Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Iceland

is not in the European Union
and has almost no trees.
Not much has been heard about little Iceland lately...
I'll tell you why... 
;-)
The Icelanders
refused to pay the debts of the banks
and nationalised them,
sacked their government,
and set about amending
the island’s constitution
to include random selection
in the Athenian manner

without a shot being fired
or a meeting of Finance Ministers
or Heads of State
or central banks in Europe or America.

Iceland (population just over 300,000)
had the first democracy
outside Greece (a better one
than the Athenians had).
Greeks, trapped by their own
historic and Hellenic greed,
(they cut down all the trees
of Malta, Crete and Southern Greece)
could yet learn something from
an 'insignificant' island near the polar regions
which owes the Old World no allegiance. 



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