The story of the lady who pawned her two gold teeth for 140 euros to pay her electricity bills captured the attention of the Greek media.
It got me thinking of the Nazi regime when Hitler would forcefully yank out the gold teeth of Jews and members of anti-fascist groups.
The only difference is that Hitler used brute force but the fascist Capitalist system has made people pluck out their own teeth as voluntary offerings.
And that is just the start of debt enslavement in Greece. The end is hard to see now that the population of 11 million has 300 billion euros worth of debt that we will never be able to pay off because even when we do we'll still be owing the interest rates. (Even the politicians imposing the austerity measures are not guaranteeing that these will successfully rescue Greece from bankruptcy).
If you do the math, you'll find that each Greek baby is born owing 300,000 euros plus a mortgage hovering over its head. In my family, the four of us owe at least 1.20 million euros worth of money we did not even have the pleasure of spending!
This is money to be extracted from the golden teeth of the working classes and NOT from the government officials who became wealthier at the expense of the people who they have robbed with deceit and double dealings with Goldman Sachs that advised Greece on how to keep a double set of books and invest in fraudulent derivatives (as they did in Spain and Iceland).
So what can we do now? Turn a "new page" and put our noses to the grind as Greek Prime Minister/IMF-US-ECB-EC errand boy George Papandreou suggests or do what British MEP Nigel Farage predicts? His prediction is this - "at some point in time there's gonna be a revolution where the Greeks fight and insist to get back their own country."
Frankly, I don't feel that my kids should pay for other peoples' debts and have all their workers' rights crushed and the tables turned against them even before they enter the job market. So for them, and for when they ask me - "What did you do, mum, when they robbed us blind and forced us to rip out our golden teeth with our bare hands?" - I plan to join as many rallies and strike moves as I can.
The right people should pay for this mess with their golden spoons and not our gold teeth.
This is the treatment that these thieves deserve. We have to despise these government traitors, we have to reveal them, we have to expose them for the economic crisis they have helped engineer along with US credit houses and other profiteers. Not only that, but they would have us pay for their golden spoon with our golden teeth!