There Goes Greek GDP: Nazional Lampoons Greek Vacation Just Got Cancelled

Tyler Durden's picture

As if the Greeks haven't suffered enough from Northern European actions (admittedly in response to their own actions), it seems the anti-German sentiment is keeping the wealthy tourists away from the beaches. As Reuters notes today, 'German tourists are in short supply in Greece these days, frightened away by reports of visceral anti-German sentiment in some places'.  Data for the main summer holiday season shows pre-bookings from Germany down by some 30 percent. We guess the pictures of Molotov cocktails being thrown, city-wide strikes, and cardboard cities full of unemployed youths was too much but as one Greek tourist-shop-owner clarified "They're not coming because of the problems. But we don't have a problem with German people, only their government." Tourism - the one remaining possibility for Greece to drag themselves out of the quagmire (aside from olive oil and yoghurt) - is now under pressure as The Germans ("That's just the way Germans are: if there's trouble in some country, then Germans just don't go there on their holidays.") wage "an economic war against Greece". Sadly the xenophobic and nationalist tensions are indeed rising (as we warned many times in the past - and suggest will be the ultimate undoing of the political compact in Europe) as the crisis had revived anti-German sentiment from World War Two that most thought had long since disappeared. "The Greeks moved on and tried to forget, then this. If you ask me, Germany owes Greece billions for all the murders and war crimes. Germany should pay Greece what it owes."

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DoChenRollingBearing's picture

If I were German, I would be too worried to go to Greece.  Need only 2% of an angry population to ruin a place.  There are lots of other places that would welcome German tourists.  Come to the USA!

Quintus's picture

I just love being 'Welcomed' into the USA like a f*cking criminal by the immigration authorities.  Really makes you feel like they're happy you've chosen to visit.

spiral_eyes's picture

Ja ze austerity is zound fiskal practice, and ze Greeks vill emerge stronger from ze crisis zan zey vere before!

BORT's picture

What doesn't break us will make us stronger

CompassionateFascist's picture

If the Greeks hadn't thrashed the Italians - then submitted to Brit military occupation - they would never have been invaded by Germans wearing grey. It's their own damn fault. Then as now.  

Nussi34's picture

Why would anyone like to spend his vacations in a country where everybody just wants to rip you off. Greece is worse than most places when it comes to rip offd from taxi drivers, restaurants, bars, beach chairs etc.

On top of that it is more expansive than similar places and noone knows if the plane home will actually depart due to strikes or not.

Let the Greeks sink in their own shit until they learn how to run a country.

Solarman's picture

Stupid comment.  I travel everwhere, all the time, and I see more sub machine guns in Europe than I ever see in the U.S.

CH1's picture

Not a stupid comment - foreigners entering the US are fingerprinted, etc.

LowProfile's picture

Also he clearly  hasn't been to NYC lately.

More than an occasional MP5 brandished by the Hercules unit here.

Not to mention helicopters five nights a week. WTF

New_Meat's picture

Ya, like the Ramblas in Barcelona.  Not that the Guardia could hit anything, but "spray and pray" could getcha even so.

- Ned

{Greenie on 'ya.  Probably the junkstaz haven't been out of their mom's basement enough to see the "big scary guns" that they think you are talking about}

Quintus's picture

Nowhere else in the developed world do I have to pay for a permit to enter the country and then send all my personal details to their government before I am even allowed to board the airplane.  Nowhere else am I bodyscanned, groped and generally made to feel like a non-person by the immigration authorities to the extent that I am when entering the US.  

I suspect you are from the US and benefit from entering other countries with more sensible attitudes towards foreign visitors.  Be assured that the US does not extend the same courtesy to its visitors from overseas.

macholatte's picture

 

Travel Tip: If you want to enter the USA without any papers or documentation of any kind just go to Mexico and then simply walk accros the border.

Widowmaker's picture

You forgot the license to steal.

Ive personally had electronic items taken from checked baggage 3 out of 3 times with a little card that says DHS was here. All claims are denied, but the pattern is there.

I now dont fly, fuck the TSA.

Fuck the shitbags in W Bush admin that created the department of confiscation to save me from my own property.

justinius1969's picture

The Brazilian authorities have the right idea.. good on them I say! 

A Brazilian judge has announced that US citizens will be fingerprinted and photographed on entering the country.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3358627.stm

 

smb12321's picture

Most of the ZH posters who constantly bash the US have never traveled farther than their PC.   If they had, they'd know the stark difference between, say, Morocco, Jordan, Greece or India and the US.  They'd know that the average Joe is desperate to enter this nation.   I've seen guns in Europe but Central and South America look like the final leg of weapons trafficking.  Last time in Costa Rica (the most liberal and modern) soldiers in black masks with submachine guns "accompanied" our tour to the rain forest.  It was, of course, for our own safety. 

Ar-Pharazôn's picture

i can say you don't travel at all from your dumb comment

Pegasus Muse's picture

I just love being 'Welcomed' into the USA like a f*cking criminal by the immigration authorities.

I do too .... and I'm a US citizen.  It's easier for me to enter an EU country as an American visitor than it is for me to enter/depart my own country.  Such is the sad state of affairs in the Fascist Totalitarian States of America

 

Freddie's picture

Who wants to visit the Kenyan's gulag where tourists get robbed and shot by his voters?

ConfederateH's picture

It wouldn't be so bad if it was just on the way in.  The problem is that they are checking you on the way out, soon to see if you owe the federal government anything...

