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Ο χωροφύλακας περνάει μέ τό βραδινό συσσίτιο στήν καραβάνα του

η χλαίνη του χτυπάει στόν άνεμο σά λαμαρίνα στόν προσφυγικό

      συνοικισμό.

Τί χωρίζει λοιπόν τούς ανθρώπους μέσα σ’ ένα απόγευμα πού

     ανάβουν τά φώτα τόσο νωρίς

όταν τό μαγκάλι ανάβει στήν ξώπορτα τού φτωχόσπιτου

όταν μιά μακριά ουρά από κόκκινες σπίθες τινάζεται στόν άνεμο

καί θά μπορούσε νάναι ένα άλογο πού καλπάζει στά παραμύθια

ένα άλογο πού μπορείς καί σύ κι εγώ νά καβαλλικέψουμε

καί νά μάς πάει όπου θέμε—σ’ ένα χωράφι παπαρούνες

όπου γελάνε τά κορίτσια—όπου θέμε—ένα άλογο—

 

Τί χωρίζει λοιπόν τούς ανθρώπους όταν εσύ κι εγώ πεινάμε

όταν διψάμε χώρια είτε μαζί—τό ίδιο διψάμε,

τί μάς χωρίζει; νάσαι σύ ο φρουρός καί γώ ο εξόριστος

όταν η λέξη μητέρα ξέρουμε κ’ οι δυό μας τί θά πεί

όταν οπαγώνουν τ’ αυτιά καί τών δυονώ μας μέ τόν άνεμο

κι όταν στήν τσέπη μας κρατάμε λίγα χρώματα απ’ τό δείλι

σάν τά χαρτνομίσματα μιάς άλλης εποχής πού δέν μπορείς μ’ αυτά

     ν’ αγοράσεις τίποτα στίς μέρες μας;

 

The policeman goes by with the evening meal in his mess tin

his greatcoat flaps in the wind like sheet metal in the refugee

       settlement.

Then what separates people in this afternoon when the lights

      are turned on so early

when a brazier is put on in the front door of the poor dwelling

when a long tail of red sparkles blows up in the wind

and it could be a horse galloping in fairy tales

a horse that you and I can ride on

and it can take us wherever we want – to a poppy field

where girls laugh – whatever we want – one horse –

Then what separates people when you and I are hungry

when we thirst together or on our own – we thirst the same way

what separates us? That you are the guard and I am the exiled

when we both know the meaning of the word mother

when both our ears freeze by the wind

and when we hold a few colors of dusk in our pockets

like money of another era that can’t buy you

      anything these days?

Γιάννη Ρίτσου-Ακροβολισμός/Μετάφραση Μανώλη Αλυγιζάκη

Yannis Ritsos-Skirmish/Translated by Manolis Aligizakis

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Sunday 10/6/2012

Spanish pie…

Or Spanish pudding as the proof therein lies. Spain is a brilliant example of healthy and balanced economic growth. A country that carefuly developed both its agricultural and industrial base. A country with balanced budgets and low debt before the crisis, Spain is suddenly scrambling to cover a black hole of debt. It realy makes no sense, unless of course you have read the Alexander the great plan: http://ellinomangia.blogspot.gr/2011/10/alexander-great-plan-unmasked.html
Spain organized the only profitable olympics ever in Barcelona in 1992. Not a corrupt country with a population that doesn’t pay its taxes like we Greeks are supposed to be. The most profitable car factories of the Volkswagen group are the SEAT in Spain. So how did the Spanish end up with such a black hole of debt. An article by local economist Baroufakis blames the “idiotic” private bankers. I have a feeling though that it is more likely that banks have been buying each other out and “idiotic” bankers have managed to sweep their “mistakes” under the carpet. Since the crisis began here in Greece our private banks, that had avoided buying high risk products and were thus poised to avoid the crisis, have been slowly acquired by foreign interests and now require public refinancing. In any event here is the plan that was put into affect to “save” the Spaniards. First the Spanish banks will borrow about 300 billion from the European Central Bank at 1% interest. To avoid any possible bankruptcies the government will also borrow from the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) at about 4% and give that money to the banks. As in every case so far when refinancing the banks public money is simply donated with no return or control. To avoid the scary event of a Spanish bankruptcy the private banks will then lend money to their government, from the funds they borrowed at 1% form the EFSF, at the incredible rate of 6%.  So first the private banks of Spain dump their losses onto the Government, and the public. Then they get refinanced at low interest while at the same time lending at a 5 percentage point profit to Spain, pushing her closer to bankruptcy while fighting to pay massive loans of 4 and 6 percentage points to cover these private sector losses. The only thing that is required for this rotten deal is aggressive austerity measures on behalf of the Spanish government and like in the examples of Greece, Ireland and Portugal, the partial granting of national sovereignty. It is a small price to pay to stay in the Euro eh? NOT! The basic premise for SYRIZA and Tsipras refusing to partake in a government with either ND or PASOK is just that, the two parties have already signed a partial granting of Greek sovereignty…
This is also my premise for calling Merkel and her gangster coworkers Nazis, ’cause what do they want with Greek sovereignty anyways? The mechanism to chip away at nations and national identities has been set up. Who will prevail and under what conditions will be judged in the future elections or in the marketplace depending on our vote.

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Saturday 15/10/2011

The Alexander the Great Plan unmasked

Using an extremely complicated algorhythm the ESA was able to estimate the proper financial moves to offset a possible housing crash in the US. Due to Budensbank and Credit Agricole massive investments in US mortgages it was decided that Europe was too exposed to fluctuations of the US market. So a vast program of lending was undertaken to offset this imbalance. According to the algorhythm it was wise to simultaneously funnel large sums into the European south to offset possible downturns in the US. True the countries of the south, and their banks, avoided high risk investments and overseas investments altogether. For the most part banks of southern Europe entrust their investments in Northern European banks. The very same banks that invest in US markets. When the crash did happen and the US with its new president, Obama, was in the compromised position of having to cover bank bankruptcies guess who were the first to go. Yup, the US government bought back its banks from European investors for cents on the dollar and of course the european banks used the investments of the south to cover the losses. A dominoe effect that set into motion the Alexander the Great algorhythm. Now Greece may not need to cover a multitrillion dollar hole but with its measly write off of 100 billion euros will set off a new dominoe effect. Exactly because of its position at the bottom of the totem pole the trickle effect will be a topling effect. You see a hundred billion euros of real money is the equivallent of two to three trillion in loans. Since it is a 30 percent slashing of debt in government bonds it is a slashing of that paperwork that the banks use to underwrite loans. Like a ripple reaching the shore and transforming into a tidal wave the defunct loans will topple each other till even the largest economies crumble. For real this time…

 

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