Wednesday, 9 May 2012
We will fight them back
Τhis the picture of the Greek Parliament back in the summer and how Greek people feel about it the last 2 years. Note that the open palm gesture is a gesture of serious disapprovement and is highly offensive.The reason for this was that the greek goverment, who was elected in 2009with fake promises of soscialist governance in favor of the people, dragged Greece into IMF and signed humiliating treaties without the concent of Greek people.
There followed 2 years of blackmaιling via the TV and press and politicians and ubelievable austerity measures that cut our income by 40% . The unemployment rose from 9% to 21% and extreme poverty and even hunger took over . Children fainted at schools across the country because their parents couldn't bring food to the table.
In my family we suffered a 40%minus income and my husbaned couldn't start his own business as we had planned. It was only food on the table and paying bills and taxes. It was depression time and a feeling that we don't live in a free country which was the worst and a totally unknown feeling for me. I've lived all my life with money to spend and there I was counting my cents ,feeling unsafe and helpless.
As many of you know blogging and been creative has been of great help and also studying the facts and doing recearch on the internet to help me understand what was really going on.
Anyway, a new day seems to be coming after the results of Sunday's elections as a left party came second in elections with almost 17% of the votes to express a new direction our society demands. The Greeks have made a choice that they absolutely don't want the sell out of their country as they gave the majority of votes to anti neoliberalism parties.
The first party which came first with only19% cannot make a goverment so there will be new elections a month later probably as negotiations still take place.
The situation is still uncertain and the problems many but for the first time after 2 years a bit of hope is on the rise.
PS I 'm not a journalist and I know a lot has been left out but this is how me and most of my fellow citizens feel about the situation.
PS2: For those wish to travel Greece is still a safe hospitable country.
What are the reviews you get in your country? What do real people think about the situation in Greece?
Αναρτήθηκε από Kelly Roy