Doing The Right Thing: Questions for the Immediate Term in Greece and Ireland

Cunning Hired Knaves

"EU experts trying to decipher the meaning of one enigmatic word..." - El Roto, El País, 9th July 2015 “EU experts trying to decipher the meaning of one enigmatic word…” – El Roto, El País, 9th July 2015

Greece remains a guinea pig for experimentation by European elites. The objective is now to test just how far one can take the project of crushing the democratic aspirations of a people, to test how easy it is to get people to imagine that democratic resistance is futile.

A key element in this project is a media apparatus that refuses to recognise that this is even happening, as if this course of events, this sadistic punishment -that is all the more delicious to its perpetrators through their grandiose proclamations of disinterested probity- were as natural as the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening. I left this comment on the Irish Times website in response to an article by Suzanne Lynch, the paper’s European Correspondent, titled Syriza’s grandstanding makes situation infinitely…

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