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REFERENDUM IN GREECE – Trick or Treat? (or Death?)

Posted in Crisis, current events, Democracy, Economics, Economy, Financial crisis, politics, Revolution, Society with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/11/2011 by Living out of Eden

As if it was part of Halloween celebrations, the Greeks will be called to a Referendum (at least, until today’s news) to define whether they want to be rescued and sign a new deal, or not. Depending on the answer, the possible outcomes might be:

a) They continue under hard cut-down Economy measures, with no possibility of taking any action but those dictated from ECB and/or the franco-german coalition.

b) Greece is expelled from the EU, lose the euro as currency, and the country ends up left aside by the european community, to their own luck.

So, in fact, the true question underlying the referendum is whether they want to suicide themselves instantly with a shot in the head, or slowly and painfully, slashing their wrists.

What’s completely unusual and hard to justify is Government using the referendum to make people accountable of the decision, under the excuse of being democratic.

True democracy would have been to ask people through referendums, the creation and management of the whole debt from the very beginning.

The double standard of modern nations: “with the people, but without the people”.

Democracy vs Mythology: The Battle in Syntagma Square (via sturdyblog)

Posted in Economics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 18/06/2011 by Living out of Eden

Democracy vs Mythology: The Battle in Syntagma Square I have never been more desperate to explain and more hopeful for your understanding of any single fact than this: The protests in Greece concern all of you directly. What is going on in Athens at the moment is resistance against an invasion; an invasion as brutal as that against Poland in 1939. The invading army wears suits instead of uniforms and holds laptops instead of guns, but make no mistake – the attack on our sovereignty is as violent and … Read More

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