Monday, February 25, 2013

Why is Greece Hiring Blackwater (now Academy) Guards?

When you hear that announcement you assume the Greek government doesn’t know what it’s doing. Then comes a statement: “We’re hiring private security firms because we’ve cut police salaries and can’t trust them anymore.”

Whoever made that statement on behalf of the Greek government obviously didn’t realize what it revealed: governments cut the salaries of police along with those of other workers, police join with other workers in demonstrations against the government, government pays what is probably ten times more to bring in foreign toughs to handle them all.

Such behavior adds yet another brick to the wall that is being constructed around the world between governments and the governed as part of a grim reality: there are two many people chasing the modern dream, and those at the top are determined to retains the means to satisfy their outrageous requirements.

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