Voters in the Italy election convincingly rejected austerity on Sunday. Appointed prime minister Mario Monti, member of the Bildeberger Group and advisor to Goldman Sachs, got clobbered, with a mere 9%. Comedian Beppe Grillo running as a protest candidate got 24%. The center left won, but only slightly.
All of big winners oppose the austerity bankers are trying to force on Italy. Predictably, this gets mainstream media upset, as witness highly biased “reporting” from BBC which pretends to be factual.
It was, after all, only the reformist policies being pursued by Mr Monti’s outgoing technocratic government which were standing between Rome and unaffordable borrowing costs.
Ah yes, an unelected technocrat beholden to and in league with the bankers is of course exactly what Italy needed. “Reformist” means force Italians who were not responsible for the implosion of international finance to clean up the mess bankers made so bankers can continue to profit. Apparently BBC thinks this is the only “solution” to the crisis. However, other solutions exist. The banksters take writedowns on the garbage bonds they bought and junk loans they made and / or Italy simply defaults like Finland did.
So the outcome of Italy’s election is a strong signal that the eurozone debt crisis is far from over. It could also be damaging for Ireland and Portugal – the two somewhat better-behaved members of the bailout programme.
If you protest looting by banksters then you are by BBC definition, badly behaved. Shut up slave, and do what the banksters tell you to do.
This election result also illustrates that the longer the hardship lasts, the more voters may be drawn to populist policies.
Recent history suggests people are more likely to support austerity measures, if they can start to see tangible results in return for their sacrifice.
Imagine that, if people see results from money they spend, they might be more inclined to continue doing so. But the Italian austerity is solely meant to bail out insolvent and corrupt big banks and does little if anything for the populace. Italian voters have now rightfully rejected the machinations of the bankster parasite class.