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Open Letter to Mr. Tsipras: You call that a fucking plan?

To Mr. Tsipras of the Greece party, Syriza,

I read your letter to Angela Merkel today the Guardian and was not impressed. Frankly, I expected a guy who just might be running Greece next year to have a better argument than the one you gave. You stated:

As Angela Merkel visits Athens on Tuesday, she will find a Greece in its fifth consecutive year of recession. In 2008 and 2009, the recession was a spillover from the global financial crisis. Since then it has been caused and deepened by the austerity policies imposed on Greece by the troika – of the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, the European Central Bank – and the Greek government.

These policies are devastating the Greek people, especially workers, pensioners, small businessmen and women, and of course young people. The Greek economy has contracted by more than 22%, workers and pensioners have lost 32% of their income, and unemployment has reached an unprecedented 24% with youth unemployment at 55%. Austerity policies have led to cuts in benefits, the deregulation of the labour market and the further deterioration of the limited welfare state that had survived a neoliberal onslaught.

Yes. The financial crisis and austerity is taking its toll on Greece, but is that piglet Merkel unaware of this? Is she living in a cave? She knows exactly what the toll is on the population — she intends that austerity take that toll. So whining about it like some emoprog is not helpful in the least.

What the fuck are you prepared to do about it?

It is nice to know that Syriza, “respects the ordinary European taxpayer who is asked to shoulder loans to countries in distress, including Greece.” The question, however, is how Syriza proposes to end this burden, since Greece is now Europe’s AIG — a convenient pass-through account for a backdoor bailout of Europe’s banking system. In this shell game, Greece gets all the blame and the banksters get all the fucking money. How do you propose to end this fucking shell game?

And what are you offering to Greece as an alternative to participating in this monstrous scam?

What would you do different?

Europe, you state, “needs a new plan to deepen European integration”, but how does your idea of integration differ from the idea of removing fiscal control completely from the Greece state and handing it to an as yet undetermined new authority? Moreover, how does this differ from “neoliberalism” agenda that is already stripping European nation states of fiscal and monetary sovereignty?

You had a lot of rhetoric about placing priority on the needs of workers, pensioners and unemployed but — really — what does this mean? Do you or do you not intend to let the banks fail? Please, spare us all the Leftist rhetoric about “placing priority on the blah blah blah…”, and “popular struggles radically blah blah blah…”

I mean, really ARE YOU GOING TO LET THE FUCKING BANKS FAIL OR NOT! And if you let them fail, how do you propose to protect the Greece public from the effects of the financial system’s collapse? All in all, your message to Merkel is meaningless trash and bizarre given the fact you will actually have to run the country shortly.

Let me say this to you: the European Left are just a bunch of pussies. To put it in the words of Mobb Deep, an American rap group:

“You’re all up in the game and don’t deserve to be a player.”

The muthafuckas behind the crisis have been running Europe since the days of Rome. Do you seriously believe you are going to appeal to their humanity? These muthafuckas slaughtered 1,000,000 Iraqis — you think they care about Greece suffering? Frankly, Mr. Tsipras, I can’t understand it. Folks on the European Left think there are rules and keep calling for the ref. You are dumb fuckers. Let’s here what the guys behind the scenes think of your rules:

“That’s not the way the world really works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act we create our own reality.” –Spokesperson for the Bush administration

If that is not enough, Draghi told you today what the rules are:

RULE NUMBER ONE: “Revitalizing the cycle of debt is crucial to recovery.”

And

RULE NUMBER TWO: “It is necessary to reassure banks over the quality of their assets.”

What part of “Fuck You” don’t you folks on the European Left get? You just let that horrid little fucking piglet waltz into Greece like she is visiting one of the provinces. And your only fucking response is,

“This plan will succeed only if popular struggles radically change the balance of forces. These struggles have started already and have led to the rise of left and resistance movements throughout Europe. They keep alive democracy, equality, freedom and solidarity, the most important values of the European political tradition. These values must prevail. Otherwise Europe will regress to a dark past we thought gone for ever.”

What fucking balance? What fucking plan? Holding your fucking dick in your hand and jerking furiously is not a fucking plan. These muthafuckas got a plan for Greece — and it ain’t “democracy, equality, freedom and solidarity”.

Which is to say, Mr. Tsipras, we all know how this ends, if Washington has its way. Frankly, you will be dead or in hiding six months after you take office; so whatever the plan, it better be quick, painful as hell for capital and irreversible. That means, no matter what, you kill the banks first, and divide their carcasses among the population — you have to keep Germany, France, Britain and the US busy trying to save those fuckers on Wall Street, while you wipe out unemployment. It only takes two steps to do this:

  1. Renounce all Greece’s debt, public and private, and
  2. reduce hours of work by half.

Those two moves will immediately trigger the collapse of stock and bond markets world-wide and send those fuckers scrambling. You have to make these fuckers think they are staring into the face of GOD — and that she is pissed beyond all belief. Your aim should be a 1000 point loss on the SP500 the first fucking day in office.

Then you immediately turn to the question of producing contagion — the crisis cannot be limited to Greece; it must spread to Spain and Portugal, Ireland and Italy. Every time they think things can’t get any worse, you have to fuck them again. If a big stick will work in this situation, then you have to use a fucking sledgehammer.

