With the issues in Greece showing what value democracy is in this century we have an opportunity to look at a country in chaos that is not caused by War. All other examples in our lifetime have been caused by War in one shape or form and are thus not viable for us in our preps for a banking collapse leading to societal collapse.
I’d like to state up front that this is my opinion only and not the output from some think tank other than Skean Dhude’s It’s Bleeding Obvious Think Tank.
I thought there were a few surprises that came out of the Greek Tragedy (I couldn’t resist that) although nothing totally unexpected, I was just surprised how open they were about their treatment of Democracy.
First of all.
- The politicians lied all the way through.
- The protection of their precious domain was their number 1 priority.
- They didn’t care in the slightest about the ordinary people.
- They kept the banks closed to hold the people to ransom.
All that is political and we can expect the same when it comes to our turn. What I was interested in was;
- Three weeks without cash for most people and they carried on pretty much as normal.
- No mass die offs with starvation.
- No mass rioting over food.
- No sign of plod fighting off people trying to do, well anything.
- They voted in their own self interests. No surprise there.
- They didn’t like it when the EU pushed back and screwed them.
The main bits I took away was the way that except for the political shenanigans and the cash being withheld there wasn’t that much that happened to them on a societal collapse basis. I’ve thought long and hard about this and have come to the following conclusions, which may not be correct.
When it comes to our turn.
- There will be nobody to bail us out. The UK and Germany are the net contributors to this failed experiment.
- Our demographics are different. Just look at who was rioting at all the riots over the last decade.
- Our infrastructure is different. We have so many shops catering to just in time buyers.
- Our societal solidarity is much weaker. Family ties are much less than they were.
All this in my view makes us more likely to run riot if, when, the same thing happens here. The only saving grace is that it doesn’t appear that people left their familiar surroundings and we can but hope for the same thing here.
Finally, I think that it will come as a big shock to people here. even now with the data showing that we each owe a lot more then every Greek and watching on the TV how much control they have over it all I hear here is that ‘They took they money. If they can’t pay it back that is their problem’ Despite my statement of how much control do we have and how much do we owe they just see the whole situation as ;’Different’ It just is isn’t it.
Until it is our turn.