Greeks Reject NWO; Globalists Aiming to Capitalize on Unrest
By M. Raphael Johnson, Ph.D.
The Greek state is decomposing, though the riots are merely the most recent manifestation of a series of social disorders that have globalization as their source. In Greece, almost 75 percent of the population is opposed to globalization, making it the most anti-globalist country in the world. The Greeks were told that the EU policy of “subsidiarity” (welfare payments) would bolster the Greek economy, and “equalize” Greece with the rest of Europe, as Greece is one of Europe’s poorer nations.
What they received was a “restructuring,” dictated from New York and Brussels, that is the root cause of the unrest. The cause of the unrest goes back several years, and includes, like so much unrest in the world, protest against measures mandated by both the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The debate has been raging since October of 2008 concerning the slashing of necessary social spending. Greek labor unions have engaged in strikes almost continually since 2007.
The main issues deriving from the programs foisted on the Greek state to “integrate” them with the rest of Europe are the following: Pensions are to be reduced from between 10 and 40 percent, depending on the industry; retirement age is to be increased by five years; early retirement for women with children is being eliminated; special benefits aimed at women with three or more children are being eliminated and higher education financed by the state is being eliminated on orders from Brussels.
The above is well known. But according to the Greek Bureau of Statistics and the Bank of Greece, the following has been the immediate result: In the last year, industrial production has plummeted almost 5 percent; general building activity has decreased by almost 6 percent; unemployment stands at 11.1 percent; gross fixed capital formation sank by almost 15 percent and direct investment in the country has gone down since last year by 345.3 billion euros. The forces of globalization are using this unrest for
their own ends.
The Greek nationalist movement, the Golden Dawn, has held that professional activists financed by the multibillionaire international meddler George Soros, have been shipped into Greece to take part in the rioting, alarming the Greek government, which has taken stringent measures to stem this tide by heavily guarding the airports, bus and train stations. Soros is irritated at Greece because of its staunch support of Serbia during the last decade and for the Greek refusal to recognize the independent state of
Macedonia, that the Greeks claim as their own.
Nationalist groups in Greece have also reported that police were told “not to engage” the rioters by the minister of the interior, Prokopis Pavelopolos, who is thought to be a Soros asset. The NWO has taken this unrest and channeled it toward its own interest.
Dr. M. Raphael Johnson, Ph.D. is a former editor of THE BARNES REVIEW (TBR) historical magazine.
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