How to start a revolution: Learn from Iceland!

The people of Iceland forced their corrupt government to resign. A public assembly was created to rewrite the constitution. The banks were nationalized, it was decided not to pay the debt that PRIVATE banks created. All of this in a peaceful way…

What would happen if the rest of the world took this as an example?

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71 Responses to "How to start a revolution: Learn from Iceland!"

  1. Chuks Esogbue  May 25, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    The people of Iceland have demonstrated what it is to be a civilized homogenous society. This cannot happen in Nigeria, at least not at this time, when we have nothing that positively binds us. For now, the name, NIGERIA, is the only thing we all have in common. All the time, I ponder over where we can all meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in our ethnic and other group interests. I have discovered that we can meet in extended kinship and in shared beliefs. As compatriots, we can find a common ground in our shared moral convictions, our traditional belief systems, our cultures and our traditions. We must blend as much of these as we can, into one homogeneous national belief system, which I call Kinocracy (Kinship Democracy). There lies the solution to Nigeria’s national ideology problem. Join Kinship Ideology Network group on Facebook, let’s push together to get the kind of governance we desire. The kind every citizen understands and can participate in.

    • Ísleifur  December 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Are you proposing that all races should be forcefully blended into a single mudrace? Or that all white countries and only white countries be flooded with none-whites(because the best quality of life is always in white countries) until the whites blend out and become ethnically cleansed?(like so many anti-white “human rights” activists want). Or do you want every nation to mind their own business, live peacefully, homogenically and accordingly to their own customs and not be subjected to a forceful social engineering based on cultural marxism? To tell the truth that’s where all the diversity lies.

    • Are you serious?  December 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Umm… Isleifur, thats not what they said at all. I think you should go back and read the post. And considering that whites have flooded numerous other countries, installed governments that did not fit with the culture of the people and as a result poverty and inequality skyrocketed, I think you should really just go sit down somewhere. Go open a history book and READ. Look at what the British did to India. Poverty skyrocketed after they went in and royally f-ed things up. Then they left and act like the country was always like that.

    • Ísleifur  December 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Taking me on a guilt-trip eh? Typical anti-white behavour.

      So are you now justifying the ethnic cleansing of whites by reffering to historical events of conquest?

      I know that Europeans whiped out the native americans but as did most native american tribes replace and mass murder eachother over livngspace. Infact i cannot think of a single race that hasn’t engaged in attrocities and genocide.

      You anti-whites are really single-minded…wow.

      Anti-racism is a codeword for anti-white.

    • Ísleifur  December 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Also it was waves of muslim invasions, plundering and mass murdering that fucked up India to begin with. The British just scavenged the few remaining bits of India’s ritches.

    • Are you serious?  December 6, 2012 at 12:03 am

      Chucks is talking about uniting the people of NIGERIA. They aren’t talking about your so called “white nations”. Like I said, learn to READ!!! Since when is Nigeria a white nation? Please tell me what Chucks said in their post about uniting the people of Nigeria that bothers you so much? You racists never cease to amaze me. If anyone is single minded it is YOU. You comment on a post about somebody’s proposal to fix a problem in Nigeria by uniting Nigerian people and go off about some kind of white genocide. Single mindedness at its worst.

    • Are you serious?  December 6, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Is it too much work for you to scroll up and read the original post? I can post it again.

      “The people of Iceland have demonstrated what it is to be a civilized homogenous society. This cannot happen in Nigeria, at least not at this time, when we have nothing that positively binds us. For now, the name, NIGERIA, is the only thing we all have in common. All the time, I ponder over where we can all meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in our ethnic and other group interests. I have discovered that we can meet in extended kinship and in shared beliefs. As compatriots, we can find a common ground in our shared moral convictions, our traditional belief systems, our cultures and our traditions. We must blend as much of these as we can, into one homogeneous national belief system, which I call Kinocracy (Kinship Democracy). There lies the solution to Nigeria’s national ideology problem. Join Kinship Ideology Network group on Facebook, let’s push together to get the kind of governance we desire. The kind every citizen understands and can participate in.”

