Finanzkriminalität / Financial Crime

“After the Second world war, Economists and politicians were unanimous: The cartels and monopolies, which spread in the 1920s and 1930s in many countries, were devastating. Economically anyway, but also politically in Germany, because powerful companies helped the rise of Adolf Hitler.

“We are allowing reckless global monopolies and oligopolies in the financial and media sectors, in aviation and telecommunications, not to mention the growing size of digital platforms.” (U.S. lawyer, Tim Wu in his book  “The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age”)

(auto translated from  sueddeutsche.de)

Comment: what is Fascism? Fascism means bundling power.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascio_littorio

Fascio is an Italian word literally meaning “a bundle” or “a sheaf”, and figuratively league, and which was used in the late 19th century to refer to political groups of many different orientations.

A number of nationalist fasci later evolved into the 20th century Fasci movement, which became known as fascism.

During the 19th century, the bundle of rods, in Latin called fasces and in Italian fascio, came to symbolize strength through unity, the point being that whilst each independent rod was fragile, as a bundle they were strong.

By extension, the word fascio came in modern Italian political usage to mean group, union, band or league.

So original this was a very “general term” that than later was picked up by ultra nationalists and formed into what is now “fascism” (extreme nationalism/white supremacy/racism/dictatorship/militarism/might makes right).

short version: (1min 31sec)

this is her full speech: (6min 52sec)

Theresa May Resigns as British Prime Minister

Why is it so hard to implement democracy?

Even in Britain, which is not said to be no dictatorship.

It is not a unlikely British phenomenon – it is global.

Long term serving Chancellor Kohl (yes the fat guy with strange accent) revealed that the “pushed through the Euro like a dictator”

2013:  “I knew that I could never win a referendum in Germany,” he said. “We would have lost a referendum on the introduction of the euro. That’s quite clear. I would have lost and by seven to three.”

said former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (src: telegraph.co.uk)

“Political life is like this – elections go back and forth. Representative democracy can only be successful if one sits down and says – ‘that’s it. I will connect myself’ – as I did – ‘connect my existence to a political project.’ Then you automatically have in your party a lot of people who say: ‘if that fails, so do I’.”

cui bono: who profits? in who’s interest? so that Mercedes and BMW can export more cars to Greece?

really?

Marx already realized it – modern days capitalism is a highly unstable system.

bad if your life depends on the inflow of money – you are basically trusting your life to windows 95 – it could crash any moment – nobody knows when – but everybody knows it will…

…just praying will not do the job.

“Suicides resulted in 828,000 global deaths in 2015, an increase from 712,000 deaths in 1990.[5][13] ” (src: en.wikipedia.org) (+16% in in 25 years, so you can say +0.6% increase every year?)