Τετάρτη, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Meditations on Greece’s Crisis

By Constantine Michael*

In a country where catastrophic events flow endlessly the past five years, and where each calamity is followed by another, not only in terms of politics but also in terms of the downward spiral of the economy, people in Greece have to realize that our homeland is facing a crisis that is mainly moral. Unfortunately most of the young people refuse to realize the severity of the situation and despite facing unemployment and socialism, they have faith that miraculously their problems will be solved.

Whenever I have the opportunity, I spent my time observing the youth culture and its choices of entertainment. The truth is at least alarming. Every afternoon during the week, students fill the local cafes playing games, chatting over coffee –not about Greece’s current financial situation, - as if they were living either in denial to face reality or literally not caring at all that their parents were asphyxiating by being unable to repay serious debt coming from taking many reckless loans back in the 1990s.