It’s time to get real people, we’re down with all the bullsh*t now, we’re sick of the problems, fed up with relentless debate over how fckdup we are in Greece and I know myself, sick of external sources being ‘experts’ on a Country few have ever spent enough time in to get close to trying to understand.
Survival is no longer the subject of discussion here in Greece, it’s a way of life for many and to be fair it has been for quite a while, well before it’s current spineless cabinet fell apart.
Can you imagine Europe telling the UK, Germany or France what to do with it’s own economy…?
Exactly. At what point did anyone in the Greek cabinet allow such sovereign neglect to fall into the hands of an external source? If previous cabinets had been honest with themselves let alone the people, THEY would be dictating the terms in which they would make their own economy stronger – for their own sake.
Backbone, where did that go. It must be surgically removed once they get into office. “Here’s your desk, your Malaka card and free reign to state funding, before you start we just need to implement a political enhancement operation to improve your overall charisma and once we’ve removed your testicles and backbone you’ll be on your way in no time…”
I understand the need for Government to tone down their approach to the news sometimes, after all no one wants an official government spokesperson on the front pages telling it’s citizens that they’re about to get gang-raped by parliament, diplomacy is key.
It’s only when you see week after week this tragic comedy deepening that you realise that somebody’s not being all that honest with the people, and to make matters worse they clearly haven’t got a f*cking clue either!
Take your pick, blindfold or duct tape? Either way we’re being screwed and you know we are.
23% tax, a minimum wage that requires a microscope to find and an economy that is suffering what seems to be a terminal disease, not good for the short term, horrific for the long term and that’s the good news.
Tax is ONLY 23%. There IS a minimum wage, and analists still use the term ‘ Economy’, maybe there is hope – For today at least.
The people feel like they are being punished for a legacy of corruption which has bled into the fabric of the present socio-political arena.
All those stories on the news all make sense now don’t they people? All that never ending looting carried out by everyone from Government to Industry rearing it’s ugly head just when we thought times couldn’t get any worse, nice.
It comes as a shock to many, but worse than that it comes at a price. One we all now have to pay for as will many generations that follow.
In many ways people with children would simply opt to take them out the back and shoot them to save them from a future so bleak that even the Grim Reaper would be envious, the reality is that they couldn’t afford the bullets and sadly watch the future fade from view like a distant memory.
We live in an age where ‘Do you want fries?’ may become the dream. Being able to offer them will be an achievement and merit in itself, however being able to actually afford them, well, that is the stuff of legend…
These are harsh times indeed for Greece but harder still for the vast majority of hard working people here, desperate to find a way of surviving whilst being made to pay for years of financial neglect and abuse overseen by many Governments well before this latest fiasco begun.
Unemployment here is said to be nearing 21% and if you actually know Greece you’ll know that those figures don’t include a majority share of truth – you’d be better off asking a penguin for more reliable statistics on the matter.
To believe the current government is the political equivalent 0f being told by someone that they won’t come in your mouth, they will. Whilst we’re all on our knees and they have their d*cks flapping in the wind it makes sense. What else can they do?
This Country didn’t get into this sh*t because of all the truth these Politicians have been telling everybody for so long, bear that in mind.
Contrary to many peoples views, the black guy trying to clean your windows at the traffic lights isn’t in ’employment’, he’s just trying to survive. The same can be said of most temporary staff here, Greeks included.
Being paid on time if at all are regular daily/weekly and monthly issues that most of Europe fails to comprehend, and I’m not talking about cash in hand jobs, working for someone you know or temporary/occasional work which just falls into your lap, I’m talking about Teachers, Doctors, probably the Police force too however theirs is probably carried out more through love than necessity.
At present we’d all like to get paid for kicking the hell out of people but sadly we don’t all have such fortune, maybe we should become ‘even more’ of a Police state and all become cops, or better still politicians.
So, who do you vote for and why would you ever vote again when for generations the people have seen an ever increasing social agenda played out by a select group of people fortunate enough to live in circles which fail to even see the bigger picture here in Greece, many don’t even have a feint idea of the deepening reality of their own Country.
It happens everywhere I know but here is where this is out of control. Till people themselves take action there will never be a hope for Greece. Wishing for a miracle cure for the Economy isn’t going to happen overnight, even the ‘fix it faerie’ is on strike and hasn’t been paid yet.
Hoping that the next government will be any better won’t happen because these ‘caring’ people chose to do it themselves, it will only happen when they run by the book and know in themselves that what has happened is wrong.
The Greek people need to know their rights as European citizens to negate the lies and bullsh*t that hypocritical Politicians and civil servants abuse so readily.
To make a difference in Greece is simple, you just have to want to.
They keep telling us we’re in Europe but when do you ever feel apart of it? – When do any other European standards stand out and help our everyday lives, when do you honestly connect being Greek with being in Europe…?
I’ve lived in a number of European countries and in every single one felt an impact because of being apart of the EU, can I say the same of Greece, No.
We pay through the nose for it, we get beaten by it in the press and we now have Europeans everywhere moaning about us being in it but what is being implemented by our Government to make us feel it?
You tell me because I’m struggling with it. Really!
So why are we suffering so much if we are paying so much for it, where does the money go? Forget the previous bailout, forget the rest of the European money given to Greece in one way or another since it’s inclusion into the EU, even forget about many other aspects in which hard spent money should have gone on the people, the system, healthcare or education and transport.
WHERE DOES IT GO?
Where will it go in the future? – And there’s your problem.
Here in Greece, you just know that the person at the top of each tree in state is incompetent and not following the rules, work your way down branch at a time and remove the deadwood and see what happens – life, the Economy and the Country will thrive once more.
I sympathise with peoples desire to strike, to take to the streets but it’s what people do with the system that counts.
If you’re going to go to Parliament, go and make a difference not just a new facebook entry.
Sure, it might be funny for a while, sure a few friends may like it and you feel better for doing it but after the moment has passed it’s the same merry old sh*te. What’s changed? Nothing.
Do you think the state cares, hell no-one even really knows who ‘Parliament ‘ is these days. But that’s a good thing, it means that there is hope for someone who does know what to do – someday at least.
Whilst we have a crisis brought on by people many known for their incompetence, ignorance or stupidity it presents an ideal opportunity to remove them from any ‘responsible’ withstanding in society.
To coin a phrase, ‘well done numpty, time to move on before we start lynching people’ and presto, we have a chance of slowly moving forwards.
Unless lessons are learn’t, unless people make a change, and unless the core reasons for which we find ourselves in this situation are addressed, then we’re forever damned. That is clearly not what people want, that much is sure.
I see so much passion, anger and motive here to make more than just a change and yet so little progress is actually being made. The same f*ckwits responsible for this are still living the high life blaming everybody else as we all wake to groundhog day, again and again.
Chloroform, Duct tape and some sort of a plan aren’t necessarily the best things we can do but they’re sure as hell aren’t the worst things we could consider either…