Despite a campaign of terror and blackmail against them, on Sunday, July 5, the Greek people voted by a margin of over 61% to less than 39%, not to submit to the tyrant Zeus’s power, not to willingly submit to genocidal austerity based upon an illegitimate debt imposed upon it fraudulently, as demanded by the British Empire. Their vote of “No” is a resounding “Yes” to a future, not just for Greeks, but for humanity, however uncertain that future may be at the moment.
As Lyndon LaRouche stressed upon hearing the results of the vote, this vote will not have consequences just for Greece. The vote has consequences for the world, and especially for the Trans-Atlantic region.
The question is, what is Obama going to do? This vote will have consequences for Obama, because he is a mere stooge of the British Empire and of Wall Street, both of which will be hit hard by the Greek vote.
In Germany, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble are in deep trouble. The German economy has been plunging down. Any sane German will come to one conclusion—dump Merkel and Schaeuble. From the standpoint of the German economy, no other sane conclusion exists. Germany is virtually the sole remaining producing nation in Europe. If Germany doesn’t want to commit suicide, it has no other alternative but to dump Merkel and Schaeuble now. They are not expenses Germany can continue to carry. The German economy is already in free-fall. How long will Germany survive under its current misleadership?
And for that matter, how long will the United States survive under Obama’s misleadership?
LaRouche stressed that we can expect sudden changes globally immediately ahead. There will be an instinct to punish Greece for not losing.
The changes will be global in nature, hitting primarily the TransAtlantic region. Be prepared for all Hell to break out. On July 7, The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) New Development Bank will be officially launched. On July 8-9, the BRICS nations will be meeting Ufa, Russia. Will the British Empire’s stooges attempt to force Greece out of the Eurozone? If so, will Greece join the BRICS? Or will an attempt be made to try to keep Greece in the Eurozone? Either way, the issue is not Greece per se. The issue is the bankruptcy of the Trans-Atlantic region as a whole. As LaRouche stressed, there is no single solution, but rather there is a set of complications. There will be a global effect. The real markets are not limited by any means to Europe. Financial activities are global in nature.
Therefore, the crisis has to be looked at not from the bottom up, but rather from the top down. To do so, you have to extract yourself from your local surroundings. We are facing a global crisis, not a local one. Even a write-down of the Greek debt alone would not solve the crisis.
As LaRouche has said, what is required is to reimpose Franklin Roosevelt’s Glass Steagall legislation in the United States and globally.
As LaRouche emphasized, absolutely nothing is fixed. Everything you count on could vanish in days. The whole world could be turned upside-down.
Therefore, the approach that must be taken is to go for the center of the action. Start from the galactic center. You must look at the planet as a whole, under galactic implications. You have to understand man’s existence from that standpoint. Processes which govern the galaxy determine everything. You must go from the whole to the particular, not from the particular to the whole. The galaxy has manifold considerations, which mankind thus far only appreciates to a limited degree.
The word from the mouth of Satan is “be practical,” when in fact what is actually needed is to be creative!
We know more and more of the dimensions of the problems to be solved. As we explore those dimensions, we become more qualified to correctly address the problems humanity is facing. To do this, you must develop yourselves to have sufficient competence to make decisions on a global scale.
This is the importance of classical music. The way you have to think at a moment of global crisis, such as we are now confronting, is from the standpoint of classical music. The classical musical principle is never located in the mere notes as such. It is a question of placement. The truly great classical composer places his identity, as Beethoven did, in a personal mission to improve the human condition, by elevating the human mind to be in harmony with the musical principle of the world, to be in concordance with the creative principle of the galaxy.
With 100% of the votes reported counted, the ‘Oxi!’ vote in the Greek referendum against acceptance of the Troika austerity policy has won by a 61.31% to 38.69% landslide, thus rejecting the genocidal policy of the British Empire imposed upon the Greek people by the EU, ECB and IMF.
The Greek people thus overwhelmingly rejected the Zeusian terrorism of the Troika, a move which sets an example for others throughout the world. Zeus is not invincible.
Now the question is, what will follow?
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reportedly placed phone calls to French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.
Meanwhile, it was announced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to go to France on Monday to meet with Hollande. Bloomberg News also reports that Merkel and Hollande have called for a summit of Euro area leaders. Eurogroup spokesman said there are no plans for an emergency summit of eurozone finance ministers on Monday.
Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis is conferring with the country’s bankers over what to demand next from the European Central Bank, a ministry spokesman has confirmed. The Bank of Greece will file a request on Sunday to the European Central Bank to raise the amount of emergency funding (ELA) for Greek banks, Gabriel Sakellaridis, a government spokesman, said.
In Greece, Dora Bakoyannis, a member of the Greek New Democracy party, which had supported austerity measures in the country, demanded on Sunday the resignation of their party’s leader, Antonis Samaras, which resignation consequently happened.
France’s economics minister, Emmanuel Macron, had warned against Europe having another “Treaty of Versailles” moment with Greece, should they vote ‘No.’ President of the European Parliament, German Martin Schulz, on the other hand, had said that Greeks could no longer use the euro if the majority voted ‘No.’
He asked: “Is Greece still in the euro after this referendum… That is certainly the case, but if they say no they will have to introduce another currency after the referendum because the euro is not available as a means of payment.”
Along the same lines, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel told the Tagesspiegel daily, “The last bridges on which Greece and Europe could have moved towards a compromise have been torn down” by Greek PM Alexis Tsipras’s Sunday referendum.
Having rejected the rules of the eurozone, Greece has made talks on a new bailout program “barely conceivable,” the minister, who is also the leader of Germanys Social Democrats (SPD) party, said. With Tsipras’s government, the country is en route to “bitter abandonment and hopelessness,” Gabriel added.
Following the vote’s results being released, Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front party, welcomed the results as a victory “against the oligarchy of the European Union.”
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras issued the following statement after voting in the July 5th referendum:
Many people can ignore the will of a government. But no one can ignore the will of a people.Today is a day of celebration because democracy is a cause to celebrate, to be joyful. And when democracy conquers fear and blackmail, then it also leads to redemption, and a way forward.
Today, the Greek people send a very powerful message. A message of dignity, of determination. A message that they are taking control of their choices. Many may try to ignore the will of a government. But no one can ignore the will of a people who are seeking to live with dignity, to live life on their own terms.
Today, democracy trumps fear. Our people’s determination trumps fear. I am confident that tomorrow we will set a new course for all the peoples of Europe. One that will return us to Europe’s founding values of democracy and solidarity, and will send a strong message that we are determined not only to remain in Europe but to also live with dignity in Europe. To prosper, to work as equals among equals.
Let us, then, take a decisive stand in support of democracy—for a better future for all of us, in Greece and Europe.