That’s what the newscaster said as the Molotov cocktails flew in the background, engulfing a few policemen in flames. Greece is a mess, this we know. How much of a mess it is, we don’t know so much. The extent of the ails in Greece is past the comprehension of most people, including the Greeks themselves.
Let’s just say the police let the protesters through and the Parliament all resigned. Then what? Even if the people successfully take back their government, have their debts 100% forgiven, and establish a regime of peace and wonderment, they still have to eat. The Greek economy as it is cannot feed its own people. It does not provide enough to sustain the population therein. It can’t change fast enough to help them all. We’ll be looking at a refugee situation in that scenario.
I’m not at all one to support fascist bully-boys putting their jackboots on the throats of freedom, but maybe, just maybe, the Greek police there are actually all that stands between that nation having a depression, the good scenario, and a complete Somali-style state collapse into the hands of warlords, the less desirable scenario.
The people of Greece are enraged because their government lied to them. They also lied to themselves, adding to that anger. What they need to focus on is how they’re going to survive beyond the end of this crisis, because no amount of shouting, pointing, and Molotov tossing is going to put food on the table, let alone take care of the aged, infirm, and orphans.
It’s most certainly *not* peaceful in Greece, and that’s what worries me most.