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.