No conspirancy would find followers if it didn’t include elements which either appear to be true or even are true. Mr. Theodorakis states many facts which are true and some which appear to be true.
I would agree with him when he says that “the Greek people became victims of the robbery duet between Germans and Greeks who enriched themselves at their expense”.
Since he didn’t clarify what he meant by “Greek people”, I will offer my own definition. I would mean by that the masses of Greeks (hopefully still the majority) who are decent, correct, hard-working, friendly and open-hearted people who work tirelessly so that their children can have a better life. These “Greek people” probably had not much of a benefit from the Euro-party.
And instead of the “Germans” I would probably clarify that Germany accounted for about 15% of Greece’s current account deficit since the Euro. Thus, there are another 85% somewhere who had fun with the Greek Euro-party, too.
Mr. Theodorakis is blatently wrong and misleading when he says “Mr. Papandreou could have countered the international crisis of 2008 by taking up foreign loans at 5% interest. Had he done that, there wouldn’t have been the slightest problem for our country. On the contrary, the opposite would have occurred because we were in a period of economic upswing which means that our living standard would have increased even further”.
I will not argue why this is wrong because it is so obvious. Details can be found here.
Why is this so dangerous?
It is always painful to be a victim. Anyone who wants to manipulate people to rise AGAINST something or someone will project on to them the victim’s role. The victim does not think rationally. The victim pains and reacts to pain irrationally. Convince someone that he is a victim and point out to him how he can get revenge, and you have control over him.
What Greece needs now are leaders who can motivate people to rise FOR something. For a better future; for a better Greece; for a better world for their children.
About a year ago, the Huffington Post published an article titled “What Greece needs now is a new hero”.
That is, indeed, what Greece would need now. And I would love Mr. Theodorakis to compose some beautiful music for that new hero instead of appealing to some of the worst human instincts (such as feeling to be the greatest victims in the world).