Politicians are not leaders… nor are they statesmen who are willing to make the hard decisions despite the potential loss to one’s career or reputation. And just days after the only Greek minister with the fortitude to stand up to the Troika resigned from office, it appears that not only is Greece ceding to another generation of austerity, but in doing so isgiving up their sovereigntyandpossessionsfor a few billion euros from the real masters of the continent.
At the beginning of the 20th century, and then again near its midpoint, the German empire rose and fell twice only to hide in wait as the Cold War placed its dream of continental domination on the shelf. But in the 1990’s when the Soviet Union and Berlin walls fell, Germany began a new empiric rise that would come not from soldiers, artillery, and tanks, but from economic means and power over European banks.
And on July 13, the emergence and rise of the 4th Reich took place as Greece not only capitulated to Germany in an utterly humiliating defeat, but voluntarily gave up their sovereignty, their future, and their legacy simply for new debt that like their current obligations, can never be repaid.