Joined: 12 Jun 2011
To the Greeks;
As it is widely known, Greece has been having financial troubles. For years this
brilliant country has been in denial about their problems, but these past few months
reality has hit them hard. Rioting has ruined the beauty of Greece's streets and the
deaths have shattered many over the country. With Greece being so in debt, the EU(Europe
Union) is debating whether or not they should loan Greece the money they need.
Back here in the states, some say that the people of Greece are greedy. That they
should work for the money they need as hard as they riot for what they want. Some say that
the Greek government is spending the tax money on selfish things, rather then paying it to
those they owe. I personally don't care which is true. All I care about is the people of
Greece realizing they need help and they can't get help with the riots.
Taking a step into a bit of history here, has it not been proved countless times you
can be peaceful when fighting for what you want? Martin Luther King Jr. proved that
fighting is not always the answer when it comes to getting your way. He proved that you
can peacefully fight, rather then kill people to get your way. With this in mind,
shouldn't Greece do the same thing?
Not to be blunt, but Greece needs money. We all do. For the people of the U.S., you
may be wondering how Greece contributes to your well being. I mean, they are a country in
Europe, they must mean nothing, correct? Wrong. Greece is part of Europe, the continent
which we depend on for many of our imports. If one part of Europe falls, it is bound to
affect Europe as a whole. Many may think that Asia and China rule the import world, but
that is not correct. We depend on France and Germany for many things as well, so in the
long run, this will affect the United States.