      Notice that this post is talking about NIGERIA. Is Nigeria a white nation? You are one of the most single minded, paranoid individuals ever.

    • Robbie  December 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      DUDE. Don’t you see that the both of you are spewing hatred back and forth between eachother?! We all want peace and freedom; that’s why we ended up on this webpage! This arguing is counter-productive, and only allows those in control to tighten their grasp on the people! Stop fighting and try to perceive each others’ statements without bias.

    • Love to All  December 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      I dunno I think “Are you Serious?” is right, and if anything he’s defending Chuks here on the hatred being said to him. Maybe Ísleifur is responding to the wrong post? I was very confused too when I read Ísleifur’s first response. I can understand what he means by the reverse racism stuff but its out of place and maybe even taking it a step too far also.


    • nikola  January 3, 2013 at 10:04 am

      u r from Nigeria, and u r proof that people in Nigeria can see reason. help tham if u want tham to be helped hehe. good luck and dont mind if u die for listening to urSelf.

    • Wade  April 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      In response to that guy Ísleifur, He’s not saying we blend races together or move anyone around, he’s saying that we should recognize that lines on a map are not put there by god to devide labor markets and economies. The ones who exploit us don’t worry about the lines on the map. As long as we remain divided by these lines while the corporations can step over them if they want to, the business interests will be able to sidestep the world’s wishes by exploiting the weakest.

      The separation of populations but not of the people who exploit populations is why they have us by the balls and we have to worry for instance having too good of environmental regulations. It’s all because of this viewpoint that people on separate sides of a border are separate workforces and should be exploited separately. So should we all compete to have the lowest wages and worst working conditions, or should we unite as one population to fight the exploitation which cannot be targeted? What has a chance of a positive outcome? We need to be able to say “We are not going to support you here, not just unless you start hiring us instead, but unless you start paying THEM more.” That kind of borderless solidarity is one weapon that is unspoken of by people who can only think in terms of divided nations. As long as there is no solidarity between peoples, our balls will always be in the profit-seekers’ hands because they can just step over the border to a poorer country with fewer laws.

  2. Dan  November 30, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Awesome! :)

  3. anon  November 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    If you did this in the US, they would probably kill everyone in the peacful demonstartion. everyone involved would be branded a terrorist and a traitor. despite it being a right to peaceful protest, its would be looked down upon and taken to extremes. this is also the wrong time in the US it would kill the country completely, that being said will there ever be a right time?

    • blikskottel  December 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      So much for much haunted land of the brave and free and all the other crap we hear so often.

    • Love to All  December 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      I believe we will have our chance when our generation takes over. too many people who were brought up wrong are controlling everything. but keep fighting while we wait.

    • Stupot  August 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      The US is without doubt the most corrupt country on the planet, masking it’s acquisition of an empire behind the ‘installation’ of democratic (whatever that means!!) governments which it ultimately controls. Anon is right, they would probably kill or at least ‘indefinitely detain’ all the protesters after branding them as terrorists, and it is the LAST country (maybe after China and N. Korea) that would ever allow such a revolution to take place. Boy would I Love to see it happen there though. ;-)

    • Anon3  September 26, 2013 at 12:04 am

      You’re right, that is exactly what would happen. We don’t have rights anymore, we have privileges that they will use every orchestrated event to manipulate us into believing we should hand over those privileges in exchange for safety… Imagined safety. People are too afraid or too ignorant of their own power in the U.S. I’ve literally sat in front of individuals who were perfectly aware of the issues in this country to hear this response: “It’s fucked up, but what are you going to do?”

  4. Richard McCort  November 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I am not convinced that it is morally and ethically correct to take over ownership of a bank (in this case nationalise it) and simply say we are not paying any debts incurred before nationalising it because it wasn’t us. When you take over a business, you incur not only its assets and debtors, but the creditors also.

    • John Doe  November 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Why should the people pay for the govs wrong doings? Same thing here… why should we be taxed out the ass for every little thing when the US is just printing money off AND allowing the deficit to increase while every high ranking gov official is reaping the rewards?

