Wednesday, November 2, 2011
BIRTH PLACE OF DEMOCRACY TOLD DON'T INVOLVE CITIZENS
WHAT IRONY! The birth place of western democracy, Greece, is basically being told by the West not to be democratic by holding a public referendum on the Greek deficit crisis.
The Greek citizens did not create the crisis, but are being asked to pay the price for the sins of a few politicians and the banks.
Sound familiar? A similar situation occurred in Iceland and the people said no, twice, to paying off bad debts made by the banks. Did the world economy collapse? No. Why should it collapse if the Greeks get the right to say no to big money interests? What is really disturbing is the total lack of concern for people, and the total obsession with ensuring that bankers and investors make profits. This same scenario is happening around the world. Bailout/bonus mania is a disease that just does not respond to medication. The more they get, the more they want, regardless of the consequences to men, women and children. They don't care if you lose your home, can't feed your family, can't afford health care and can't find work.
How long must we sing this song?