Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by TribeOfManyColours
It's what they are rioting for that is the problem. They are demanding money that does not exist because they spent it all on handouts. The riots
there are not for freedom or rights, they are for more candy. Hard to empathize with that. This is always the end result of to much government.
Spoiled brats who want, want, want but never give.
This is what a Progressive government gives it's people. It has always been that way.
You literally have no idea what you are on about my friend.
Who is rioting? A minority that are anarchists. These people, these hooligans and scumbags, are rioting because they have nothing better to do. Quite
literally, they are doing it for fun and amusement.
Are you able to distinguish between the vast majority who are protesting peacefully, in some cases there are even singers in the crowds and ordinary
people dancing to their songs and music, and a minority who riot because they can and want to?
Nobody is demanding money that doesn't exist.
The protests are about people having had enough, of being fed up, with a political system that has lied and cheated them for decades. Nothing has ever
been done to fix the economy, to cut red tape and bureaucracy, to make the economy competitive, to increase exports, to create jobs in the private
sector, to encourage and draw investment. Do you know how many wealthy Greeks there are living abroad? Too many to name and list. The Greek diaspora
is almost like the Jewish diaspora, except that we don't have that whole stigma "trying to rule the world" and being blamed for everything.
These people want to invest their money in Greece, they want to help their motherland out of its jam. But they don't see anyway that they can because
there is just too much red tape and too much corruption at political levels.
The Greek diaspora alone could rescue Greece. If the right circumstances existed for them to help. And we want to help more then anything right now.
But our hands are tied. It's up to the Greeks in Greece to give us the chance to help them.
The people are fed up because the government isn't doing what is necessary. The reforms and austerity measures have so far failed, that's because
they have targeted the ordinary person on the street and not the things that need to be reformed.
Tax evasion, the public sector, red tape/bureaucracy, corruption. These are just some of the things without going in to too much detail.
Now the government proposes more austerity measures and even tax rises.
It's not going to fix anything because they aren't taking on the issues which created this mess.
That is why people have now formed a human chain around the parliament in Athens.
99.9% of Greeks accept that austerity measures need to be taken, that reforms and big changes are necessary. They understand and accept this. It's
the price we have to pay. BUT what is happening is nothing short of robbery by the state, the EU and IMF.
People were happy for the austerity measures at first, to be implemented. They were told they will fix the debt and all that. But since they've been
implemented, nothing has changed, except that people are now poorer. While politicians who are corrupt and responsible for this mess are in luxury.
Now they want more austerity measures. More of the same from before that didn't work.
People are fed up and tired of the same # from both major parties.
This isn't about being left wing or right wing anymore, it's about Greeks having had enough of their country being destroyed by both sides of
politics. A line has been drawn in the sand. If the government crosses it, # will really hit the fan.