After last week’s referendum euphoria, authorizing the Tsipras administration to negotiate with creditors on the premise not to accept additional Memoranda, I felt proud to be Greek! I truly believed that Greece would shine again and protect the people against a cleptocratic banking system that has ruined the nation and brought misery to millions. I also believed that the Greek Gods are finally back to govern Greece and show the world what Direct Democracy is all about.
This new democracy promised to clean out the stables of a plutocratic elite and change things for the better but also protect citizens from the new world order, namely the IMF/ECB/EU Troika, which does not recognize parliamentary decisions, referendums or even the principle of democracy!
How could I have been so wrong and so blind not to see that all those fancy words were simply a charade? The astounding election of the Tsipras administration brought back the dignity and pride of the Greek nation and offered them hope for a better future, but sadly, those dreams were shattered in one night.
Just as the president of Cyprus claimed “they put a gun on his head” and had to sign the death warrant of democracy, so did Tsipras. Mr. Tsipras behaved even worse; he received people’s trust with an overwhelming mandate in a referendum – that was amazing! The whole world believed that this is democracy in action against injustice. Today citizens feel betrayed; betrayed by political charlatans who promise one thing and do the opposite in order to maintain the status quo.
The excuse: there was no other choice. Rubbish! The Greeks of 1821 faced worse catastrophe and won the day; the EOKA fighters in Cyprus faced a formidable enemy but did not give up and fought for justice. Today no one seems to fight for justice but deviously fight to protect a plutocratic elite and a cozy relationship of a corrupt system at the expense of ordinary citizens and the country.
Greece, the land that gave democracy to the world, has now become the land that has buried democracy for good in exchange of money.
From this day on, the EU will operate as a new world order that does not recognize the principle of democracy and will not allow dissent or any opposition to its policies; policies dictated by unaccountable bankers, the Eurogroup and unelected Eurocrats.
Greece has now lost its sovereignty as a free nation. And just like Cyprus, those economic assassins would never let go. They have now dug their sharp claws deep into the very psyche of the Greek nation and, as of this morning, the EU – but especially Germany – and the IMF gleam with joy for making the biggest political and economic coup in history to subjugate a nation and bloat their coffers with profits at the expense and misery of the Greek people and the new Greek generations not born as yet.
Today I certainly do not feel a proud Greek…