by Kostis Papadimitriou
Wed May 25th, 2011 at 02:07:48 PM EST
There was a rumor that people in the #spanish revolution had a banner which said something like "sshh, the Greeks are still asleep".
At this moment the main Syntagma (Constitution) Square, where the Parliament stands, is flooded by self-proclaimed "Angry People". According to media there are around 15.000. I passed there a bit earlier and there were really many people. Supposedly, they are following the example of the Indignados, whatever this means.
I am not quite sure who they are and what they stand for. The situation in Greece is very complicated. The streets are full of self-proclaimed saviors and prophets. Some are leftist, some are nationalists, some are populists, many are anti-parliamentariars (so pro-what?), others are mad. On the other hand, the media are full of Serious People saying that it's whatever measures needed or else we have to leave the Euro AND the EU. The Greek European Commissioner Maria Damanaki said there are discussions that Greece should leave the Euro if whatever measures are not adopted (yet, Commissioner Oli Rehns' spokesman said this is nonsense).
The Government is playing Tina stronger than ever. So, where the f* is Tara?