In the old days soldiers marched onto the floor of parliament with fixed bayonets to replace governments and frustrate the popular will.
Now it is being done differently
In Greece and now Italy democratic governments and an opposition are being replaced with a single party rule of “experts” headed by by central EU bankers, in so called “political” coups.
In Greece the new Prime Minister to replace the ousted Papandreou, is the former vice president of the European Central Bank, Lucas Papademos.
In Italy with the resignation of Berlusconi it is likely to be Mario Monti, an economist and European Commissioner.
Countries are being tied to the table not by soldiers but by bankers
This is not what democracy looks like.
In Greece the new government is to consist mainly of “experts”.
These “experts” will have the task of implementing the drastic austerity measures demanded by the EU…..
In their first public announcement the new Greek one party government “of experts” announced that elections will not be held until the austerity measures have been imposed.
In Italy the outgoing government demanded that the term for the new emergency government replacing them be for a limited time, reportedly Mr Monti is not willing to accept this condition.
In Italy it looks as though elections will be postponed for the foreseeable future as well.
The “political coups” in Italy and Greece and the suspension of elections in these countries, demonstrate that the austerity measures being demanded to save the banks are incompatible with democratic principles.
All over Europe and around the world. From the standpoint of the banks, the financial and debt crises can only be resolved by driving back the living standards of workers by decades.
As the global recession deepens and austerity is being forced on countries around the world, the world will watch as these newly coalesced one party states try to undemocratically force austerity on their peoples.
Behind these “political” coups is the banksters fear is that democratic elected politicians facing mass protests and voter backlash may decide to default, deciding to let the banks and investors take a loss, while putting their people’s interests ahead the profits of the bankers.
The brutal character of these measures and the immense social inequality that lie at their heart cannot be imposed by democratic means. The “patient” must be “tied to the table”.