GREECE And MERCY FOR “ORPHANS”

YOU ALL KNOW THE ONE ABOUT THE BOY WHO MURDERED HIS PARENTS AND THE THREW HIMSELF ON THE MERCY OF THE COURT, BECAUSE HE WAS AN ORPHAN.

WELL, DID YOU KNOW THAT IT WAS ORIGINALLY A GREEK MYTH AND THEN A GREEK TRAGEDY?

HERE’S ONE WAY TO THINK ABOUT THE GREEK FINANCIAL CRISIS:

THE GREEK GOVERNMENT (read: ALL THEIR POLITICAL PARTIES AND POLITICIANS) DID WHAT ALL POLITICIANS DO. FIRST, THEY GAVE THEIR CRONIES, THE BIG GUYS WHO GIVE THEM MONEY, A BLIND EYE TO PAYING TAXES. SINCE EVERYONE WHO GETS, DOESN’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING GREEDY AND BEING A PIG, THE CRONIES WANTED MORE – AND THEN ROBBED THE GREEK TREASURY DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND.

THE POLITICIANS ARE ANYTHING, BUT DUMB. SO THEY KNEW THAT THEY HAD TO HIDE THAT AND/OR BUY OFF EVERYONE ELSE. SO THEY CREATED A GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY TO PUT UNION FEATHERBEDDING TO SHAME. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT WAS THE EQUIVALENT OF A PONZI SCHEME; EVERY SUCCEEDING POLITICIAN AND PARTY ADDED MORE EMPLOYEES, BUT LEFT THE ORIGINAL FEATHERBEDDING IN PLACE.

THE POLITICIANS WERE GOOD GUYS – THEY BELIEVED IN SOCIALISM FOR THE GOOD AND WELFARE OF THE GREEK PEOPLE. AND SO, THE GOVERNMENT BECAME THE GREAT INFRASTRUCTURE AND INDUSTRIAL BASE OF THE COUNTRY. IT WAS A HAPPY MARRIAGE, BECAUSE IT ALLOWED FOR MORE FEATHERBEDDING.

BUT THERE COMES A TIME IN EVERY POLITICIAN’S LIFE WHEN HE HAS TO GET UP FROM HIS DRINKS AND CRONY’S YACHT AND PERFORM FOR THE “PEOPLE”. WELL, WHEN A POLITICIAN IS A ONE-TRICK PONY – WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? HE OFFERS PERKS TO THE PEOPLE. HERE COMES THE WARM-HEARTED SENTIMENTAL FATHERLY, GRAND-FATHERLY TREACLE. BUT, THE TREACLE FLOWS GENEROUSLY, IN THE SMALL WORLD OF THE GREAT WORKING CLASS PUBLIC. A LITTLE SUBSIDY HERE, HOUSING; A LITTLE SUBSIDY THERE, FUEL; A LITTLE SUBSIDY FOR YOUR OLD AGE.

AND, YA KNOW, A LITTLE HERE, A LITTLE THERE AND SOON THERE’S NOTHING LEFT IN THE COOKIE JAR. SO WHAT DO YOU DO – BORROW. YES, THERE ARE ALWAYS BANKS AND “INVESTORS” WILLING TO LEND A POLITICIAN’S GOVERNMENT MONEY. AFTER ALL, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO ALWAYS GET MORE – JUST TAKE IT OUT OF YOUR PEOPLE.

WELL, REMEMBER THE PROVERB: BAD MONEY DRIVES OUT GOOD. YOUR OWN CRONIES; AND THEN YOUR OWN PUBLIC KNOW ABOUT THE PONZI SCHEME AND SO AS FAST AS YOU GET BANK/INVESTOR MONIES, THEY ARE DRAINING IT OUT OF THE COUNTRY. SO, SOMETIME, SOMEHOW THAT WELL ALSO BEGINS TO RUN DRY.

YES, MR. PONZI HAS BEEN KNOWN TO COME HOME TO ROOST. SO WHAT TO DO? CORRECT THINGS? NAH, TOO HARD. TAX THINGS? NAH, TOO HARD. TAKE BACK THINGS? NAH, THE PUBLIC VOTES IN YOUR OPPOSITION POLITICIAN – AND YOU LOSE YOUR DRINKS ON THE CRONY’S YACHT.

SO, AGAIN, WHAT TO DO? IN THE OLD DAYS, THE ONE OUNCE OF SILVER IN A DRACHMA BECAME ONE-HALF OUNCE OF SILVER IN A DRACHMA. (HENCE, THE PROVERB, above, AND EVERBODY KEPT THE OLD DRACHMA IN THEIR MATTRESS.)

THE MODERN WAY OF DEBASING THE CURRENCY: PRINT MORE MONEY – OR COOK THE BOOKS. THE GREEKS TOOK THE SMARTER WAY – THEY COOKED THE BOOKS. AND THEN, THEY WENT IN SEARCH OF MORE SUCKERS TO BORROW MONEY FROM.

THEY FOUND THE SUCKER – THE EURO ZONE. THEY COOKED THEIR BOOKS AND GOT OUT FROM UNDER DEBASING THEIR CURRENCY, BY SWITCHING TO ANOTHER CURRENCY ENTIRELY ! IT WAS A MASTER MAGICIAN’S EXERCISE IN THE ART OF DECEPTION – LOOK TO THE STRENGTH OF THE OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE EURO ZONE AS A WHOLE; NOT JUST GREECE.

AND SO, THEY HAD A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF SUCKERS TO BORROW MONEY FROM. AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER WHERE THEY COULD CONTINUE WITH SPREADING MONEY (THIS TIME MONEY THEY DID NOT HAVE, BUT BORROWED) LIKE MANURE OVER THEIR CRONIES AND THE PUBLIC SO THAT THEIR RE-ELECTIONS WOULD GROW AND BLOOM.

BUT EVEN A PONZI SCHEME THAT INCORPORATED THE PEA IN THE SHELL GAME COMES HOME TO ROOST. AND NOW WE COME BACK TO OUR “POOR” ORPHAN.

GREECE, HAVING LIVED OFF THEIR OWN FAT; THEN THE FAT OF OTHERS PULLED OFF THE “ORPHAN” PLEA – AND THE COURT, THE EU, BOUGHT IT. THE EU, THINKING THAT IT NEEDED TO PROTECT ITSELF, GAVE GREECE MORE MONEY.

WELL, PAVLOV’S DOG HAVING LEARNED THE TRICK OF LIVING HIGH OFF THE HOG ON OTHER PEOPLES HARD WORK AND HARD-EARNED MONEY ARE BACK AT THE WELL FOR – “PLEASE SIR, MORE, SIR”.

HAVING DESTROYED THEIR ECONOMY, HAVING DESTROYED THEIR CURRENCY, HAVING TRADED IT IN FOR ANOTHER CURRENCY AND THEN HAVING DESTROYED THAT NEW CURRENCY, WE HEAR THE ORPHAN CRY: WELL, HAVE MERCY ON OUR IMPOVERISHED PEOPLE.

SOME MIGHT SAY, THE GREEKS ARE UP TO THEIR OLD TRICKS AGAIN. THE TROJAN HORSE THIS TIME IS THE GREEK PEOPLE THAT THE POLITICIANS HAVE SET UP AS THEIR MODERN OFFERING TO THE EU. ACCEPT THAT GIFT HORSE AND GUESS WHAT YOU GET !

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