    • Royal  December 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

      The debts created in this way in all countries are unlawful and unconstitutional anyway. They have been created families who care nothing about the people and who have by far enough money in their pockets to not need the debt paid off. I say well done Iceland. Its about time this happened everywhere so that countries recover from the whole economic drop that to be fair was caused by the same group in the first place. All countries should have done this a long time ago.

    • nat burk  December 5, 2012 at 11:30 am

      They didn’t take over a bank. The bank failed, it killed itself. They nationalized future banks of their country and are refusing to pay the debt of the PRIVATE bank. If your local Wal-Mart went out of business would you expect the Home Depot that sets up shop in that building to pay Wal-Mart’s old debts?

  5. Richard McCort  November 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    And why should the creditors be out of pocket, if you take on a business you dont get to just take on the assets and debtors, you get the creditors as well, why should a creditor not receive what they are owed, that could be the end of their small business for which they have worked hard and honestly for,

    • Libertarian ideal  December 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

      I don’t think you really understand, these privatized world banking cartels are schemed up to create only debt. if one just prints money with no backing, then adds interest to said money, how would you pay off the loaned money plus the interest…? the “only way” is to print more money at interest. simple fiat money system logic is that there is no hope of paying off the loans, the nation becomes a slave and therefore ruled by the banks. capital is not their goal, control is.

    • derangedsun  September 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

      The privateers, in this case the banks should be forced to pay the debt instead of the debt not being paid. The banks have the assets they merely do not want to pay them out of pocket. Good examples are the “too big to fail” banks in the U.S.

  6. Flower Of Idea  December 1, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Iceland may yet be a prototype.

    • John James Boxshall  January 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Libertarian Ideal – yes, exactly. Nat Burk, nice :-) Royal – Yes, Yes! John Doe I agree…
      That I agree is important. As it is that you hold similar values. That we all share values and start organising a world for it’s inhabitants. A world of abundance, plenty; equally for us all. Easy if we decide to.

  7. kateskomments  December 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    The only way a country can get back its independence from global banking corporates is by having its own (state owned) bank, as Iceland has done. Private banking cartels own countries by immersing them in debt that they can never repay, such as the USA (where the people were forced to pay up to get the banks out of debt!!!). Iceland is showing the rest of the world a good example by standing up to the corporate bullies.

  8. Kate Eagles  December 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Around the world, banks privatise their profits (loans) and socialise their debts. It is about time for the people to wake up and realise they are being enslaved by the banks. Take back your governments! Take back your countries! Choose freedom and real democracy! Risk some temporary inconveniences to give your children and grandchildren their right to live free, without the burden of permanent debt robbing them of their independence.

    • John James Boxshall  January 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Pretty perfectly put :-)

    • Kevin  February 18, 2013 at 3:59 am

      i could not find better words. thx for this comment :D

  9. Jakob Kolar  December 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Please try to remember, what you have learned, about John Maynard Keynes’s New Deal proposal. If you can’t remember just google it.
    Now try to remember Chuck Norris in a TV commercial spot, for the US presidential elections.
    In my opinion Chuck is trying to convince us that, communists are trying to take over the world. That can not be the case. He is convincing us that the methods, and the values that were used and represented, in The New Deal, the treaty that was proposed by J.M. Keynes, to the president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who lead the US out of the great depression, by realizing the New Deal agreement.
    At the end of my statement I can only question myself, is our historical memory too short, or are we simply to busy, trying to earn for a living, convinced that we are simply incompetent for a successful career, because it is our own fault, that we can not earn enough money for the best education that money can buy, we are guilty of being incompetent to by us first class medical care etc…

    • government doesn't free people  December 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      There are two ways to enslave a country, one is by the sword, the other bt debt.
      John adams.

      Good luck Iceland. Let’s see how this ends.

    • Ronald Potts  December 8, 2012 at 6:17 am

      Keynesian ideals is very largely responsible for the current economic difficultiesthe world faces, certainly the USA. it wasn’t those ideals or the New Deal that removed the USA from the Great Depression. It was a significant reduction of government spending. I believe, and this may not be the completely accurate number, the government spending was about 17% of GDP and tax rates were lower. there was also no minimum wage law, so unemployment was greatly reduced. I highly suggest reading the ideals of the Austrian school of economics. Thorough reading will show the ideals to be self-evident truth.

