Jan 11, 2012
Why Greek Protests in Athens Are Important (and Can Be Beneficial) for the Whole Wide World
"Money is a commodity, invented to help people by facilitating transactions. It is not wealth in itself. Wealth is natural resources, water, food, land, education, skill, spirit, ingenuity, art. In those terms, the people of Greece are no poorer than they were two years ago. Neither are the people of Spain or Ireland or the UK. And yet, we are all being put through various levels of suffering, in order for numbers (representing money which never existed) to be transferred from one column of a spreadsheet to another.
This is why the matter concerns you directly. Because this is a battle between our right to self-determine, to demand a new political process, to be sovereign, and private corporate interests which appear determined to treat us like a herd, which only exists for their benefit. It is the battle against a system which ensures that those who fuck up, are never those that are punished – it is always the poorest, the most decent, the most hard-working that bear the brunt. The Greeks have said “Enough is enough”. What do you say?"
Part of a smashingly accurate (just check out the links within corroborating every claim!) and in-depth analysis of the Greek Crisis (even if the most recent coverage is missing, as it was written in June 2011); the hows, the whys, the what nows.....
The only cure is solidarity among people; if the 21st century will teach us anything is how people will re-invent solidarity, with the help of technology, and fight together to make the world a better place before all is lost.
Read the whole article Democracy vs. Mythology: The Battle in Syntagma Square (Athens, Greece)