(People's World) -- BERLIN - For some in other lands and continents Greece may seem distant and marginal, a few narrow peninsulas and scattered archipelagos jutting out of the sea. Some may vaguely recall school knowledge about it. "Didn't some fellow named Prometheus steal fire from the gods? Or was it Alexander the Great untying some "Gordian knot"? Or a Hercules who fought a lion and cleaned out filthy stalls?"
But little Greece is not marginal now! Stolen fire today is the political kind, the metaphorical lion needing to be conquered is snarling in Berlin and Brussels.
While there are still plenty of stalls to be cleaned, inside and outside the country, the huge knot, once easily untied with a stroke of Alexander's sword, is today a very tangled barrier with a more than uncertain future.
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One thing is not uncertain: The Sunday referendum in Greece, with an amazing turnout of 62.5 percent, saw an equally amazing 61.31 percent of the voters choosing "OXI" - which means NO!