 

SHEEPFUKKER's picture

Riot TV.....coming to a cable subscription near you. Watch it live in the comfort of your own home. No need to get gassed or beaten in person. 

New_Meat's picture

trying to come up with a network "Recreate '68"-->viz. R68.  Not a TLA network, but it is still three ;-)

- Ned

{OT, I'm sure hoping that you don't swing in the porcine direction--right????}

{{but don't worry, I have it on good authority that "Sheep LIE!!!"}}

UP Forester's picture

OOOH, OOOH!

Does the Riot Dog get his own show?

Chuck Walla's picture

Germans are showing themselves to be some of the more astute people on the planet these days.

LowProfile's picture

...Except for the part where they loaned all those euro to Greeks, Portugese, Spanish, Italians, French, etc.

JA JA JERP JE JERP

Kiwi Pete's picture

Like me they would probably object to being groped by your border police. Not to mention groping my wife and terrorizing my kids. I for one will never visit the US again. When we travel to Europe we make sure to go via Asia. You have gone completely nuts after 9-11 with regard to security. And you all just bend over and take it. Unbelievable!

FREEEEEEEEEDOM's picture

Totally agree, aint worth the fuckin hassle, if you dont bow down to some lowlife agent you could be detained for life. I aint playing those odds cause i have a tendency to get a little mouthy around authorities. Edit: The harrassment even starts at home these days. Is it any different if you go by boat over the atlantic or are they as douchy in the ports as they are in the airports?

Maxter's picture

I went by car a couple of week ago and it wasn't that bad.  They asked a couple of weird questions about where I got my money to pay for this trip (I work?) and they took our oranges.

 

I will keep avoiding bording an airplane to the US though.

Clashfan's picture

We don't all just take it. Many of us have stopped flying or attending sporting events where the inhumane groping is condoned. Too many of us are sheep, true. But there is a significant minority of us who hate it.

We keep fighting, but we don't always win.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9wwsxiLGbg

 

lasvegaspersona's picture

Clashfan

agree completely. I NEVER go where I will be searched. I leave if I see I am going to be searched. Have not been to a concert in years. I fly once or twice a year to Asia and have to calm myself before the airport experience. I am ashamed of the way we allow ourselves to be treated. When I was (much( younger I loved to fly. Now it is the worse thing that happens to me all year.

Clashfan's picture

Thanks, Vegas.

The wife and I are big Boise State fans living in GA. Have been for a few years.

When Boise came to the GA dome last year, we couldn't afford to attend b/c I teach. Tickets for that kind of thing can be pricey. But my folks were willing to slide us a few hundred bucks to buy some tickets since we don't get out much.

My wife was thrilled. But then we looked at the GA dome's policy of frisking everyone who entered the stadium and told mom no thanks. It was sad, but it was what my wife wanted--to avoid being groped--so we stayed home and watched online (we don't do cable TV either). We haven't flown since the TSA started their shit in the airports. And we didn't go see the Boise game. She really wanted to meet Kellen Moore, ha. Guess she'll have to make do w/me.

Freddie's picture

The USA is like an ex-Soviet and African shithole police state.  I think the Soviets and former communist eastern European countries border people were probably much nicer than the vermin at TSA. 

I would bet Soviet-era Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) was much nicer to live under than Oba-Holders Zimbabwe 2.   The Czech people are not feral animals and are far more literate than the majority of "americans."

Nussi34's picture

To me the US immigration procedures are a copy of former East German  immigration procedures.

Widowmaker's picture

Same broken banks, same incompetant electorate, same broken fascist procedures.

There are no accidents.

hadriansnightmare's picture

Yeah, come to Baltimore-Just make sure you don't get drunk and mind your own business.  Quickest way to become a victim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rEl8fpMVEI&feature=related

Waffen's picture

"Sadly the xenophobic and nationalist tensions are indeed rising"

 

Why is this sad? Isnt it normal to care about people like yourself more then people unlike yourself? Greece should be for Greeks and they should do whats best for themselves. 

 

Globalism/regionalism is bad uhm k.

WonderDawg's picture

I agree in theory, but I think we're going to see it reach extremes that will become very ugly indeed.

Nussi34's picture

Better to have a war than to pay for generations for lazy Greeks.

Bag Of Meat's picture

Better to have a war than to read retarded ignorant comments

YuropeanImbecille's picture

The problem is that then the zionist Divide & concquer does not work as effectivly anymore, and we will run these fucking bankers out in the sea and hang their co-conspirators.

 

That is why it is a problem, a ethnically homogen society is a sound society a productive and happy society, this can not be tolerated by the interest rate moneymen zionist swines.

TheGardener's picture

"the ultimate undoing of the political compact" is akin
to undoing fascism once it got en vogue as not only practical but aesthetically universally accepted.

Symbolism lives on, on its own because of aesthetics. Alive
and ready to reproduce to start kicking.

Lot`s of pretty symbols showing up in nations rearing their
ugly heads.

ebworthen's picture

Only visit the U.S. if you speak Spanish and don't mind TSA crotch grope and body scan.

Don't go near "the hood" in any town either if you are White because "it's your fault".

TheGardener's picture

I do speak Spanish ebwi and I'll go to every hood, mission required. :-)

ebworthen's picture

O.K., O.K., if you have money and are buying you may get a pass.

Most hapless tourists don't understand though.

Just a caveat for the innocent ones.

Usura's picture

Germans can still go into Greece.  But it might be prudent to send a contingent of Einsatzgruppen in first.