The political and societal crisis currently sweeping the European Union is a topic I try not to get into here, as it touches and inflames bad things in me.
To be clear: I call it a political and societal crisis because that’s what it is. As Maslow said, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” What, then, should one expect, when one is run by finance, corporations, the nonelected, and generally compromised institutions and politicians of selfish neoliberal ideologies?
Before I get too caught up in this, here it is:
What is happening in Greece frightens many. A proper democratic process, by nature, threatens power structures in place. As power seeks to perpetuate itself, any attempt at democracy must be promptly squashed, by any and all means available. A result of this is the campaign of terror waged in Greece and across the Union.
Yesterday, the people of Greece firmly said όχι, which in my book translates to dignity. It isn’t a vote of ignorance, of vain delusions, or of irresponsibility; it is a resolute and proud acknowledgment of the challenges they face and the utmost expression of a nation’s desire for democracy and sovereignty.
I have nothing but the highest respect for the citizens of Hellen.