THE STAR WARS MYTH
It is a period of civil war. Rebel Greek spaceships, striking from a hidden base in Russia, spin that they have won their first victory against the evil Galactic EU Empire – and have regained control of Greece !
The Gods and Heros of the Greeks finally got bored with days filled with stealing each others cattle; spilling their seed in every nymph and naiad; and feeding only on ambrosia and nectar. So they decided to come down from the clouds to meddle again in the affairs of men; play their tricks on their unwitting European friends; and win their own version of Olympian Games by making up their own rules of ‘heads, I win; tails, you lose’.
THE MYTH: OF ATHENIAN DEMOCRACY
Syriza, the Party of Gods, has spun the myth that they are mere servants of Democracy. The Greek people have spoken and the EU is morally bound to respect the Will of the Greek People. And the spin requires that the EU recognize that the EU is obligated to bend to this Greek Democracy.
Actually, that’s not the myth – mind, there’s always a flip side when it’s a Greek myth.
The real Greek myth is – that the voters and taxpayers of the other EU countries are not morally entitled to get a vote of their own, much less freely express their will. You see, when it comes to what Greece demands, the EU are their subject peoples as of Athens of old.
So, the Greek Tragedy is: the Greek Democracy of Syriza is not the myth, but a lie; and the other EU countries’ Democracy has been mythologized out of existence by Syriza and labeled barbarian subjugation of Greece!
THE MYTH: of the EU’s NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
The Greek Gods Hermes – Varoufakis and Apollo – Tsipras have spun the myth that the EU is evil for having loaned money to Greece – so EU citizens do not have the right to decide how to be taxed. The cry ‘No Taxation Without Representation’ by EU taxpayers, those barbarians who are out to rape and pillage Greece, is downright immoral and illegitimate.
And the basis of the spin is that Greece has an Olympian moral and legal right to tax the taxpayers of the EU to pay for their economic wants and needs; and for a Keynesian stimulus program. And any attempt to collect back the loans is act of oppression against the Greek people by the EU.
So, the Greek Tragedy is: what’s sauce for the Greek goose; is not sauce for the EU gander. .
Stay tuned, all the Greek Myths have been unleashed to bedevil the evil Galactic EU Empire.