“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ever Heard of Tactics?

The hysterical hand wringing on the tabloid mild left of center ("What has Tsipras done?!?!") is a symptom of our superego-positive twittered age where mass sensibility and insta-affect is the rule.

The whole point is that the absurd Euro-Thatcherites are going to reject the deal. The whole world is now watching because of the referendum. Many people will justifiably go "What...??" as they watch the Euro-Thatcherites rejecting a deal proffered after the Greeks voted NO. "Look--our people voted no, and I even went against them, and you still reject us?"

The Euro-Thatcherites are being played. It's awesome that they don't notice yet, but that's their hubris isn't it?

"Varoufakis asked Lagarde pointedly whether the IMF believed that the Greek debt was sustainable. When she began to mumble an answer, the Dutchman interrupted her and pronounced: "Don't answer; this is a take it or leave it proposition." Don Corleone as the face of plutocratic Europe.

"The answer is "No" according to the IMF's own experts whose analysis was leaked last Thursday. The back story is that the IMF staff has come to recognize the illogicality of the EU's austerity strategy but has been muffled by the leadership. Lagarde is a corporate lawyer who never studied economics. In the early 2000s she threaded her way into conservative political circles in France and held a couple of low level ministerial jobs. Sarkozy, the embodiment of American style neoliberalism, chose her to be Minister of Finance. When Strauss-Kahn, the alleged sex offender, lost control in a Manhattan hotel room, the French claimed the position as their own." --from this

Unbelievably on the BBC they are saying “Well, maybe politics will kick in once the Euro-Thatcherites realize Greece's exit will destroy Europe.” You don't say. Actually, this is a symptom of how blinded by their religion they are--they have to let it get to this before they might (according to the BBC) turn their mind to what's actually going on. But they won't, I bet.

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