Monday, May 7, 2012

European votes - suicide or apathy?

“Europe’s voters don’t know they’re committing suicide — or don’t care.”

Rachel Lucas wrote about Europe’s voters don’t know they’re committing suicide — or don’t care. She quotes the National Observer Online article Europe, R.I.P., by Arthur Herman dated May 7, 2012.
. . Maybe, or probably not, and America won’t wake up either, and we’re all doomed.

I don't like the assumption that changing the course of Greece and France in their quest for self-control, for economic prosperity, and for resolution to the lingering debt problems is a bad thing. The disaster used to plunder Greece, euphemistically called "austerity", is nothing of the kind. And it hasn't helped Greece, only the self-serving banks and international entities that fear their fortunes are at risk.

It is going to take something different to turn things around. Debts can be repudiated -- what could be the harm, when the world already knows that most of the debts in question are already forfeit. The government can nationalize the assets owned by non-Greeks -- recovering their utilities and infrastructure plundered by the vultures in previous go-rounds. And Greece can decide to stop being a nation. They could decide to petition the UK, France, Germany, the US, China, Austria, Italy, Turkey -- almost anyone -- to become a territory or state within another entity, and hand over the problems to someone else.

Whatever the direction that Greece, and France, too, take, it needn't be the death of the nation. This election might end the multi-national corporate interest monopoly on control in Europe, but that isn't the same thing as suicide for Greece. Banks, international investors, and various multi-government constructs might be abandoned, but that doesn't mean that the Greeks and French should care -- the citizens of Greece and France weren't benefiting anyway, only the major financial institutions.

Governments and major financiers and banks have been playing money games to buy votes, and instituting rot in modern society. The games have to end; maybe they will, in Greece and maybe France.

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