posted on May, 28 2012 @ 01:41 PM
In an interview with the British Guardian newspaper published Friday, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, vented
her class hatred for the workers of Greece, denouncing them as tax scofflaws and ruling out any respite from the austerity measures that have
devastated the country.
In the interview, Lagarde was questioned about the social catastrophe resulting from five years of economic crisis and austerity measures dictated by
the IMF and the European Union. She was asked, in particular, to respond to the plight of pregnant women who “won’t have access to a midwife when
they give birth,” patients who “won’t get life-saving drugs,” and the elderly who “will die alone for lack of care.”
Contemptuously dismissing the suffering and death caused by the policies she is helping to impose, Lagarde replied: “I think more of the little kids
from a school in a little village in Niger who get teaching two hours a day… I have them in my mind all the time, because I think they need even
more help than the people in Athens.”
The IMF makes me sick. The 'International Community'(elites) make me sick.
Her “Let them eat cake” attitude sums up the loathing and fear of her class for the working class throughout Europe and internationally. Her
remarks underscore the fact that Greece has been selected to serve as a benchmark for a deliberate policy of exploiting the capitalist crisis to
effect a fundamental and permanent restructuring of class relations. The bourgeoisie is determined to eradicate all of the past social gains of the
working class and carry through a social counterrevolution, imposing conditions of poverty and exploitation not seen since the end of the 19th
Its strange how we are going backwards. Yet the elites live like gods. I think it is pretty clear who is putting the strain on society. It is not the
poor. The mega-rich take so much and add little of value. They are parasites that should be at the very bottom of society. We are the host and they
have almost sucked us dry.
We are not the 'International Community'. The elites are. Who would want anything to do with the 'International Community'? Not me. They are
I am hoping an ambitious Greek General siezes the day. And I hope they are not in bed with the CIA like from 67-74.