Sunday, July 10, 2011

Save Greece

A new movement in Hollywood, which is believed to be created and initiated by the famous Greek comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis, is "Save Greece". 
The stars of Hollywood mobilized to contribute to the extinction of the Greek financial debt. The whole movement has a logo of the map of Greece and the inscription "Save Greece", holding banknotes and a tie (symbolising the people who wear ties and who contributed towards the downfall and the spread of Greece's economy). 




The t-shirt with the logo have become a fashion in Hollywood. They cost $100 and proceeds from sales go towards repaying the country's debt.  
Currently many famous actors are photographed wearing them, some being Charlie Sheen, Gisele, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Bono, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and the list is expanding rapidly. Currently they are only sold in the U.S. but they will soon be available in Europe. 
Some believe that this is a farce and that the pictures are fake. Even if this is true, it is interesting to see how awareness concerning a serious matter as this can spread, not only in political and economic circles, but everywhere.  

5 comments:

  1. It depends how you see it..! It might be humiliating up to a point. However it emphasises Europe's incapability to solve its economic meltdown.! I am a strong believer that many of the problems created in Greece do not originate from Greece but are European problem..

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  2. Admirable gesture!

    Most - if not all - of the problems of Greece were created and have their origin in Greece.

    Unless we face this truth we shall never be able to overcome the crisis.

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  3. Yes, of course, many problems derive from Greece, its bad management of its economy and in general its public sector. However Europe is at fault too..The Euro is a key problem. Speaking to an MP in Westminster he stated that you cannot have one currency and many governments. The norm would be one currency-one government. That is why this is not only a Greek problem, we shouldn't forget that..Portugal and Ireland are in the same situation. Unfortunately other countries may follow. Nevertheless many policies and habits have to change within Greece!

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  4. The problem derives from France and it strong arming Germany into funding Frances flawed visions of Europe and not doing due diligence on entry into the Euro.

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