Wave upon wave of immigration continues to hit Greek shores and immigrants have nowhere to go, so inevitably there is a crime wave in poorer Athenian districts and the prisons are already full. The younger generation, up to and including those in their 40s, will never see a pension as without 40 year contributions they will not be able to get one. Companies don’t employ full time workers to avoid paying tax and insurance. The new norm is jobs at 2.5 Euros an hour with shifts whenever the boss feels like it.
The organised force of the fake left which now has a majority on the public sector union ADEDY held a rally on Saturday and only around 200 people turned up. The leaders of the unions hide behind government strike bans despite massive strike waves that broke out in both February and October of this year. Syriza, the main party of the opposition, does not seek a fight for power despite gaining 27% of the vote and is relegated to asking for Germany’s surpluses as a way to solve the capitalist crisis – ie the old bankrupt economic model.
If the current situation continues – and so far it is the longest depression in a western economy – the state will start to disintegrate. Whether a revolt occurs prior to disintegration or as a consequence of it is what is on everyone’s mind. Time is running out for all concerned.