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The Trouble with Greece

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-07-12 16:52

A Greek "Evzones" presidential guard stands to attention in front of the parliament during a demonstration against austerity measures in central Athens on July 12, 2015 (AFP Photo/Angelos Tzortzinis)

By Carolyn Yeager

Modern Greece is a fairly new experiment in independence, and as such has never actually functioned totally independently. The world expects too much from Greeks, confusing them with the ancient Athenian democracy that we learn about in school. The Greeks are also confused about this, since they encourage this comparison with those great Greek citizens of old … a comparison they cannot live up to.

First Greece was incorporated into the Roman Empire, followed by the Byzantine, and then for 300 years Greeks were subsumed into the Ottoman Empire ruled by Muslim Turks. Their modern state was formed only in 1830 with the help of the European Powers who helped the Greeks win their war of independence.

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Greece loses, but thinks it's won

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-07-05 19:37

Democracy wins!

The childish Greeks who are cheering "victory for democracy" in Athen's Syntagma square tonight don't yet realize that Greece has lost ... or is lost. Greece came into the Eurogroup in 2001 in a weakened state and has been on the receiving end ever since. Yet they are portraying themselves as victims of a system that they forced their way into, thinking only of the benefits to be gained at the outset. When the time inevitably comes to stand up as a responsible partner, Greeks are not up to that and they turn to the communist promises every time. I am very happy, though, about the "No" vote. It's a prayer answered.

The news is still breaking but following are some of the first comments made by responsible Eurozone members and EU national leaders:

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, leader of Merkel's centre-left Social Democratic junior coalition partner, said it was hard to conceive of fresh negotiations on lending more billions to Athens after Greeks voted against more austerity.

What a Syriza office in Athens looks like

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-07-05 12:52

From Business Insider: Mike Bird got this photo of the inside of one of Syriza's offices in Athens, in Exarcheia. Apparently quite recently.

That's Lenin, Engels, and Che Guevara on the wall. 

Is that Marxist enough for you? Naturally they love to make Germany the fall-guy.

Passing of Michael Collins Piper

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2015-06-02 21:26

Ray Goodwin just informed me that Mike Piper has departed this world, probably during the past weekend. I will write something about my friendship with Mike later. For whatever information there is, you can go to Mark Glenn's site The Ugly Truth, from where I got this nice picture of Mike.

I don't think there is one of us who doesn't owe a debt to Michael Collins Piper. He's a legend.

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Klarsfeld scum finally get Germany's highest honor on third try – thanks to traitor Gauck

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2015-05-16 13:36

By Carolyn Yeager

[Minor edits made on 5-17-15 -cy]

Germany pours shame on itself once again by awarding its Federal Cross of Merit* to a criminal husband and wife “Nazi hunting” team (pictured above). Beate Klarsfeld, a German-born Protestant and her greasy-looking Romanian-born Jewish husband can thank current German President Joachim Gauck for forcing her approval against the popular will and previous decisions by German ministers.  *Of course, it must be remembered that this award was created in 1951 under the occupation government, and therefore has no real meaning. It has already been awarded to such unworthies as Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Elizabeth II and Josip Broz Tito.

Die Linke, The Left Party (formerly the Communist Party of East Germany) had twice nominated Beate Klarsfeld for the Federal Cross of Merit, but the foreign ministers at the time, Joschka Fischer and Guido Westerwelle. did not approve her. Fischer said she was not worthy of the recognition; Westerwelle offered no reason for denying her the award. This time, Joachim Gauck, a former Lutheran pastor, pushed it through as “his own decision”. Thus, both she and her husband will now receive Germany's highest honor.

I wish Merkel would stop playing Mom to Greece's Tsipris

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-05-10 17:06

It's disgusting to watch Angela Merkel cooing and comforting Greece's  momma's boy Alexis Tsipris, the communist Prime Minister who thinks he can get his country out from under its self-made financial crisis by piling on the charm for the lady Chancellor of the Eurozone's most influential member nation.

Merkel continues to have private conversations with the young communist PM, seemingly at his request, just so it doesn't appear that her warm, womanly German heart is cold to the plight of the Greeks.  They, after all, suffered so much under the now despised regime of Adolf Hitler, whose government from 75 years ago German politicians like Merkel must continue to apologize and pay reparations for.

