Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beware of Greeks Bearing Firebombs


The situation in Greece at the moment should give us all pause for thought.  The protestors are upset about austerity measures being introduced because of the state of the Greek economy.  They have grown used to a certain standard of living and expect their government to be able to ensure that it continues without disruption regardless of the world economy or other phenomena.  For a long time Greece has been living outside of its means and a disproportionate amount of whatever wealth the country does manage to produce ends up in the hands of the few.  Just like the UK, the US and NZ.  We now live in a society that has unsustainable expectations and is not yet serious about living and cooperating in a way that is realistic given the resources of the planet and human race.  For too long we have lived the high life by sucking the life out of the environment and the developing world.  How are you going to react when the money runs out and the capitalist dream is over?

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