The Greek far left won the recent election. Really amazing accomplishment after jailing the opposition and smearing names of others over dead rappers. There is a promise to get tough with the troika, to not pay off any of the debt owed to supranational authorities or private groups, and to help Greeks out. Are these the old Greeks who retired at 58 on a pension or the young, unemployed and destitute Greeks? Unsure. My advice still stands (coup, drachma, China-Rus patronage). There will be good fun as the Greeks flail about, and these populist-leftists linked with a sliver of the far right in a coalition attempts to fix Greece. One thing that struck me more than others was the farce of the new Greek PM visiting the grave of 200 Greeks killed by German Nazis in WW2. This move is par for the course for 2015, and is another example of just how deep the progressive mind virus goes.
The Greek PM's visit was supposedly to send a message to the EU elite, especially Germany, that he and his government are not messing around. They are defiant. They mean business. it struck as interesting that he chose a site where Greeks were victims and ultimately helpless until Allies came to liberate them, feed them, and use them as a puppet for decades. This act reinforces how our victim culture holds supreme in the public realm. Being a victim gives one the moral authority and superiority to win in a public debate. They were a victim, they must be heard, admired and rewarded. Greeks have a multitude of heroes to make a speech at the foot of whether ancient on 19th century. The Greeks have statues of Perseus, Theseus and other founder gods. The 19th century war for independence had figures that a modern man could use as a symbol for independence and defiance for the Greek people.
That was not the choice here. Rather than virile manliness, we see remembrance of victims of Nazi aggression. Hey, Greece, that ain't the Shoah, so it might not get mileage. Theseus literally killed a foreign beast to end the tribute of the Athenian young and claim freedom. That is the imagery that would resonate with wanting to rid the Greeks, especially the impoverished young, of foreign bankers demanding their tribute. Their choice of sniffling over Nazi aggression is siding with a weak image to get what you want. What exactly do they want? It is a laundry list of modern leftist goobledy-gook. These points slam home how the prog mindset is now their default mindset. Jim is right. European nations are vassals of the USG, created by Harvard. Forget strong, independent men claiming their nation for their people. Their minds are aligned with our progressive mandarins' desires. Forget the uncertainty of going it alone again. Just give us these nice distribution schemes. We laid a wreath for our victims of your former aggression. Please, we're the victims. You did this to us. We deserve our piece of the Ponzi pie.