Tackling the Debt Crisis: Lazy Greek Anarchists riot again
Make no mistake about this: the rioters in Greece are anarchists and Marxists. They are a lazy group who want everything their way. They want to be paid for doing nothing and contributing nothing to the general well-being of Greece.
The riots in Greece were orchestrated with union protesters in France, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark and the Czech Republic against the austerity measures that have been introduced.
The Greek demonstrations became violent when masked protesters clashed with riot police. This is not unusual when anarchists are involved in these protests. Everywhere there has been a G-20 meeting has ended up in rioting, and violent clashes with the police. It is the modus operandi of the anarchists to have these violent protesters. They continue to do great harm to the economies of sovereign nations as a result of their selfish actions.
The Greek Parliament had agreed on Tuesday to make further reforms including wage cuts for state-owned bus and railway companies and a weakening of trade union power to negotiate industry-wide pay deals. The change sees company wide pay deals taking precedence over industry wide pay deals (which is fair because it increase competition for labour).
I see the Welfare State in Europe as a critical factor in the demise of each of these economies. Greece has been the best example of a basket case country due to the Welfare State. The reforms in Greece have been necessary and the Greeks need to simply pull their fingers out in order to restore the health of the Greek economy. They need to stop being dependent upon the Government and they need to look at ways of producing goods that they can trade with other countries. I do know that Greece produces a nice cotton product that can in turn be knitted or crocheted. They have other products such as olives and with the Mediterranean climate they should be producing wine and grapes.
In the meantime, I get the sense from these reports that perhaps we are seeing the beginning of the end for the European union.