“Greece’s parties and politicians have become accustomed to pulling all the stops in order to get elected without, however, having to do any of the work that comes with the responsibilities of public office. This cannot go on, especially at a time when every decision taken also involves the agreement of the representatives of the country’s lenders — people who know their facts and figures all too well”.
Now, Greece is not alone here. I could make the same criticism of many Austrian politicians. But the surprising thing to me is that this giant leap of problem-recognition comes from a Greek! And he criticizes Greek politicians and not those of other countries! What a different tune from that of Prof. Yanis Varoufakis’ and his followers’ hymn that there is nothing the Greek government can do to improve Greece as long as the Eurozone is run by such incompetents!
When – every once in a while – I post what I would consider reality checks in Prof. Varoufakis’ blog, I get clobbered by the masses. I guess that’s how one treats perceived collaborators.
Now, this raises an interesting question in my mind. If my views are considered as the views of a collaborator by the Varoufakis-crowd but I agree with the views of Mr. Papachelas, wouldn’t logic suggest that this makes Mr. Papachelas a collaborator, too?
Is Mr. Papachelas a collaborator? And, if yes, a collaborator of what?