25 January 2015


The far-left, anti-austerity party Syriza has won today's election in Greece handily.  Party leader Alexis Tsipras's victory speech throws down a defiant gauntlet to the EU-imposed (in reality, German-imposed) austerity policies which have spread economic devastation and misery across southern Europe for years.  If, as is likely, Germany refuses to compromise, Greece may well leave the eurozone -- bringing short-term upheaval but long-term recovery as the rigidity of the common currency and the madness of austerity are left behind at last.

May the Greeks stand firm in their defiance, and may their example be followed by their fellow victims of these deranged policies in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.  The South shall rise again!


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