Translated from the French by Tim Gupwell.
I have made the observation here that what leads us to desire change is never the projection of an idyllic image of a new future world to which we aspire, but rather the present moment in which we live become intolerable.
Irony plays a considerable role in history and it would be particularly pleasing if, where cold and objective reason has not been able to resolve the Greek situation at the heart of the Euro zone or of the conundrum of the Euro zone itself, indignation itself succeeds. Because if the recent remarks made by Mme. Lagarde are taking root in Greek minds, they are also blazing a path across the rest of Europe.
The diktats that the Troïka (European Union, Central European bank, and the IMF) are imposing on Athens are a technical jumble in which it is easy to get lost if one seeks to refute the arguments one by one, but that haughty and irritated declaration, oozing class arrogance, recalling the famous “let them eat cake” (as she had done before with “ri–lance”, hilarious attempt to coin a new word which unites the two concepts of rigour and reliance and which is still making us laugh), from a person whose revenue is not subject to tax, this latter revenue appearing to be extremely generous when we consider the 14 monumental blunders pronounced by its beneficiary over a period of only five years (catalogued by a fellow blogger), seems to have the potential to arouse the sort of refusal of the intolerable which seemed to have been lacking until now.