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Response to white_wolf (Reply #51)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:51 AM

56. I guess I'm enough of a fan of Lenin to think that a socialist Greece can stand alone.

I don't think the US would be willing to brave the public outcry of invasion to enforce re-payment of bonds & interest.

I don't think the UK would be willing to brave that kind of bad PR either. Germany might consider it, but even they would have to just swallow the loss, I think.

Would Greece have an easy and consumer-happy time afterward? No, obviously not. Would it be worth it? Ask the Greeks, but I think so. There would always be the other outcasts of capitalism to trade with... Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, North Korea... not to mention most of Africa, and China. Could they get by, and even produce enough to flourish? Sure. Could they engage in trade deals with the West that would make the rich even richer? Not so much... guess who's opposed to the idea of Greece refusing the austerity packages being foisted on them by Germany and the EU?... right, these same rich A-holes.

I'm still curious to hear your complaints about Lenin... everything I've read of him is sheer genius... to the point that I'm on the verge of judging him more of a genius than Marx himself.

Do tell... How/Why is Lenin an asshole?

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