(…) at dawn on Monday the city awoke out of its lethargy of centuries with the warm, soft breeze of a great man dead and rotting grandeur. Only then did we dare go in without attacking the crumbling walls of reinforced stone, as the more resolute had wished, and without using oxbows to knock the main door off its hinges, as others had proposed, because all that was needed was for someone to give a push and the great armored doors that had resisted the bombards of William Dampier during the building’s heroic days gave way (…)

If anything this George Floyd situation has shown is how many people are willing to not only accept but also validate as something normal summary executions of anyone having had, before, stepped out of line.

The big proposal that DiEM25 has for the economy is to tame capitalism. If you tame it and treat it nicely, like a stray dog we find on the street, it will come to lay by your feet and lick your face. Except that capitalism is not a stray dog. It is a hyena. And like any hyena it will carve its teeth on your neck and squeeze until there is no life left in you.