Editorial: Pointless propaganda
The seeking out of enemies – internal and external – is a consistent government policy, especially at times when its credibility is…
The seeking out of enemies – internal and external – is a consistent government policy, especially at times when its credibility is at risk and the contradictions and delays of its ministers take center stage. Motivated by internal – and interparty – considerations, the government makes choices that undermine that country’s credibility and the agreements it has signed.
So now, with the negotiations under way, they rediscovered the “suspect” role of the IMF and Mr. Schäuble. The official statements and government announcements caused a fuss out of nowhere, with the government obviously believing that this way it can justify the difficult decisions it will be called upon to make in the next few days and weeks. Of course, after a while, they will be forced to take it back, when they understand the reactions they caused.
The IMF’s participation in monitoring the implementation of the bailout is a given and outlined in the agreement which the government signed. It was not enforced by the… ruthless creditors, but requested in writing by the Minister of Finances Mr. Tsakalotos. He not only requested that the Fund not only participates in the new loan agreement, he also expressed his hope to carry on cooperation…
We have seen the “good Merkel, bad Schäuble” game played out many times in the past year only to realize that there are no deviations or disagreements in German policy towards our country.
Despite this, the government insists upon the same pointless and inefficient propaganda every time that the political and social climate gets worse. The country, the economy and the people have dearly for these delays, from this so-called hard negotiation. Let them set aside the grandiose, yet trivial polemic and let them try to implement the agreements they signed. Everything else is simply a smokescreen which only perpetuates the uncertainty and instability in the country.