Over the last couple years we have been corresponding with our friend and fellow SHTFplan contributor in Greece.
Unlike those of us who have yet to experience the collapse of the world as we know it, Manos sees the consequences every day – right outside his front door. We’ve tried to keep our readers abreast of the economic crisis as it plays out, and if there’s anywhere on the planet where we can can get a glimpse of what’s to come in the United States and greater Europe, it’s Greece.
In September of last year Manos warned Americans of the coming calamity when he wrote Be Safe and Stay Alert. It’s Coming. Today, we received another update from Manos following the widespread riots, violence, mass arrests and looting that we all watched on television or via live internet streams.
For Manos and his countrymen, however, it wasn’t just a reality show – it was reality.
Reprinted With Permission From Manos in Greece:
My dear friends, thanks for your concern,
So many things to say, so many thoughts that cannot be explained.
So much anger and so many questions unanswered.
We knew that the measures will be taken, and the related legislation will be voted.
Majority of traitors 199 pro, against 101 against.
Someday, probably during weekend, I’ll write down how our life changed, and of course how we ended up here.
It may come in handy when the time comes.
Yesterday, we gathered around 25,000 in Iraklion. In the rest of the cities of Crete, people rushed in the protests: Chania, Rethimnon, St Nicolas, Sitia, Ierapetra etc.
We started to walk around Iraklion, by 20.00. After having completed 3/4 of the march, we saw police forces waiting for us at the last crossroad.
They were around 3 platoons, fully equiped.
All people started to shout and calling them to join the protest. They feel the weight of the austerity measures too. Their families are also hungry, they have bills to pay, and mortcages overdue.
All of a sudden they started to throw tear gas grenades. The march held its unity, kicked out the grenades, and continued.
The gas spread all over the crossroad, and entered in our path. The last road is a narrow one which works, more or less, like a tube leading from one square to the other. Tall buildings all around, made it impossible for the light breeze to clear the gas.
All of us started to cough. Eyes started to hurt, the throat feels like eating sand, and the nose hurts too.
The only problem occurred to children and senior citizens. But as soon as the people entered the second square, everything calmed down.
By 24.00, the traitors voted for the 7th package. It includes, among others, the reduction of salaries in the private sector, and the further reduction of pensions. A new employee just entering the labor force, will be receiving something like 410 euros ($541) per month. For the rest of us who already work, the reduction will touch 22% to 25%.
Cheap labor force for the German and Chinese factories, i pressume.
As for the Athens protest, this got out of control. As i told you before, this “socialist” regime knows how to manipulate masses. All the “anarchists” clashing with the police forces, are actually policemen or police snitches. They enter the protest, start provoking incidents and riots, and that gives the “excuse” to the police for entering the dog-fight.
The protest itself gathered around 700,000 people, who tried to hold their positions as long as they could. But unfortunatelly, you saw the rest.
From now on the path is the same. After a couple of months they will “discover” that the previous austerity measures were not enough, that the economy is collapsing, and we must save the country, and bla bla bla bla. And so on, until the globalists achieve their goals.
My boss is very happy, because his operating cost will be decreased by whatever percentage. Is he so blind or stupid, not to see his future? If the story continues like this, we both will be working in a chinese factory, producing iPhones.
I’ll keep you informed as much as i can. This week a general strike is being programmed in Spain. I’m curious to see if the Spanish brothers are going to handle it.
A last remark. German police platoons, cooperated side by side with the Greek police forces – dressed in Greek uniforms followed their “friends”. It’s not verified, but probably it’s correct. They belong to some European force of rapid entry, called EuroGendFor (http://www.eurogendfor.eu/).
As Manos suggested, this is not over. The Greek parliament, like our own Congress in recent years, simply chose to kick the can down the road further, bowing once again to global banking cartels and new world power structures. Politicians, regardless of whether they’re in Europe or the United States, will continue to do so until such time that the entire system buckles as a natural consequence of decades of extend and pretend policies.
No amount of austerity, no amount of newly printed Euros or dollars, and no amount of political pandering is going to fix it this time.
Take heed. Take the advice from someone who is experiencing, in real time, what it’s like when the basic fabric of life of an entire nation is systematically unraveling.
Get ready, dear friends, for hard times await.
We thank Manos for taking the time to share his experiences.