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May 30, 2012

Give Greece What It Deserves: Communism

What the world needs, lest we forget, is a contemporary example of Communism in action. What better candidate than Greece?
They’ve been pining for it for years, exhibiting a level of anti-capitalist vitriol unmatched in any developed country. They are temperamentally attuned to it, having driven all hard working Greeks abroad in search of opportunity. They pose no military threat to their neighbors, unless you quake at the sight of soldiers marching around in white skirts. And they have all the trappings of a modern Western nation, making them an uncompromised test bed for Marxist theories. Just toss them out of the European Union, cut off the flow of free Euros, and hand them back the printing plates for their old drachmas. Then stand back for a generation and watch. -- Forbes

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 30, 2012 9:14 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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unless you quake at the sight of soldiers marching around in white skirts.

And don't forget the pom-poms on their shoes :-)

To think that, with help from the Truman Doctrine, post-war Greece fought a successful and brutal war against a Communist insurgency. What a waste that has turned out to be. Maybe the Turks should take over again.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at May 30, 2012 10:07 AM

The soft-handed fatasses at Forbes need to read about the Greek Civil War (1946-1949) or study up on the Hellenic Forces in Korea before they spout off about "skirts" (they're kilts, actually) or pom-poms on shoes.

Greece going Communist will be about as funny as Greece in its' current condition.

Posted by: Mike James at May 30, 2012 1:22 PM

If someone requests a 'lifestyle', give it to them.

There is nothing worse than getting what one asks for as a gift.

Posted by: Peccable at May 30, 2012 3:50 PM

Posted by: Fat Man at May 30, 2012 9:10 PM

Now I am really impressed.

Posted by: vanderleun at May 31, 2012 7:55 AM

Not a bad idea, but it would just re-balkanize the Balkans, ala Tito et seq.
Absent a Great Wall of Greece, people will still vote with their feet.

Posted by: GaGator at May 31, 2012 8:32 AM

Must we keep running the Communist experiment? East Germany v West Germany, North Korea v South Korea, Red China v Taiwan, USSR v any western democracy, Cuba v any democratic country. How many more times do we have to see the results to get the message? It.Does.Not.Work! However, if the Greeks don't get it.........it's just sad.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at May 31, 2012 2:39 PM

Letting the Greeks go commie would really be letting 'em take it in the ass.

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 31, 2012 7:29 PM

Free Markets vs Communism: It's all Greek to them.

Posted by: monkeyfan at June 1, 2012 9:06 AM

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