Thank God there are at least some men in her government who have enough sense to talk straight and true, acting more like some Germans of old. It would be better in my book if Wolfgang Schäuble could take over as Chancellor and let the overly sympathetic Merkel go back to civilian life. Her useful days seem to be over. Everything with her is give, give, give.

Greville Janner pedophile case staying open

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-05-03 13:38

Greville Janner standing in front of a 50th Anniversary poster for the founding of Israel, probably in 1998, alongside Labour politician Tony Blair.

In spite of all efforts to close down prosecution of pedophile "Lord" Greville Janner, his case is staying alive via public pressure and the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission). You can read the latest story from BBC here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-32539660

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would look at how Leicestershire Police dealt with complaints made in 1991, 2001 and 2006.
The force referred itself to the IPCC over the matter in September 2014.
The Crown Prosecution Service said despite evidence to charge the former Leicester MP, he was unfit for trial.
Lord Janner, who has dementia, has been linked with a string of historic child sex abuse allegations during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
In a statement, the IPCC said: "The IPCC investigation is in its early stages and terms of reference will be set in due course."
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Justice Lowell Goddard, a New Zealand judge, who was appointed chairman of the inquiry by the Home Secretary, could call Lord Janner to give evidence.

I wrote about Janner in 2011 because I stumbled upon him in my research on Denis Avey, the holocaust hoaxter who was enabled by the BBC, the Labour Party, and the Holocaust Education Trust (HET) closely involved with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, of which Greville Janner had been President from 1979 to '85. Because of the resurgence of attention on these sex crimes, I'm recycling my article below. It is currently #7 on the list of Most Popular Articles on Carolyn Yeager.net front page with close to 30,000 reads, but considering it's newsworthiness today, it should be 1,000,000! So maybe together we can give it more attention.

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Known Pedophile is Instrumental in Promoting Holocaust Hoaxer and Plagiarizer Denis Avey's New Book

By Carolyn Yeager, 2011
copyright 2011 Carolyn Yeager

Russia - The Workers' Paradise

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2015-04-08 17:38

Survivors from the icy waters being pulled up into a rescue helicopter.

Moscow (Reuters) - Greed and corruption were to blame for the sinking of a Russian trawler last week in which at least 56 crew died, a spokesman for investigators said on Wednesday.

The Dalniy Vostok fishing vessel sank in the icy Sea of Okhotsk off Russia's far eastern coast last Thursday (April 2). Sixty-three people were rescued out of a crew of 132 people, with 13 missing presumed dead.

Seventy-eight of those on board were Russian and 42 were from Myanmar (southeast Asia). The remainder were from Vanuatu (Oceania), Latvia and Ukraine.

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The Heretics' Hour: The Cult of the Individual

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-03-30 23:52
 
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March 30, 2015

The horrifying crash of a Germanwings airliner by a stressed-out co-pilot shows us what the result can be for upholding individual rights over national or community rights. The Third Reich upheld the good of the community over the individual; in reaction, Germany now holds individual "rights" sancrosanct, and the community be damned.

Carolyn also remarks on another kind of crash at The Daily Stormer, with the "departure" of a top writer over disagreements to do with its new positioning as a place for men to talk to each other without women bothering them.

Image: Andreas Lubitz smiling for a selfie - why did no one report him? Enlarge

Varoufakis finally forced to face financial facts

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2015-03-21 13:14

IMF Director Christine Lagarde and Greek Finance Minister Yannis Vaurofakis face off, showing a marked resemblance to one another.

By Carolyn Yeager

The latest Greek hero to swagger around on the world stage, Yannis Varoufakis is now having to pull back from his braggadocio and unrestrained comments about Germany. Finally forced to face the financial facts of Europe's unwillingness to continue indulging Greece as Europe's spoiled child, Varoufakis is relenting and may even have lost some standing with his Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipris.

His latest comment no longer insists that the "middle-finger video" was faked, since he's been caught out on that one. He has now written a "pretend" conciliatory blog post addressed to Germany, calling for an end to the "toxic blame game." He presents this blame as coming from both sides, whereas it was 95 to 100% the work of himself and Tsipris, and their Syriza Party political strategy. Their German  counterparts were simply responding as accurately as they could to some outrageous demands and insults from this new Greek government.

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