Abalinx Peter Adamis 8 August 2015
The article that follows (see below) these comments is a stark reminder that there are more ways to skin a cat and as such the European Union is also to be held accountable for allowing a nation not ready to enter under its fiscal umbrella. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: A HELLENIC TRAGEDY OF ENORMOUS PROPORTIONS
Therefore the European Union whether it like it or not and for whatever grandiose ideas it may have had, still had a duty of care to new nations entering its elite enclave of nations. The European Union with all of its technologies, nations, manpower and wealth had the means in which to investigate any new nation’s capacity to become a member. The European Union in my opinion for what is it is worth is not above constructive criticism and should shoulder some of the financial risk.
Due to no fault on the part of the average man and woman in the street, Greeks are entering a dangerous phase of their life where the fiscal unknown future is fast becoming a reality. Europe is witnessing a nation slowly being strangled by the external manipulators bent on achieving objectives what a war can never hope to profit from.
I am not going to throw the first punch or the expose those responsible but measures surely need to be taken before the people themselves stop believing in their institutions and take the law into their own hands. This crackdown of a society that was living in a fiscal bubble that was to burst one day are being left with no oxygen in which to breath which is a kin to a fish being out of water.
Do I feel for the country of my birth? I can look at the reader in the eye and categorically say of course I am concerned! However having said that my feelings are more of an emotional response rather than one of logic and as such I am of the opinion that only the Greeks themselves can take control of their lives and forge their own path with or without the European Union. Having said the above does not entail another bailout as it is a useless fiscal exercise to throw money at a nation that is decaying within. The cancer must be removed by doctors experienced in such matters and allow the patient (Greece in this case) to survive and be able to reproduce offspring’s to sustain its people, culture and history.
Greece as everyone has become acutely aware is suffering and it is more apparent in the two major cities where suicide rates are no longer published, crimes have escalated, tourism has dropped remarkably and only remaining buoyant because of their neighbours located in Asia Minor the Turks and others living amongst the Northern nations coming to their rescue and taking advantage of the situation by holidaying in Greece especially at island resorts. One hopes that the Greeks will appreciate the Turkish and Northern tourists’ passive tourism invasion of their lovely isles.
My message to readers is the same one that I have been “sprewking” for some time on social media. That is to visit Greece for a holiday, spend funds enjoying the climate, the people, the culture and its history and if at all possible, purchase a small block of land or an apartment for your next visit by you or your family and friends. If you are unable to do so, and then may I suggest you invest in a cottage industry that is need of funds to enable it to survive and employ others. In this case don’t expect a windfall immediately but invest for the long term. Last but not the least, send funds or non perishable goods and clothing to those in need either directly and/or via reputable organisations that will ensure that goods arrive at their destination. I use the word reputable because some of these organisations hide behind a political agenda and use it for political profit by being selective who their distribute aid to.
The Greeks are also suffering from a youth and brain drain which is creating an environment that is not conducive to growth and development. Many of these young men and women despite their initial objectives to travel internationally for employment with the hope of returning within five years are doomed to be seduced by their new environment and remain in their new home. Thus the Diaspora of the fifties repeats itself to the detriment of Greece itself and only profits those already living in the Diaspora proper. One could say that the migrations of the ancients in search of new lands and prosperity are being repeated yet again.
Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Contact via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Mobile: 0409965538
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