Eric Cantona calls for global action against banks

21 November 2010


The very fabric of society is about to be shredded, with the collapse of the world’s banks expected before Christmas. One man has sown the revolutionary seed that will lead to this fiscal chaos – and that man is Eric Cantona.

The former Leeds United, Manchester United and France footballing legend has had enough and in a recent interview with a French newspaper, he has called for protestors to put down their placards and withdraw all of their money from their bank accounts at the same time, bringing the whole system to its knees.

Cantona said:

"I don't think we can be entirely happy seeing such misery around us. Unless you live in a pod. But then there is a chance... there is something to do. Nowadays what does it mean to be on the streets? To demonstrate? You swindle yourself. Anyway, that's not the way any more.

We don't pick up weapons to kill people to start the revolution. The revolution is really easy to do these days. What's the system? The system is built on the power of the banks. So it must be destroyed through the banks.

This means that the three million people with their placards on the streets, they go to the bank and they withdraw their money and the banks collapse. Three million, 10 million people, and the banks collapse and there is no real threat. A real revolution.

We must go to the bank. In this case there would be a real revolution. It's not complicated; instead of going on the streets and driving kilometres by car you simply go to the bank in your country and withdraw your money, and if there are a lot of people withdrawing their money the system collapses. No weapons, no blood, or anything like that

It's not complicated and in this case they will listen to us in a different way. Trade unions? Sometimes we should propose ideas to them."

His words have struck a chord with some and there are plans afoot for a mass withdrawal of monies from French banks on December 7th, with 14,000 people already said to be committed to the day of action.

So will it do any good? Or will it just bring an end to society as we know it, with millions of us forced to forage for food and shelter as we struggle to adapt to a kind of post-apocalyptic world without banks?

[The Observer]

TOPICS:   Banking


  • Larry L.
    It would seem Mr Cantona has never watched "It's a Wonderful Life", else he would know that the money isn't *in* the banks. Or maybe he is forgetting that unlike him, most people have to *borrow* immense amounts of money *from* the banks in order to buy their homes...
  • someone C.
    If I was going to do this, I would withdraw money before December 7th. I would avoid the inevitable queues, and the bank would actually have some money. Anyone remember Northern Rock?
  • Other a.
    What does the tosser hope to achieve? Is a society based on hunger, homelessness and anarchy really a viable alternative? He as much economic sense as steaming tird.
  • SuperSkinheed
    Mad frog cunt. I hated him when he played for the Rags, now he thinks he some sort of anarchist? He can fuck right off.

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