Monday, August 27, 2007

Why fight fires when you can shift the blame


Today's edition of Eleutheri Ora has as its headlines "Olympic champions of incompetence and irresponsibility" in reference to the Government ineptitude we have been watching these past few days.

Don't worry if your village is on fire, if you're loved one has been burnt to death, after three days of inaction the government has finally leapt into action with a fervor. After hours of brainstorming they have compiled an impressive list of who is to blame for the fires. Instead of organising a comprehensive response to the fires, they are busy trying to cover their own backsides to wash their bloody hands of the guilt they have.

The government has not named any groups but are heavily hinting at the opposition parties. Here is a list of the groups they are trying to blame through proxies and innuendo:

Anarchists - Urban firebugs who historically only burn government buildings, surrounding areas, Exarhia and politicians homes
Left Wingers - Since no one believed the Anarchists did it, lets broaden the net
PASOK - These bastards might gain from the governments loss, lets throw mud at them and hope it sticks
Americans - If all else fails, Americans are a popular standby to cast blame on, apparently so the conspiracy theory goes, they started it with a new Laser they are testing, in revenge for Greece signing the oil treaty with Russia. Oops... hang on, they are also tourists here, bugger, quickly on to someone else
Freemasons - Seriously, you want us to believe that an old mens club did this! Electric wheelchairs don't go up goat paths!
Jews - can't forget these guys, since we named everybody else, lets see if this will catch, Whats that? They left after WW2? Bugger... who's next we can think of...
Turkey - Yeah these guys, What's that... you want evidence? umm... and lastly
The Shepards are to blame!

Yes thats right, police are investigating the role of shepards in all these fires. They seriously want us to believe that the Shepards of Greece coordinated themselves into lighting these fires? Shepards of Greece Unite, Long live the sheep!

I am in fact heartened by this list, i am heartened because it shows that no one is believing this rubbish, this pack of lies. They are making up names hoping that one will stick. But none of them are sticking because the average person can see through these lies.

And lets say it is true, that the villanous shepards DID do it, WHY did the government DO NOTHING! Why did the assist with the destruction of Greece by DOING NOTHING!
Notice the pattern here... the government DID NOTHING! and that more than anything has gotten the people angry and made them wary of their lies.

10 comments:

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...
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John said...

My mum believes the American conspiracy theory (without the super-lazer gun), but I believe that if you want to find the real criminal, you only have to see a mirror (you, me and every greek citizen)...

Vassili said...

Fine on a philosophical level, but i also want to see an ACTUAL arsonist charged as well

Bubble said...

"...but I believe that if you want to find the real criminal, you only have to see a mirror (you, me and every greek citizen)..."

So how does that work then?

From what I can tell a few idiots (accidentally) and arsonists (deliberately) lit some fires, the wind and dry conditions caused them to spread fast and out of control and we now have dozens dead and thousands of square miles of habitat burnt.

How is any of that my fault?

John said...

Because you vote idiots that cannot handle situations like these...

Vassili said...

Who is YOU John, I didnt vote for an idiot last time. While Many politicians are idiots across all parties, we cannot generalise like that, becuase when we generalise we throw out the good with the bad, and make the bad an everyday occurance. And these fires, at this extent are new

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...
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CaliforniaKat said...

LOL! I'm with Hans.

OK, I have no right to vote, but I think Greeks have a difficult time choosing someone to vote for. I mean, is there really a choice? It's the same two guys from the same two families and there aren't viable candidates from independent parties in which to choose. It comes down to the lesser of evils. That's how many people in the world vote...including me in the USA, and look who we got for 8 years. At least there's a maximum number of years someone can be in power to ruin our country and piss off the world. 2 terms, you're out. Next!!!

Hey Vassili, why PREVENT fires when you can take all the money (from the EU and taxes) and point responsibility back to the people to fight the fires themselves. And if they lose their lives, give them 10,000 euros; if they lose their house, give them 3,000. Is that all a life is worth?

Angry doesn't even come close to how I feel.

Bubble said...

"Because you vote idiots that cannot handle situations like these..."

Sorry John but I'm a foreigner living in Greece and so have no vote here.

For what it was worth I went to the protest tonight along with (I guess 1,000 or 2,000) other concerned Athenians and 50-100 "anarchists" who attacked the police, damaged property and sprayed grafitti on every building they could.

Vassili said...

Kat: You're quite right that families rule Greece, the same ones for over a century. I do personaly believe that there is a lesser of two evils candidate, but the political structure of Greece, this culture of Patronage and political favouritism is a big stumbling block, that is where it the 'people's' fault if i can over generalise...