What is Going On In Greece?
Everyone has seen the newscasts showing the upheaval in Greece. The majority of the news has insinuated that the Greeks have lived way beyond their means and now they are revolting against having to pay the piper, now austerity measures will be taken and taxes will rise. Well, the last thing I take as the God's honest truth is the 6:00 news! So what is really happening in Greece?
It would appear that some in Greece have enjoyed the blessings of bureaucracy (sound familiar?). Government workers are used to long paid vacations and hefty government salaries and benefits. In other words, Greece has experienced socialism in it's finest form. At least that's what the Vichy media is telling us.
The real problem is the same in Europe as it is in America, the banks have suckered governments into going into debt and then they have called our margins. In Europe as in America the banks want US to pay for THEIR bad bets! That's it in a nutshell. The World Bank has this down to a tee!
The major difference in Greece is that it is virtually impossible to have your own business. In order to set up a tailor shop, for example, one must apprentice for years, sometimes as long as 12 years. The only way to get a job is through family ties and elite schools. The poor and middle class struggle to even make a living, many young people cannot afford to move out of their parents homes. The United States is not far behind as the middle-class is being erased and our freedoms are being curtailed.
If you are fortunate enough to get an apprenticeship the government pays for your room and board but you receive no money and you may or may not be able to open your own business at the end of that time. This kind of system encourages the nanny state as it is virtually impossible to have your own business. The other thing this does is to encourage an underground economy. Some figures have Greece's underground economy at as much as 50% of the GNP.
Furthermore, the political climate is completely corrupt in Greece. You think we have a difficult time getting incumbents out of office, it's impossible in Greece. Once you're in, you're in, the people have no say as to policy. When you cut someone's income, benefits and pension, raise taxes and give an entire population no say in the matter, should we be surprised that the people revolt? This is not unusual. The book “Confessions of an Economic Hit-man” by John Perkins explains very clearly how it's done. The IMF forces loans onto the government, the loans benefit the contractors and the rich owners of the corporations (some of the original loans are stolen or used as bribes), the people cannot pay back the loans (that they never agreed to or benefited from in the first place) so they impose taxes, fees or get the money through some other form. This is done over and over and over again. If some head of state refuses, they assassinate him. It's very simple and completely corrupt. They tried to do the same thing in Iceland but Iceland refused to go along and just walked away from the debt...something every country should do.
The only difference between Greece and the United States is that Greece doesn't have the world's reserve currency and the means to simply print money out of thin air! Never listen to the mainstream media to get the real story.
I say good for you Greece! Revolt! Show us the way!
Today it's Greece, tomorrow it will be Spain or Italy and in the near future it will be America. WAKE UP AMERICA!
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