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Well, of course, Germany or Spain stand for the powers that be. We people are just innocent bystanders.
Sort of like the ants in The Third Man
By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
(paraphrasing: with all the intrigue and murder under the Borgias, they still had Michelangelo et. al. and what did we get from 500 years of peace and democracy in Switzerland? the cuckoo clock. How convenient they left out the Swiss banks.)
Ants or not, when the big boys have a shoot-out at the OK Corral, we can't ever be sure of what's happening.
Though we agree, it ain't gonna be pretty.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
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