Voting in Greece “Not For Myself, But For My Grandchildren”

Voting has begun. And the world waits for Greece to decide. One of the first in the polling booths, 80-year-old Michelis said:

“I’m voting ‘No’  …not voting for myself, but for my grandchildren and their future.”

evelynEvelyn, a Varoufakis fan, in front of her home in Melbourne. 

This is what Greek Finance Minister Mr Yanis Varoufakis said a few days ago.

“Why did they force us to close the banks? To instil fear in people. And spreading fear is called terrorism,” 

The Minister also said in a TV interview:

“This is a very dark moment for Europe. They have closed our banks for the sole purpose of blackmailing what? Getting a ‘Yes’ vote on a non-sustainable solution that would be bad for Europe.”

As Martin Strong in zerohedge writes in “Troika Is Maneuvering To Rig The Greek Referendum”:

Varoufakis seems to be the ONLY finance minister who understands the demands of the Troika are not plausible for any nation. Merkel has tried to skirt any responsibility by saying this is a Troika decision. One must seriously ask, are those in the Troika just totally brain-dead? Their blackmail and economic war against Greece will be evidence to ensure that Britain leaves the EU.

…The EU leaders will not travel to Athens until after the referendum. Suddenly they realize that their powers are so off the wall that they dare not expose their own schemes. Hollande of France wants a resolution for he fears a Frexit is gaining momentum. Obama wants a resolution, fearing Greece will be forced into the arms of Russia, breaking down NATO.

yanisGreek Finance Minister Mr Yanis Varoufakis.

The Telegraph is predicting a MELTDOWN unless the Greeks vote Yes.

Head of European parliament says country faces total meltdown if it rejects creditor demands as German finance minister floats idea of temporary Greek exit from the eurozone.

But this is how a zerohedge article on infowars has summed it up:

“No” means a lot of pain now and recovery later. 

“Yes” means less pain now but no hope of recovery ever.

 

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Comments

  1. Christopher Brooks says:

    The Greek nation votes above 60% to stop the crushing debt austerity creep and negotiate a new deal.
    The results from Greece are seeping into the calculations and predictions of the “expert” commentators who struggle to hide their jaded emotions.
    The pre-vote polling was way of the mark.
    A new interpretation of the Greek economic context will now be rolled out because reality can be adjusted every day of the week when you own the “money” printing press.
    The Greek people will now be crushed by the Money Printing Dragons as they rage in the pain of their wounds inflicted by the Greek voters who have declared the illegitimate reign of constant terror over their lives must end.
    Already on the BBC this morning it is now being stated that a Greek exit could potentially devastate the German financial system because of it’s security position over Greek banking and Government debt.
    This is a real prospect because the Greek debt is just the visible tip of a gigantic iceberg of interconnected debt that reaches to every money “market” point about the world.

    How quickly the story changes from the “tiny” Greek economy that can be “ring fenced” from contagion.
    One commentator on BBC was speculating a 30% confiscation of Bank deposits was possible.

    The Greek people are going to be severely tested with physical and psychological deprivation and “terror”, perhaps even worse, as the Mafia Banking Gang attempt to extinguish the defiant dissidents bravery and reset the world order.

    The Greek nation will not be alone as a subject of the frightening apocalyptic scenarios and behind closed doors the IMF and ECB have likely already dried the ink on their new banking model for Europe that will rescue the crisis and cement all Europeans into deeper money “tricks” and traps.

    Developments will inform us soon if the Syriaz Greek leaders are the real deal or just another exhausting trap for the whole of Europe.

    At this point it is impossible to tell for certain but I am concerned there is no evidence of a “money trick” education dimension to this “revolution” against the debt slavery.

    It is a little bewildering to countenance that after five years of intensifying focus and experience of debt inflicted misery on Greek life a genuine technically sound “money reform” intelligentsia has not surfaced in the populist political conversation.

    At this point I have seen no evidence of this in the statements of Syriaz leadership or declarations beyond the generalized and vague statements of political posturing against “unfair” and “odious” financing and austerity measures.

    There is a very great divide between tipping up the rigged Monopoly board game and applying honest money rules, compared to negotiating some relief so the game can be a little more bearable for the serfs to calm the anger and tension that is threatening to mutiny.

    Everything relies on the education and integrity of a handful of key players who may, or may not, hold the keys to unlock greater equity for people everywhere.

    The atmosphere certainly contains a wide range of unpredictable possibilities.

  2. El-Kammo says:

    The Dutch also voted NO for joining the EU, by referendum.
    We did not need it. We had the BENELUX(Belgium, Netherlands an Luxemburg) as a trading trio. We wanted to do the same with Germany and skip the memership of the EU.
    So we voted NO, and I voted NO, but guess what, our PM Rutte had a better idea

    • El-Kammo says:

      Now about politics and the purpose, the goal of politicians.
      It seems to me that the purpose, the goal, is to enter EU parlement, preferably a commission, to recieve about 20.000/month
      Companies are also waiting in line to take in a political hotshot.
      F.e., a Dutch minister of traffic fined KLM with a eur 25 tax for loluting the air. Now, this went only for Dutch airliners and Schiphol Airport handles way more. So the Dutch started flying with foreign companies and KLM got into serious trouble.
      KLM went to court and lost the case.
      Now, gues what. This formar minister of traffic is now a CEO of KLM. I would ban him from my airport, but they hired him.
      Politics is really weard.

  3. The solution is simple. Go to Iceland, ask them how they solved their similar position, I’m pretty sure they’d be happy to offer their advice. Of course that means the Greeks who orchestrated the loans will go to jail and the debt will simply be written off, something the European bankers are already wetting their pants over. But, it HAS been done before.
    B.T.W. the way the Australian P.M. and the State Premiers are also stacking up the Debt, I foresee many more instances of these events occurring in the very near future

  4. The Emperor is so very starkus, said the little child.

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