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View Diary: A Historic Victory of the Greek Left? Not So Fast! (45 comments)

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  •  Greece is actually "governable"? (0+ / 0-)

    My sense from the coverage is that the entire region is teetering on the edge of chaos.  Not anarchy, mind you, but outright and total chaos.

    •  Quite calm actually (0+ / 0-)

      Greece is actually quite calm.  The percentage of the vote that the "status quo" received in today's election confirms that.

      •  "Calm" as in... (0+ / 0-)

        ..."calm before the storm"?

        Or as in "calm at the barrel of a gun"?

        Or as in "calm as a graveyard"?

        Between the insanely high unemployment level, the continued decimation of the public sector services, and the Eurocrats effectively calling the shots (with no regard to the human costs), I can't escape the feeling this is just a prelude to another eruption.

        •  Calm as a graveyard (3+ / 0-)
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          Phoenix Woman, psnyder, unfangus

          What I meant was that with 50%+ voting for the status quo, and Syriza's supporters in their own universe thinking that they "won", there isn't much hope of an eruption anytime soon.  And yes, a lot of people actually believe the government propaganda about the "economic success story," even while their sons and daughters are packing their bags and preparing to leave, if they haven't left already.  Some success story that is.

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