Citizens of Greece just cast their votes in favor of the Syriza party, and extreme left-wing group (emphasis added):
Voters handed power to Alexis Tsipras, the charismatic 40-year-old former communist who leads the umbrella coalition of assorted leftists known as Syriza. <The Guardian, link>
So a “former” Communist gains elective office… It kind of reminds me of a certain New York Mayor that has alienated his entire police force as he pursues policies that will plunge New York City back into the chaos and darkness of the 1970s.
But back to Greece, a country that lied its way into the European Union (blatantly lied, read this) and then went BANKRUPT by over-spending on its sclerotic non-productive welfare state of a country. That same European Union joined together and attempted to bail out the Greeks with new loans in the amount of about $320 BILLION — a kind of reward to a neighbor that had committed fraud on its application to join the neighborhood and turned out to be a bum who is immediately on the dole.
And the good news for the EU members who helped out?
Greece will now ask that the loans be forgiven.
In other words, FREE MONEY.
Mr. Alexis Tsipras is boldly gearing up for this film-flam against the oak trees of Europe:
He said in his victory speech that he is willing to negotiate with Greece’s European partners. The question is: how much are they prepared to compromise with him? <BBC, Link>
He is “WILLING” to negotiate! What a ballsy rhetorical turn-about from Greece’s true position: on its knees begging its neighbors for relief.
Athens and its creditors – the EU and the International Monetary Fund, which have bailed the country out to the tune of €240bn (£178bn) since 2010 – will spend weeks in wrenching negotiations over the terms of continued assistance and whether his new government will do enough in terms of further cuts and reforms to keep Greece in the euro.
Note the last phrase in that sentence: “…whether his new government will do enough in terms of further cuts and reforms to keep Greece in the euro…” This bit refers to the fact that Greece will be expected to pull some weight in its bail-out, which is another way of saying stop acting like unproductive Socialists whose spending far exceeds their productivity.
This is the moment in the essay where, if you are an Obama-loving Liberal, you must ask yourself: are you sure you want a society in which the majority parties all night and empties its bank accounts with reckless abandon and then sticks you, the minority, with the bill when the morning comes?
Or, maybe you plan to join the party and stick the rest of us with the bill?
Either way, you contribute to the de-evolution of civilization, which is a moral crime against humanity.