(Brussels) By August 20, if not August 18, it is likely that Greece will come into an Agreement with its lenders. It is also quite sure that the Greek Parliament will pass the Agreement with a large majority. The problem, however, is that the Agreement will be passed without the votes of the “Leftist Platform” of the ruling party SYRIZA but with the votes of the opposition, that is New Democracy, Potami and PASOK. These parties as well as the largest part of SYRIZA are against Grexit. Yet, all together, do not constitute the mainstream of the Greek society.
Key issue is that although the “Leftist Platform” of SYRIZA, will not vote for the Agreement, it remains integral part of its Parliamentary group. This absurd situation has, however, a logical interpretation.
The “Leftist Platform” of SYRIZA, is hard-core Communists, originating mostly from anarchist and non-aligned leftist movements. Their policy targets are simple, clear and ideological. They want Greece to become the first meta-Soviet Communist state in Europe, kind of a Mediterranean Cuba, withdrawing from the European Union and the Eurozone. In this way, they believe, that under the domino effect, the European Union will dismember and Member States, one after the other, will become Communist, in a matter of years.
It looks like a midsummer nightmare yet these are the dreams and the hopes of the “Leftist Platform” of SYRIZA and it is very difficult to fight against ideology, especially of you do not have any. In this case, the problem is that while “systemic” Europeans are united by common interests and common crimes, the emerging new European Left is united by a common ideology.
Greece, to much satisfaction of its lenders, will sign the Agreement with them as it will be required without, however, the votes of the “Leftist Platform” and the Communist Party proper (KKE). This new Agreement is similar to the previous two signed after the crisis erupted in Greece, six years ago. This time, however, will be different, as the Greeks cannot contribute anymore.
Greece cannot stand recession anymore. It needs development, which can be achieved only by restoring entrepreneurial freedom, decartelization of the market, less state and better regulation. How it can be done is the issue of another analysis.
Under the circumstances, Greece will sign the new Agreement and everybody in Europe will be happy yet the issue is, “will it play in Peoria?”
No, it will not “play in Peoria” and the present Greek government is well aware of that. Yet after it explained to the good Europeans in all ways and manners that a new recessionary Agreement will not work and nobody wanted to hear, it gave-up and is ready for Plan B.
At that moment, the good “Leftist Platform” will return into the picture to “save” Greece and restore the dignity of the people by getting IN NO TIME to plan B. That will be Grexit, in the Leftist way, with rapid not-linear socio-political changes and unknown collateral effects to the rest of Europe. Remember that the “Leftist Platform” is a political group part of the ruling coalition and no elections will be required to return to power. At the present it simply stays patiently aside, waiting for the right moment for its triumphal return.
This may be a far-fetched, yet not ruled out, scenario. The mere fact that it is under consideration, it means that Europeans did something wrong.
This brings into the table an interesting question, the reply of which may be of particular interest to Jean Claude Juncker, presently surrounded by the top technocrats of the “system.”
All major multinationals, which are more efficient than any single or collective European administration, employee very well paid Marxist-Leninist experts. They are former communist activists, anarchists or high-ranking party apparatchiks, previously involved in the ideology and agitation departments of Communist parties.
The question is, how many experts of this kind are currently employed in the Cabinet of Jean Claude Juncker?