Our Masters in Brussels have friends in Greece. They are the same corrupt, venal, wasteful, nepotistic and incompetent politicians that plunged Greece into gargantuan trouble, through their thefts and dishonesty. The EU expects these fine people to solve those problems by squeezing up to the last penny out of the poor, the sick, the elderly and the young.
The fine Greek politicians also have friends. They are the rich, big business, banking, sharkish tax-evading plutocrats, each of which has removed undreamed-of millions of Euros from Greece and put them in secret Swiss bank accounts. There are about 2,059 mayor ones of these. Their names are known to the Greek government, for they were contained in a document, the so-called Lagarde List, which the now President of the IMF discretely handed over about two years ago. Absolutely nothing was done with this information by the various honest Greek governments; for one thing, because the list ‘was lost’ (or perhaps it was shot in the back on trying to escape…?); for another because it contains names of honest Greek politicians from all the pro-European parties.
Finally, these fine Greek tax-evaders have enemies. Apart from roughly 99 % of the Greek population, the worst enemy of all is a journalist called Kostas Vaxevanis. He managed to do what the whole Greek government was unable to pull off: he located the Lagarde List. And he published it on October 27th in a periodical called by the amusing name of ‘Hot Doc’.
It was a sensation, and immediate, efficient action was taken by the Greek judiciary. The very next day Kostas Vaxevanis was arrested, for a crime called ‘Breach of Privilege’. You see: the rights of the corrupt must be strictly protected. They are our friends, and ‘Honourable Men’. The Honest (and the rest of the filthy population) are our Enemies.
Where, I wonder, is Ms Lagarde now? When it came to Greek children going to school hungry, she knew so well that it was only the fault of their tax-evading parents (as I explained in this here post). Honour where it is due! Hence my compliments to the lady for drawing up that list in the first place; but I dare say a bit more ‘outspokenness’ is now called for if she truly means the best.
Stop punishing people for being Greek!
Start punishing people for being crooks!
UPDATE October 30: Look at this here article, and see how tremendously efficient and fast the Greek judiciary can be... if you dare touch their buddies, that is...!