The international press has been running news
stories today on the growing strikes in Greece. Some demands do seem quite sane, such as the suggestion that minimum monthly wages be doubled from the current below poverty level wage of 600 miserable EUROS per month. When I lived in Greece , I was shocked at how the population, particularly those under 30 years of age, did not take to the streets and urge a total revolution, considering the fact that in many parts of the country the under 30 unemployment rate is around fifty-percent, despite what is reported to the international press. Somehow, remittances from abroad or the possibility of work gigs in the EU's north keeps families afloat, I suppose. Maybe drug dealing and prostitution have also become a form of supplemental income for the some in the post-modern Greece.
The Xinhua News Agency tells us
that close to half the households in Greece , cannot afford any emergency spending, meaning they have no savings, they live hand to mouth.
Social and economic barometers offer no hope for the country , we can expect things to go from worse to horrifically abysmal. Perhaps the conditions for a total Revolution are falling into place?