Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Collective Political Imbecility"

Michel Rocard is not feeling optimistic: he foresees military rule in Greece and a gigantic financial crisis of which the sovereign debt crisis is only the precursor:

« Comment fait-on dans ce contexte pour maintenir des élections ? Il n'est pas possible de gouverner ce peuple en lui disant qu'il va perdre 25% de son revenu dans les dix ans si on tient à payer toutes les dettes. Personne ne le dit, mais il ne peut y avoir d »issue en Grèce qu avec un pouvoir militaire. »
Il ajoute :
« Il devient de plus en plus indispensable d'annuler partout une bonne partie de la dette non payable. Mais attention, la grande bulle qui menace, elle est privée ! Une éventuelle crise de la dette souveraine européenne ne serait qu »un petit détonateur. Nous sommes dans l'imbécillité politique collective. »

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Arrets sur Images has a debate entitled "the greeks did cheat on their taxes, is that enough to justify us keeping them from breathing?" (They're entirely subscriber-funded -a bargain at €40/year - so they can have lengthy titles :p and have spirited debates about the economic crisis or campaign rhetorics.)

Yvan Rioufol, director at le Figaro and thus an impeccable conservative, was invited to a political talkshow, where he held the same exact view as Rocard (on most points, actually, to the point that the host told him he'd gone from sarkozyste to rocardien. Rioufol shrugged.)
This also shows the confusion and disarray on the right.
Personally, I remember that Rocard had a stroke and hasn't quite been at the top of his game ever since.
Here's another analysis:
http://zeredac.com/2012/03/05/sarkozy-une-campagne-en-torche/