Category Archives: Greece

Storm Troop Lover Storms Out!

Ilias Kasidiaris has a love affair with the Nazi party of Adolf Hitler. He longs for the good old days when storm troopers walked the streets of his native Greece killing those damn Jews and other riff raff who were not true Aryans. Mr. Kasidiaris now heads the Gold Dawn political party in Greece which would like to take over the nation and restore law and order as beloved Nazi party used to impose on nations they conquered. And, they certaily did not allow MUSLIMS to live in the Aryan Greece they had conquered.

Ilias was on a TV program and some slut of a woman dared say to him that his politcal party wanted to take Greece back about 500 years. He pushed the woman and then assaulted another one. That is what a Nazi would do  so why couldn’t he do it?

G8 Ain’t Happy Time For Many

There will be another meeting of G8 leaders who will gather in Chicago in order to discuss the state of world economies. Protesters will gather in the near vicinity of these illustrious heads of states, but it is doubtful if their words or sounds will ever reach the ears of those with power. One young protester summed up feelings of his group: “All we want to do is work, to her able to support ourselves. But, thanks to the rich being greedy, we can’t even do that.”

First, let us clear up some confusion.  Those who are rich are wealthy because they are wealthy. Protesters seek to transform a billionaire into someone who has to survive on a few hundred million. God has ordained that those with money are his favorite children. Just ask them. Let me make clear to those protesting, please check out the garbage area of hotels and you will find ample food for an evening’s mail.

Rock And Hard Place

Spain in 2012 typifies the old expression concerning being caught between a rock and a hard place. Unemployment is over 25% and for those under 30 it is much higher. The government is cutting, cutting, relying on austerity and concerned if anyone will even loan a dollar to the government. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned there is a “serious  risk that investors will not lend us money or they  will do so at an astronomical rate.” So, what to do?

The answer is clear to Angela Merkel, to David Cameron to Mitt Romney, to the Republican party– just cut government expenditures, lower taxes on the wealthy, and let a few people reduce calorie intake in order to end obesity and end rising debt. Of course, there is absolutely no evidence this approach will work, but it certainly looks great to the “job creators”of the modern world.

Somehow, it is still a bit unclear which type of jobs they are creating and for whom are those jobs? In the meantime, cut out the food.

Homegrown Greek Nazis!

It is unfortunate that Greek schools have not taught their children what happened during the terrible days of World War II. Thousands of Greeks were murdered by Nazi occupiers and vast areas laid to waste during fighting. Alas, that was then, today is now in Greece. The country is suffering from “austerity” measures that destroy jobs, lead to loss of savings and cause many to turn towards Fascist ideas. It is as though Greeks seek a new Mussolini or Hitler to save them from the ravages of foreigners who take away their wealth.

These days in many neighborhoods of Athens, vigilante groups of young men with shaved heads roam the streets assaulting foreign immigrants. Panayiotis Roumeliotis,  a resident, was shocked to witness a group of thugs belonging to Golden Dawn, take over a bus and beat up any who appeared to be foreigners from Africa. “They were beating people with a Greek flag.” The young men left   with arms in the air giving a Nazi salute.

The police arrived and when he expressed anger at what happened, the police referrred to these thugs as “good boys” and inquired, “Why did they do something to you?” No, this time the fasistakia beat up a foreigner, who knows who they next will assault?

A Modern Greek Tragedy

There are unconfirmed reports that Mitt Romney will decline to run for president of the United States and go to Greece in order to restore law and order.  Mitt  believes  austerity is the proper medicine for those who lack a few million dollars to their name. Greece has witnessed soaring unemployment as the government is compelled to impose austerity measures demanded by the European Union. Mitt is among the most fervent supporters of EUROPEAN IDEAS such as austerity and high unemployment.

The people of Greece held an election. No one actually won. The Conservative New Democracy party got 18.5% of the vote and wound up with 100 of 300 parliament seats. Figure that one out. Radical Left Coalition leader Alexis Tsipras  insists  he will not  give aid and support to conservatives until they seek and end to austerity and allow measures  that result in jobs.

Mitt, this is a wonderful opportunity to try your austerity ideas out on people who are not American. The worst that can occur is a minor Greek tragedy and Greeks are not that important in American elections–so what can you lose??

