Monday, July 13, 2015

Grexit: You have 3 days

The EL version is 72 hours but Zaobao gets it better with 3 days.

The foreboding and irony of 3 days cannot be lost on the Greeks. They have enough stories which end in tragedy after three days.

Excerpted from

The Moirai or Fates were three sister deities, incarnations of destiny and life. Their names were Clotho, the one who spins the thread of life; Lachesis, she who draws the lots and determines how long one lives, by measuring the thread of life; and Atropos, the inevitable, she who chose how someone dies by cutting the thread of life with her shears. They were often described as being ugly and old women, stern and severe. Three days after a child was born, it was thought that the Moirai would visit the house to determine the child's fate and life.

If you cared to explore you will find other examples.

This movie doesn't look like it will end well. The great difficulty isn't the conclusion but when it will end. The how is not really important. Europe is gravely injured from this. Their days of pretending that they are above all Europeans is over.

Update: 3:15pm

Would the Greeks agree? This is the wrong question to ask. Instead their government will make the decision on their behalf, a choice that is opposite of what they had voted for in the referendum. They have also gotten a first hand taste of what it is like to turn their backs on the EU. Remaining with the union is a less bitter pill as I had suggested in an earlier post.

To me serious damage has been inflicted on the union. The future of the grouping is less rosy, stable or predictable. They are less a beacon and need to spend more time and effort learning to live with each other.

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