The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture.
Monday, February 21, 2011
An Update From Iceland
Iceland, by virtue of having less than a million in population, is a purer form of democracy than our own. The results can be refreshing. From IceNews:
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland, is once more in the world media spotlight following his decision to reject the latest Icesave repayment plan and send it to another referendum.
Bloggers are split on the issue, with those against the President’s decision saying, among other things, that British and Dutch taxpayers have already been forced to pay the Icesave debt and that the debt now has to be repaid by Iceland.
Others who support the President and/or oppose the Icesave bill say, among other things, that the Icelandic public should not be forced to pay the banksters’ debts. One blogger wrote that ordinary Icelandic citizens bear no more responsibility for Icesave than the Brits did for the Great Train Robbery conducted by Ronnie Biggs and associates in the 20th Century.