Walls full of graffiti and political posters, tiles and marbles busted by the unrest, police in every corner of the city, swaths of people sleeping on the streets, people in Syntagma asking for money to pay for medical treatment, dark and empty streets at nine of the night, as there is no open local. All have closed. Groups of 30 people near the University drugging entire families searching containers, roller shutters banks protected, fully burnt buildings, fire barricades Eksarheia, immigrants escaping from the police ...These are just some of the things I have seen in just 11 days by Athens. I will not roll up because literature is not my strong point, but I've been traveling the country steadily for Anno and a half, and although by then Greece was already in crisis and had always been a troubled country, the transformation that is leaving the country is something brutal.Citizen picks up food parcels from the NGO Doctors of the World
The feeling I have is like this is a failed state, a project that has failed, I come to mind videos of the 60's propagandists, showed that the ideal of family within the capitalist system, happy, going to work, enslaved ... We take a walk through Athens and although still a western town with its colorful lights, their McDonalds ... the feeling you get is to be living in a different reality, one can see the ravages of the crisis and how poverty and misery left in each of the corners.Luckily, the image I have is that the Greeks are at all times resisting to have their head down and always try to keep going, but the situation is very hard, and any time something could explode spontaneously. Regarding speed and indefinite strikes, one of the people with whom I could talk these days I see happening in the near future, because there is still work, involving more sectors of society, etc.. but is working on it and everyone is convinced that they will win.Just do not say you can do it alone and will need our help because everyone sees the crisis as an international thing, only has primed them first and more brutal.
En général, l’art du gouvernement consiste à prendre le plus d’argent qu’on peut à une grande partie des citoyens, pour le donner à une autre partie.
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.