And it isn\’t \”things I don\’t like\”.
The slow death of Greece was a political project from the start, with politicians accepting the prescriptions of neoliberal economics. The country has become the guinea pig for the future of a Europe ruled by German capital and Eurocrats.
In what paranoid fantasy is what is happening in Greece neoliberal?
The actual neoliberal position (recently affirmed at our meeting in the underground secret headquartersd under the volcano that sank Atlantis) is that the euro itself was and is a bad idea as it\’s not an optimal currency area. And if there is to be a euro then Greece should not be a part of it. Since it is, and it\’s bust, then it should default and devalue.
In short, the neoliberal solution is the Icelandic one, not the Irish, Greek or Portuguese.
So how come we neoliberals (as you know, the modern incarnation of the Green Lizards, Rosicrucians and Illuminati all rolled into one) are getting blamed for the entire fuck up that is happening precisely because no one will follow the prescriptions of neoliberal economics?
The wholesale destruction of the weak welfare state, the massive transfer of public assets to private hands at bargain basement prices, the largest internal devaluation since the 1930s and the loss of national independence are part of the necessary re-arrangement of capitalism for a period of low growth and popular militancy. The supposed \”rescue\” is a test run for a new type of predatory capitalism after the failure of growth through the financial bubble.
And that\’s just lazy left wing rhetorical wankery. The sort of thing spouted just before the vinegar stroke and the ejaculation \”Ooooh, my Marx and Engels\”.
Capitalism, whatever you might think about it, makes money out of economic growth. Engineering the decimation of an economy does no capitalists any good: which is why capitalists don\’t go about engineering such.
Dear God The Guardian does publish some twats…..