November 16, 2010
The Withdrawal Method
The campaign to ask people to withdraw all their cash from the banks on 7th December is growing at breakneck speed.
I never expected to run a clip of Eric Cantona explaining the simplest, most hazard-free revolution ever devised. But, these are strange days, and I will take help from anyone. (It doesn't hurt that I like Eric. He almost ran my son over in his Merc at their training ground in Salford. He was most embarrassed about it and made my sons day by giving him his autograph).
It's your money, right? So go get it. Make sure you have enough left in to pay your direct debits and standing orders (or tell your service providers that payment will be delayed for a few days) and then do it.
Revolution made easy. No danger. No risk. No problem.
The nay-sayers-those gibbons who find fault with everything-will say "But I need to give my bank five days notice". So fucking tell your bank. Give them five days notice. The effect is the same. They have to have your money ready in the prescribed period and they end up with fuck-all in the vaults. Keep your cash safe for a few days, a week, a month, and while you are doing that watch the fun.
The banks will bleed. Then they will haemorrhage. And some, unfortunately, will die.
This is NOT a bad thing. While YOU are scrimping and saving, THEY are busy counting their bonuses and obscene pay cheques. Fuck 'em. They have been fucking you-sans lubrication-since time began.
Show them what YOU can do to voice YOUR displeasure. Legally. Lawfully. Peacefully.
Show them that you are in charge of their destiny: their success or their failure is in your hands.
We are in a prime position to hurt them the way they hurt us.
It's a win. For us. For a change.