Getting rid of public and private debt is absolutely critical to killing the banks — not one bank should survive anywhere. So, repeat after me

  1. RENOUNCE THE DEBT,
  2. SLASH HOURS OF LABOR,
  3. CREATE CONTAGION

That’s a fucking plan.

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  1. Al
    October 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I like your plan a lot. And I agree with your assessment of the left in Europe. But the one piece you leave out is what currency should Greece use? Perhaps this is unimportant but I would think if they go back to Drachma don’t they risk massive inflation? And if they try to peg it to the dollar I don’t see how they can do that without cooperation from other countries? Contagion is a tactic that may or may not work. Greece could also end up isolated and in more chaos than they are already – or maybe not. Ultimately I think you are right that the economic situation has gotten away from capital. But I am not as confident as you that even following your recommendations will work when a country has to implement the policy alone. Thanks again.

  2. October 10, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Sounds cool, if you disregard the fact that a guy like the one in the photo will be forced into the parliament after this “day one” you describe. As you said, there are no rules, no ref, no ethics.

    That doesn’t mean I suggest we sit silent and obedient, but we have to keep our eyes wide open…

    • October 10, 2012 at 3:13 am

      Ehm, I mean the guy in the lower photo, Pinochet :)

    • October 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

      If you are not suggesting “we sit silent and obedient”, what are you suggesting? A rabid animal has to be put down.

  3. October 10, 2012 at 5:43 am

    “RENOUNCE THE DEBT,”

    That won’t work.

    “SLASH HOURS OF LABOR,”

    Can’t have a good economy if people work less.

    “CREATE CONTAGION”

    Well that’s what started the whole crisis, isn’t it? I really hope this post is satire.

    • October 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Well, you sure fixed that. I guess we will just have to bend over and take our reaming by the banksters — who are lining up to take turns with us.

      • October 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

        Well perhaps it’s just a shitty and complex situation that we’re both being unrealistic about.

      • Jehu
        October 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

        It is not complex in the least: either the banks fuck you, or you fuck the banks. Take your pick. You can live without banks, they cannot live without you slaving your life away to produce their profits.

  4. October 10, 2012 at 9:02 am
  5. Threecrow
    October 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

    .
    Jehu’s action is not so wild a dream as those who profit from its postponement would have you believe. This was exactly what actions the Ancients of Mesopotamia took every fifty years. Eliminated all debt, public and private and everyone started the next year with a new clay tablet. A tabla rasa. And everyone had a share. It became known as a Jubilee year.
    Their culture flourished for thousands of years in this manner.
    How long do you give the present paradigm?

    No, Jehu is correct in his assessment of this young man’s future should he attempt to chart any course other than that of turning over the tables at 21, calling the banker’s bluff and staring the motherfuckers down and declare the forgiveness of all debt, public and private..
    After all, the people of the nation’s mentioned did nothing wrong. This situation was brought about through the machinations of avarice perped by the aforementioned bankers and men of that ilk. Why must we be made to feel by those in governments around the world that we must pay by way of this invented word, austerity, for the sins of others.

    This power of forgiveness will take the world by surprise.
    It begins with a moment exactly as that we find ourselves in and what more fitting place to begin than Athens.
    After all, there is nothing to lose and everything to gain in this action.
    The will is all.
    And in the final analysis, once begun, the word’s of Thomas Becket will begin to ring in the mind’s and mouth’s of all the people, “It was all so easy.”

    Threecrow

  6. Simon
    January 13, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    This is a fucking idiotic ‘plan’. Purposefully triggering the complete collapse of the European finance sector, which will have absolutely enormous consequences for the entire worldwide economy (mass unemployment, economic collapse) as some sort of “Fuck You” to capitalists and bankers is political madness, showing complete disregard for its devastating effects on European workers as a result. Short of Europe then spontaneously transitioning to a socialist economy in the wake of economic collapse, your ‘plan’ which is apparently too bold and daring for those ‘pussies’ that constitute the European left to put into action (because what sort of socialist group wouldn’t want to purposefully trigger mass unemployment in their struggle to win over the masses) will do nothing to further the struggle against austerity.
    In focusing solely on breaking the power of finance capitalists, your ‘plan’ ignores the political consequences of a left party purposefully triggering economic collapse to a utterly comical extent (because if socialists trigger economic collapse and mass unemployment, then surely the masses will instantly flock to their ideas on running an economy).

    My sole consolation on this article is the hope that it is in fact merely an exercise in heavy satire and does not actually represent your political/economic strategy whatsoever.

    • January 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Well, then you have no consolation at all, Simon. It is not an idiotic plan, but what must be done.

      As to your objection that this must lead to mass unemployment: what do you call 26 percent unemployment that the working people of Greece are suffering through right now? And this massive unemployment is side by side with a continuous infusion of euros into the financial sector even as people go hungry.

      By reducing hours of labor and completely abrogating all debts, a Tsipras government can completely insulate the working people of Greece from the economic effects of a collapse.

      What you call a transition to a socialist economy is nothing more than the reduction of hours of labor until all unemployment has been eliminated.

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