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No democracy allowed in Greece

This, (via Atrios) along with the extreme austerity imposed on Greece, really should give Germany, of all countries, pause:

When Wolfgang Schäuble proposed that Greece should postpone its elections as a condition for further help, I knew that the game would soon be up. We are at the point where success is no longer compatible with democracy. The German finance minister wants to prevent a “wrong” democratic choice. Similar to this is the suggestion to let the elections go ahead, but to have a grand coalition irrespective of the outcome. The eurozone wants to impose its choice of government on Greece – the eurozone’s first colony.

What’s being done to Greece now is the functional equivalent to what was done to Germany after World War I, and that really didn’t turn out so well. We’re unlikely to see a Greek Hitler, but we’re quite likely to see a Greek dictator.

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