Everywhere are grills, graffiti, parked scooters, litter, and locks. Nowhere is any business being done. An entire sector of the City’s economy has been surgically removed. But nobody bothered to stitch up the open wound afterwards.
What you can see in Athens is the death of independent small business
competition, the desecration of families that depended on it, and the
reassuring certainty for the fat cats that in future, where once there
was community liberty and self-reliance, there will before too long be
imported global goods produced by multinational companies, cheap
property ready to be torn down by developers, and the State enjoying
control over a demoralised population totally dependent on it.
Some of the commercially naive bureaucrats and anthropologically
ignorant political ‘leaders’ behind this policy represent yet more
examples of what is wrong with European establishments throughout the
continent. But for others – the Stateists, the neocon social engineers,
the bourses, and the banks – all of this lost human energy is seen as
the logical (and desirable) consequence of driving the Great Global God
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check out the coments on the blog too...some well sussed folk pass by......hold tight, Ice