I love the Greeks. I always have done.
They have - up until now - been proud, independent and virtually self-sufficient.
They created philosophy and the concept of social harmony and cohesion, even before the Romans.
The Nazis fucked them over in WW2, and so did us Brits. They have always been at the arse-end of Europe - at least Turkey were our traditional enemies.
What has happened to them? The same as happened to the rest of the world.
Some bastards lent them money in the full knowledge that they would be incapable of paying it back should anything go wrong, and it has gone wrong. This unscrupulous financial practice is identical to what has caused the other, main crash in the rest of Europe.
Ok, the more successful amongst them have not been too keen on paying taxes, but how do they compare with all those U.S. and other multi-national corporations who do the same but milk the system?
Their only hope is that - with the collapse of the Greek Euro - the stock markets around the world will take a hit they cannot afford to take as well.
Shame, shame, shame.
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