[Marxism] "Sell Your Islands, You Bankrupt Greeks!"

Joonas Laine jjonas at nic.fi
Fri Jul 8 10:51:01 MDT 2011

On 07/08/2011 05:49 PM, Angelus Novus wrote:
> A vital new pamphlet from the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, combating
> chauvinist ideology in Germany:
> http://www.rosalux.de/publication/37664/sell-your-islands-you-bankrupt-greeks.html
>  «Sell your islands, you bankrupt Greeks» 20 popular fallacies
> concerning the debt crisis

As to the Finnish social-democrats, who are now in govt with the
conservatives, they made it a condition of further Finnish "aid" to
Greece that Greece offer collateral to Finland.

Selling off state property in Greece is a favourite topic here too among
social democrats, as well as the other views criticised in the pamphlet;
Finland, like Germany, is one of the EU countries who are said to have
"kept their house in order". The socialist internationalism that this
amounts to is pretty much of the same kind as that between the Warsaw
Pact countries..

BTW the True Finns (39 seats is parliament) were left out of the govt in
the end, and instead the conservative Coalition Party (44 seats) and the
social-democrats (42) formed the backbone of the new govt, with the
Swedish people's party (9), Christian party (6), the Greens (10) and the
god-damned Left Alliance (14) as auxiliary parties. What a mess. I
wonder whether it's going to hold together for the whole term, when new
eurozone aid packages start coming in and to be voted on. Two Left
Alliance MPs have already been kicked out of the parliamentary group for
voting against the goverment programme.

In any new elections the True Finns will win, according to some polls
they're already the biggest party (23%).

jjonas @ nic.fi

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