Today EU threatens Greece over border controls! As a draft report of the European Commission says: Greece has “seriously neglected” its obligations to control the external frontier of Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone.
Some days ago at the ‘Annual Team Building’ of the Elite at Davos, the Chief Accountant of the EU, Mr. Schauble with his linguistic games referred to the democratic elected PM of Greece as an idiot!
As anyone can understand, Greece’s humiliation has no limits! Of course, this humiliation is reinforced by the strong opposition inside the country from the partisans of the left/ right wing and ala Greek style neo-liberals(an interesting amalgamation of right wing people).
One thing is the common truth and the curse for the Greeks, they are not able to see themselves as an entity and being accompanied by their notorious low self esteem they are blaming each other (an ongoing attitude) for any governmental action.
The above combination is an easy target for the failed leaders of Europe and their politics.
Last year Angela Merkel, as formidable Hegemon of Europe -in terms of financial power only- announced without taking consideration the rest of the European countries and mainly the countries that are the entrance of the refugees-such Greece, which at the moment is an impoverished country- the acceptance of the Syrian refugees. Consequently, quite a few Europeans (Poland, Czech republic, Denmark, few German states, Britain) either closed their borders or started seizing the valuables of the Refugees (Denmark, some states of Germany…).
It was a matter of serendipity by seeing the above two artefacts at the Victoria Gallery in Bath the other day and so ironic at the same time. The two figures represent Europe and Asia. Europe as an emancipated intellectual woman proud of the great achievement of the Enlightenment being accompanied by Asia, who is holding her ‘valuables for better or for worse’!
At the beginning of the 21st Century Europe’s leaders are trying to set aside their responsibilities by finding their all times scapegoat, Greece! The values of the Enlightenment have been replaced by the motto ‘show me the money’ for better or for worse.