Having been a long term visitor to Greece and having a family connection there, I can tell you that the full extent of what the Greek people are suffering is unbelievable and goes beyond criminal. It isn’t reported on by the mainstream media. The Greek people are expected to accept a life of severe third world deprivation for the next generation or two at least, and accept it like good subservient serfs. Like you said, what would you do? would you kneel and accept this plunder of the social fabric of your society, see your kids future deposited in the bank account of the corporate fascists that rule this world, or would you stand up and try to do something about the situation?
There is no point in appealing to your “elected” government, it has been taken over by a Goldman Sachs hit man with his heavy team waiting in the wings, the illusion of democracy has been broken. What worries me is that we all tend to feel that it is all happening over there, it couldn’t possible happen here, but we are all in the same ponzi scheme, sooner or later our little illusion will be shattered and we will all be standing doing battle in our own little patriotic backyard. Mean while, the corporate fascists are organised world wide. This is not a national problem, this plunder of public assets is organised on an international basis and it can only be combated on an international basis. Of course you may feel that your government is more democratic and wont let it happen to you, they’ll fix it before it really hurts you, more the fool you.
Nothing personal intended, I speak on a general basis.