DEMOCRACY – DEPT
ZIGMAR GABRIEL & THEODOROS TSOUKATOS
The statement of Vice Chancellor Zigmar Gabriel that «Greece isn't a victim of the troika, the Germans or the eurozone but is a victim of its own political and economic elites» is superficial, unilateral. It is half-truth. It is one side of the coin, in our case of the Euro.
The last decades the Germans, mainly, were particularly active in the blockade, the control of the Hellenic Democracy, hence the formation, composition and imposition of these domestic pseudo-elites. Related and cooperative with the German ones.
This connection out of political and academic interest, also has substance which I personally revealed when the pattern was under construction, the anti-pattern. When the crime was committed and manifested. My essay «Greece – European Union – Germany. Good deals make good friends and good citizens» is quite hermeneutic.* For a lot of young people one excerpt from my speech in the congress of PASOK in 1996 is prophetic. Those children were born during that time. «You will make Greece a poor German land» I said back then. I was not a prophet. I was a good analyst. It was politiki (=politics) as a prediction.
Both Greek and German universities are ideal places for this discussion. Much more is the European Parliament. Personally I have nice memories from a conversation in Heilbronn with the participation of German parties. SPD was there.
This connection has both legal and judicial aspects. These days, I think, starts a trial regarding these unequal Greek-German relations. So would a great Chilean-German intellectual and dear friend, Andre Gunder Frank, nominate them.
So I would invite the prosecutor to ask one of the defendants Theodoros Tsoukatos, the treasurer of PASOK, the so called "right hand" as it is said in Greece, the period during which these lawless, debt-consuming and predatory for Greece relations were tied. Where were the Siemens funds given? Were they given to broadcasters during the days of the 2000 elections? With what instructions and under which conditions?
I talk about one of those moments of blockage for the Hellenic Democracy and control of representation. The passage of enforcement in the country of kakistocracy as I designated it. There is a link between blocked Republic and debt. That is the other half of the truth, or better the integration of the truth. The other side of the coin, of the Euro. Euro with just one side does not exist.