I was reading Western Democracy: A Farce And A Sham the other day. I wholeheartedly agreed based on the evidence I’ve seen in the past 50 years. Here’s an excerpt:
Every day that passes adds to the fraudulent image of what is called Western democracy.
Sarkozy and Merkel meet with Greece’s Prime Minister Papandreou at a G20 summit in Cannes.
Consider that the entire Western world is outraged that the Greek prime minister announced that he is going to permit the Greek people to decide their own fate instead of having it decided for them by a handful of banksters, politicians, and bureaucrats living it up at taxpayer expense at “talks” in the French resort of Cannes on the Mediterranean.
The Greek economy is facing its fourth year of decline and lacks the revenues to service its national debt held by private European banks. The banks don’t want to lose any money, so a handful of power brokers reached an agreement with representatives of the Greek government to write off some of the debt in exchange for EU capital subsidies to be financed by inflicting severe austerity on the Greek population. Wages, salaries, pensions and medical care are being cut while the rate of unemployment rises to depression levels. Government employees are laid off. Valuable public properties are to be sold to private parties for pennies on the dollar. In short, Greece is to be looted.
The Greek prime minister, watching his party’s support and power crumble, announced that he would let the people decide in a referendum. After all, allegedly that’s what democracies do. But it turns out that “we have freedom and democracy” is not supposed to be taken literally. It is merely a propagandistic slogan behind which people are ruled through back-room deals decided by powerful private interests.
Then I happened upon this article in the news… Greece Expected to Name Papademos Prime Minister – WSJ.com
ATHENS—Greece’s Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou is expected to name former European Central Bank Vice President Lucas Papademos as prime minister of an interim government, barring any last-minute hitches, a senior party official said Tuesday.
The announcement is expected later in the day and follows days of talks between the Socialist government and the opposition New Democracy party over a new leader to head the government.
Mr. Papademos was seen as front runner, but his candidacy appeared to run into hurdles Monday after he placed conditions under which he would serve.
Conditions? What conditions? Well, the article goes on…
At issue is a demand by Mr. Papademos that the new government should serve for a term of several months—longer than either the ruling Socialist government or the New Democracy envisioned for the interim government.
Additionally, Mr. Papademos is seeking a cabinet made up of political heavyweights that would be capable of making the tough decisions—and without interference from party leaders—needed to push through Greece’s reform program
In other words, he wants to be in power longer than even the Greek parties want, and he wants to put people in power that will basically ignore the Greek people’s wishes.
So much for “democracy”. The Greeks are ruled by the banks, plain and simple.
By the way, don’t get so high falutin’ about being in the US and thinking you’ve got a democracy, you don’t. All you need to prove you don’t is just look at what’s happened in Howell; The out-of-town money guys get their land rezoned to their liking while the people who live in town get shafted.
It’s not a democracy, it’s a plutocracy. 😛