By Jim Campbell
Should the population in the U.S. brace for European-style riots? If so what might be its plan? This reporter suggests that those Americans that the current administration has tried to marginalize and demonize stay away completely. Make sure to buy the amounts of water, and food that can get your family through this chaos for three to four-weeks. Is there rally any point in going out among the crazies to protest and for the most part know not why?
In the United States, the police will then be dealing with rioters coming largely from the Union sector as well as those who for what ever reason have not contributed to the U.S. economy. Many thin every thing is free, and for a very large sector failed policy has mad that a reality. Many therefore bought into the concept of living on Uncle Sam’s plantation and becoming generational wards of the Nanny State was “cool.” This served the progressive movement just find, keep the voter base uneducated and beholden.
Will these scenes appear in the not to distant future? Are we prepared?
It’s well past time for a wake up call to those poor folks that believe President Obama will be paying for their houses and gas for their automobiles. With a little luck and some education by Republicans they might begin to understand when there is no longer money to support all the “freebies” something has to go.
Let them riot all they desire and spend time in jail. No folks you have been continually lied to by your party. The rich aren’t evil that create jobs. Wealth isn’t evil it too creates investments and new jobs. Member of the progressive party selling you a very cruel lies. The government does not create jobs except by extorting the money from the tax payer for the government unionized job that many not even be needed.
As we have seen the people in Eurasia are living under their oppressive rulers in Tunis, Egypt, Bahrain, Algeria Jordan Libya, Lebanon and Yemen. It leaves one to ponder, if the pursuit of freedom written by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution and Bill of rights, doesn’t transcend The U.S. Constitution but apply to many people around the globe. Of course the Muslim countries above are for the most part ruled by the iron fist of sharia and those that wold impose it upon their people through their totalitarian Seventh Century belief system.
Today, the European Union is suffering on a scale much larger than just the crisis in Greece. Timothy Garton Ash, a contributing editor to Opinion, says it’s because the old political and emotional motivators of the EU have faded.
American cities will soon see protests and riots too
The violence in the streets of Europe will be in American cities before the end of summer. None of this is an accident. The same groups calling for riots there are based here. Wake up. The hard left is trying to fundamentally transform America and many of us don’t like their new model.
While Greece is urgently in need, anger is beginning to stir among those in other countries who are also bearing the brunt of irresponsible lending and leadership. There’s also panic about immigration from North Africa and frustration over underdeveloped military forces in Libya.
There’s no unity in European Union An economic union without a unified Federal Government is worse than a fool’s errand.Europeans do not view themselves as Europeans, and this sentiment is only getting stronger. Greeks are Greek; Germans are German; etc.
And very few of these people see any reason to change. And just because you say “it’s better for them” doesn’t make it so. The proof of your error is right in front of you: European culture is far more balkanized than even the Europeans thought. To bridle them to the same wagon makes less and less sense.
The answer for Greece is a “temporary leave of absence” from the Euro, as Feldstein wrote about. Ditto Portugal, Ireland, and possibly Italy or even Spain.
No bailout will work at this point. The point spreads would be absurd. Anyone paying attention could see that Greece was doomed before the first bailout. Austerity is often the only way out, but even austerity has its limits. When you are as far gone as Greece was/is, then default is certain.
Greece must float a new Drachma.
The USA is much closer to a Greek situation than people like to admit. Austerity will work here, still, but just. Much more debt, and we will be in a situation where no conceivable amount of economic growth – particularly given the Baby Boom demographics .
The reader will now see politicians sold out an 80% majority opposed to the banker bailout and passed draconian austerity measures, using the excuse they were blackmailed, the rioters in Athens responded by turning Greece into a war zone and setting banks, cars, and the Finance Ministry on fire. Spain, and Portugal’s populations found themselves in much the similar situation.
All of these countries have followed the socialist type of “economic system’ yet they were fare ahead of the U.S. by many decades. As history has repeatedly shown, countries do not tax themselves into prosperity, eventually they will crash and burn.