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6/23/15

Greece

Though there's no doubt that your humble scribe strays off his designated blogging path on a regular basis, the whole Greece schamoozle hasn't been mentioned here because it's not part of the IKN remit and there are many, many other places that have covered its happenings more deeply and wisely then this humble corner could ever manage.

There you go, a mouthful of words to say "I don't do Grexit stuff" but today I break that and do just a little because although it's not been a subject for posts, it's an issue I've followed fairly closely in the background. And of all the things I've read, good bad or indifferent, these few lines most closely match my formed opinion. They come from this extended piece by Jesse L over at the Café Americain today:
"...these EU economic propeller heads to worry about 'potential recessionary effects' in Greece from raising taxes is laughable.  At every opportunity these self-important plutocrats have abused their powers and positions to create massive financial bubbles, which they use to reward themselves and their cronies handsomely.   And afterwards, they plunge the public into depression-like conditions with their crackpot neoliberal prescriptions, while pompously prevaricating about virtue and 'thrift.'"

You should now go over and read the whole thing. And to that I add something George Carlin said over a decade ago. Tell me this isn't the blueprint for the near future of Greece and you'll have me laughing in your face.
You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shitty jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this fucking place! It's a big club, and you ain’t in it!  You, and I, are not in the big club.

By the way, it's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care! Good honest hard-working people; white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cock suckers who don’t give a fuck about you….they don’t give a fuck about you… they don’t give a fuck about you.
They don’t care about you at all… at all… AT ALL. 

As for the the funniest bit*, the Troika, the IMF and the EU will get away scot-free with this rape. We'll see nary a ripple in the fabric of financial society, gold won't budge, the Euro won't zoom or collapse, the Swissie will continue to chug along, normal service won't be resumed because it was never interrupted.

Post brought to you while listening to Chopin's Nocturne opus 37 N° 2 in G major (andante), right here.

*though not funny haha