With women threatening to jump of buildings, 50% of it’s youth unemployed, food kitchens unable to cope with the amount of people needing food and the tax revenue slashed to almost zero it is clear that the austerity measures have only succeeded to ruin the middle class and the economy and will never allow the Greek people any measure of relieve and opportunity to work their way out of debt.
Of course this was the plan all along when Goldman started it’s predatory attack on Greece and with the Prime minister now an unelected Goldman Sachs stooge the coup is almost complete. That is if the population submits but if not then Farage’s dire warning might become a reality and I for one would not like to be one of the corrupt elite at the top if that happens!
As the details of the financial deal between Greece and the bankster terrorists begin to emerge so do the photo’s of the homeless and the destitute in the soup kitchens and it’s a hideous picture with truth be told evil conditions the international finance gangsters are putting the bail of themselves while the Greek people are suffering the austerity measures their corrupt and criminal government is forcing on them.
Here is Mike Whitney’s analysis of the
death sentence memorandum of understanding with a link to the official text and a link to the photo’s compiled by Zero Hedge and remember our lying scumbag John Key will do the same to us when the time comes.
For those of you interested to see and learn what happens when societies collapse (if only to be able to prepare) two places stand out for study. One of them of course is Greece and another is the once proud city of Detroit in the land of
the free and the brave oppressed and the slaves, the good old US of A now better known as the Evil Empire.
The thing with these two examples of horrible economic collapse is that perhaps we are not the only ones studying what happens when jobs disappear and money becomes scares and the people is squeezed for ever more tax, fines and permit fees while they become more and more restricted in their movements through poverty, rising oil prices and no fly lists.
There are a couple of noteworthy differences between the two examples:
- In Detroit the deteriorating situation leads to more individual on individual violence and often crime related violence.
- In Greece, a country who’s population suffered immensely but fought back bravely under the Nazi occupation and who also suffered greatly under the Military Junta there is much more solidarity and they have a tendency to demonstrate in huge numbers and direct their anger to the Elite, Government and the Finance institutions destroying the country.
- In Detroit hundreds of thousands of people have simply moved away in search of jobs and the left over inhabitants find themselves more and more in a Mad Max situation in which ladies in their late seventies have to apply for gun permits and buy guns to protect themselves from the armed gangs roaming the streets.
- In Greece young unemployed people will use violence against the police but it seems that there is no increased crime but more and more people become homeless and commit suicide each day.
- Another noteworthy difference is the behaviour of the police. In Detroit and in the entire US the violence of police officers towards private citizens is increasing in multiple mind blowing ways( see here, here and here for just a few horrible examples).
- In Greece the Police union representing two thirds of the entire police force has issued a statement in defence of their country and it’s citizenry and it is a searing indictment of the international financial elite wreaking havoc in their communities.
- What is also interesting that while the Greek clearly pointed to their elite as the source of the problems with a good understanding of the political situation with regards to their position in society,
- The citizens of Detroit and that goes for most of the US it citizens, until the advent of the occupy movement, are on the whole behaving as millionaires who are temporarily out of cash identifying completely with the 1% devastating their country and most of the world.
The same 1% whom we must presume are watching both situations with interest and if I was them with more than just a smidgen of trepidation because their entire future lies on what happens in these places next.
Will the Greek take back their country and return to the Drachma and begin to rebuild their economy causing the entire bloated over leveraged financial bubble machine to collapse or will the military industrial complex take over when the financial war can no longer be perpetrated?
Will the American people armed to the teeth and divided along racial and income lines turn on each other more and more descending into a civil war leaving the 1% to continue their goal of bankrupting the global population or will they finally wake up to the fact that they never have been and never will be millionaires like the 1% and take back their country thereby triggering the FEMA concentration camp activation and the use of military on the streets of cities like Detroit in order to shut down what was once a thriving free community?
We live in interesting times
It is now 8:14 am and I have read I think about 200 news pages since 6:00 am. I have 80 pages left all with news worthy information which won’t make it or only on page 5 in the Mud stream media instead I have encountered the death of Pop diva turned almost bankrupt crack junky (who apparently poured milk over her morning dose to drink it) Whitney Houston at least 250 times
For example what happened in India and Georgia. Two cars were blown up in the same way the Iranian Scientists were blown up over the last couple of months. Both Georgia and India have a strong Mossad presence and Netanyahu is gagging for the next world war (and journalists are renting space on top of roofs in Israel to watch it happen. no kidding) and we are supposed to believe Iran is the culprit?
Here is another one: Greece’s government which has an approval rate in the single digits just passed another hideous austerity plan while the bail out will go directly to the European banks plunging the Greek people in untold financial despair. Will it solve the problem of course not! Investor advisers project a default causing a domino effect for a European collapse somewhere around March/April of this year.
Thank God that the communist party (not that I’m particularly enamoured of the communist system which I saw in full horrible glory when I visited Czechoslovakia just after the Prague spring) which has a very good solution for the banking problem now has the support of more then 30% and with elections coming up maybe we will see a Greece that says fuck you to the banks and gets its autonomy back. That is if there will be an election of course.
Just in case you had forgotten about Fukushima and thought that the 4 meltdowns had magically disappeared TEPCO has admitted that the reactors are heating up again which could have something to do with the fact that they can’t find the fuel which melted out of the supposedly indestructible container and the rods which were exposed when the pools emptied out after the Tsunami. Add to that the mysterious disease killing sea mammals in Alaska and the hot rain in several US states and you get the picture.
