Thursday, February 23, 2012
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
It's all about the money!
FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and when the IMF gets its tentacles into a country, all conscience goes out the window.
Take Ireland the latest country to play the IMF "game". How does the game work?
#1. Whatever the IMF says goes!
#2. Loans are conditional, regardless of how their repayment impacts the economy;
#3. National assets that took years to build by the hard work and sweat of the population are privatized and sold off, citing, "efficiencies" as the main purpose of the sell-off;
#4. Large multi-nationals with excess cash and boat loads of lobbying power, make bids on "infrastructure improvements" and are granted tax holidays and grants to set up in the IMF-at-ized country;
#5. The general population have no control over the machinations of the IMF creep.
Ireland has been courting the Chinese lately and have, like the three monkeys above, "heard no evil", "seen no evil" and "spoken no evil" regarding China's atrocious human rights record, genocidal policies in Tibet and its treatment of pro-democracy Chinese citizens.
Ireland has accepted the Chinese hierarchy and signed off on all kinds of deals to ensure access to the Chinese markets in the future, assuring its own population that Ireland can "export its way out of recession".
Here's a litany of economic episodes that have come to pass in Ireland since the IMF were "invited" by the government:
National assets such as the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) a semi-state run entity that provides electric power to the entire nation of Ireland is to be sold off to the highest bidder, most likely a German, French or British company; (see link)
The national Gas Board is to be sold off;
The national airline (a major loss maker), Aer Lingus will be sold;
First comes gas, then electricity and quickly afterwards, WATER!
All of the national assets owned by, built by and managed by generations of Irish people are to be sold off to the highest bidder to re-pay IMF loans, accepted by a government that is out of its depth when it comes to the intricacies of international finance and suits behind the cabal that is the IMF!
How much of the Irish taxpayers' funds were rifled from their pockets to build the national gas pipeline?
How much money has the Irish taxpayer shelled out in subsidizing national assets when they were struggling to make a profit?
Now that they are (well most of them) profitable, why are the Irish taxpayers getting NO BENEFIT from that profitability? Instead they'll have to pay HIGHER PRICES upon sell off!
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil seems to be the catch phrase of the Irish government when dealing with potential buyers of the national assets!