We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
They need to get out of the EU and be free to destroy their lovely country's marginal economy however they chose to do. The German Empire's rules do not suit them, and they don't care much about their economy. "Free the Greeks!" (I can't decide whether to nickname the EU the German Empire or the Holy Roman Empire ll.)
“But liberalism, Mamet thinks, is dismantling culture. The problem is that “the Left today is essentially an elitist movement, and it has invested a lot of time and money in the idea that they know better.” Elites have been led to think “by getting the grades, and getting into good schools and think-tanks and government positions that they are fit” to reorder society more rationally. But this requires first demolishing the order produced by the organic processes of tradition, democracy, and markets — the culture. Why are some so susceptible to this fatal conceit? “They get out of elite schools being told nothing but, ‘You’re the best.’” Hubris — a dramatist’s area of expertise. (The liberalism of his own elite group, the literati, he blames on “devotion to fantasy — this sort of Manichean view.”)
Left or right, the elites always know what's best for you - and what's best for themselves.
Wait, what...I thought the Dems were incredibly worried about the deficit and the Repub's spending. Or was the spending OK, just not taxing enough of the middle class to cover it? Those crazy Dems have confused me.
I don't feel a second's bit of sorrow for either Greeks or Germans...they're all reaping what they've sowed. If Greece's economy is not '1st world' then GREAT idea to even consider bringing in the even more backwords muslim Turks to the EU...not a chance in hell of it ever happening now.
Unfortunately our day or reckoning is probably coming as well.
I remember that during the Second Word War, the State of Wisconsin would not let margarine be sold in Wisconsin if it was butter colored, so the manufacturers would sell it in pounds of white icky looking stuff and place in the package a plastic package of food coloring, which the purchaser could add to the softened white stuff. to make it look like butter. I never saw my Mom do it, because she wouldn't have the stuff [margarine] in the house. Butter or nothing, even when butter was scarce. Some Milwaukeeans would drive down to Illinois to buy packages of already colored margarine. We never did. We made fried bread instead, with the slices fried in rendered fat from our bacon.