It is probably the hottest summer that Greece ever had in ages, with a temperature that does not overcome 24 degrees celsius. What an antithesis! The climatic scenery is actually adjusting to the referendum, rainy and shinny at the same time..It seems as if the famous greek summer is paying the debt.A debt allthough that has already being paid 5 years now due to mistakes that our politicians made in terms of greed and cowardly policy.A policy filled with injustice towards middle-classers and privilige to the corrupted «familia».But Omerta about that! To make a long story short,the new goverment,gave hope to the majority of greek people, that justice and meritocracy could dominate again.The «Tsipras goverment» young and unblemished -as it was never tested before-from the first day of it’s term, made it crystall clear that it’s primary goal was to negotiate with better terms for the greek people that have been paying the debt 5 years now.A debt that the IMF shortly stated as unsustainable :»Greece should have a 20-year grace period before making any debt repayments and final payments should not take place until 2055″.IMF conceded that Greece needs a large scale debt relief in order to create a breathing space to stabilize economy.And all those statements where held at this contradictory for the Greek people period..
Why now messieurs??
I cannot answer that question without at least aknowledging that something is really bugging our allies about the referendum…But seriously why?
Why are the leaders of Europe so oppossed about the referendum?
Is it because they hate it when they see the greek people arguing and they really feel sorry for us?
Then why don’t they try to rationally negotiate with us without asking us at the same time to fill the well by giving us sieves? Greece’s situation right now looks alike the daughters of Danaus,but without the murder.
It really doesn’t make any sense..At all..
And no please don’t hurry to accuse me as a spoiled brat!
I do understand that we owe a debt..
I do admit that we are loaning money for a long timein order to pay this obscure for the average citizen debt that is holding us back from any development.
What I don’t clerarly understand is whether «Europe»-E.U,allies,e.t.c-wants Greece to bail out or not?
can someone awnser that question with a simple yes or no please or am I going to be accused as a propagandist of a new referendum???!
The referendum is decoded as a question between staying in Europe or being isolated. The right parties and many politicians supported this misinterpertation so strongly that managed to make fear a really solid ground.. But when «No» is identified as «exodus» from the E.U , «Yes» is associated with shiny new austerity measures and another memorandum,this time voted from the Greeks as a «solution»…Is there an even more solid ground to invade the basic human rights,since the invasion has your signature on it?
I feel European,I was raised in a European country,I studied in a Europeanschool..I passed my panhellenic exams with an A+ in History..I studied so hard to achieve my goals and admired so much the bright European periods of Rennaissance, Enlightment and the French revolution so as the spirit of those periods were so deep engraved within me,as if we were one.This is the European nous in wich I strongly believe in..But does Europe of the 21st century has any thing in common with the brilliant ideas that were born during the enlightment?
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.
Quoted Voltaire during the 17th century.
Do we still have the right to speak out?By watching the news this week on the Greek media and mostly by listening to the statements of our European allies,Who really and objectivally tried to spread fear to a potential negative answer,made me think about the deegre of validity in our European rights..I may have concidered myself as a European for a long time now,but do our European fellows share the same opinion?Do they treat me-in this circle of horror that our country is facing all these years-as an equal European?And don’t misjudge me allready,I certainly don’t mean do they help me pay this gigantic debt..The real question is do they want this debt to be paid?Do they want us discharged from this unbearable burden?And if so why aren’t they suggesting sustainable solutions?
I am perfectly aware that we have elected incompetent and mostly corrupted politicians.I know that we have been deceived many times by romantic ideas,but I also know that the majority of Greeks are innocent for this debt..Many nobel prize economists would agree with me on this..So what now?Is a new memorandum the solution?Every single greek citizen would nod his head so negativally that he wouldn’t avoid having a cramp..But the question is not phrased this way..
I am going to vote this Sunday hoping and fully -feared at the same time that my desicion is going to help my country overcome this slippery one way path.Aristoteles believed that a man who takes a critical risk in his life must neccessarily have the feeling of fear inside him,in order to be charatirized as brave..Valiance features the element of fear otherwise it is just an action of a mad man..
«Courage is concerned with the feeling of fear and counfidence Now we fear all evils, e.g. disgrace, poverty, disease, friendlessness, death, but the brave man is not thought to be concerned with all; for to fear some things is even right and noble, and it is base not to fear them — e.g. disgrace; he who fears this is good and modest, and he who does not is shameless. He is, however, by some people called brave, by a transference of the word to a new meaning; for he has in him something which is like the brave man, since the brave man also is a fearless person.»
If the above observation is not European enough for YOU then I can’t imagine wich one can be ….
* In Greek mythology, the Daughters of Danaus (/dəˈneɪɪdiːz/; Greek: Δαναΐδες), also Danaids, Danaides or Danaïdes, were the fifty daughters of Danaus. They were to marry the fifty sons of Danaus’s twin brother Aegyptus, a mythical king of Egypt. In the most common version of the myth, all but one of them killed their husbands on their wedding night, and are condemned to spend eternity carrying water in a sieve or perforated device. In the classical tradition, they come to represent the futility of a repetitive task that can never be completed.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daughters_of_Danaus