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Financial Times Deutschland apparently decided it needed to adress Greeks in Greek to warn than of the gravity of their mistake if they don;t resist the "demagogue" of SYRIZA, while acknowledging that the clowns they are urging Greeks to support are corrupt and incompetent...

As polls showed that the vote was tightening to a draw, this message was celebrated at SYRIZA's headquarters as possibly a game changer. What were these people thinking?

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake

by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Fri Jun 15th, 2012 at 07:31:20 PM EST
Thinking? There is a combination of extreme arrogance and ignorance at play here, also called hubris.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jun 16th, 2012 at 02:59:13 AM EST
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"Demagogy" and "inflation just around the corner" and "irresponsible" and "Unserious" are rhetorical weapons that have always worked in the past. Humans, when confronted with new situations, reach first into their bag of proven tools, no matter how obviously (to anyone else) unsuitable they are for the new circumstance.

And besides, anybody who understands what is going on in Greece is unlikely to object to that editorial.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Jun 16th, 2012 at 04:42:29 AM EST
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