Τρίτη, 23 Ιουλίου 2013

Is greece returning to the sixties?

 As months go by in Greece; the majority of the populations starts to have serious economical problems. The main question that comes in mind after the rage and the frustration we all feel is this. Is this something inevitable or is it a "set-up" in which we fell for? Well for begiining lets take certain official facts. Unemployment=27% ; gdp=-5,5% (best scenario);  5th year of recession ; political rise of extremes right wing party almost 10% on polls; levels of stress found on Greece can be found only on countries at war (Survey of university of athens) ; 1/3 of population under the limit of poor. Lets take some non official facts that you can feel when you live here and imagine I am living in Crete one of the most touristic places in Greece which softens the impact of the crisis. Young people study with the purpose of going abroad; weddings and birth of children are minimum; depression is permanent in at least one very close to you person (wife, brother, child-friend , close relative) ; holidays in the land of holidays(Greece) for locals is more or less a joke; employers take advantage of the situation so no work- insurance is paid and you accept behaviour of the middle age as if you are a slave. Furthermore; you have homeless who were minimum and known by their names 5 years ago; trust which played a big role in small local business has become extinct and we can go on for ages with negatives.
       Let us go to the officials benefits stated from the I.M.F . We stayed in the eurozone, our deficit fell from around 15% to 4% ;our working cost went down and now we can attract international enterprises e.t.c. Lets go with unofficial benefits.............hmmmmmmmm....... hohestly I can not find any but if someone can contribute to this he is very welcomed to do so.  So was all this inevitable? In my opinion hell no. The public sector flooded in the last ten years with people that were appointed by the two major parties in greece and not only the cost was rissen but at the same time services went worse. This is due to the fact that the people were appointed in places where they were o needed and most of them having the arrogancy of a person appointed by the minister they did not WORK. At the same time there was a shortage of doctors; nurses; workers in the public domain. In addition the media almost in their entirity support the interests of their owners( a well-known fact in western societies "Having the media you own peoples lives"). All these together drew the country in the hands of the I.M.F in my opinion intentionally . Politicians with the help of certain interests did their best to lead us into destruction. It is interesting though that the private debt of Greece is relatively low that shows that we are not people that we borrow with no intention of paying back
       Is Greece returning to the 60s? Unfortunately no because in the sixties you could live poorly while now your obligations rise and the amount of money you are paid are getting less!!!! In the sixties you could go and live in the village where obligations were minimum. Nowdays, you pay tax for farms you do not articulate, renting fee to the goverment for your house,  the only free for the time being is fresh air and bicycles and i am not sure about the second remaining free. So Greece is returning to a time like 60s but with the taxes of Sweden of 2013!!!!! This can not continue and sooner or later I hope it will end . Of course. the word widely spoken here is "halara" which means relaxed and that might lead to changes in the next 20 years and not a lot sooner....Change takes time in Greece unfortunately....

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