Pouting Greeks

By MamaLiberty

Germany won’t spare Greek pain – it has an interest in breaking us
Greece’s financial drama has dominated the headlines for five years for one reason: the stubborn refusal of our creditors to offer essential debt relief.

How insensitive and mean for creditors to expect debtors to do what it takes to pay their debts. The Greek government needs a third “bail out” because they made little or no effort to rein in their wild spending habits – or make those who elect them in any way uncomfortable. The Greek people “voted” a resounding NO to any kind of “austerity,” demanding further influx of other people’s money to continue their socialist games.

Not that Germany’s government is a whole lot better, mind you. How dumb is it to give such massive “loans” a second time – let alone a third – to people who have clearly demonstrated they have no intention of paying it back? The Greeks are clearly calling for a “restructure” of the old debt so they can pay pennies on the dollar (if anything), yet demand more loans.

But it would seem that the people of Germany (and others) just might be sick of being taxed to death to enable the spendthrifts. It seems obvious that a third “bailout” would be stupid as hell, and result in ever more unpayable debt.

None of this nonsense has anything to do with compassion, “the poor,” or any reasonable desire of one people to help another in a time of crisis. The Greeks (among so many others) created this bogus “crisis” out of whole cloth, starting many years ago. The bottom line is the same insanity that has caused poverty and destruction of people’s lives and freedom everywhere…

The totally irrational Keynesian babble of failed economics. If you don’t understand the Keynesian fables, look it up. Just the summary fills many volumes, each trying desperately to explain why Keynesian “economics” are right and good… in the face of  a world full of FACTS proving otherwise.

The free market, by contrast, does not rely on stolen goods or irrational attempts to control either individuals or their voluntary associations. When willing sellers engage in trade with willing buyers, without restrictions, everyone wins. Ordinary theft, coercion and fraud are not eliminated, of course, but each trader has the tools they need to avoid it or defend themselves from it – since the state is no longer holding a gun to their heads.

Socialism (by any of its various names), the “feel good” idea that works somewhat, as long as there are plenty of people to steal from. It crashes fast when those people being robbed decide they will no longer be victims.

The ongoing scam of the ages… that some people have legitimate “authority” to control the lives and property of others. Since such control actually constitutes ownership, that’s slavery in a nutshell. How many people who “vote,” and continue to believe they are subject to non-voluntary government actually think they are free human beings? How many of them are spewing hate and threats of violence because some folks want to fly a colorful flag?

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7 Responses to Pouting Greeks

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  2. JdL says:

    Well put, ML. The attitude of the Greek government really burns my tail too. And really it’s the attitude of other governments as well, though they may not be taking the exact same actions as the Greeks. They all think they have the right to do anything they like, and throw a tantrum of anybody objects. And of course, that includes objections of the form, “This is MY individual decision, not the government’s!”

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    • MamaLiberty says:

      The key, JdL, is that no government has any rational, legitimate authority beyond what is given to it by consenting adults. That those who at least seem to consent believe it is legitimate is their problem. The challenge is to figure out a way to leave them to it, and prevent THEIR “government” from destroying the lives and property of those who don’t agree to be owned by others. I don’t care how other people order their lives. I just want to be left alone to associate voluntarily and make the best use of my life and property… as I see fit.

      The really funny thing is that, when you scratch off the surface nonsense, almost everyone actually wants the same thing… nobody really wants to be a slave to others. Unfortunately, too few understand what that means and think they can be free while continuing to live at other people’s expense, continuing to control everyone else.

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  3. Seibert says:

    Great points, MamaL. But at some point this Greek mess has become a farce. They seem to view themselves as defiant heroes, “Pah, I spit on your demands on us to slightly rein in the spending of your money!”

    The ancestors of these people defeated the mighty Persian empire. Sad. Better to read ‘Gates of Fire’ than watch the current news.

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    • MamaLiberty says:

      Of course the “vote” was a farce. There were no options for liberty presented. And while the “people” are certainly to blame for their situation in many ways, I’ll bet the average Greek has more in personal savings than the average American. Unfortunately, they were duped into putting those savings into the banks…

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  4. Darkwing says:

    Mama: VERY good, no great. The last sentence was the best.

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    • MamaLiberty says:

      I’m always astounded at the people who scream and moan about THEIR “rights” to this or that being violated, yet can’t see any hypocrisy in their own all out efforts to destroy the rights of others, even if they have to jail or kill them.

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