Pay them off to shut them up

The right-wing webzine AMX.is which Fox-style proclaims to be the country’s “foremost newssite” and Eidur Gudnason, former ambassador for the Independent Party have attacked writer Hallgrimur Helgason and director/writer Thrainn Bertelsson for being outspoken against the government and active in the protests. 

Their reasoning is that both are recipients of an honorary salary from the Parliament which are awarded to leading artists. 

Which shows the thinking of the Independent Party runs along the same lines as the mafia’s, pay them off to shut them up. 

Unfortunately this has been quite common in the business sector as well. Pay people handsomely enough so they will not speak of any ills in the system. Fortunately those two men did not think they had to resign their rights to opinions or expression just because they were given an honorary salary.

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