A few weeks ago I reported on the plight on Tom Crawford, a
homeowner who had been threatened with repossession by bailiffs; over five
hundred people blockaded his house making it impossible for the debt collectors
to enter, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/je-suis-tom.html.
What happened to Tom is happening all the time all over the world on different
scales. Not just to individuals but entire communities and nations are often targeted
by the weapon of unlawful fiat debt. Greece
is the country that has suffered the most in this way in recent years.
Following the bail-out and International Monetary Fund loans that pillaged the
world in the wake the 2008 economic crash Greece
was devastated, treated as the footstool of the Eurozone. It's always been a
culture naturally prone to political chaos and it didn't take long for the
state and financial infrastructure to virtually collapse. Public employees
stopped getting paid, unemployment soared and schools closed; half of people
under-twenty-five ended up out of work. This led to a radical swing in the
political views of the populace and on the 26th of January they elected Alexis
Tsipras as prime minister on a staunch anti-austerity manifesto. He's the
leader of Syriza, a left-wing populist coalition of political parties of all
spots and stripes, united on an economic eurosceptic platform. When I first
read the headlines about Syriza's victory I was delighted; finally a brand new
political movement detached from the middle-of-the-road liberal moderate europhile
norm had taken power. This apparently "sent shockwaves through the
EU!" I had images in my mind of a Tom Crawford writ large... I really should
have known better.
I think most people outside
who are less knowledgeable of her internal politics, including myself, expected
an immediate "Grexit", the Greek exist from the Eurozone. Instead all
Tsipras' government has done is arrange a renegotiation of the original Greek
debt "obligations". One of Tsipras' ministers and an MEP, Dimitrios
Papadimoulis, has stated very clearly that Greece
wishes to remain a "respectable member of the European Union and the
eurozone" and that "there is absolutely no case for a 'Grexit'."
Only a few days ago Tsipras went cap-in-hand to Greece
asking to borrow 240 billion Euroes; Germany
said "no way", see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31532755.
Greece also wanted to trade its own government bonds with the European Central
Bank in return for raw cash, but the bank refused, probably because it has already
seized so many of them! Every Eurocent the Greeks gain from these negotiations
will be spent on repayments of the various ECB and IMF loans. They took a seat
at the diplomacy table and yesterday it was announced that they'd been granted
a new bailout deal, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31561114.
I'm sure many Greeks are wishing now that their country had "done an
Iceland" and fixed their own economy by refusing the "offers" of
the IMF and ECB, and putting the bankers in jail. However, it's not too late. Germany
now has an opportunity to willingly default on their Eurozone bailout
repayments. They can tell their creditors to get stuffed because the loans of
billions paid to nation states are equally fraudulent as those of thousands
paid to individuals mortgage-borrowers like Tom Crawford. Of course this will
mean an instant dismissal from the Eurozone and EU... well good! It will be an
opportunity to reintroduce their old Drachma currency, dispensed directly from
their treasury in greenback form. And if the IMF and ECB decide to send any
bailiffs their way, Tsipras can stations his army at all the ports to
"greet" them. You might think this is unrealistic; the consequences
would be too terrible. The international community would denounce Greece
and impose sanctions or even a full trade embargo, try and starve it into
submission. The best way to deal with playground bullies is to make friends
with other targets and fight back with a united front. Fortune favours the
bold! Tsipras could tell them once again to get on their bike and approach
other nations to arrange independent bilateral economic agreements. One name
obviously springs to mind and it will probably also spring to regular
HPANWO-readers: Greece .
As I said recently, Russia
is currently resisting the globalist thugs very calmly and shrewdly. It has formed
alliances with Russia ,
Turkey and other
outcasts from the dysfunctional New World Order family. I hope China
will see sense and join the growing club of happy exiles, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/you-really-dont-like-russia-do-you.html.
In fact there are already signs that this has occurred to them. President
Putin's envoy was one of the first to visit Tsipras when he was elected last
month. I've said in the above link how Vladimir Putin is probably the closest
any world leader gets to being somebody I can respect. He is certainly a breath
of fresh air in comparison to his loathsome peers. The extremes of cruelty,
dishonesty, weakness and stupidity of the average politician these days absolutely
disgusts me. It would be nice if somebody more like Putin could take power in Greece .
Over two thousand years ago Greece
was home to the great Classical civilization that shaped the history of Greece Europe.
In , where the modern
government of Athens
sits, the Parthenon, the great stone monument of that civilization still
dominates the city's skyline. If Zeus, Aphrodite and the other ancient gods of Greece Olympus
exist then they are probably right now shaking their heads and folding their
arms. Wouldn't it be a shame if the Greek people missed a chance to once more
make their gods proud?