Re: If Ireland defaulted on its debts, could it collapse the British, French & German financial syte
Different players and different stakes then Apjp; we'll be momentarily freer than we ever have been in our lifetimes, but with the massive drawback of having to face a uniformly-hostile 'international community' which thinks that we owe them the shop and the ground under our feet too to boot! And you can bet yo' ass it won't be the county sheriff they'll send round to seize the moveable assets. Still, that's no excuse to shrink from getting rid of the current system here - bring it on!
Originally Posted by Apjp
I do think it is increasingly clear that the old way of doing things in Ireland is very nearly finished. The new way's character will depend critically on how active and organised ordinary citizens are going to be in the coming few years. In spite of the gloomy prognostications of so many including myself, I am just a wee bit hopeful.
"It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts."
— Buenaventura Durruti