Archive for November, 2011

It’s All Greek to Me

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The current crisis in the Eurozone portends ill for democracies the world over. It has long been understood that democracies have a relatively short shelf-life before they ultimately collapse under the weight of the demands of those who sold their votes to short-sited, self-serving politicians in exchange for largess from the public treasury.

While we in the US are technically a Republic, we have our share of vote-hoarding, power-coveting politicians who have made a similarly Greecey mess of our country.

This is not a problem that can be corrected at the ballot box, as the rest of the Eurozone will discover in January when the Greeks vote to accept or reject the bailout that will or will not prevent the bankruptcy of that once enviable nation.

Are we capable of solving our problems at the ballot box? We will have to wait until next November to find out, but don’t hold your breath.