Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Greek students protest Trichet in Berlin

On Monday, 24 October, Mr. Jean-Claude Trichet was invited for a speech at Humbolt University in Berlin. Students and members of Real Democracy Now! Berlina/GR welcomed him according to their own plan:

Here's what they said:
Dear Mr Trichet,
We would like to thank you for sharing with us your vision for Europe. In fact, coming from Greece, we think we can already understand it better than many others. And we would like to tell you that the Greek people are also sharing your vision, and that they are going through lots of sacrifices to help you bring it to life. They no longer want to earn decent wages or educate their children. They prefer giving all they have to pay their debts. They have even started selling – at any price – all public property that can be sold for this reason. They are even ready to give their lives for your vision. They no longer need health care. Paying loan interests is much more important. So they shut down hospitals. And they prefer suicide instead. Suicide rate in Greece has increased 40%.
Some would say that the Greeks deserve what came upon them. We couldn’t agree more. That’s why we would like to thank you, for making us pay our debts instead of paying for our own decent survival. We want to assure you, that we’ll keep paying until we starve and our whole economy becomes a ruin. And we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for your precious help through loans. You have to be sure, that every single dime you give us will come back to you and to the banks you are protecting. In high interest. Because through our sacrifice, we can keep the banks safe and unaccountable. Through our sacrifice, we make your dream of Europe come true

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