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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quiet On The European Front: Austerity Smothering The Life Out Of Everyone

It's surprising how little news regarding the ongoing financial dilemma afflicting many member-countries of the European Union. Just months ago it appeared that Europe and its continent-wide Union was coming apart at the seams. Riots where taking place in Ireland, Italy and especially Greece where the country's demise was being predicted by anyone who could hold a mic or pummel a computer keyboard. But what now? Have the EU's troubles been overshadowed by recent events perpetrated by the imbeciles that make up the United States government? Have austerity measures, beyond all odds worked leading Europe into a new era of prosperity that has brought a feeling of quiet contentment to the Union's suffering people? Not on your life!
What is occurring right now throughout many countries in the EU is a collective sense of despair brought on by an extended period of economic downturn leading to widespread joblessness, food scarcity and a descent into poverty that has caused a depressive paralysis as real and as crippling as any physical kind.
People of the continent have been beaten down to the point that they don't have the strength anymore to stand and protest. They have struggled under the yoke of these celebrated austerity measures for years now with no end to the turmoil in sight. They have been beaten down like dogs by a bunch of bureaucrats who will never know the feeling of watching their children go to bed hungry or sitting by while a loved one unnecessarily dies from lack of the most basic medical services those living in Third World countries take for granted. Gone is the European pride so characteristic of its people of years gone by.
But I have a warning for the leaders of the European Union. The people of Europe will soon get to that point where hopelessness will become their second nature, when life will be hard to differentiate death, when, in a word, these muted souls will awake and stand and begin to come to the realization that they have nothing to lose. And as everyone knows there is no one more dangerous than someone who has nothing to lose. Now multiply that by 100 million and you'll get the frightening picture