Who would have guessed it – that the economic fallout would actually result in a loss of sovereignty unknown since the horrors of the second world war. Few could have imagined such a thing occurring in the 21st century.
Papandreou, facing riots and dissent, chose to give the people the democracy which they deserved. His political career looked as is it had been saved – the rioters (although skeptical that he would follow through on such a claim) became more docile. Greece may have been heading for an early exit of the euro – but at least its democracy was saved and the people would be getting a voice in the ruling of their country. A few short hours later – not so. Papandreou was rushed out of office. His resignation, not fitting to his earlier statements on a referendum, was a contradiction which displayed the true meaning behind his actions. He was forced to resign. His successor, a pale imitation of a democratically elected leader; a stooge for the banking cartel and central European power. How fitting for this to have happened in Greece, the birthplace of Democracy itself.
Berlusconi was slightly different. Few could say he stood for any truly democratic freedom given his state-controlled press and media control, however, he was elected in under a democratic basis. His resignation – not easily understood given his history of past scandals and ability to stand through all and still keep hold on to the reigns of power – was more easily seen in the role the European central banks played in Italian debt and the banking models that had taken over political and governmental control. Berlusconi was an ally of the late general Gaddafi – a regime also ‘turned round’ in a fashion which has undermined political legitimacy and true democratic reform. Mario Monti, much like Papandreau’s replacement, is a puppet for the banking cartel, a ‘technocrat’ who has strong links to the US-based organisation now infamous with scandals ranging from market rigging, lobbying, fraud, bribery and much more – Goldman Sachs.
Few would have seen Germany’s role in all this as consolidating power for the displaced European democracies (now without a democratic voice) as holding steady a few years ago. Many can remember the past of German political sentiment as being conscientious, exacting, cautious and retiring. This would have been seen under circumstances which were far less dramatic and controversial than this. As the Benelux mob circles, Germany’s role is a million years from its more recent historical precedent.
Few could have predicted the horror of the Euro as we see it being played out today.