We must be appalled, but not at all shocked, at the rôle the government of Ireland is playing in the brutal victimisation of Greece. It certainly is not the first time in recent history that the Fine Gael Blue Shirts have sided with Germany in its attempt to dominate Europe. As classic fascists they are the representatives of the privileged class, typically within poorer countries, who represent nothing but the interests of the moneyed élite. These people, coming as they do from nations they have robbed blind, have not the slightest concern for the lives they destroy. They are the very lowest level of human scum. We have listened to them in Dáil Éireann and in the European parliament discuss in the most self-righteous and pompous tones how the people and government of Greece – and by extension the poor and vulnerable across Europe – must be more grown up in their attitude about defending social welfare and pensions. People like Michael Noonan, Ireland’s Reichsminister for Finance, and a man who knows nothing at all of industrial graft or honest hard work, speak of Greece’s pensions as though they are assets to be cashed-in rather than the safeguard people have set aside after working all their lives. Such people are excrement.
Over the course of the next few days, before the June 30 deadline for debt instalment, the Socialist government of Greece will be put under colossal political and economic pressure to sell-out on the very people who elected it to protect them; the poor, the unemployed, the sick, and the old, by offering up their basic social protections to the European Capitalist monster. Much like here in Ireland the wealthy of Greece have not been taxed and nor will the European Central Bank permit them to be taxed – because they are economically useful. While emigration, unemployment, and the suicide rate skyrocket they are off investing the money they expropriated from their workers in London, Berlin, and Paris. The week ahead will be very dark for Greece, and it looks like no one will come to its rescue. The most likely outcome will be, unless Greece’s Syriza government rolls over, that the bankers and financiers of Europe will make an example of the country by hammering it so hard that no other country in the Euro Zone will dare pull a similar democratic stunt. Nothing will stop this juggernaut of greed except the most extreme measures of strike action right across Europe. What we want to see is if the European Left has the strength and unity of purpose to pull it off. God help Greece. Ελευθερία ή θάνατος!