Thursday, 3 November 2011

Eurotank crushes Greek democracy

As an object lesson in the power that the EU can bring to bear when threatened, George Papandreou is feeling the full force. He is being crushed by a cabal of thwarted Euro-Socialism through his own PASOK party and every member of the Euro-Socialist PES grouping, including Mzz Ashton and five other Commissioners and significant numbers from the European Council, Council of Europe and European Parliament. PASOK supplies 8 MEPs and the Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damaniki, all of whom are furious at Papandreou for threatening their comfortable existences. The truth has never been so obvious that these people are a class apart, willing to sacrifice their own nations and peoples on the altar of EuroFederalism and for their own deeply corrupt self-interest.


However, the Referendum is out of the bottle now and it won't be as easy to get it back in. If Papandreou resigns and the Referendum is cancelled, I predict fury on the streets of Athens. These are serious times indeed. 

10 comments:

David Vance said...

I agree with you. They have no interest in democracy but every interest in power.

Edward Spalton said...

I think a great deal of the drama from the euro elite is just that - play acting.

They all must have known that the Greeks were making preparations for a referendum from June. You didn't even have to have an embassy in Athens to know it. The reports of the parliamentary preparations were in the Greek press. So the "shock, horror, surprise" is a little overdone.

Alongside the sacking of all the heads of the Greek armed forces, I have seen reports that the EUROPEAN GENDARMERIE has been "on exercise" in Greece since October.

The Byzantine rivalries of Greek politics may now add to the drama and a "government of national unity" may be imposed.

If I were the EU's man in Athens I would be fairly relaxed about a referendum. Recent public opinion polls showed 60% of people opposed to the austerity measures but 73% wanting to retain the euro. So it's a matter of drafting the question.

The EU has a lavishly funded propaganda machine which knows from the second Irish Lisbon referendum just how to swing the votes. And, if a vote is called in December, it will have had five months to prepare. They are professionals. The "No" side will have nothing like it. The vote could turn out to be an object lesson for British referendum campaigners.

william said...

Greeece is not Eire, which was not occupied during WW II.Orders from Berlin may not go down very well,if that is the perception.

Edward Spalton said...

Hello William,

Back in the Seventies I wandered around Greece a bit -especially Crete. I bumped into a farmer who had a smallholding near the beech, to the West of Chania on the North coast.

He invited me in with that open hospitality and courtesy which comes naturally there and asked if I would like some wine which I accepted.

Cretan home brewed wine is a variable commodity but this was really excellent and I had enough Greek to say so appreciatively.

"So, you like my German wine?" he said
"Surely, it is Cretan" said I.

"There are six of them under my vines" he said - and then I remembered this was the battlefield near Maleme where the German paratroops arrived in overwhelming numbers.

Now this was the Seventies and I expect that this man (who seemed old to me then) has now joined the great majority.
It was then a relatively undeveloped part of Crete.

How far this sort of attitude continues among the younger generations since, I am not sure. My own children feel differently about the Germans as a political nation than I do. (I have German friends). I grew up in the post war years and remember austerity and the sort of things men of my father's generation said about the war which was a great antecedent fact, a background against which people developed the way they thought.

I don't know what the Greeks are thinking and feeling just now but I would love to go back and find out.

Anonymous said...

"these people are a class apart, willing to sacrifice their own nations and peoples on the altar of EuroFederalism and for their own deeply corrupt self-interest."

British politicians too, I deem.

Curious onlooker said...

What would happen if all these sacked Generals and Admirals etc decided to go back en masse to their old stations/regiments etc and rally their own troops? Would their (ex-)men still follow them on to the streets?

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Have linked to this post, R.

Nick Drew said...

As an object lesson in the power that the EU can bring to bear ... these people are a class apart, willing to sacrifice their own nations and peoples on the altar of EuroFederalism and for their own deeply corrupt self-interest

one day, China will decide what it wants from us, in return for the 30 (billion) pieces of silver: a quiet word in the Brussels ear, and the machine will deliver it

Anonymous said...

Socialists cancelling promised referenda... Now where have I heard that one before?

Coney Island

andy said...

Curious onlooker...Wouldnt that be grand?
A modern Sulla marching his army on Rome.
Brussels would shit itself.