I find it difficult to understand why so many of the usual talking heads and assorted brights are all saying exactly the same thing about the current seasonal performance in Greece and the EU. Greece is the birth place of Tragedy! Why should we not witness another. In case you forgot, here is a map with Greece pointed out.
It seems really simple on the face of it. The European Union was formed by desperate socialist countries as a last stand against an inevitable decline into global irrelevance. The E.U. is a desperate attempt to re-establish a self referencing mutual relevance and challenge North America for world supremacy.
The fact that they have banded together, more or less, with each nation trying to con the others into getting something without putting something equivalent into the union was, is, and always will be, a recipe for failure.
The prospect has always been that of Germany being the “mark” (pardon the pun) and all the rest of Continental Europe being the grifters who want to take the mark to the cleaners, with Britain on the sidelines claiming “I’m alright, Jack!.. all the while bashing themselves in the foot with a kebbie.
The European Union is “The Sting” meets “The Pink Panther” and Greece is “The Mouse that Roared“. Like the Mouse, they should all be attacking, not the U.S. but Mother Russia. They would certainly be able to turn things around, wouldn’t they? Remember Yugoslavia, remember Albania, remember Bulgaria, remember Moldova, remember Skalbania (NO! Wait! He was a real-estate developer in Vancouver, My Bad!)
Instead of slipping into a mutual suicide pact for the third time in a hundred years, might it not be more pleasant if they all just slipped quietly into oblivion like the senile geriatrics that they are. Their time has gone, long gone. They are tourist destinations with delusions of relevance. Please, all of you, have the common decency to leave quietly. We are busy here with real world problems. Our own home province is bent on doing it`s own imitation of Greece. Woahh!!!
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