If you’ve ever read Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine,” you already know that this will end in tears.

* An extraordinary edict making cash transactions of more than Euro 1,000 illegal (not subject to reporting โ€“ just plain illegal). Following Prodiโ€™s own desire, the existing regime has indicated that this level will be progressively reduced to a limit as low as Euro 300. Hence cash is maybe for the first time in history no longer legal tender (over Euro 1,000, for now);
* A requirement that credit card companies report all transactions carried out by Italians, in Italy and abroad to the fiscal authorities;
* Delays and refusals by banks in allowing customers to withdraw cash balances of as little as Euro 10,000;
* Finance Police has placed cameras at the physical borders with Switzerland (see below) to register all license plates. In addition, currency-sniffing dogs have been deployed at the border.

22 comments on “If you’ve ever read Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine,” you already know that this will end in tears.
  1. gold bullet says:

    As I have been pointing out to my friends, who call me insane because of this, this is just the continuing economic pillaging and raping that the IMF and the big banks and corporations are committing against European countries, just like they did with South America in the 1970’s and Eastern Europe and South-Eastern Asia in the 1990’s, like Naomi Klein illustrated in ”Shock Doctrine”.

    People need to rise up against the International Mother Fuckers (IMF) and stop them in their insane mission to steal the whole of mankind’s wealth for the benefit of the top 0,01%!

  2. ronron says:

    after reading that i feel enlightened. going in for a grand. fuck it. @G/B. i told you to keep your mouth shut. you said you would. act normal.

  3. gold bullet says:


    You misunderstood me: I’m just saying to them that it is now Europe’s term to be raped by the IMF and I have been saying that for 3 years now. But what is funny is that some of them now agree with me.

    Don’t worry, I haven’t told ANYONE about that other thing… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh yeah, here is the ZeroHedge original article on this:

    ”Guest Post: Has Italy Gone Fascist?”


  4. Flopot says:

    Reading the “The Shock Doctrine” combined with watching “Inside Job” are great primers for understanding contemporary financial terrorism. After that, weekly doses of KR are mandatory.

    I agree with GB – once the IMF got its tentacles into Europe after the recent crisis then all you had to do was read the Shock Doctrine to understand what would happen next…

    An increase is State coercion and the looting of State resources by private corporations.

  5. gold bullet says:

    Sorry, in my last post I should have written *turn instead of *term.

    Apologies for my mistake. Mea Culpa. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Karma Respect says:

    The LOAN SHARKS want their money and they ain’t fooling, the Italian Government were not collecting enough taxes to feed their demands so they replaced the elected officials with debt collectors and said it was for the peoples good to be governed by technocrats. The game is to take from the productive and give to the non productive and Italy is testing and proving ground for the international loan sharks. Next France, UK, USA, Holland and lets not forget Ireland the land of wimps happy to serve their Loan Shark masters with ever higher interest rates and more taxes.
    If the ECB (international cartel of private central bankers) buys your sovereign bonds using printed money (fictitious money) and charges 6%, the people of the sovereign nation must pay more taxes (productive wealth) to pay the interest on money which is a work of fiction. Now not only Ireland , Spain, Portugal and Greece have fallen into the Loan Sharks trap but Italy is setting up the new norm where the Loan Sharks lend fictitious money at real interest and convince the public they are indebted and just to be sure the Loan Sharks become the government and only a revolution can replace these LEECH bastards.
    Soon the internet will be too dangerous in exposing their international Ponzi racket and of course if you are the Loan Shark and the Government (Loan Shark Technocrat) you can switch it off at the switch on grounds of civil unrest, usurping patents or promoting terrorism.
    1984 has moved form the fiction section to Non Fiction, welcome to the new norm of Loan Shark Heaven where bankster rule applies and sheeple about to be sheered and then slaughtered obey. Nothing apart form Ron Paul is powerful enough to rid these vermin that infest the world (END THE FED). Christ threw them out of the temple for charging usury and I believe he was crucified a few days later by the technocrats. JFK same thing as soon as he tried to have the Treasury issue its own money. Ghadaffi also fell for opposing the Cartel of Private Central Banks on behalf of Africa whom he wanted to have a gold backed currency to combat the cartel of psycopaths mostly Zionist which is probably the correct definition of a psycopath.

  7. JonnyJames says:

    @y’all: you rock, the comments here are the best, funny and intelligent (for most part)
    “Shock Doctrine” Naomi Klein
    “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” John Perkins
    “Superimperialism” Dr. Michael Hudson
    “Rise and Fall of the Great Powers” Paul Kennedy
    are some greats. Right now I started reading “Debunking Economics” good stuff.

    The little old Sicilian lady who used to live in the house we live in, did not trust the banks. When she died, her relatives found over 100 gold eagles stashed in a hiding place. Smart lady.

