Once upon a time, a woman with whom I was once quite close provided the best description of a certain lead guitarist of the "world's most famous rock 'n' roll band." Said she of him: "He's my favorite stupid person."
I have my own favorite stupid person, although he's no rock guitarist. He flogs himself as an unrepentant Marxist, but he'll always be Stupid Lou to me.
What makes him my favorite, and stupid? Worried about the repercussions of Brexit on the EU, this unrepentant endorser of Syriza, of the MOUs with the Troika, of the euro, of servicing debts, of referendums where "No" means "Yes," provides the following insight:
The mind boggles, doesn't it?
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the EU has so violated its own asylum policies, has so trashed the "governing" international agreements on the handling of refugees that Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) has returned some $60 million dollars to the EU in protest of the EU's actions.
Maybe he hasn't been keeping up with with current events, but Chancellor Merkel has led the EU into an agreement where essentially it pays a bounty to the Turkish government for preventing the movement of refugees to Greece.
Maybe he doesn't know yet that the EU is upset with his Syriza comrades in the Greek government for not deporting sufficient numbers of refugees back to Turkey, for not taking advantage of the hard currency being bestowed upon Erdogan.
Or maybe he just doesn't care. Being unrepentant means you never have to apologize for being stupid.
June 30, 2016