Man United player Eric Cantona appeals for peaceful revolution against banks, calls for Europeans to pull their money
A FEW WEEKS AGO WE NOTED THAT DECEMBER 7th IS BECOMING a grass roots “banker mutiny” day, in which citizens across Europe will pull money from their banks and thus force a pan-European bank run on what is already a bankrupt financial system, which survives each day only at the expense of the continent’s increasingly indebted citizens, their life of increasing austerity, and of course, the US Federal Reserve and its final backstop.
In some ways, we discounted the potential reach of this movement. Enter Eric Cantona – just ask any sport afficionado who the most entertaining, flamboyant and skillful football player of 1990’s Manchester United was and 9 out of 10 times you will hear that name.
The icon (both in England and France) whose on field antics were only matched by his kung fu skills, and who has a massive popular following, has been recorded agitating viewers (many of them), to enact a bloodless revolution against French banks:
“We don’t pick up weapons to kill people, to start the revolution… the revolution is really easy to do nowadays. What is the system? The system revolves around the banks. It’s based on the power of the banks… so it must be destroyed starting with the banks. This means that the three million people with their placards on the street… they go to the bank, withdraw their money from the banks and these ones collapse. 10 million people and the banks collapse and there is not real threat, a real revolution. We must go to the bank. In this case there would be a real revolution. It’s not complicated. You simply go to the bank in your country and withdraw your money. If there are enough people withdrawing their money, the system collapses. No weapon, no blood, or anything like that.” A peaceful anti-banking revolution, brilliantly explained so that everyone can understand.
But comprehension is only half the battle. The other half is getting off your ass. Which is why this will never work in the US. As for Europe, we will find out in 3 weeks…