EU tyranny finally crushes the birthplace of democracy

The big lesson the EU has “learned” from the Greek crisis is that the democratic will of the people must be suppressed even further. As Brussels crushes democracy in its birthplace, the seeds of a neo-authoritarian superstate have been definitevely sown

After around 17 hours of emergency talks in Brussels, a “deal” was finally been reached over a third bailout for Greece. According to EU President Donald Tusk, Eurozone leaders reached a “unanimous” agreement.

Yet it appears the cost for this agreement is nothing less than the surrender by the Greek government of its fiscal autonomy. Greece has been given a deadline of Wednesday to pass reform laws demanded by the Eurozone. Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has tried to stand up to the EU and has ultimately failed; the austerity he opposed in the Greek referendum has been forced upon his country with a vengeance.

  • barryjr

    Supposed experts spin it this way or that, but what it boils down to is Greece owes money and their creditors want it back. If you or I tell our creditors we aren’t going to pay back our debts we have problems. The problem isn’t Germany or the EU or the IMF the problem is Greece and their refusal to live up to their responsibilities. This isn’t an attack on democracy this is a wronged party telling those that wronged them to pay back the money they took and to quit with the larcenous behaviour.

    • Glenfilthie

      I agree 100%. These dummies brought it on themselves.

      This is how lazy and spoiled these lefty vermin have become: in a previous ‘austerity’ measure, all gov’t snivel servants lost some paid sick days, their ‘earned days off’ (or ‘Golden Fridays), and some other minor perks and bennies.

      When they learned of it – they rioted. They burned and vandalized public buildings, and three people were murdered….over some lost days off!!! These socialists are animals.

      And they’re STILL kicking the can down the road. Even after the referendum – they just agreed to a smaller bail out with much harsher austerity terms. If Greece were a private citizen, this would be the point where credit counsellors cut up their credit cards and introduced Greece to the idea of a budget.

      At this point Greece has a choice between a long, deep and painful recession – or oblivion and anarchy. They could have prevented this any number of times, but chose to keep the good times rolling no matter what the cost. You made that bed Greece…and now you are damned well gonna lie in it. Looks good on ’em too…

    • Norman_In_New_York

      It’s very hard for a deadbeat to uphold democracy.

    • Surele Surele

      Jr. don’t you know that Germany just forced the money down the Greece’s throat? They had no other choice, but to borrow and squander, borrow and squander… and Germany will never see their money again.

  • Ed

    I have a mortgage. The banks demand i pay it down. Tyranny!!!

    • favill

      I think Greece has shown all of us mortgage holders how to get out of paying. Imagine if every single family with a mortgage were to riot and burn down buildings and turn over police cars, etc. We’d never have to pay for anything again!!

  • Hard Little Machine

    I think of Greece as the EU’s own local ‘palestinians’. They can’t run their own affairs and riot in the streets if you ask them to so the only option is to endlessly shovel money at them and pretend you’re the moral beacon of the world. What the EU doesn’t understand and never does is that money is fearful and portable. Huge chunks of Greece’s economy either already have left the country or plan to in anticipation of even more instability. In a year who’s the say the Greeks won’t scream about leaving the Euro again? If they resurrect the drachma it will be a shit currency and any business that wants to survive will be getting out of drachma based transactions. The libertarians at The Commentator are upset that Greece is no longer a sovereign nation, little more than a protectorate of the EU. But so what? So is Cyrpus, so is Bosnia, so is Kosovo, so is Malta. Countries that are either too small or too stupid to be viable get put up on a shelf with all the other broken toys. The European utopia is a continent without nations. Well, ok then, erase them. Put them all under the autocracy of Brussels. So what if the new regime is a byzantine tangle of regulations and rules. It can’t possibly be any worse than the chaos they have now.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Look forward to some brand new diners opening in a neighborhood near you.

  • Jabberwokk

    “Some people gotta learn the hard way”

    Truth be told I’ve softened my position on this a little bit. After review of the data I’ve decided it’s *only* 90% Greece’s fault.

    The rest is the Banks fault for lending to people they knew couldn’t pay it back. Now whether it was greed or ideology that guided there position i’m not entirely sure one way or the other. Not that it matters as both are bad guiding principles.

    • Minicapt

      The aphorism is “You can’t cheat an honest man”, and in this situation, the Greeks were not honest. If they didn’t want the Banks to force-feed them money, and force them to run expenditures 20% higher than income, the Greeks could have stopped it. They didn’t.