  10. Yuksel ozay  December 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

    This can be a good message to Greece which is really struggling with a lot of similar problems currently

  11. Xavier  December 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Scarse issues can be seriously undertaken with public and private institutions, regardless of the country or national state. That is why hundreds of thousands of persons all over the world are responding to the Fourth Manifesto of Chetumal:to the Inhabitantes of Planet Earth; world wide, free men and women are ACTING, now, in the 1910-1919 decade, in order to constitute -in true liberty- a cooperative and solidartiy humanity as of January 1, 2020. The goal is to reach this date, with a small set of fully applied norms, that have been formalized in The Humanity Consensus for The Third Millenium: Norms for Universe and Planet Earth ( Advance in this direction, will be obviously easier under the described conditions of Iceland, for example; than building the new society whilst struggling against governments directly controlled by the planetary oligarchy and their pluthratic partners that hold the highes public offices in the executive, legislative and judiciary formal powers of a vast majority of nations.

  12. Faceless Void  December 5, 2012 at 7:49 am

    This can never happen in India. The people who fight for justice in India are either imprisoned for life or assassinated. Just as pathetic as the USA.

  13. robert alva  December 5, 2012 at 8:54 am

    i think it can happen now in the u.s if enough people actually sought out the work and came together to protest, the occupy movement has already done so much help for the people in need

  14. Lizzy  December 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Hmmmm…. this happened in Iceland because their banks were deregulated. Maybe start with deregulating our banks, and it may be possible, because looking at something the “same” isn’t exactly the same when you look into it. Furthermore, if we were actually to bankrupt our banks and deregulate, there’d be a lot of homeless people that actually make a decent living…. where do you think mortgage would suddenly go? Poof? We’ll just erase your mortgage debt? Nope, probably take your home instead…. stupid people… do your research before you play monkey see monkey do.

  15. Joao  December 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Actually, this can happen anywhere, be it Nigeria or the United States, if those countries have something in common other than me myself and I. Until then, until people have something in their minds besides their personal interests, good luck.

  16. Agent Basil  December 14, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I’m sorry but did you just say moral, ethical and bank all in the same sentence?

  17. James 'Conaldinho' Conboy  December 14, 2012 at 5:41 am

    This will not happen in the U.K, U.S or any other super power country any time soon. Our governments are too big, and will never relinquish power. They will use the media to spread propaganda and create laws controlling the internet, to limit the number of people in revolt, making quelling the problem much easier. Brand the few who make it to protest early alongside terrorists, racists and morons, and this will keep the majority of people away.
    Then polish this off with the apathy of the majority, who cannot see the long term implications of how it will effect their children etc. and you will see how this isn’t happening in ‘1st world’ countries any time soon. As a working class Englishman, it upsets me. If it wasn’t for my determination to help bring the date of this revolution closer I would move to Iceland, a country I have so much respect for its barely expressible. Not only for its people power, but its renewable energy principles and much more.

    • takou  February 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Very true, but why not take those institutions over as well to stop the spread of propaganda and mistruth? Counter one of their few ways of social indoctrination.

  18. Cotton  December 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    ” (because the best quality of life is always in white countries) ” Are you out of your goddam mind ??

  19. Dave  December 24, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Isleifur, wow! I agree with other post that you should go back and read your history! The North American Indians did not slaughter one another! When there was a debate between tribes a small group of men would fight to resolve the problem! However, you must have missed last years news on how the Canadian massacred thousands of American Indian children and burried them in mass graves! I myself am a white person but to make this world beter we most understand the cost of greed and hate!

  20. roger frazier  January 2, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    God bless yuu sir!

  21. Silke  January 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Please read this. It is about what IS going on in Iceland:

    • letsfixthistogether  January 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Thank you! why are people still posting this without a follow up, its good to have hope. But it is better to know the reality so that in future people can prepare for it should this sort of thing happen again. Sources are all listed, if somebody comments about this saying oh my god how good for them one more time after this comment by silke I will lose fath in this community because they have largely relapsed into being sheep but for a different piper this time.

