Tuesday, July 14, 2015
So the Greek people elect a leftist Alexis Tsipras who based his entire Syriza campaign on a socialist, anti-austerity stance. Tsipras goes for a referendum to show the world that not only are the Greek people against austerity (didn’t they do that already? You know…when he got elected?) but that Greeks themselves directly vote if they want to accept more austerity or not. With a strong “no” vote win, it was then only logical that Tsipras would sit with Angela Merkel and the IMF and not only accept more austerity measures than ever before but also sell what’s left of Greek public assets still worth something… oh, wait. Yes, that really doesn’t make any sense. At all.
Premier of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, Accepts Creditors’ Austerity Deal
This just goes to show how much of a lie this Left and Right, Socialist and Capitalists agenda actually is. At the end of the day, Alexis Tsipras showed his true colors and instead of sticking to his guns as the Greek people expected him to do he sold out at the last minute.
What Tsipras did was in fact similar to what then Argentine president Carlos Menem did with his privatization plan of public assets in the 90s. Corporate friendly, Carlos Menem famously announced one day that telecommunications, roads and the national airways company would all be privatized in his now infamous words “Nothing that should be State-owned will remain in the hands of the State”. Words to live by. Ten years later the country would fail catastrophically.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.