Greece is Europe’s Wisconsin, so watch it.
I couldn’t help but notice the timeliness of Lady Penguin’s essay today about the malignant media, and offer this about Europe’s failing economies as proof of what she is saying.
According to Reuters, it’s the rating agencies’ fault. That’s right, Standard & Poor and Moody’s are to blame for Greece’s failing, for you seeÂ the Greeks can’t borrow money because S&P says they’re a bad risk, and like banks before Barney Frank made them also sell houses, Greece can only borrow money once it gets rid of the diamond nail inlays, the designer glasses, the iPod, while still expecting groceries with food stamps.
In America, MSM news lede’s are telling us that unions and “citizens” are protesting Greece’s proposed austerity cuts. Now tell me, what working citizen is against his government cutting spending?Â No, these aren’t citizens, they’re beneficiaries of government service. They are the looters, (Ayn Rand), real citizens are builders.
When college kids from four states and union deadbeats from Illinois and Minnesota all descended on the State House in Madison and the American media also called them “citizens.”
Greece is Europe’s Wisconsin, but California is America’s Greece
Get it? So, don’t get me wrong, Wisconsin is not like Greece; it did not have a gun pointed at its head, and it did try to wriggle out of its obligations. It met its duties head on. California won’t.
But Greece is like Wisconsin in the larger political sense, for Athens is where Europe’s quickening begins. Like Madison in January, all the forces of the Left; anarchists, communists, socialists and yes, thousands of really stupid people, are gathering there to make sure Greece fails by keeping to its wastrel spending ways, knowing it cannot survive unless it stops.
The Greeks are in the “death-car”, seeking to be alive. (I can’t play the song here, one verse a little raunchy, but early, early Johnny Depp, just Google Iggy Pop, “In the Death Car,” the writer a great fellow from Serbia named Goran Bregovic.)
In Athens, all of Europe stands in the balance, just as America has stood in the balance in Madison.
So far, we seem to be winning. Europe does not.