November 07, 2011

Noel Coward never said…

…don’t let’s be beastly to the Greeks. 

Big mistake, we should have, been beastly to the Greeks.

Once upon a time, before the gold price was quoted in dollars, Dionysus gave King Midas a wish. Unwisely, Midas wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. Since this included food and drink, he began to starve and begged Dionysus to remove the power. The god bade him bathe in the river Pactolus, which, they say, has had gold in its sand ever since.

If this was to serve as a caution it was ineffective, for the modern Greek sybarites lived off EU wealth until they could no longer cook the books.  Even Lenin recognized that in a capitalist society accountability was a necessity.  Though he looked forward to a communist future in which gold would cover the walls and floors of public lavatories Lenin's dream did not come true.   

Whatever happened to accountability?  Whatever happened to calling to responsibility our elected representatives who encouraged such financial shenanigans by flinging billions to irresponsible Greek politicians who bought votes and created state sinecures for political friends with OUR taxes (Greek citizens have an allergy to paying taxes).

But enough already.  Gold went through the roof and you can guess who bought their fair share thanks to your ‘little bro’s’ advise Ms. Edna.  We are on holiday, the weather in Greece is balmy and I am facing my own hurdle this week-the BIG arrgh!


1 comment:

Ms. Edna (squared) said...

Thanks Mona. Steel yourself!