been an intent to somehow help, and not harm, fellow brothers and sisters in the family of man. After four months of reading thousands of articles by fellow bloggers I can safely say that this is the intent of almost all men and women who write articles: to help somehow to create a new and better way of living on this Earth.

For those who are new to The Oneness of Humanity please feel free to read articles in the “archives” as there are now 200 individual posts covering a range of issues. Please feel free as well to express your thoughts on the “Open Mike” page (created August 7), where you can say whatever you want – about whatever you want. Open Mike is a place where men and women are able to tell the world about conditions, events and situations on Earth that are under or not reported. You would be close to knowing the reason I created Open Mike if you imagined it as a place for whistleblowers.

Whistleblower is a term that I believe is not quite right. My term would be “truth-teller” and that is what the world needs more than ever, on all issues of importance for the human race. One of the most important “truth-tellers” on Earth as of September 29, 2013 is Mother Agnes Miriam, whose report on the August 21, 2013 chemical attacks in Syria contradicts the assertions of the U.S. government/Obama administration. We shall see who eventually will be held responsible for the chemical weapons massacre.

Please feel free to share the names of any other important “truth-tellers” on Earth now. This does not mean only men and women but also books, articles, documentaries and videos which convey important truths.

This post, #200 for The Oneness of Humanity is a milestone of sorts. Thank you to all men and women who have visited, commented, liked or appreciated any articles/writings here. Thank you to all the fellow-men and women bloggers who have adhered to truth, peace, justice and brotherhood. Human beings hold a lot of views correspondent to personal experiences, age, gender, exposure to knowledge, location on Earth, as well as other variables. Where humans share common views deserves focus and attention. All people want to live in peace and experience happiness.

Native American medicine man Rolling Thunder crossed over to the spirit world in 1997. His story is written and told in the book “Rolling Thunder” by Doug Boyd. Among the many truths Rolling Thunder conveyed in that book, the following quote is timeless and always relevant.

“The most basic principle of all is that of not harming others. And that means all people, all life, and all things.”

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