Greece's Left-Wing: Biting The Hand That Feeds It

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    Absolutely disgusting show of events. I don't know how Chancellor Merkel contained herself. If I were in her shoes, I would've got straight back on the plane, turned around and shouted: 'f*ck yourselves, you ungrateful w*nkers.'

    Both sides just need to realise that there is no way the Greeks will ever have the same work ethic as the Germans, so they could never be considered as equals in the EU partnership. Strange that someone could have ever thought otherwise.

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    "The hand" of global financial mafia does not "feed" anyone apart from global financial mafia and pocket politicos.

    If Greeks had enough, good for them.
     
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    Greece needs a real bankruptcy where debt and labor get restructured, the "austerity" is just more chain length in their financial slavery
     
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    I agree. The Eurozone and all its ensuing obligations (from both the creditors and debtors' position/circumstances) has evolved into more of a hostage situation than a common market. Though I suspect that that was their intent all along. Just look what's happened to Ireland.
     
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    I am a Greek citizen (dual, also USA) and I have always been embarrassed by the Greek left. It was primarily the Greek left that got Greece into this mess in the first place. Since 1980 Socialist administration ran the country for all but 7 years. Austerity was for sucker and government coffers were emptied to secure elections.

    Now Greece has austerity forced upon it. They don't like it, but the young have only to look a the system of benefits and patronage which allowed their parents to retire at 55 from cushy jobs which the government subsidized. That is over, and the pain is real but self-inflicted.
     
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    EU Budget Talks Collapse Without Deal...
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    EU summit ends without budget deal
    Nov 23, 2012 - But officials cite 'constructive' discussions
     
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    Be that as it may, I fail to see what that has to do with Greece, other than tangentially.

    Anyway, I am beginning to think that Greece and the EU should find a way for Greece to adopt a new currency and stay in the Union. I hope I'm wrong, but I think the debt may be massive enough for Greece to regain financial sovereignty, let the chips fall where they may and hope that after a period of complete retooling of the economy and the catastrophic politics that led Greece to this brink.

    Greeks, despite their proclivity for extremism, are not a stupid people and their country offers them enough resources and opportunities to rise again. like the Phoenix of their own mythology. The adjustment will be the dangerous period.
     

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