What you hear on TV and you read in newspapers , sites and blogs , is a sample of what really happens in Greece.
The Greek daily suicide (two today), prisons do not have food for the prisoners, there are no drugs, retailers closing, the money is gone, the people terrorized by the disasterscenarios, the Germans, French, Dutch and Lagarde are blackmailing the Greeks.
I do not want to give you the ugliness of the situation unfolding in Greece.
But I want to talk about the dignity that is lost.
Hollande said he respects the Greeks, if they respect the agreements signed.
The agreements were not signed by the Greeks.
The agreements were imposed to the Greeks.
The bullying they received are unprecedented.
The Lagarde recently said to Guardian:
”[…]she assailed Greeks for not paying enough taxes and said she was more worried about the fate of poor countries in Africa. The comments did little to win her or the IMF popularity among Greeks and may even influence how some decide to vote.”
The same is said by all the institutions of the European Union.
Van Rompuy said :
“Greece must remain in the euro area while respecting its commitments. We expect that after the elections, the next Greek government will make that choice,” the European Council president told Cypriot parliamentarians. “The stakes are high – for you as neighbors with close links to its financial system, but also for all of us in the euro zone.”
Even former Prime Minister of Greece leads the European Commission President Barroso :
“Look,” he said, “if a member of a club does not respect the rules, it’s better that it leaves the club, and this is true for any organization or institution or any project.”
Even though he did not name the country, his comments were taken as referring to Greece and made it look as if a Greek exit from the euro was drawing closer. Financial markets were thrown into panic, Greeks were outraged and Barroso was criticized.
But what was particularly galling about the incident for Barroso was that he had never intended to make such a strong statement. He did so only because he got a call from Greece’s caretaker prime minister, Lucas Papademos, asking him to do so, a Commission official said.
Frustrated at the failing efforts to form a coalition after the May 6 election, Papademos wanted Barroso to say something strong in the hope it might wake Greece’s political leaders up.
“It wasn’t Barroso’s initiative. It was a direct request,” said the Commission official informed of the sequence of events, adding with a degree of understatement: “It didn’t work.”
As New York Times wrote : ”Most aid to Athens circles back to Europe.”
Do not forget that : ”Greeks work much longer hours than Germans.”
After all that I believe that the Greek vote in the elections of June is going to be a big surprise.
One such surprise will destroy Greece, will create chaos in Europe and will irreparablyharm the global economy.
It does not matter who will form government.
The Greeks would rise up because they are not going to be able to pay taxes.
The Greeks would rise up because they are not going to be able to sustain their families.
The Greeks would rise up because there will be NO health care.
The Greeks would rise up because it was an attack to their dignity.
The Greeks would rise up like you would if all these were taking place in your country.
Do you expect to happen differently ?
As Cyberella wrote :
”Thunderstorm is coming.Thunders are pretty intence.”