The questioning of institutional governance should be familiar to citizens of all nations on Earth.
That question was sounded during WW2, again during the collapse of the Soviet Union, again during the 2008 financial crisis, and again after President Obama failed to honor his campaign promises, and yet again after the Cyprus “Bail-ins”.
I talked with people from within and outside of the U.S.A. who expressed their feeling betrayed as they began to explore the truth, the deceptions and flaws of the “System”.
The Official Story Can Be A False Story.
The deception is world wide, institutional governance is a deception for the mind.
Seeing the question in a Greek news site was not a surprise, and I want to share it as a reminder that chaining our minds to the system is the problem.
The effort of mentally and emotionally removing yourself from the system is required. ~Ron
What Is Wrong With the System?
What is wrong with this flawed democracy that we all brag about and praise as an ideal system of government but fails to provide?
What is wrong with such a system that ultimately encourages corruption at the expense of the people who put their faith and hope for a better future?
What is wrong with the leadership that promises one thing to the electorate and then stabs them in the back to remain in power?
What is wrong with petty-politicians and “representatives” of the people who fail to act on behalf of the people but thrive on self-indulgence?
What is wrong with the Greek people who fail to learn from their mistakes and continue to elect unworthy politicians and petty-political parties?
What is wrong with us all who continue to support such a flawed system knowing that it thrives on lies, nepotism and corruption?
It is evidently clear that people here in Cyprus and Greece have both been betrayed by; the political elite; the parliament; the government; law enforcement agencies; the Judiciary; the banking system and by other failed institutions!
To the dismay of the electorate, Greece is having yet another general elections for the reign of power has broken down; it broke down because the existing disgraceful system protects the establishment and not citizens!
– See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/08/23/what-is-wrong-with-the-system/
Greek Parliament President Konstantopoulou Meets with Panagiotis Lafazanis
Greek Parliament President Zoi Konstantopoulou met with Panayiotis Lafazanis, leader of the newly-formed political party Popular Unity, on August 22 in her office. The two politicians had a conversation in front of the reporters waiting outside the office, where Konstantopoulou expressed her opinion that the government decided to resign surreptitiously, without informing the Parliament.
She also spoke negatively about the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who chose to side with the Greek Prime Minister and not reveal the latter’s plan. Konstantopoulou added the country’s lenders are blackmailing the country, while they appear to have been informed about the government’s intentions before the Greek Parliament.
Panagiotis Lafazanis stated that the purpose of his visit was to inform the president about the formation of the new parliamentary group. The Popular Unity leader also added that the government’s practices have turned the constitution into scrap of paper.
After the meeting, Konstantopoulou did not announce if she would be moving in the same direction as Lafazanis. However, both politicians spoke against Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his decision to close the Greek Parliament, but also against Pavlopoulos, noting that he failed to comply with the official procedures.
Greek Government about Parliament President: “She behaves like a dictator – It was a wrong choice.”
“The Greek Parliament President is behaving like a dictator, she thinks that she is the institutional center of the Greek government, but she was simply a wrong choice.”
With these words the SYRIZA-led Greek government has signed its definitive rupture with Greek Parliament President Zoi Konstantopoulou. This is a first for Greece since no government has ever spoken publically against the parliament president, who is proposed by the prime minister personally.
– See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/08/22/greek-parliament-president-konstantopoulou-meets-with-panagiotis-lafazanis/
Greek PM Tsipras Declines Meeting with Main Opposition Leader Aug 23, 2015
Greek PM Tsipras Declines [cancels] Meeting with Main Opposition Leader
By Ioanna Zikakou – Aug 23, 2015
“New Democracy President Evangelos Meimarakis contacted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this morning to request a meeting in the framework of his exploratory mandate. The Prime Minister explained to the New Democracy leader that there is no chance of forming a government in the current parliament, which is why he immediately handed the mandate to the President of the Hellenic Republic,”
Tsipras explained that there is no point in meeting with him to discuss forming a government as Tsipras believes that there is no possibility or chance of a convergence between the two parties.
– See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/08/23/greek-pm-tsipras-declines-meeting-with-main-opposition-leader/
Isn’t This More Dirty Politics?
Until political assassinations occur, I contend we haven’t seen anything yet!
I say this not because I invite more danger, no I forecast that because the citizens are defying the money mafia and the money mafia is known to resort to killing when they do not get their way.
What the citizens want isn’t important to the money masters’ puppet governments…
Bluntly speaking, The SYRIZA political party (Yanis Varoufakis) has let the cat out of the bag.
The E.U. empire had to show their hardball ability to use force on a member nation outside of law.
From now on every nation (and all citizens should) know they are mere vassals for a Tyrant.