  8. Flopot says:

    Dang it, JJ, my reading list keeps gettin’ bigger! ;–)


  9. JonnyJames says:

    @Flopot, cheers!
    Also re-reading “Democracy Inc.” by Sheldon Wolin “Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism” (2008)
    This book goes really well with the Adam Curtis documentary “The Trap” (2007 BBC2) which has been censored in the USA

  10. gold bullet says:


    ”@yโ€™all: you rock, the comments here are the best, funny and intelligent (for most part)”

    You’re right, the comments here are indeed great!

    Except for mine, which are mostly nonsensical rants! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I hope no one holds it against me, since my economic knowledge is very limited and I am only 24 years old.

  11. JonnyJames says:

    @gold bullet
    Damn dude, in a few more years I will be twice your age. You are too modest. Keep up the good work..

  12. Jasha Blanka says:

    There goes one of my potential expat locations. Instead of technocrats its technofascists!

    Boycott Pizza! Crash Mario Three Card Monti!

  13. gold bullet says:


    ”You are too modest. Keep up the good work..”

    Thanks for the kind words. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. gold bullet says:

    @Jasha Blanka

    There is no such thing as ”technocrats”, as Max explained it once on Lauren Lyster’s Capital Account.

    I myself use the term ”bankstercrats” to describe the unelected former Goldman Sachs banksters that now govern over Italy and Greece.

  15. Flopot says:

    Cheers JJ – the more informed we are the more we can inform. I’ll update my GIABO reading/viewing list ;–)

  16. Jayme says:

    Video: Obama, Bush and Their Own Lying Words

  17. Harry says:

    “Unfortunately, the corruption in Italy that led to the erosion of government revenue is being addressed through the strategy of assuming that every person is a criminal. It’s also a great way to induce a revolt in your population. ”


  18. Badsey says:

    This is not just Italy, but the US and soon to be everywhere. When you want your fiat out of the system you will get hassled, questioned and soon the police will be called to arrest/question you.

    Bad time to be in fiat, but a great time to be a stacker. I still remember the paper silver Speculators that used to just laugh at the SLA stackers on this forum. –These people just do not understand this financial terrorist system and many have lost alot of money (value). Even with MF Global falling and JPM just taking your money many 1%ers still do not understand the dangers of fiat right now and most will fall to this new gulag economy.

    It is becoming the stackers vs the financial gulag (99.9999% besides stackers losing to .0001). And I have to say the gulag is winning right now since not enough are stacking -and politically the corruption is increasing dramatically. All the OWS, media,IM, bank stock devaluations cannot take out these financial terrorists unless you start changing your financial life mindset.

    The more we can budge these financial terrorists by buying physical silver, the better the chance Ron Paul has. It will be painful, but I would rather have tempory austerity instead of perpetual austerity like Italy. -SLA4L-

  19. death to the NWO says:

    This Mario Monti is a great bonus for the banks . The new laws demands that only payments of less than 1000 EU can be paid in cash to pensioners . Payments above 1000 EU must go into a cheque account , but pensioners don’t want anything to do with the bank account and so it is going to be interesting what may develop .
    There is a huge discussion going on about tax evasion . Just a few days ago there was a raid by the financial police in Cortina Dampezzo ( The expensive mountain resort ) . Visitors with expensive cars were quizzed about their income . It turns out that some owners of very expensive cars declare only an income of 30,000 Euros .People must understand that the tax rate for business is about 50 % and therefore it is logical to try to minimize the taxation . In times like this the suicide rate of business people is very high , it is a sure sign of stress . Politicians seem to condemn tax evasion , but they never talk of the huge money squandered by the politicians in roads that finish nowhere , expensive hospitals built and left unused , the Italian Armed forces that sink in 30 Billion Euro every year and the myriad of police forces . We have the highest paid politicians in the world and arguably the most badly run country in the world . The justice system is archaic and the bureaucracy is unresponsive , wasteful with rules and delay frustrating .
    If the government was less demanding in personal taxes , in my opinion , there would be less tax evasion . The problem is that fascist mentality of Monti and Co. They think that the government can impose any ridiculous tax and people should not complain . Just recently the price of one liter of petrol went up to E 1.74 , this was achieved by adding an extra tax on top of extra taxes that have been added to petrol since before WW2 !

  20. gold bullet says:

    @death to the NWO

    Of course ”Super” Mario Monti is a great bonus for the banks, because he is a fucking bankster himself! He was the head of the European division of Goldman Sachs, so he is one of the Goldman Scums that are ruining Europe.

    Hang all of the Scums!

  21. chris m says:

    Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes her laws.
    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

  22. Mary Genoud says:

    Very sorry for Italians, Monti Ponzi must be afraid that Italians will do the same thing as Greeks, thus pre-empting a run on banks. What would happen if a bank in Italy didnโ€™t comply with financial fascism or obstruction to private accounts? Could this be a Hague issue? A new bank could be created where all transactions took place off-shore and in Italy used a bitcoin system.

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