Getting the Independent Party out of government was just the beginning. There is still so much to do.
Instead of protests today, 2.000 people gathered to celebrate the demise of the former government.
There is still no time to celebrate. The political parties must take a hammering in elections.
People forget amazingly quickly. Now the Progressive Party is soaring in the polls, just because they changed their leadership, basically changed the faces in the front. All sorts of demagogues are having a field day. Njordur P. Njardvik has made Vilmundur Gylfason’s ideas about a new democracy on certain values his own. Trouble is, Vilmundur was thirty years ahead of his time. Thrainn Bertelsson, one of the most critical political columnists in the country is running for the Progressive Party. Trouble is that he is no less self-serving than those he’s been criticising for being self-serving.
Hallgrimur Helgason has made new shield for a new republic. Its graphic is eerily communist. So was it really a communist victory? Talk about excluding so many who felt they were part of the “people” protesting downtown.
The smell of victory is currently too sweet for some. It might end up becoming sour if they don’t watch their backs. The power is still in the hands of the politicians and they are still not to be trusted.