Syriza naively sought to accomplish opposing objectives: Remain within the Eurogroup’s “monetary union” while simultaneously opposing its dictatorial austerity policy. (I heard Yanis Varoufakis say he, and they, thought the creditors would be scholarly and be persuaded by reason and facts about the debt and revenues. they had no clue of the reality that the money mafia was not honorable and not bond by laws) That was a mistake, Greece should have known the minimum three choices were: 1. Negotiate austerity in favor of the citizens or 2. prepare (drastic short-term measures) for the return of state issue currency (drachma or other currency) or 3. do what most politicians do, fatten their pockets, deceive the citizens and thus go along with whatever orders come from their (creditors) money masters.
NOTICE the absence of any call to abolish austerity in the above choices; and why is that?
The reason is simple, because members must leave the Eurogroup’s currency union to leave austerity and that takes time to prepare for.
Now the Eurogroup and E.U. agents are obliged to use force more often to stand up their new empire, because the pretext of democracy and rule of law is gone. The tyrant is naked.
Recall, after Tsipras resigned:
“New Democracy, the second largest party in the Greek parliament, says it will try to form the country’s new government” – http://hellenicinsider.com/category/greece/
However, the current factions of the SYRIZA coalition government may have miscalculated. By not attempting to form another government with their majority numbers, they risk the outside minorities to bridge with the disgruntled politicians and the citizen voters.
If I calculate the numbers:
300 Parliament members, 149 Supporting SYRIZA Eurogroup-Memo-Dictate, and leaving a remainder of 151 in Parliament that could potentially align with a Grexit Political Party (Popular Unity).
With the Eurogroup’s bribes, some fattened pockets is likely to sway many into the SYRIZA-pro-Eurogroup bloc.
I forecast “Dirty Politics” to reveal itself once again.
Regardless of the dynamics within “dirty politics” surprise events may overwhelm them.
While media pundits state the most probable outcome will be a SYRIZA-pro-Eurogroup victory, much can happen before the upcoming Greek elections (20 September 2015).
Enter another player: “POPULAR UNITY” political party who states they stand with the Greek Voters’ decision that rejected the bailout. This translates into a “Grexit“.
I wonder if this political party will become known as the Grexit Party?
Whatever the party is called, we can expect it to be demonized and viciously attacked for planning a Grexit.
Panayiotis Lafazanis is leader of the newly formed party: “Popular Unity”.
Greek Left Platform Creates A New Party: “Popular Unity”
*** Do Not Forget About South America… Debt Defaults can occur anywhere ***
The Loud “NO” That will Be Threatened or Silenced?
Costas Lapavitsas promotes Grexit and return of the nation’s currency, the Drachma.
Popular Unity, the newly founded [Grexit] party aims at giving voice to the people that voted no (in the referendum).
– See more at: http://www.sigmalive.com/en/news/greece/134117/ex-syriza-mp-lapavitsas-greeks-could-rely-on-popular-unity
The Greek Tragedy Continues
EU empire is firmly a authoritarian group engineering a coming crisis.
Actually it is a World Wide institutional crisis, but leave that for another post…
Varoufakis claims to be realistic, Austerity will fail, but Grexit would be a disaster…
Click to Listen to this very revealing discussion Varoufakis and Lamont interviewed on Radio 4 on their peculiar political friendship
For the third time since January 2015, the Greek people are going to have to trudge to the ballot box. Once more they are going to have to redirect a floundering and conflicted government in a tangled political mess.
The government may be undecided about a Grexit, but many citizens are making their own Grexit!
On the morning after my interview with Varoufakis, I receive a frantic call from a friend in Athens. She has not been paid for months and her husband is unemployed. They are terrified for their children’s futures. They both have university degrees; he has studied in the UK. Her voice is hushed, shamed. She apologises again and again. She asks me, “Please, please, is there any work possible in Australia? I am scared of what’s happening here, my friend. I am terrified of what’s coming.” –http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/08/03/9698/
ATHENS — Workers at a Canadian-run gold mine in northern Greece staged a counter-protest on Monday against its threatened closure… http://business.financialpost.com/news/mining/workers-at-eldorado-gold-mine-in-greece-protest-closure
Greece: Anti-austerity protesters denounce ‘ever-closer’ bailout deal
Anti-austerity protesters marched on the streets of Athens on Wednesday as Greece moves closer to concluding a deal with lenders on a multi-billion euro bailout.
For Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, talks are in their “final stretch”.
But demonstrators reject the reforms they say Tsipras will impose in return.
“It is patently obvious that in September, when the lucky few who have taken a holiday return, they will find new taxes, new salary cuts, new measures against workers,” said civil servant Manolis Dandoulakis, one of those taking part in the rally outside the Labour Ministry.
Video posted 23 Aug 2015