Michael Gordon

A safe, secure and effective way to influence the government

When I was going to study medicine in Scotland, my father wrote to me about filing my US Tax return. I questioned him why, since I was not earning any income. He said, “You know that they indicted and jailed Al Capone on tax evasion, not murder? “That dictum stayed in my head ever since and has government my approach to taxes for myself and for my children.

You often hear detectives and prosecutors say that “Money Talks” and “Follow the Money”. I suggest that if all the hundreds of thousands of protestors and those who don’t joint protests but also oppose the government’s planned judicial changes and other dangerous legislative change would use money to effect the government.

Everyone who agrees has to go to their ATM (bankomat) and withdraw on the first day 200 shekels. Soon the machines would close and then customers should wait in line in banks, using all the lines and each take out 1000 or 2000 shekels. The next day it should be 3000 or 4000 shekels. With what would be a “run on the banks”, that increase from day to day—the banks would have to do what banks all over the world do in such situations—close down. The example of what a closing bank means can be seen by the ripple effect from Silicon to Switzerland.

It is cheap (everyone keeps their money), safe (no water cannons or horses) and effective—money talks.

About the Author
Born in Brooklyn New York. Attended Brooklyn College, Studied Medicine at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Did post-graduate training in Scotland, Rambam Hospital, Boston University Hospital, Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital, Hadassah and Shaare Zekek Hospitals and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Was VP Medicine and Head of Geriatrics at Toronto's Baycrest Geriatric Centre and Head of Geriatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Currently retired from clinical practice. Published writer of books and enumerable articles. Currently Emeritus Professor at University of Toronto.
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