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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
"The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has agreed to the One Percent’s looting of the Greek people of the advances in social welfare that the Greeks achieved in the post-World War II 20th century. Pensions and health care for the elderly are on the way out. The One Percent needs the money." -- Paul Craig Roberts ........ . “Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both” -- Frederick Douglass
All of Europe, and insouciant Americans and Canadians as well, are
put on notice by Syriza’s surrender to the agents of the One Percent.
The message from the collapse of Syriza is that the social welfare
system throughout the West will be dismantled.
The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has agreed to the One
Percent’s looting of the Greek people of the advances in social welfare
that the Greeks achieved in the post-World War II 20th century. Pensions
and health care for the elderly are on the way out. The One Percent
needs the money.
The protected Greek islands, ports, water companies, airports, the
entire panoply of national patrimony, is to be sold to the One Percent.
At bargain prices, of course, but the subsequent water bills will not
This is the third round of austerity imposed on Greece, austerity
that has required the complicity of the Greeks’ own governments. The
austerity agreements serve as a cover for the looting of the Greek
people literally of everything. is one member of the Troika
that is imposing the austerity, despite the fact that the IMF’s
economists have said that the austerity measures have proven to be a
mistake. The Greek economy has been driven down by the austerity.
Therefore, Greece’s indebtedness has increased as a burden. Each round
of austerity makes the debt less payable.
But when the One Percent is looting, facts are of no interest. The
austerity, that is the looting, has gone forward despite the fact that
the IMF’s economists cannot justify it.
Greek democracy has proven itself to be impotent. The looting is
going forward despite the vote one week ago by the Greek people
rejecting it. So what we observe in Alexis Tsipras is an elected prime
minister representing not the Greek people but the One Percent.
The One Percent’s sigh of relief has been heard around the world.
The last European leftist party, or what passes as leftist, has been
brought to heel, just like Britain’s Labour Party, the French Socialist
Party, and all the rest.
Without an ideology to sustain it, the European left is dead, just as
is the Democratic Party in the US. With the death of these political
parties, the people no longer have any voice. A government in which the
people have no voice is not a democracy. We can see this clearly in
Greece. One week after the Greek people express themselves decisively
in a referendum, their government ignores them and accommodates the One
The American Democratic Party died with jobs offshoring, which
destroyed the party’s financial base in the manufacturing unions. The
European left died with the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union was a symbol that there existed a socialist
alternative to capitalism. The Soviet collapse and “the end of history”
deprived the left of an economic program and left the left-wing, at
least in America, with “social issues” such as abortion, homosexual
marriage, gender equality, and racism, which undermined the left-wing’s
traditional support with the working class. Class warfare disappeared
in the warfare between heterosexuals and homosexuals, blacks and whites,
men and women.
Today with the Western peoples facing re-enserfment and with the
world facing nuclear war as a result of the American neoconservatives’
claim to be History’s chosen people entitled to world hegemony, the
American left is busy hating the Confederate battle flag.
The collapse of Europe’s last left-wing party, Syrzia, means that
unless more determined parties arise in Portugal, Spain, and Italy, the
baton passes to the right-wing parties—-to Nigel Farage’s UK
Independence Party, to Marine Le Pen’s National Front in France, and to
other right-wing parties who stand for nationalism against national
extermination in EU membership.
Syriza could not succeed once it failed to nationalize the Greek
banks in response to the EU’s determination to make them fail. The
Greek One Percent have the banks and the media, and the Greek military
shows no sign of standing with the people. What we see here is the
impossibility of peaceful change, as Karl Marx and Lenin explained.
Revolutions and fundamental reforms are frustrated or overturned by
the One Percent who are left alive. Marx, frustrated by the defeat of
the Revolutions of 1848 and instructed by his materialist conception of
history, concluded, as did Lenin, Mao, and Pol Pot, that leaving the
members of the old order alive meant counter-revolution and the return
of the people to serfdom. In Latin America every reformist government is
vulnerable to overthrow by US economic interests acting in conjunction
with the Spanish elites. We see this process underway today in
Venezuela and Ecuador.
Duly instructed, Lenin and Mao eliminated the old order. The class
holocaust was many times greater than anything the Jews experienced in
the Nazi racial holocaust. But there is no memorial to it.
To this day Westerners do not understand why Pol Pot emptied
Cambodia’s urban areas. The West dismisses Pol Pot as a psychopath and
mass murderer, a psychiatric case, but Pol Pot was simply acting on the
supposition that if he permitted representatives of the old order to
remain his revolution would be overthrown. To use a legal concept
enshrined by the George W. Bush regime, Pol Pot pre-empted
counter-revolution by striking in advance of the act and eliminating the
class inclined to counter-revolution.
The English conservative Edmund Burke said that the path of progress
was reform, not revolution. The English elite, although they dragged
their heels, accepted reform in place of revolution, thus vindicating
Burke. But today with the left so totally defeated, the One Percent
does not have to agree to reforms. Compliance with their power is the
Greece is only the beginning. Greeks driven out of their country by
the collapsed economy, demise of the social welfare system, and
extraordinary rate of unemployment will take their poverty to other EU
countries. Members of the EU are not bound by national boundaries and
can freely emigrate. Closing down the support system in Greece will
drive Greeks into the support systems of other EU countries, which will
be closed down in turn by the One Percent’s privatizations.