By Henry McRandall
The Greek masses – the poor, the working class and the middle class – remain bloodied but unbowed today as they continue their noble uprising against their government’s savage austerity program designed to save the sorry butts of French and German banksters.
The Hellenic country’s masses are being cruelly diminished by harsh government policies that will do the Greek people no good but will further enrich the already-far-to-rich banksters.
The saddest part of the tragedy is that it is an allegedly “Socialist” prime minister, George Papandreou, who is pandering to Europe’s socioeconomic elite – the millionaires and billionaires – rather than giving priority to the legitimate needs of his own people.
That should come as no surprise, however, as Papandreou was actually born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and largely educated in the U.S.
Thoroughly indoctrinated into the corporate capitalist agenda by his western educators, Papandreou is another phony, no more “socialist” than U.S. President Barack Obama or any of the Republican Tea Party assholes who want his job.
Ironically, Papandreou, who was elected Greek PM in 2009, is also the current president of the Socialist International, another entity that has been bought off by global capitalist powers.
A real “socialist” Greek prime minister would have told the banksters to go and screw themselves rather than grossly impoverishing his own people in order to satisfy the banksters’ sleazy whims.
Sadly, the Greek masses are saddled with a phony “socialist” government and no real alternative but other parties that are even more right-wing than Papandreou’s.
Greece had been, until recently, a fairly progressive country with a strong social safety net and a social democratic popular consensus.
But the Papandreou regime, eager to please the European and Amerikkkan socioeconomic elites and continue George’s own family’s lengthy political dynasty, sold out its country’s people to win the favour of the millionaires and billionaires.
And it’s all being done to appease the loathesome banksters and corporate executives whose own unmitigated greed and unpunished criminality caused the 2008 global economic meltdown in the first place.
Like many other countries, Greece should refuse to sacrifice its own masses on the altar of bankster Mammon.
And like the masses in just about every other country in the world, the Greek masses should not simply bow down and lay prostrate before the gods of malevolent corporate capitalism.
The Greek masses should continue their highly laudable uprising until their corrupt government backs down and reverses its evil policies.
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