Let's be clear about what is going on in Greece. A bunch of European banks made big loans to Greece, and Greece could not pay them back. All of this "austerity" is about making the Greek people pay the banks back for their bad investments. None of the money raised by these measures is going to Greece- it's all going to the bankers who made their bad investments.
Well, you know what? Here's how I thought capitalism is supposed to work: You make an investment, and if it works, you make money. If it doesn't work, you lose. Instead, it is now seemingly established that if you are a big enough bank or brokerage, you have to get your money back, even if that involves crushing the democratically elected government of a country like Greece, and looting your money from innocent people who had nothing to do with your bad loan.
This is the death of democracy, at the hands of a rich elite who feel so entitled that they believe that someone else has to bear the cost when their gambles don't work out. I think I need hardly point out that this is exactly what happened in this country after the 2008 collapse, and it's what Republicans did in response to the last depression too, and we know how that worked out.
We are at the point in the US where a few rich people are on the verge of being able to buy the entire country. These people believe that we owe them a profit on their investments, no matter how foolish or malicious they are. They also believe that they have the absolute right to overthrow any government that tries to stand up to them. And every single Republican is fighting as hard as he can to prove that he can sell his soul to them faster than anyone else.
And people call Bernie Sanders crazy.