So Sport and Politics Should be Kept Separate?

Written By: - Date published: 2:56 pm, November 22nd, 2010 - 2 comments
Categories: capitalism, class war, Economy - Tags: , , , , ,

Damn. Can’t figure how to embed the vid. Help anyone?  Here’s the link in the meantime.

“I don’t think we can be entirely happy seeing such misery around us. Unless you live in a pod. But then there is a chance… there is something to do. Nowadays what does it mean to be on the streets? To demonstrate? You swindle yourself. Anyway, that’s not the way any more.

He concludes: “It’s not complicated and in this case they will listen to us in a different way. Trade unions? Sometimes we should propose ideas to them.”

“We don’t pick up weapons to kill people to start the revolution. The revolution is really easy to do these days. What’s the system? The system is built on the power of the banks. So it must be destroyed through the banks.

“This means that the three million people with their placards on the streets, they go to the bank and they withdraw their money and the banks collapse. Three million, 10 million people, and the banks collapse and there is no real threat. A real revolution.

“We must go to the bank. In this case there would be a real revolution. It’s not complicated; instead of going on the streets and driving kilometres by car you simply go to the bank in your country and withdraw your money, and if there are a lot of people withdrawing their money the system collapses. No weapons, no blood, or anything like that.”

Here is the Guardian article and a link to the english version of bankrun2010

2 comments on “So Sport and Politics Should be Kept Separate?”

  1. Oblimova 1

    If Eric Cantona has a social conscience as stated in the Guardian’s article WTF is he doing working for L’Oreal?
    Despite that, a mass run on the banks has a certain appeal as a demonstration of what a shonky, house of cards economic system we presently have.

  2. ieuan 2

    Wow, all of us withdrawing our money from the bank at the same time so it collapses our banking system, now that’s a great idea. I really want to live in a country where the banks collapse. And after the ‘revolution’ how would our new banking system work? Would it be able to handle everyone pulling their money out at the same time??

    Instead, maybe people could target our sewage system for their protest, if we all flush the toilet at the same time it will flood and that would send a strong message to the authorities.

    Or what about if we all decide to drive on the wrong side of the road at the same time, now that would really fuck things up.

    Anyway what’s the link between sport and politics other than Eric Cantona is a football player, isn’t he also the guy who leapt into the crowd at a football match with a flying karate kick because a fan abused him? Now I am sure you can embed youtube footage of that.

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