  22. John James Boxshall  January 6, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I hope to read all of the comments; tomorrow. I would like to respond more articulately. For now, in this moment, I’d simply like to beat the crap out of the English interviewer!

  23. cassie  April 28, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    You are an inspiration to the rest of the world Iceland, here in New Zealand could easily face the same fate. I just hope we can be as smart as you and stand up and do something for our kids future like you all have!

  24. Kathrine  April 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I am overjoyed and thrilled to know that you all stood up. You are my hero’s.

  25. Cosmick energy  May 1, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Iceland rocks!! Economic warfare. Yes. But they weren’t having any of it. Fucking USA government. Ancient Rome. Trying to get them in debt with the IMF. (American run) they want Iceland because of its natural resources. Well done Iceland and watch your back.

  26. MateyPotatey  August 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    If privately owned banks are not accountable to the people then why should the people be accountable for their debts? Bravo iceland.

  27. step up  September 26, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Fear is our only god and money is the only way to survive. The power junkies know this. The revolutions will come when the economies finally fold because 95% of the population are too busy living their working cycle and trying to provide in a world where cost of living is always rising. If people opened their eyes and the media werent run by power puppets they would see they can be heard. Look at Brazil n Turkey…there was a price to pay but it was certainly worth letting the elite know they would not be dominated so easily.
    Like i said, fear is our only god, also the only thing we have going for us is numbers. Hats off to the brave souls who left their fear behind and have got more than a few govts worried.

  28. Adina  September 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

    This is all I have to say:

  29. Alice siervo  September 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Thumbs up! Agree, kate…let’s wake up each other and be relieve from this highly advanced slavery technology!

  30. Graham Spence  September 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Ummm.. .has anyone actually read sources outside trueactivist? As of 2013, the government is still corrupt, only 2 of the originals resigned, only 3 banks were affected, and the PM went through trial only to be found guilty of a minor offense, then let off. The constitution remains unchanged and in a stalemate with said corrupt parliament. It was hardly changed by the ‘people’, in fact only 950 Icelanders were consulted on through a lottery. Their thoughts were then pored over by the same essential government, which rejected most of them. The final draft sits unratified and in limbo, and was prepared by again, the same government. As much as I WANT this article to be true and accurate, it isn’t.

    • ohdonna  October 9, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Very informative Graham. It reinforces the old saying: believe half of what you see and none of what you read.

  31. David Arnar  October 11, 2013 at 7:38 am

    If you ask an average person living in Iceland right now you will learn that is not really accurate. If you want to “start” a revolution, you may want to learn from Iceland –But, if you want the revolution for actually accomplish anything long term you have to look somewhere else. The people of Iceland did overthrow the government, that much is true. The rest is less pretty that it’s made up to be. The government that was overthrown was replaced with another corrupt/useless government that didn’t work for the best interest of the people, but for the best interest of the banks and other financial giants. The banks were only partially nationalized. The Icelandic people said they did not want to pay foreign debts of the banks, so instead the bank shares have been largely given away to the foreign debt owners instead to pay for the debts. The Icelandic people are still stuck with a lot of other debts incurred by the government. The currency of Iceland is still at rock bottom making prices of anything imported really high, and on such a small island many basic things need to be imported. Also the currency is only kept from complete collapse by emergency trading restrictions, which make things hard for many businesses, and by direct intervention by the central bank, which costs taxpayers a lot of money. Basic services such as the national hospital are just barely running. The hospital is seriously understaffed and the staff is seriously underpaid. Doctors are picking up and leaving for other Scandinavian countries where they get double pay meaning there is a serious lack of specialists in certain fields. And now, 4 years later the same parties that were overthrown in that “revolution” get back into power on promises of fixing things for families, and the first thing they did was to increase their own pay, give billions in tax cuts to the richest fishing corporations and make more cuts to the hospital, even going so far to take back money for updated equipment promised by the last government. They say that national debt is going down, but that is mostly because they have written off billions owed by some of the richest people. Of course some people were not affected that much and are doing just fine, but this week 150 families are losing their homes in Iceland -in a country of only 300.000.

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