Syriza supporters rally in Athens
The verdict is in, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, hardly a revolutionary, says it, Award winning author Mark Weisbrot shouts it. Greece was not nearly this poor before it joined the EU. A return to normal for Greeks means they must declare themselves bankrupt, leave the eurozone, re-establish their own currency and devalue.
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Maria Paravantes evoked Pandora in her piece, no not the tall green people, "The Greek myth of Pandora (her name meaning 'of all gifts') probably best describes the Greeks' current predicament. Greece, much like the maiden Pandora, is all gifted. Located in one of the world's most geographically strategic locations, with endless miles of coastline, hundreds of islands, majestic mountains, with a mild climate all year round, boasting one of the world's healthiest diets and home to a fresh, educated and diligent workforce, Greece has it all."
"And yet, like Pandora, all is never enough. So she opens the box (or jar) and releases all wickedness onto the world. Well, the evil has already taken its toll, its time now for the last item in the box to emerge... hope, if not for a better future at least for a different one."
Syriza gives me hope here in Blackpoint, 9 time zones away. Regardless of the outcome, we already can see that in Greece hope has turned into action, The people haven't waited for it, they've made their dreams come true...we can too. GO Syriza Go'