Anger is Greek to Them

After EU-imposed austerity pushed Greek unemployment to 26% and reduced educated people to abject poverty, Greece elects a leftist government. To hear the elites describe it, you’d think it was a communist revolution, which, if they keep it up, is exactly what could happen.

5 thoughts on “Anger is Greek to Them

  1. «To hear the elites describe it, you’d think it was a communist revolution, which, if they keep it up, is exactly what could happen.» Every cloud has a silver lining, Ted…. 😉

    Henri

  2. Well, I guess that some of the posters won’t “get it” considering the fascist Greece comment above….Sad or pathetic, pick your adjective…it’s already happened here. When I lived in a middle-class home in Phoenix, Arizona, I could recognize the different people sorting through the trash in our alley behind the homes. While it used to be mostly people looking for recyclable stuff – there’s now a bunch of people mainly focused on food. Austerity? Most American people probably don’t even know what this word is or what it means. It’s beyond the vocabulary of the average chump/Joe on the street. While the words may pass them by in the sound bites they hear on the news, like it or not, they’re going to get used to it. They simply don’t know that they no longer live in a real democracy, and that everything around them is decided by special interests and the money these special interests use to decide how they live or survive. They no longer have much of a voice, don’t realize that they’ve lost the bulk of their freedoms, and get real angry if you try to explain it to them. Sadly, for me, this is the rest of the family I have left, and I can’t even talk to them about this, because they are either lost in the past or think that what they say now makes a difference anymore… 🙁

    • Rikster,

      That’s a very good point. “They no longer have much of a voice, don’t realize that they’ve lost the bulk of their freedoms, and get real angry if you try to explain it to them.”

      I’ve noticed something very similar. Almost a “fear of naming” sort of thing, as thought mentioning something will cause it to happen. So everyone stays seated in the movie theater forcing themselves to not notice the smell of smoke.

    • A summary of the history is here: http://tinyurl.com/6xqgz6

      If you want to say that Greece was the first nation to turn fascist, then you must realize it was with the assistance of “the West” against the communist side in the Greek in the civil war.

      The most important issue of WWII, of course, was the USA, very stealthily, subsuming the fascism that Russia had defeated for the American heroes.

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