Greece sold its soul to the EU

Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on Tuesday, June 30. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on Tuesday, June 30. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

So, after a session of long, and difficult negotiations on Greece’s debt to the European Union, decision day for Greece has now arrived.

Like many other countries of the European Union, they foolishly sold their very soul, (Ireland included) to become a member of this club of Utopian dreamland, a dreamland, that parallels itself on the Nazi policy of Hitler, ie a unified Europe.

Those countries that voted against joining the European Union, Ireland included, were coaxed, coerced and encouraged to join, by giving them a second chance to become a member.

Ireland succumbed to this pressure, and joined the union, and the Celtic Tiger was born, where money flowed like water from the Niagara Falls, but unlike these falls, this flow of money soon dried up, and the country was now in serious debt to the European Union.

Austerity had arrived overnight, and the people of Ireland were entrapped, in an entrapment policy that is similar to that of back-street loan shark, ie ply them with more money, for the more you lend will be the greater reward.

Now I believe it is common knowledge that back-street loan sharks are not to be treated lightly, neither should the European Union.

So, guess who loses? Yes, the working class people of every country that is a member of the European Union, and conversely who wins? That is the easy part: it is the millionaires and billionaires that have flourished overnight.

The ironic part of all this is that, here at home, we have a collection of political imbeciles governing our lives, that can see no further than a Union Jack or Tricolur flag, all subservient to the laws of the European Union.

In conclusion, I say to these simple-minded people, wake up and smell the coffee. Idependence? Forget about it, Ireland and Britain have sold their soul and identity to the demands for cheap labour, to satisfy the bank balances of the billionaires.

Just ask people like Richard Branson, an avid supporter of the European Union.

Harry Stephenson,

Kircubbin