Saturday, September 24, 2011

2012, here we come.... (#2)

Greece's present predicament is not entirely unlike that of Aron Ralston in 127 Hours. They went for a hazardous trek in the Euro canyon and have ended up trapped between a rock and a hard place.

Ralston survived thanks to the timely realization that only by cutting off his own arm could he hope to break free. The Greeks have reached this point now too, but unfortunately there's an old treaty kicking around which expressly forbids this kind of opportunistic self-amputation.

In fact Greece cannot do anything to alleviate its situation right now without the unanimous support of its sixteen Eurozone cuates, some of whom seem to have switched off their mobile phones (Slovakia, Slovenia...).

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