This tiny world of ours has within it a set number of distinct people. They have different perspectives and outlooks. They are on a totally different wavelength to the rest of us. So when you speak to a Native American and start talking about the American history (according to the text books), they just look at you and normally smile and walk away. When you try and engage an Italian about art and culture in Europe, they adopt a certain Pythonesque posture, (what did the Romans really do)? The same holds true for the Incas and Mayans of the South Americas, the Chinese, the Egyptians and so on. They all have this slightly arrogant come superior stance. As if they know something. Well in a way they do and the apparent arrogance is probably a derivative of thousands of years of history and culture.
Greeks are no different. The Ancient Greek Empire has, quite rightly, been recognized and accepted to be the bedrock of Western Civilization. Not only are they proud they also know a thing or two about things. However, at this very moment, the whole of the Greek Nation is apparently responsible for the potential collapse of the Euro Zone, with far reaching catastrophic implications far beyond their lovely islands. Wow, a small country with a small economy can rock our financial world this much? How come?? Because they borrowed more than they could afford. They are painted as fraudulent lazy Greek oafs who have little to offer the rest of Europe. Not one half decent reporter asks, they asked for money and they were given the money. If me and you went to the bank and asked for 5 million and the bank gave it, we have to decide, if it is really our fault for asking or trying our luck or is it the lender, who should know better. In the case of Greece all the lenders knew better. They knew too well. Lend them the money, increase the virtual capital against the lending, via fractional reserve banking, pick up the commission and by the time shit hits the fan all the various officials who were there in the governments and banks will be long gone, replaced and commissions settled, mansions and yachts purchased and tea parties with prime ministers had.
But what we have here is that the Greek Nation is being asked to sell (force privatise in a brutal auction condition against time) everything it owns. Effectively the whole nation’s infra structure to service debts that maybe should not have been authorized and more importantly take responsibility for an economic collapse that started way back in 2009 in New York and London stock exchanges. Not Athens!! The mainstream media also quite conveniently does not mention the Iceland crisis, when their banks effectively collapsed. But guess what, the whole Icelandic population flatly refused any paybacks and the banks had to absorb the hit. Their position was simple, you cooked it, and you eat it. For some reason the Greek scenario has to be more tragic.
It is for these same simple reasons that the Greek population is refusing to buy into the bullshit being dished out and the voting shifted well to the left in favour of Syriza (Coalition of The radical Left), who came second and refused to form a coalition government which was supposed to go along with the sell off. And quite rightly so. This weekend will see a repeat of the same and quite possibly a stronger swing to the left. It is reported that opposition to the new “sell the nation cheap” measures, or Austerity measures (the PR Spin word currently in media circulation), will not work for the “creditors”. One may ask who are the creditors then? International Monetary Fund, European Bank, J P Morgan, Goldman Sachs etc etc… Now pretend to be Greek for just a few moments. Every other person you know is unemployed; the government you are voting for is made of technocrats with their interests firmly in the New York and London Stock Exchanges. They are now telling you that you have to loose your life savings you entrusted in good faith at a bank, your pension is about to be cancelled, your job is no longer or if you are lucky you have to work with a massive pay cut, your home will be repossessed because you have no way of working to pay for the mortgage, your kids education is not going to happen because of increased fees, the road you are driving on will be sold to some US, German or Chinese company, for little money because it is a rescue /auction sale, the same for the water you drink and the same for the electricity you use. I am sorry, but you have absolutely nothing to lose and therefore, the likely outcome will be that you will fight and not flight. Being Greeks they will go in to the Spartan mode. It is what they know. Going to battle against odds. Their history confirms this again and again over the last 2500 years. The insistence on trying to forcefully buy the whole Greek Nation on the cheap is unpalatable and a recipe for eventual civil unrest.
The Greek crisis is a direct result of the economic melt down in 2009 and not any different to the astronomical American deficit problem, which went out of orbit a long time ago, or the Italian, the Irish or the French or the British(now in its second recession in 2 years). The only difference is that in the scheme of things, Greeks are the little guys. We step on little guys, because we can. Well, we allow it. We are allowing the markets to directly challenge the economic existence of a whole sovereign Nation. Except, the markets consist of a handful of gangsters with their Bankster mates in charge. I think the American economy is in far greater danger than the Greek economy, comparatively speaking. The problem started or shall we say, exposed by the sub prime crisis in the United States and subsequent collapse of many large financial institutions. This in turn weakened the US Dollar which had to fight back as the dominant world currency, US Dollar Vs the Euro. However, given that we are in this super globally linked world, the solution to revive and save the US Dollar was to undermine the Euro through all your US and UK based banks. In this way it will devalue the Euro as a currency and strengthen the US Dollar. Except, by doing this they managed to expose or open a bigger can of worms they had bargained for. Because if the Greek crisis deepens to the point of irreversibility, then other Euro Zone nations such as Italy, Portugal, Spain and Ireland will follow. This will have a more direct impact on the US Dollar than anyone could ever have wished for. Therefore, their short-termist world view will come right round to bite their own butts. In a nutshell if you want to understand the the Greek and Euro Zone crisis, then you just have to look across the water, and hey presto American Banksters are the true culprits.
