In life, how many times have we seen that two similar men face a set of similar circumstances only to witness two entirely different outcomes? One man meets the challenges, grows stronger and more successful as a result. The other man ignores the crisis at first, hoping that it will go away. When the denials breakdown, the second man feels overwhelmed and succumbs to the problem and his life is subsequently ripped apart.
Nations are like people, they have a character, a personality and a persona. They either have resilience and can bounce back from adversity, or they do not. They either have courage or they cower in the corner because they are weak and timid in the face of danger. And like with the two men, when countries face the same challenges, one country may thrive and the other country takes a dive.
When we look at how two countries, Iceland and the United States, responded to economic Armageddon in 2008, one country was head and shoulders above the other in terms of displaying a spirit of resilience.
The 2008 World’s Economic Meltdown Began In Iceland America is once again ready to enter into the economic disaster zone in a much more significant manner than we did in 2008. Iceland has already been there and their journey was inspired and controlled by Goldman Sachs and fellow Wall Street banksters. Iceland’s journey down the path to economic Armageddon actually began in the late 1990s and early 2000′s, when Iceland’s Prime Minister David Oddsson, began to do the bidding of Wall Street bankers and instituted a set of Reagan-style policies and privatization. According to author, Roger Boyes, as he documented the world’s descent into economic tyranny in his former best-selling book, Meltdown Iceland, Boyes stated that ‘the fix was in’and Wall Street began to financially obliterate Iceland after plundering its hard assets.
This post was published at The Common Sense Show on January 8, 2015.