Interesting times, indeed.
I note that four opinion polls in Greece all agreed that the outcome would be tight at around the 51-49 mark. It was quite remarkable that all four came up with the same figures and all were unanimously wrong? Could this be another piece of failed propaganda [failed because they weren’t published until after the vote]? God knows, Brussels was doing its damndest to instill fear in the electorate with their stories of bankruptcy, dry ATMs and the sky generally falling in.
But the propaganda failed. The Greeks turned out and gave a massive Fuck Off vote to Brussels which I'm sure wasn't part of the EU plan.
So were to next?
Brussels only has one chapter in its manual on how to deal with the serf states and that is Austerity. Greece however has a series of options, and none of those will accept austerity, or at least not at the level demanded by Brussels.
Brussels can relax their demands, but where will that leave those countries who have already been through the treadmill? Won't Ireland, Spain, Italy and Portugal then demand some relief? That's not on.
They can apply some debt forgiveness, but again the other countries will demand the same. That's out.
They can stick to their guns and tell Greece to take it or leave it, in which case Greece will probably leave it, go their own way and possibly get financing from Russia. That is probably the ultimate nightmare scenario and Brussels will do everything they can to avoid that.
Which ever way things pan out, Europe has been dealt a serious blow. Their nice little idea of a Fourth Reich is falling apart at the seams, and if nothing else The Greeks have demonstrated that it is indeed quite easy to tell the EU to go fuck itself. The EU is a little like a windscreen – a small chip in a smooth surface destroys the integrity of the glass and leaves the windscreen liable to shatter at any moment. If the Greeks can stand up to them, then who is next? If Greece can leave the Euro, why can't others?
Of course another result of the referendum is that it shows the Irish mob in their true light. They told us that we couldn't possibly argue with The Boss. We had to take it and grit our teeth because there was no other way. We had to let the Troika dictate our finances because they were Almighty God and we had no say in the matter. We had to take all those extra taxes and water charges because the Troika said so. We couldn't possibly have said no.
It turns out we could have.
Arse-licking spineless fucking traitors!