Yudit Kiss on the dictatorship of money: Reclaiming Europa
It is in fact a "bastard voyage ".
It has symbolic significance that Greece has become the sick horse of the European constellation, highlighting what is wrong with the political and economic model that prevails on our continent. The present Greek plight is the result of a corrupted national politics that has led to a systematic plundering of the country's resources for the benefit of a business and political elite that lives in tight symbiosis. Their example has been followed by many of their citizens who tried to benefit from the system in their modest way, from tax evasion to fighting to secure state jobs and creating a flourishing parallel economy; a population that after centuries of historical backwardness and a hectic twentieth century, traumatised by two world wars, a bloody civil war and two military dictatorships, was hurriedly ushered into a consumerist paradise, actively encouraged to spend money, brain-washed by a powerful propaganda machine, courtesy the business-controlled private & public media.