In terms of the Greek economic woes all we see is footage of some angry Greeks & stone throwing in Athens - the analysis is how desperate they are to borrow billions more cash to keep paying off billionaire investment organisations & what a tragedy it would be if they stopped paying those parasites!
Well that’s not what you hear ordinary folk in Greece saying.
The financial crisis is a hot topic even in rural village tavernas & the key point seems to be - who borrowed all this money & where did it all go? Into the pockets of the rich & greedy is the common view – all colluded with by faceless & unaccountable Euro moneymen – which is often a euphemism for Germany & France.
But for everyday folk life continues as its alway done, except with less cash in their pockets & a poorer future to look forward to. Nobody seems to have seen where the billions went & yet ordinary people are being squeezed to pay it back.
Why did we ever join the Euro? We were deceived & its brought us nothing but misery & debt.
How is borrowing billions more going to help Greek people? We are borrowing billions more but for ordinary people life still gets worse every day.
As for Angela Merkel’s visit to ‘help Greece’ there was muttering that ‘it’s 1940 all over again but this time they’re just buying Greece.’ ‘How can we be worse off if we default on the euro debts – its not ordinary Greek people that borrowed this money – maybe it would be hard to go back to the drachma, but its already hard & getting worse, with no end in sight. At least we would have our pride back.’
It seems that politicians have a different agenda from that of ordinary Greeks – no wonder they’re throwing stones.