Monday, February 13, 2012

Not grasping the concept


What are we missing here?

The Greek parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread around the country.

Cinemas, cafes, shops and banks were set ablaze in central Athens as black-masked protesters fought riot police outside parliament.

State television reported the violence spread to the tourist islands of Corfu and Crete, the northern city of Thessaloniki and towns in central Greece. Shops were looted in the capital where police said 34 buildings were ablaze.

We won't pretend to know the collective Greek mind but does this represent the impulse of coddled two year-old who fully bought in to the lie of the sclerotic European social democracy model only to be told now that it isn't working or is there something more deep-seated that would cause these rioters to destroy the very wealth creators that would be able to raise them out of their debt hole?

Perhaps the two are not entirely exclusive of one another.

Then again, when in Greece (and in doubt), just do it.


We'll be commenting on another demographic closer to home that behaves in somewhat similar fashion later today or tomorrow.



K T Cat said...

It makes you wonder if they're so far gone that they'll have to climb the evolutionary ladder again and rediscover self-denial from first principles.

drozz said...

maybe...just maybe some people are beginning to understand self reliance in that country.

probably while holding a shotgun.

SarahB said...

It's said folks have to hit rock bottom to make real changes in life...just amazed at how far down the hole a 'modern' Western nation has to go to find it. Yesh.