Greece: Greed, Graft and the Grim Reaper

Greek DefaultThe Greeks are totally fucked.

They’re not just a little fucked, like your car just got towed or you got drunk and accidentally banged a Ladyboy … No Greece is fucked big time, like waking up in a bathtub full of ice and your own blood in Bangkok and realizing your kidneys are already on the next flight to Vietnam.

It amazes me that people are still debating whether or not Greece will default. For the rest of us non-retards, it is a foregone conclusion. The real question is when they will default and how many other European countries they will take down with them. Clearly if the few solvent countries that are left in Western Europe (read: Germany) keep bailing out the incompetent losers like Greece they too will go bankrupt. With estimates reaching as high as $250,000 of public debt per working adult ($1.2 trillion total) and rising, even school children should be able to understand that in a small country of only 11 million people, that debt level will be absolutely insurmountable.

Michael Lewis, one of my favorite authors of all time, recently wrote an outstanding exposé on Greece. Reading this article provides a “Holy shit I can’t believe those stupid motherfuckers did that!” moment nearly every paragraph. Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with their head outside of their ass knows the Greeks are a particularly lazy bunch of donkey raping shit eaters (particularly the former Greek government) but most people have no idea how much of an understatement that really is. For example consider the situation at the national railroad. As reported by Lewis, it provides excellent insight into the limp dicked incompetence of the useless and corrupt Greek government.

The national railroad has annual revenues of 100 million euros against an annual wage bill of 400 million, plus 300 million euros in other expenses. The average state railroad employee earns 65,000 euros a year.

600 million Euros per year… pissed away down the toilet… on the railroad alone. To call the Greek government fiscally irresponsible would be like saying Charlie Sheen occasionally enjoys a bump.

But in addition the Greek’s unparalleled ability to vaporize other peoples money borrowed under completely false pretenses thanks to the bloodsucking scumbag cocksucking cokehead whorefucking cumguzzling nunbeating asshole buttplugs at Goldman Sachs they must certainly be some of the laziest people on planet Earth. Consider the Greeks classify over 600 professions as “arduous” and thus eligible for early retirement (age 55 for men and age 50 for women. Side rant – Why on earth do women get to retire five years earlier? That’s blatant sex discrimination. If anything men should get to retire earlier, since they die sooner. This is another example of the hypocrisy of modern feminism.). What kind of people have jobs that Greek law classifies as “arduous”? People that do dangerous and back breaking labor such as hairdressers, radio announcers, waiters, and musicians. I can’t imagine what kind of a cakewalk the non-arduous Greek jobs must be.

Besides all the stupidity, laziness, incompetence and waste, you can’t talk about Greece if you don’t talk about theft and tax fraud. Greece is a place where it is expected that everyone is to be bribed and nobody pays taxes because nobody is ever punished for these offenses. Scumbags that work in the Greek government emerge from a career based upon wasting the two or three Euros they actually collect in tax money along with hundreds of billions borrowed from duped investors are able to afford multi-million dollar homes which of course they evade paying taxes on.

Lewis interviews perhaps the only two straight arrow tax collectors in all of Greece who come with folders filled with cases of companies owing millions of Euros in taxes and paying none. When caught the worst thing that happens to them is they pay a paltry bribe and perhaps a fine amounting to no more than a few thousand Euros. It’s not the just the big business moguls failing to pay their taxes, one of the tax collectors Lewis interviewed estimated that two thirds of the doctors in Greece report incomes under 12,000 Euros per year. This is in a country where the average blue collar railroad worker earns 65,000 Euros per year. I don’t want to dwell on too many fine details but I strongly recommend you read Lewis’ article.

But wait there’s more… like an infomercial for rotisserie chicken ovens the list of gems about this country just goes on and on… besides being lazy, incompetent and dishonest thieves, some Greeks are exceptionally violent, soulless bastards without even a hint of morals. Thousands in Greece have been taking to the streets to protest the “austerity measures” which are taking away the free money that they now feel entitled to, and the protests have often turned violent and even deadly. Lewis describes exactly what mobs of Greek protesters are capable of:

Two months earlier, on May 5, during the first of these protest marches, the mob offered a glimpse of what it was capable of. Seeing people working at a branch of the Marfin Bank, young men hurled Molotov cocktails inside and tossed gasoline on top of the flames, barring the exit. Most of the Marfin Bank’s employees escaped from the roof, but the fire killed three workers, including a young woman four months pregnant. As they died, Greeks in the streets screamed at them that it served them right, for having the audacity to work. The events took place in full view of the Greek police, and yet the police made no arrests.

Give that a moment to sink in. Protesters in Greece killed several workers in a bank, including a pregnant woman while screaming at they that they deserved to die by burning alive. Their crime: going to work. The kicker… no arrests by the police.

Like I said, the Greeks are fucked, and this is where the silver lining is for us single dude travelers. Just wait and watch this Greece situation. Things in Greece are going to get really, really bad.  Greek property values will nose dive and unemployment and crime will skyrocket. Give it a couple of years, and there will be apartments on picturesque Greek islands and beautiful Greek girls available at fire sale prices. Unemployment always hits the young the worst and when we visit there in a couple years the young Greek dudes will all be totally broke unemployed losers. Having a few bucks (or better yet, some gold) and future prospects will put us single dude travelers in a very select group roughly the same size as the number of dudes that have banged Pam Anderson or how many hookers Charlie Sheen has beaten up. If you want your own exotic Helen of Troy, it will be a situation similar to the days right after the fall of the USSR when gorgeous supermodel quality Russian girls were desperate to grab any lifeline they could find out of the chaos. Greece’s problems will be a great opportunity for guys that have their shit together. I’m just going to sit on my couch, crack open a can of Gallo, and watch this train wreck.

Greek girls are hot.

Available at rock bottom prices, T-minus 5 years.

I would love to say this could only happen in Greece but honestly the US is not  fundamentally different. When considering the true debt of the US, with estimates ranging from $50 to $200 trillion when unfunded liabilities like social security and medicare are taken into account, the picture starts to look a lot similar to Greece’s. The debt per capita is certainly similar. When the US borrows from investors under the bullshit pretense that they will ever be paid back it is screwing investors just like Greece has been doing for years. The biggest thing that really separates Greece from the US is that they do not control the world reserve currency and thus they cannot just print more money. It’s been a good run but this distinction will not keep the status quo alive forever. Now is a good time to take a hard look at your future.


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