 

Austerity Not Austere For Europeans

Each day brings new evidence Europeans are disgusted with government policies which seek to reduce expenditures in order to restart economies. Of course, over fifty years ago John Maynard Keynes put to rest false notions that reducing government expenditures is the road out of recessions. In America, right wingers denounce the “European ideas” of Barack Obama even though European nations like Ireland, UK, Spain, Italy, France, etc.. are putting into practice Republican ideas about reducing government expenditures.  Of course these European measures are being carried out by Capitalist governments even while Republicans are denouncing Socialist governments for European problems.

President Obama has made mistakes, but his current programs of stimulating the economy are on the right track. The US economy is leading all but Germany in recovery even as Republicans demand he carry out  austerity programs. Firing people leads to unemployment, not to employment. US corporations have witnessed–under Obama–doubling of the Dow Jones and they are sitting on over $2 Trillion in their corporate accounts. They have NOT been impacted by taxes and the fault lies in failure to hire people, get them working and get them paying taxes.

Is Greece In Your Portfolio?

The nation of Greece is bankrupt and ready to sell a good hunk of its infrastructure to the highest bidder. The Greek government is ready to sell highways, power plants, airports, ports and  even some of its 6,000 islands to those seeking to own a piece of this nation. I am not quite clear as to whether Greek citizens come along with the island. Do I get to have Greeks as my servants when I own an island or do I decide who gets on an airplane when the place is mine?

Of course, there is talk in Congress by opponents of illegal immigrants from Mexico to purchase some Greek islands and settle them  with illegal immigrants currently residing in the USA. I would suggest that once on the islands, those illegals should elect Ron Paul as their president and Rick Santorum as their vice president. Both these men have close connections with God.

If these illegals take over Greek islands can they install custom officials who would decide whether to allow American tourists to enter?

Federalism Or State Rights Is Question

The European Union is  fast approaching an historic decision as to whether the organization which lacks a strong Federal center is in need of  greater  concentration of power or whether it should fracture itself and  go the way of   individual national rights.

Greece and its financial collapse raise issues concerning the importance of  developing greater Federal control over individual states or whether the Union  eventually will disintegrate under financial pressures.

The current requirement of unanimity is simply unacceptable for a modern economic organization. Someone has to be in charge.

Greece Burns With Fear

The streets of Athens and many cities in Greece are filled with angry people, setting fires, ripping up pavements in order to hurl stones and thousands marching in sorrowful protest. The European Union and the International Monetary Fund are imposing austerity conditions on the Greek government if they wish to obtain a $165 Billion loan in order to deal with a financial crisis. A general strike has broken out, including anyone from pilots to transportation workers to doctors and ambulance workers. Heck, even actors are on strike. The unemployment rate has hit 16% and thousands have entered ranks of those in poverty. A Greek worker names Spyros told a reporter, “the government has declared war on us and we will answer back with war.”

Unfortunately, for the people of Greece most Europeans have heard stories about Greek workers retiring at age 55 with high retirement pay. We do not know if this is correct, but this is a common belief in the western world. No one feels sorrow for the Greek people. The government will not receive a loan without sharp cut backs in spending and retirement pay.

Perhaps, it is time to install the Rule of 10. This means no one can obtain more money as pay that exceeds 10 times the average salary. If these are times of austerity, lets make all suffer.

Care To Buy Greece?

There is turmoil in Greece, thousands in the streets burning and rioting and shouting demands for an end to austerity. The European Union demands that Greece impose higher taxes, cut expenses and get their books balanced. As part of this austerity process, Greece will be selling off about $50 billion worth of property to those who desire to own a bit of Greece. We suggest the Greek government has not gone far enough. Why not take the next logical step and sell the country of Greece to the highest bidder? After all, Billy Gates and Warren Buffet could pony up at least a $100 billion which should get them a nice hunk of the country. Billy has a strong desire to help people, and most of his energies are focused on poverty areas of the world. How about purchasing an old established European nation and use technology skills to transform it into a high class society?

First, Billy buys Greece, next Billy purchases the USA and we can all look forward to national health insurance and a much healthier political life.