Sunday, June 5, 2011

Greece's Rage

More than 500 000 demonstrators are protesting tonight in Athens. They are denouncing both the political and economic establishment for ruining the country. The rage is general, and it is huge, easily outpacing the protests of 100 000 participants each that were seen last year.

When half a million protesters have lost faith in everyone at the top, you know you have a problem. Most of all, there is nowhere left to go for Greece's voters. The Troika of IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank have removed all choice.

There is one choice left. Between the hard road to austerity, which means becoming a new Greece, or another road, which demands change from the country's upper echelons, but insists on a democratic future.

With or without the euro.

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