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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/yanis-varoufakis-europe-is-sliding-back-into-the-1930s-we-need-a-new-movement-a6863311.html

Europe is sliding into “a modern 1930s” and authorities are “making it up as they go along”, Yanis Varoufakis has warned as he launches a new movement which he says will “democratise” the continent.

Speaking to The Independent as he outlined his vision of the DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025) project, the self-described “erratic Marxist” says he wants to remove power from an unaccountable, authoritarian elite and distribute it fairly to the continent’s citizens.

Seven months after resigning as Greek finance minister, Mr Varoufakis outlined the “terrible” similarities between Europe now and the continent 80 years ago as it hurtled towards war

“We don't have Nazis doing Kristallnacht in Berlin. [but] We have Nazis in Greece doing something similar in a suburb of Greece, where they are attacking in the middle of the night the shops and houses of migrants.”

“There are big differences, but from the perspective of an economist we have terrible similarities.”

Along with the rise of far-right parties across Europe, Varoufakis points to the high level of unemployment throughout the eurozone as a significant cause of the tensions that exist.

It is still at crisis levels, and is twice as high as in the US and the UK - who are now reaching what economists consider ‘full employment’.

And we are still awaiting the 29 style crash.

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It's not lost on me. A massive depression coming after the price of oil had been depressed to frankly ludicrous levels, most governments are bankrupt and personal debt is insurmountable ... What happens when we get back to normal? When oil is $150 a barrel, governments have to tax the population to pay their way and we have to pay back our own debts? Well, what always happens we all go to war.

This tosser is trying to blame the right (who haven't been in power) for all the lefts rancid treachery, and he hopes to see them as the enemy that has to be destroyed mercilessly to bring in his marxist wet dream of slavery for everyone. Thanks, but no thanks.

You have the Police marching around Europe like the stasi riding roughshod over the laws that they are supposed to uphold, in some multicultural crusade to enforce leftist PC dogma on a population that have had enough of being told they are racist scum for just being alive. A fifth column of muslin provocateurs marbled throughout the population causing aggravation and suspicion. Demanding petty concessions at the point of a gun.

It's not going to end well.

Bring back the Nazis at least they wore a uniform.... Our leaders are treacherous scum.

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It's not lost on me. A massive depression coming after the price of oil had been depressed to frankly ludicrous levels, most governments are bankrupt and personal debt is insurmountable ... What happens when we get back to normal? When oil is $150 a barrel, governments have to tax the population to pay their way and we have to pay back our own debts? Well, what always happens we all go to war.

This tosser is trying to blame the right (who haven't been in power) for all the lefts rancid treachery, and he hopes to see them as the enemy that has to be destroyed mercilessly to bring in his marxist wet dream of slavery for everyone. Thanks, but no thanks.

You have the Police marching around Europe like the stasi riding roughshod over the laws that they are supposed to uphold, in some multicultural crusade to enforce leftist PC dogma on a population that have had enough of being told they are racist scum for just being alive. A fifth column of muslin provocateurs marbled throughout the population causing aggravation and suspicion. Demanding petty concessions at the point of a gun.

It's not going to end well.

Bring back the Nazis at least they wore a uniform.... Our leaders are treacherous scum.

Ffs

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Pretty sure they had full employment in germany during the holocaust. But what do I know.

They certainly did in the post 1st world war hyperinflation. In the UK we had significant unemployment but because the german currency was devaluing an a daily basis, they were hyper competitive. Sure wages were increasing daily but not matching inflation for spending power.

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In a way he might have a point, especially in the US. I personally can't remember such polar opposites as Trump and Sanders winning an important primary like New Hampshire (technically they're the first primaries as Iowa holds a caucuses).

People clearly feel* that things aren't as good as they are cracked-up to be and are looking for someone to blame (Mexicans/Muslims or the 1%), which rings a bell.

* as opposed to see, a wheelbarrow of worthless money is easier to see than your massive debt (mortgage, overdraft, credit card, car loan...) millstone around your neck.

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It's not lost on me. A massive depression coming after the price of oil had been depressed to frankly ludicrous levels,

$28 is not ludicrous levels.

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Your post is however ludicrous. :P

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I am sure there are a few people who could knock one of those up for not a lot, nothing like the asking price........they are pointless anyway unless you happen to have the land with any kind of view worth looking at from inside your bubble....... ;)

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The EU itself is ran by unelectable commissioners and the ECB lends money out of thin air to the nation states the same way the Fed does.

Therefore Greece and other should not feel bad about not paying it back. Greece are ******ed as their former PM cooked the books with Goldman, made a profit, then used the bailout for the banks. Not even 10% of the bailouts actually went to the people.

The rest of the PIGS are still toast and it looks like Italy's banks are cracking at the seems.

Deutsche bank could cause a tidal wave with it's derivative book, and the sooner it collapses the better :rolleyes:

Makes you wonder why GS want us to stay in?

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$28 is not ludicrous levels.

After all, it's only some fetid dinosaur that somebody found in a hole.

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