So the problem is that of global and monopolized capitalism. Where real competition is as ancient as the Greek civilization itself. Not Local Greek Capitalism. And here is an interesting check list: The Head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, was in fact Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs. The last Prime minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi just happened to be the owner of over 70% of Italy’s media output. The new prime minister of Italy, Mario Monti was the main International Adviser for Goldman Sachs, prior to being charged with the affairs of Italy. Our guys in Britain are all money connected, the term cabinet of multi-millionaires, ring a bell? The chief executive of the World Bank, Christine Lagarde, is under investigation for wheeling and dealing with the Addidas mob of Germany. Yet she has the power to switch the lights off in Greece. This is true in every country. The big corporate beasts are no longer content in running your water, internet, phone, health service, food supplies; they want to run the flipping governments. Ouch! Don Vito Corleone seems to have resurrected before the Lord himself! We are dealing with Gangsters, who are putting their own people in key places to get the rest of the planet to work for them for as long and as cheap as possible. These gangsters are one and the same: Banksters! They are getting money at 0.25-0.5% from their mates they put in charge but lending out at anything from 6-35%, check your mortgage and credit card bills. They infiltrate the system in various morphs such as media owners Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch or Rebecca Brooks. To influence, coerce and dictate the Banksters agenda to a supposedly democratically elected sovereign government. And if any of the Banksters fail, well their friends in government will find the money to help and save them. After all, what are friends for?
In my mind, democracy is now a term for little kids in the play ground. Let’s not delude ourselves any longer. The voting system and the applicable rules are dodgy, the lobbying is dodgy, the whole thing just sucks and it is hardly any wonder that the majority of us have become “apolitical” and have given up. They have actually beaten us down. We passively sit back and accept suppression. We have lost the courage to challenge anything. Our dignity and integrity is now resigned to history books in return for an i-phone and or a laptop.
It is precisely because of this particular state of affairs that we allow outrage to occur else where. We are disconnected from our own fellow species. Take Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Libya as well as a dozen African Nations. Hundreds and thousands, millions, of lives are lost as a direct result of our puppet leadership’s collisions with big money institutions. We allow false cases to be made and suddenly find ourselves loving every Libyan with a gun pointing at Gadaffi’s head. Not once we ask, who are these people, and how did they get their arms so so quickly? We allow the gangsters to make false cases about weapon’s of mass destruction, start an illegal war in our name killing hundreds and thousands. Get hundreds of our own young kids killed in the process. Yet we are ready to repeat the same thing all over again with Iran(used to be Persia). Making and building a case on nuclear weapons, when there isn’t any. The United Nation inspectors have said it enough times. They were inspecting Iranian installations unannounced every 2-3 hours for 2 years. Nothing. But we must manufacture a bogey man. Bin Laden, Sadam, Gadaffi, Assad or Iranian President. So if you ask anyone what they know about Iran they will say that Iran is trying to make a nuclear bomb which could possibly attack Israel. Not once will they tell you that there has not been a single aggressive incident from Iran towards any of its neighbors in the past 200 years. That would be telling the truth. The same nonsense is applying to Syria. “The Syrian civil war”!!!!! William Hague is loving the Syrians now. Libyan love was last years love. Not once do we ask, if you do not arm half the fucking population with guns and rockets you will not have a civil war. Besides, when the IRA was in conflict with the British Government, I don’t think we would have appreciated the Syrian Government to try and step in to sort it out for us. This is what BBC and the rest of the mainstream media does not report and certainly worth noting that America just signed another 30 Billion US Dollar deal worth of arms with the Saudis!! The overall US sales was 68 billion. So Saudis are real cool customers. They then get to give this to the Free Libya, Free Syria and Free Iran “rebels” to destabilize and then step in to stop “crimes against humanity”, another PR Spin word which resonates well with us all, as we all love humanity to the max!!
I honestly think that as a people who live, work, and love being in this particular part of the world, we should actually start questioning and challenging more, a lot more. We need to protect our civil liberties and rights to true self determination without the interference of gangsters and banksters of the controlled and manipulated world of finance and media. Individual freedom and liberty is the source of success and the ultimate in human empowerment. Without it we are no more than living human robots who do little other than eat, sleep, shit and fuck.
i-phone owners of the world, UNITE.