The criticism and abusive ridicule of Greece here in the US has hit levels and intensity I never dreamed the Greek community here would ever tolerate. EVERY Gutter-Mouthed moron talk radio commentator cannot seem to help himself from taking the worst shots at Greece. “Hey F… The Greeks” I had to hear this AM on the most popular talk show on Radio at WNBC here in NY.
Jim Cramer, a very popular stock show host whose show is watched by MILLIONS, on Monday basically called the Greeks traitors and for talking to Putin and stating that the financial pivot of the earth has shifted eastward. Like this somehow is false or an insult. He accused the Greeks of Traitorous behavior and wondered why Greece did not endorse a Russian takeover of Ukraine!
There are so many other nations descendants here that would NEVER put up with 1/10 of the abuse that is heaped on Greece. WHY does no one of Greek ancestry stand up?
People REALIZE that they can Abuse and demonize Greece and Greeks with impunity and they run to pour their bile on Greece.
CRAMER even managed to shoehorn in a reference to Greeks throwing Gyros! The referendum is a “Stab in the Back to the Germans and EU”.!
I See NO ONE defending Greece or saying “Hey, maybe these comments are racist”. NO ONE.
I called the Greek Press Office and they asked for a detailed email which I Am now composing.
Many other Greek organizations officials are “in Greece for the next few weeks” so do not expect an answer before then, I was told.
I am DISGUSTED.
Finally, EVERY commentator here expects the Greeks to fold like the lilly livered dancing clowns they are and the “tough” Germans to teach Greece “ A lesson”. Every commentator gloats that Germany Is poised to “call Tsipras’ Bluff”. Some have spread the rumor that Athens is panicking and is considering now calling the referendum off. To them, it is an obvious that he is the head coward and clown of a country of clowns and cowards.
If Greece votes to stay in the Union in this referendum it will as Paul Krugman, a gifted economist who actually defended Greece says, “it will rip away every shred of the pretense that Greece is an independent nation”.
Informed commentators have stated that the Germans are playing a “smart and very tough game with Greece”.
The German strategy is:
- Deny even emergency funding to Greek banks causing them to close and panic the already Freaked out Greeks… Causing a NO vote to look like suicide.
- Make it known that a NO on the referendum, no matter how the question is phrased equals Leaving the EU zone and Europe, and maybe even NATO.
- IGNORE any and all Greek counterproposals, no matter how reasonable in order to…….
- Maximize the chances of a YES vote on the Referendum to(stay in the EU Zone) and THUS GET RID OF THE TSIPRAS GOVERNMENT AND GET A MORE “COMPLIANT” GOVERNMENT IN ATHENS.
George Papandreou was on CNBC yesterday (Cramer’s home channel) and gave no support to the current government; I was amazed at his comments.. Merkel today JUST called the Greek Government “NOT a trustworthy partner in these negotiations…” Would Papandreou agree with those in Brussels who want a coup against the Government which won a fair election by the Greek people?
The Greeks need to see that a Yes vote is not just a recipe for FURTHER economic dislocation and Misery for the Average Greek as austerity which has wrecked the Greek Economy will continue and intensify, but more importantly, a National humiliation of epic proportions.
Does anyone one of the other addressees here have ANY views on this?
I’d love some feedback and support.
Paul Kutscera <PKutscera@aol.com>
Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 10:43 AM