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Forum Post: First the corporate masters of the universe came for Greece, and we here in the United States did nothing.

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 4, 2012, 8:24 p.m. EST by jph (2652)
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First the corporate masters of the universe came for Greece, and we here in the United States did nothing. We watched with silence as corporate technocrats toppled the democratic government of Prime Minister George Papandreou and forced austerity on the Greek people against their will. We said nothing as unemployment rates spiraled out of control and suicide rates shot up 40%. We didn’t flinch when a Greek pensioner walked up to Parliament and shot himself in the head, leaving behind a letter blaming austerity that read quote, “I cannot find any other form of struggle except a dignified end before I have to start scrounging for food from rubbish bins.”

This week, the Conservative Greek government unveiled a new round of austerity cuts for the Greek people, who’ve already lost their universal healthcare system to the banister masters. Pensioners and public workers will again be hit the hardest, just so these corporate masters can collect their returns on their failed investments. And none of us here in the United States are asking any questions as Greece descends into chaos. The main question being, “What’s the point of austerity?”

Austerity has nothing to do with paying down Greek’s debt. After these new austerity measures, Greece’s current debt ratio will soar from 165% of GDP to 190% of GDP, making it even more difficult in the long run to pay down any debts. On top of that, the economy is projected to contract 4.5% in 2013, compared to previous prediction of 3.9%. And this is all happening six years after the economic crisis began. What most Americans fail to understand - and some Europeans are just starting to realize - is that the goal of the corporate masters and their austerity regime is not to make life better for the Greek people.

Instead, the goal of the globalists pushing these austerity agendas is to bust up organized labor and privatize the assets of the country - to turn Greece into a libertarian paradise with no pesky organized labor and corporate fat cats profiting from what used to be public places and services. If they’re successful, Greece will be run by transnational CEOs via the European Union. The collapse of Greece and the privatization of its commons will be Globalism’s first takedown.

But, unsatisfied, the corporate masters of the universe have also turned their sights on resource-rich and cash-strapped nations, including Portugal, Ireland, and Spain. And again, we here in the United States did nothing. Spain now has the highest unemployment rate in the Eurozone topping 25% and they, like the rest of the nations hit with austerity, are being dragged down that road to collapse, even though it's paved with civil unrest, economic despair, and radical politics. You'd think the world would have learned the lesson of the Treaty of Versailles.

In the face of all this, the EU has been silent, too. The EU was created as a bulwark against fascism and to strengthen democracy, prosperity, and peace across the continent. The EU just recently won a Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in that direction. Unfortunately, though, now their corporate masters are threatening this mission with their austerity demands. In Greece and Spain democracy is dying, prosperity is withering away, and radical fascistic parties are gaining traction in government.

If the Germans and the rest of the “creditor” nations in Europe continue to ignore this, then they will be next. We continue to say nothing about this destruction. We’re ignoring this collapse that's happening just across the Atlantic Ocean. "It can't happen here," we think.

Not only are we ignoring it, we're empowering those same corporate masters of the universe here in the United States. In 2010, as austerity really bit hard in Greece, we elected a caucus of Republicans hell-bent on doing the bidding of American corporate masters and bringing austerity to the United States. And two years later, with Greece and Spain in full collapse, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan might win the White House on an austerity platform that explicitly wants to privatize our commons and hand Social Security and Medicare over to the corporate overlords.

First they came for the Greeks, and we did nothing.

Then they came for the rest of Europe, and again, we did nothing.

On Election Day, these corporate masters will come for us, and, if Romney's elected, it may soon be too late to stop them. The United States will be the corporate masters of the universe’s “big get.” It's time for all of to wake up before we live in a one-world government ruled by these corporate masters.

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[-] 3 points by jph (2652) 2 years ago

I would argue that not much different will happen when Obama is elected,. but perhaps it will be a little less violent of a sell out to the corporate overlords and their "austerity" to pay the debt to themselves,. a corporate sellout none the less.

[-] 2 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

It's incredible, first the bankster parasites destroy the world economy and then the ravaged national economies are blamed for not having the savings to survive. It's as though the criminal financiers have ransacked everyones' bank accounts and then blamed everybody for not having enough cash in their mattresses for their needs.

We don't have a debt crisis, we have a systemic economic takedown.

If a landlord only takes in rents and makes no repairs sooner or later the building will fall down. That's what the criminal 1% bankster scum of Wall St., The City, etc. have done to the world economy.

Let's have the cause and effect arrows in the correct direction, OK?

[-] 1 points by gsw (2733) 2 years ago

If we don't get America back to work, could we get to that point like Greece?

http://abcnews.go.com/news/t/blogEntry?id=14881799

It seems the 1 percent want that, for some reason. They have not really pushed for debt reduction, and want to keep their breaks and perks.

[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 2 years ago

It makes sense since debt is the engine that spirals wealth from the many to the few,. they, the 1%, always hold the 'debt' they do nothing and generate an endless and nearly infinite income from leaching off society.

[-] 2 points by gsw (2733) 2 years ago

Like the game monopoly, some end up with way more than others not by work but by luck and trickery.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

It's a very slow process. Just like its a very slow process here. The key is to keep everyone's attention on the minor issues, while the entire globe is taken over.

Most people dont go much further back than about 2 years to frame their current views, so it's not looking too good for us here.

[-] -2 points by Brython (-146) 2 years ago

Romney will not be able to stop them? Obama could have stopped them; instead he bailed them out with our money.

[-] 2 points by jph (2652) 2 years ago

Romney IS them, he will not stop what he wants more than anything.

[-] -1 points by Brython (-146) 2 years ago

Wake up - Obama is, too. And very soon he will be wealthier than Romney.

[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 2 years ago

Where did I get partisan and support Obama? You are clearly a partisan hack attacking ghosts of your opponents where they only exist in your mind. Read the post, it is not partisan, it is about the 1% banksters ripping off society for their own gain. Romney is clearly not the answer, in fact he is much much worse than what we suffer through now.

[-] -1 points by Brython (-146) 2 years ago

You have not suffered enough. If you had, you would know that Obama has not helped one iota - he has only exacerbated the plight of the poor.

[-] -3 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 2 years ago

So are you saying we should have invaded Greece?

[-] 3 points by jph (2652) 2 years ago

we should wake up to the violent plunder the 1% are perpetrating around the world, to greedily expand their power and wealth, at the expense of the vast majority of humanity and the eventual death of life on earth.