When governments decide they can simply take your money, society has collapsed into a textbook tyranny:
In an unprecedented, and potentially caustic move, eurozone finance chiefs called on Cyprus to fund a roughly $13 billion bailout by tapping the bank accounts of every Cypriot. Specifically, the plan called for levying 6.75% of all accounts up to $129,000 and 9.9% for those above that threshold.
President Nicos Anastasiades called on Cyprus’ parliament to push the plan through, lest, the country’s two biggest banks could be at risk of toppling. There is no single party with control in the Cypriot parliament, and it remained unclear whether Anastasiades would be able to cobble together the votes necessary in time for a vote Monday.
The move threatened to spark a run Cypriot banks and once again destabilize the 17-member eurozone currency bloc. Indeed, it almost instantly ricocheted into global financial markets.
The European countries involved in this debacle unilaterally declared that private accounts were theirs for the taking. It’s state-sanctioned robbery. The people in these countries that may now find themselves significantly poorer due to this theft may riot… but the fact of the matter is that they created the underlying problems that led to this debacle. They partook of and exploited socialism to create unsustainable entitlements for themselves, and generated government debt that must somehow be paid. The result is that their governments felt compelled to take even more to pay for what the people demanded, and were desperate enough that they had to resort to extreme measures.
This is what happens when people learn they can vote to take money from others for themselves. This is what the urban clusters in blue states have discovered. This is why certain voting precincts in this nation have unemployment over 10%, and yet voted 95%-100% for Barack Obama. This is why these same people will vote for the next socialist after him, even as their neighborhoods fall deeper into poverty.
This is our future, America.
We can’t pay our bills, and the federal government isn’t even trying to rein in spending. We can’t even get the President and Congress to stabilize the rate of spending growth; it increases daily on a curve as the people demand more while contributing less to society.
It has been said repeatedly in one phrasing or another: a government powerful enough to give you everything you need is a government powerful enough to take everything you have. No wonder the polimedia wants you disarmed. They know the day is coming when they must attempt to steal from you to pay the Chinese, and they don’t want to face an armed rebellion in response to their theft.