And while Monsanto (banning GM foods from its own canteen) prepares to bring back Agent Orange of Vietnam infamy it the food chain and plans to unleash the mother of all GM food and herbicide plans on us 300.000 farmers prepare to sue the Corporation in order to try to stop it from destroying small organic seed growers with patent infringement court cases. All this while the are preparing to free millions of GM mosquitoes in Florida to combat Mosquito related diseases courtesy of Monsanto share holder Bill Gates who’d love to inject the entire global population with hundreds of Vaccines. While the food laws are being used to do raids on alternative healers, Vitamin shops and companies and sheeple here believe what the mud stream media tells them about the food laws.
And I haven’t even started about the asset sales, the tax attack on Aucklanders, the undercover war on Syria complete with all the propaganda needed, the global privatisation of water , the drums of war with Iran, the activation of the 72 threat fusion centres which will aid in the detention of US citizens in the coming Economic collapse or the fact that the New York Police union demands more information about the contents of the toxic dust from the 911 demolitions of the three WTC buildings or the insertion of yet another crime family Bush member (Yep the Jeb) into the GOP presidential race to name but a few.
And I still have 64 pages open!!!
The Greek police union which represents two thirds of the police force in Greece are siding with the population. That is truly epic and gives me hope!
Greece’s largest police union has threatened to issue arrest warrants for officials from the country’s European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders for demanding deeply unpopular austerity measures.
In a letter obtained by Reuters on Friday, the Federation of Greek Police accused the officials of “…blackmail, covertly abolishing or eroding democracy and national sovereignty” and said one target of its warrants would be the IMF’s top official for Greece, Poul Thomsen.
The threat is largely symbolic since legal experts say a judge must first authorize such warrants, but it shows the depth of anger against foreign lenders who have demanded drastic wage and pension cuts in exchange for funds to keep Greece afloat.
“Since you are continuing this destructive policy, we warn you that you cannot make us fight against our brothers. We refuse to stand against our parents, our brothers, our children or any citizen who protests and demands a change of policy,” said the union, which represents more than two-thirds of Greek policemen.
“We warn you that as legal representatives of Greek policemen, we will issue arrest warrants for a series of legal violations … such as blackmail, covertly abolishing or eroding democracy and national sovereignty.”
“We don’t want a saved Greece with a bankrupt population” Aleka Papariga Communist party leader.
Reports are emerging from Greece that Athens has at least five buildings in flames one of which is a Eurobank building and a Starbucks.
10 of thousands of people are rioting while the police has run out of tear gas after it was announced that Greece would be getting a whopping 320 billion bail out to be paid straight to the banks after they agreed to monstrous austerity measures including the minimum wage being cut by a whopping 22%.
The final vote is not in yet so I hope this sends a warning to the unelected Greek bankster government and ladies and gentlemen may I remind you that Italy and Portugal are in the same dire straits and if Greece defaults it is the beginning of the end for the entire financial system.
Tonight’s protest in Athens has all the makings of the vintage ones from May of 2010, and the nigh is still young. Here are some updates:
- Rioting spreads across central Athens, at least 5 buildings set ablaze – AP
- 2:02PM EST: FIRES ARE BURNING SEVERAL SMALL BUSINESSES AROUND ATHENS AS PROTESTERS CLASH WITH POLICE NEAR GREEK PARLIAMENT
- 1:52 PM EST: POLICE ARE CLEARING PROTESTERS FROM OUT IN FRONT OF GREEK PARLIAMENT BUILDING
- 1:50 PM EST: ATMS ARE REPORTEDLY EMPTY AROUND ATHENS… STILL UNCONFIRMED WORKING TO CONFIRM THIS
- 1:48 PM EST: LARGE FIRES ARE REPORTED AROUND ATHENS… INCLUDING A BRANCH OF EUROBANK AND STARBUCKS
- Skai TV reports that police have run out of tear gas & have asked for more supplies to be brought
And they are pissed off!
Protesters march towards the Greek parliament during a 24-hours general strike in Athens on February 7, 2012.
Thu Feb 9, 2012 11:22AM GMT
Greece’s two largest unions have announced a 48-hour strike over the new austerity measures endorsed by the government in return for bailout loans.
The unions, General confederation of Workers of Greece (GSEE) and Civil Servants Supreme Administrative Council (ADEDY), announced on Thursday that their members will go on a two-day strike from Friday in protest at the controversial decision.
“We will hold a general strike on Friday and Saturday along with the civil servants’ union,” said a spokeswoman with GSEE which represents the private sector.
ADEDY’s Secretary General Ilias Iliopoulos described the measures as “painful” which will “create misery for youths, unemployed and pensioners do not leave us much room.”
Mmmm, perhaps not. And while our Mud stream media takes another happy pill here, here and here’s Zero Hedge’s take on it and remember; if Greece goes (which is neigh on inevitable) so goes the globe.
And while our Prime minister scampers off at the sight of a few angry protesters the president of Greece almost had his house burned down with him in it. I sincerely hope it never comes to that but the foreign debt growing the fastest it has done in a long time because of John key’s penchant for borrowing John Key may want to have his bunch of bodyguards begin to stand guard at his house too.
Instead of defaulting a long time ago (when we first suggested it should) when it could have pulled an Iceland, taken a bitter pill, hyperinflated the drachma and in the process delevered overnight, if at a big social cost of losing its welfare safety net (which it is about to lose anyway courtesy of the PSI and OSI), and not be held captive to bigger geopolitical interests, and hostage to the banker superclass, Greece very likely could have been on the road to recovery now, granted with a totally different political regime. Instead, the political regime is the same, Greece is more in debt than ever before, the economy is in shambles, the banks have seen two straight years of bank runs, and most importantly the people now are poorer and more disenchanted than ever, and as the following story indicates, about to get far angrier than any Syntagma square riot cam (which is about to come back with a PayPerView vengeance) has shown to date. According to Kathimerini, late on Saturday evening, “A group of between 30 and 50 youngsters attacked the house of President Karolos Papoulias.”